After Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke at Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) on Oct. 23, 2013, student Nicholas Saucier questioned him about gun-control legislation, as shown on video. Saucier was led off campus by ACC President James Lombella and a security guard, then suspended and found guilty of harassment and threats.
At a Nov. 18 hearing, ACC refused to review the videos. Saucier was placed on probation and threatened with suspension or expulsion for “any future conduct violations.”
The college denied Saucier’s free speech and due-process rights, charges the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Are kangaroo courts the norm at Asuntuck? asks Peter Bonilla.
A machine-technology student and a veteran, Saucier used his savings to start an ammunition business that’s gone “belly up” because of the law, he told the governor.