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  1. #1 Gibson's Bakery awarded 33 million in damages against Oberlin College: Tucker Carlson 
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    I have been following this case on Legal Insurrection since 2016, when the first posts started appearing there.

    We covered this story on CU back in 2016 when it happened. For background, you can go here:

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2016/1...unity-support/

    Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, has been in business since 1885.

    It sells a variety of baked goods along with wine and other foods.

    On November 9, 2016, Gibson’s employees noticed what they thought was a person shoplifting two bottles of wine hidden in his jacket. That alleged shoplifter was a black Oberlin College student. When they attempted to stop and photograph him, they were attacked by several other people accompanying the student.

    The police were called. The Oberlin town police department has posted the Incident Report online, reflecting the arrest of the alleged shoplifter and two others involved in the scuffle. Here is the first paragraph of the police report...
    The Gibson's employee sustained injuries from the attack of the shoplifter's friends.

    In response to the arrest of the shoplifter, Oberlin students and Black Lies Matter declared the bakery racist. Oberlin College's food service halted their regular purchases from Gibson's. Even worse, Meredith Raimondo (Dean of Students) actively encouraged the students in their quest to destroy this "racist" business. (This was proved in court and was part of the reason the judgment against the college was levied.) Meanwhile, a police investigation into the bakery (not the freaking shoplifter) demonstrated that the bakery had no history of racial profiling.

    Oh, and the shoplifter and his violent friends: no jail time.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/1...business-ties/

    The deal calls for them to receive no jail time and to pay restitution.

    Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi delivered the sentencing Friday afternoon after several tense hours of negotiations between the parties.

    Jonathan Aladin, 20, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of attempted theft, aggravated trespassing and underage purchase of alcohol.

    Endia Lawrence and Cecelia Whettstone, both 19, pleaded guilty to attempted theft and aggravated trespassing.

    So the actual criminals get no jail time but Gibson's gets its business practically destroyed by Oberlin and Black Lies Matter. All Gibson wanted was for the Oberlin administration to apologize and confirm that Gibson's was not, in fact, racist, but the school refused. Now Oberlin has a big settlement to pay to Gibson's. Of course Oberlin is now pleading poverty and that "students will be hurt" while it has a BILLION dollars in endowment and, by the way, students were hurt by being encouraged in lies.

    Tucker discusses the case with Professor Jacobson, law professor from Cornell. Jacobson's blog, Legal Insurrection, has been the only website really keeping track of the case.

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    More on Meredith Raimondo:



    https://theothermccain.com/2019/06/1...erlin-college/

    If you want to understand what happened, begin with this: Oberlin’s administration promoted to the post of Vice President and Dean of Students the college’s former Title IX coordinator, Meredith Raimondo. In 2014, Raimondo had been named “Special Assistant to the President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” whatever that means. According to testimony at the trial, Raimondo handed out leaflets urging a boycott of Gibson’s, describing it as “a RACIST establishment with a LONG ACCOUNT of RACIAL PROFILING and DISCRIMINATION.”

    This was a grossly stupid thing to do and yet, Raimondo is an allegedly educated person who is being paid more than $100,000 a year in an executive supervisory role at an elite college where the annual cost of attendance is $71,390, including room and board.

    It would seem that Raimondo’s only qualification to be Dean of Students is that she is (a) female and (b) has the “correct” politics. That’s apparently the employment policy at Oberlin, as at all “elite” schools — any liberal woman with an advanced degree can get hired, and who cares if she’s grossly stupid and irresponsible? Campus life is so well insulated from real-life consequences that this stupid woman’s incompetence doesn’t really matter until one day, she engages in a deliberate act of defamation and — oops! — there goes $33 million.
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    Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.
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    That big fat cow should be fired and fined.
    I love the sound of liberal heads exploding in the morning!!

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    My niece was admitted to Oberlin, but chose Reed in Portland, OR, instead. Both are snowflake schools these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    My niece was admitted to Oberlin, but chose Reed in Portland, OR, instead. Both are snowflake schools these days.
    Sad, isn't it. A good liberal arts education is almost impossible to find these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rd-try View Post
    Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.
    Of course, Oberlin tried to plead POVERTY!



    Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar

    Oberlin President Says College’s Deficit Is ‘Unsustainable … We Will Not Exist’
    https://theothermccain.com/2019/06/1...ill-not-exist/

    ...It was an odd day in the Ohio courtroom today. Oberlin College, which got socked with an $11.2 million verdict last week for their role in defaming a small business as racist, spent half the day saying they weren’t as bad as they seem, and the other half claiming they were much poorer than they seem.
    As this Gibson Bros. v Oberlin College lawsuit hits the end of the line, with the jury deciding on whether “punitive” damages will be assessed to Oberlin College, much of the testimony today consisted of the jury hearing how much cash the school has. Or doesn’t have.

    But at any time when one tries to define the monetary value of anyone – large institution or ordinary person — it usually comes down to how one might interpret what such fun terms as “revenues” and “expenses” and “deficits” actually mean. Sometimes those terms get interpreted in different ways to get the dollar number one wants.
    Oberlin College was so hellbent on getting the message out that their cash liquidity was in such dire straits — as the eight-person jury was figuring out if they wish to add $22.4 million to the school’s legal verdict bill — that they brought out the school’s president, Carmen Twillie Ambar to the stand to tell that part the story.

    “We’ve created deficits … and over the next ten years, if this continues, that is unsustainable and we will not exist,” Ambar told the jury. She even indicated the school’s grants — about $60 million a year from the school, and lots of students get those scholarships as only 10% of them pay the full $70,000 a year — were important to preserve as “the accessibility of education” was a key component of the school’s purpose. . . .

    Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings, the Oberlin College vice president for finance and administration, was brought to the stand by the plaintiffs’ team to go over the numbers and show how the school had lots of money and how a few million more on this verdict wouldn’t hurt them. . . .The college has more than $1 billion in funds and net assets according to the latest IRS 990 form, an endowment fund that had grown from $440 million to $887 million in the last 20 years, and because of its non-profit status, pays no taxes on any property it owns.

    It also had 18 members of their administration making more than $100,00 a year. The president and chief financial officer of the school were both making more than $500,000 a year. . . .
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    “We’ve created deficits … and over the next ten years, if this continues, that is unsustainable and we will not exist,” Ambar told the jury.
    then you must die
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