UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

Representatives for the school indicated that they had been unable to find a safe location for Coulter's appearance. "We expect most Mondays and Tuesdays in September during the day should work", they write.

Coulter responded with a string of messages on Twitter, saying "I WILL BE SPEAKING NEXT THURSDAY". "If Berkeley wants to have free speech, they are going to get it", YAF spokesman Spencer Brown said. "We're looking into alternative venues".

A Thursday report from The Hollywood Reporter also spotlighted how lawyers for two of the groups organizing the lecture are criticizing Berkeley over the May 2 date.

"Our police department has made it clear that they have very specific intelligence regarding threats that could pose a grave danger to the speaker, attendees and those who may wish to lawfully protest this event", said Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks. When I said, 'yes, yes, yes, ' they canceled anyway.

The university officials are planning a different place and time for Ann coulters speech.

A blog post by Young America's Foundation, which was co-sponsoring Coulter's event, said that the university demanded she speak in the afternoon at a site to be announced shortly before the event and to admit only students. The university cited the potential for violent protests, such as the response to former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos' announced-then-canceled speech in February. "Where Berkeley permits limited use of its space for certain viewpoints, it is required under the constitution to provide equal access to other groups", Dhillon said.

The violence and damage caused by Yiannopoulos's invitation garnered national attention and forced officials to put the campus on lockdown. Republican President Donald Trump, who had taken office just days earlier, threatened to cut off funding to the school. University officials sent the Berkeley College Republicans a letter Tuesday, saying that officials and campus police had determined they could not ensure the safety of Coulter, audience members or protesters expected at the event.

It is anarchy when you are only enforcing the law in order to allow liberals to speak.

To Tucker Carlson on Fox News, she asked 'What are they going to do? "I'm giving a speech", countered Coulter. University officials canceled that speech, and blamed "masked agitators" for smashing windows and starting fires. She said that she would've talked about her most recent books. He added that the school is "now leading the vanguard to silence Conservative speech on campus".

Coulter had planned to speak on the issue of immigration.

Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. At the same time, we respect and support Ms. Coulter's own First Amendment rights.