Bakery sues Oberlin College after a robbery at the bakery.

  
Via:  krishna  •  2 months ago  •  4 comments

Bakery sues Oberlin College after a robbery at the bakery.
The award on Friday came as a warning to universities that encourage social-justice activism as student protests spill from the campus to the local community, analysts said.

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A jury in Ohio determined that Oberlin College libeled Gibson’s Bakery when students accused the business of being racist.Dake Kang/Associated Press

ELYRIA, Ohio — Gibson’s Bakery won more than $11 million from Oberlin College in a lawsuit stemming from protests outside the business in November 2016.

The bakery sued the liberal arts college and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo after a robbery at the bakery.

Three black Oberlin students were arrested after one tried to use a fake ID and shoplifted from Gibson’s in 2016, according to the Chronicle-Telegram, which extensively covered the case. Allyn Gibson, the white son of the bakery’s owner, followed the students out of the store and got into a physical altercation with them.

After the students were arrested, student protests erupted, claiming that the robbery charge and physical conflict were racially motivated.

Protesters urged patrons to shop elsewhere.

The protests became so large that Oberlin’s police chief testified that he was considering pulling in the county’s riot team, according to the Chronicle-Telegram. The divide was covered by national media outlets, including the Associated Press and CBS.

The students pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in August 2017, reading statements into the record that Mr. Gibson was within his rights to detain the robber and that the conflict was not racially motivated.

“The jury saw that Oberlin College went out of their way to harm a good family and longtime business in their community for no real reason, and the jury said we aren’t going to tolerate that in our community anymore,” Owen Rarric, an attorney for the the Gibson family, told Legal Insurrection.

The lawsuit claimed that Ms. Raimondo handed out fliers calling Gibson’s racist and spoke into a bullhorn at the protests. The lawsuit also said other professors participated.

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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    2 months ago

The students pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in August 2017, reading statements into the record that Mr. Gibson was within his rights to detain the robber and that the conflict was not racially motivated.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    2 months ago

The award on Friday, which could triple at Tuesday’s hearing on punitive damages, came as a warning to universities that encourage social-justice activism as student protests spill from the campus to the local community, analysts said.

“The verdict sends a strong message that colleges and universities cannot simply wind up and set loose student social justice warriors and then wash their hands of the consequences,” said Cornell Law School professor William Jacobson, who runs the conservative Legal Insurrection website.

“The jury saw that Oberlin College went out of their way to harm a good family and longtime business in their community for no real reason, and the jury said we aren’t going to tolerate that in our community anymore,” Owen Rarric, an attorney for the the Gibson family, told Legal Insurrection.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

CBS:

On Nov. 7, the Gibsons sued Oberlin and Meredith Raimondo, vice president and dean of students, for slander, accusing faculty members of encouraging demonstrations against the bakery by suspending classes, distributing flyers, and supplying protesters with free food and drink.

It says Raimondo took part in the demonstration against Gibson’s with a bullhorn and distributed a flyer that said the bakery is a “RACIST establishment with a LONG ACCOUNT of RACIAL PROFILING and DISCRIMINATION.”

Today, the lawsuit says, college tour guides continue to inform prospective students that Gibson’s is racist.

Dave Gibson, the bakery’s owner, says the lawsuit is about standing up for his right to crack down on shoplifting without being branded as a racist. The suit says Oberlin demanded that he stop pushing criminal charges on first-time shoplifters and call school deans instead.

“I have not taken a paycheck since this happened more than a year ago,” Gibson said in an email. “Sometimes you have to stand up to a large institution. Powerful institutions — including Oberlin College — and their members must follow the same laws as the rest of us.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/oberlin-and-bakery/



"The motion does not include information from the police report of the incident that accused Aladin of attempting to conceal two bottles of wine under his shirt while trying to purchase a third with the fake ID. According to the police report, when officers arrived, Allyn Gibson was on the ground with the three students standing over and punching him….
 
 
 
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4  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    2 months ago

A lesson to all the old white males on the site who try to pretend they are the SJW hall monitors of America after a life of bigotry.

You're not forgiven....

 
 
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