Post-It Note Offends Student in Wisconsin, Police says It Isn’t a Hate Crime

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

Being offended at a post-it note that said to suck it up (regarding the election of Donald Trump as President) sounds like a new low for today’s college students:

A Catholic college reported a crude Post-it note to city police as a hate crime because it told students to “suck it up” in response to Donald Trump’s election.

First Amendment experts say that while Wisconsin’s Edgewood College can punish students for even constitutionally protected speech, it cannot seek to use police to punish such speech as a crime.

And the police agreed. A spokesman for the Madison Police Department told The College FixThursday that a parole officer and detective already looked into the report and found “no immediate threat.”