A man suffered life threatening injuries after being shot at a Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of Washington on Friday.
Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, was on stage at Kane Hall when he received news of the shooting. After he concluded his talk, police held attendees inside the venue because of the “very volatile” situation unfolding outside.
The Seattle Times reported that police asked the crowd to remove pro-Trump hats and other attire when leaving Kane Hall, where Yiannopoulos held his talk.
According to Times reporter Katherine Long, “police snuck Yiannopoulos audience out through underground parking garage after telling them to remove Trump hats.”
According to a University of Washington alert, investigators are looking for an Asian who is 5-foot-7, 190 pounds, without facial hair. They say he was last seen wearing glasses, a yellow Champion baseball cap, a black leather jacket and possibly a maroon shirt.
H/T Buck, ML
Someone urgently needs to make an alternative to Twitter that either allows all points of view, or has a set of limits which it applies equally to all parties. This is another deep chop in the tree of liberty. The one Jefferson said “must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure”
But the smell of that manure seems to be reflected in Facebook and Twitter. Every platform has the right to set its own guidelines for content. But selectively enforcing those guidelines is evil.
This must also serve as a reminder that there is no such thing, as “social media”.
In the wake of the harassment of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, Twitter has permanently suspended conservative pundit and Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
Yiannopoulos, who tweeted under the handle @Nero, had several hundred thousand Twitter followers.
His account was permanently suspended around 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
A frequent provocateur on Twitter, Yiannopoulos is one of the biggest voices of the alt-right movement. His tweets frequently rallied against the so-called politically correct left and in support of causes such as GamerGate. He has also spoken widely against what he considers to be the ills of feminism.
At a speaking tour this spring, Yiannopoulos was frequently the target of protests from students and student groups.
Thank you Xanthippa.