UC Irvine disruptors convicted
SANTA ANA, Calif. (The Blaze/AP) — A jury convicted 10 Muslim students Friday of disrupting a talk by the Israeli ambassador on a university campus in a case that has stoked an intense debate about free speech.I don't know if this'll send a message to Muslims at universities to stop pulling this vulgarity, but for now, what the ten have received is fully deserved.
The students also were convicted of conspiring to disrupt Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech in February 2010 at the University of California, Irvine.
The students were charged with misdemeanor counts after standing up, one by one, and shouting prepared statements such as “propagating murder is not an expression of free speech” that were followed by cheers from supporters.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson sentenced the defendants to 56 hours of community service and three years of informal probation.
Update: here's also Atlas Shrugs' posting on the subject.