A University of California San Diego student took it upon himself to honor Kate Steinle — the young woman fatally shot by an illegal immigrant felon in sanctuary city San Francisco in 2015 — by hanging 150 posters of her on campus Dec. 7.
The posters showed an image of Steinle smiling along with the words, “She had dreams too.”
Gregory Lu told The College Fix that an investigator from the school’s Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination emailed him four days later.
“Our office received an online incident report and I would like to schedule a time to speak with you about it,” the email read, the outlet reported. “Are you free this week by phone or in person.”
Lu told The Fix that he’s seeking more information about the meeting and has contacted an attorney and that it all sure does smell of harassment — against him.
“This is definitely an intimidation attempt in trying to get students to make sure they never do this again,” Lu told the outlet, adding that he noticed students following and watching him as he hung the posters.
Lu added to The Fix that the office’s probe is a “threat” and that “conservatives on this campus already have a hard time. For this to happen — it’s almost a violation of our free speech rights.”
UC San Diego’s spokesman and the investigator from the bias office didn’t respond to The College Fix’s requests for comment Monday and Tuesday.
The day after Lu hung the Steinle posters they were all gone.
The same day the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination emailed him, the UC San Diego College Democrats posted a message of their own on Facebook.
The statement never mentions Steinle’s name but does call attention to the “Racist Flyerings on Campus,” characterizing them as “racist propaganda” and “displays of hate” against the “undocumented community.”
Source: College Fix, The Blaze