Statement on HCC – Brian Willson
Police Should Be Prosecuted For Assaulting Students; Military Recruiters Should Be Banned From Campuses, October 2, 2005
The recent police assault on students protesting military recruiters at Holyoke Community College continues patterns of police repression at campuses such as George Mason University, University of Wisconsin, and the University of California. These unprovoked police assaults are criminal in nature and directly squash expression of constitutionally protected free speech.
Therefore, the police should be prosecuted for violating the law against assault and battery, and sued for violating citizen’s Constitutional rights
Furthermore, students are rightfully protesting military recruiters on campus. U.S. military recruiters should now be prohibited because they are participating in acts (recruitment) that discriminate against persons on the basis of sexual preference, violating protected civil rights, and are inducing with numerous misrepresentations the signing of contracts with young people who, it can be reasonably predicted, have a great probability of being ordered to participate in acts prohibited under international law and the U.S. Constitution, i.e., crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Recruiters directly accrue personal gain from this prohibited behavior. Matching or not superior-mandated recruiting quotas relate directly to increased/decreased pay grades. Thus, recruiters are accessories to commission of crimes and participate in a conspiracy with superiors to meet quotas (1) without regard to telling the truth, (2) through uttering various misrepresentations, and (3) perpetrating unwanted harassment.
S. Brian Willson, J.D., LL.D.
Member, coordinating Committee, Humboldt Bay Veterans For Peace, Arcata, CA
Commissioner, Arcata City Nuclear Free Zone and Peace Commission