Friday, September 20, 2013
Is Neil O'Brien of Fresno State Valigator's illegitimate son?
Neil O'Brien arrived at Fresno State in fall 2010, and before the semester was over he had spearheaded a conservative movement aimed at driving out illegal-immigrant students and challenging what he calls radical ideas espoused by Fresno State administrators.
Now he has gone a step further. After Fresno State took disciplinary action against him for allegedly threatening two faculty members in the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department, O'Brien hired a lawyer.
I'm amazed this clown is even allowed on-campus after that fiasco. But now he managed to get on student council. How that happened was beyond me. He reminds me a lot of that idiot Valerie Parkhurst. Who knows? This may be one of her bastard children.
At any rate, he sought out a group he could harass and get away with, so he settled on registered citizens. He tried in vain to pass a resolution to harass... er, "disclose the identity" of registrants going to classes:
Neil O’Brien, senator for the College of Health and Human Services, said he wrote the six-page resolution in an attempt to protect students at Fresno State.
“If a criminal is required to register as a sex offender, they’re required to register because there’s a need-to-know basis,” he said. “There’s a need for closer monitoring of these kinds of people, especially considering the rate of re-offense.”
But not all of O’Brien’s fellow senators agreed. Six ASI members voted against the resolution, while four voted for it.
Kaitlyn Sims, senator of the Craig School of Business, voted against the proposal because she said it might infringe on the constitutional rights of registered sex offenders, who she said are a protected class under the U.S. Department of Labor.
“How does this [resolution] avoid discriminating against what is now, in the federal government’s eyes, a protected class?” she said. “If we’re ruling this, we are discriminating against a class that we’re presuming will be re-offending. In essence, we’re basically saying that they’re guilty until proven innocent.”
Additionally, Sims and other ASI senators feared that identifying sex offenders on campus might trigger violent backlash against them.
Thankfully the student body had some sensible people. O'Brien has no reservations about exposing his true intentions:
This guy has issues. But is he Shiitake Worthy? The elections will be here before you know it.