Saturday, March 19, 2011

Death Threats Force Alexandra Wallace to Withdraw from UCLA


By Nicholas Stix
Updated at 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

(Be sure to catch my conversation about the Alexandra Wallace case with host James Edwards on The Political Cesspool tonight at 9 p.m. EST.)

The news evidently made New York Daily News alleged reporter Nina Mandell’s day. After quoting Wallace’s groveling apology to the UCLA community, Madell wrote,

But it was too late.

On Monday, the student newspaper reported she contacted police after she received numerous threats. And as news of the video continued to spread, the threats did as well. Her political science professor, Phil Gussin, told the Daily Bruin that he was working with her to make alternative plans to take her finals - because of the nature and volume of the threats.

“What Wallace did was hurtful and inexcusable, but the response has been far more egregious,” he told the paper. “She made a big mistake, and she knows it, but they responded with greater levels of intolerance.”

Her withdrawal from the school came a day after a school spokesperson said UCLA would not punish Wallace.”

“Alexandra Wallace, UCLA student who created offensive viral video withdrawing from school,” by Nina Mandell, Daily News, Saturday, March 19th 2011, 3:08 PM.

Note to Nina Mandell and her editors: As you well know, those were death threats that Alexandra Wallace received, not merely vague “threats,” and making death threats against someone is a felony. And it wasn’t the case that “UCLA would not punish Wallace”; it could not punish her, because she had engaged in speech that is protected both by California law and the First Amendment to the U.S. constitution. Mandell’s article also contained no reference to law enforcement.

New York Times alleged reporter Ian Lovett and his editors were guilty of the same offense of writing that Wallace had received “threats,” while refusing to report that she had in fact received death threats, to report that making said threats are a felony, to cite law enforcement, and to engage in moral equivalence, as if harmlessly insulting nameless people were on a par with threatening to murder an individual.

The Daily News editors have so far permitted only six reader comments (see below) on the article, and they are 4-2 pro-terror. That’s better than what I’ve seen so far on the ‘Net, where permitted commenters are closer to 1000-to-1 against her.

2:43:29 PM
Mar 19, 2011
Sad. Stupid girl, understandably frustrated and the video was more about immigrant mentality than about hatred towards a race of people -- like Cappie Pondexter post that was ridiculous bigoted and had absolutely no repercussions.

2:53:46 PM
Mar 19, 2011
Well she didn't get a degree from UCLA. But she received a lesson.

2:56:58 PM
Mar 19, 2011
So, was professor Phil Gussin boning this idiot? Seems to me he is far too condescending with regard to her disgraceful behavior. He thinks her stupid video does not merit such "intolerance"...Hum!?

3:23:03 PM
Mar 19, 2011
Wow, so much for free speach. I hate to take the side of someone who is clearly so immature that she would say something like that in public much less post it on youtube. BUT the reaction by some folks is clearly disproportionate to the offense. Personally I would not allow anyone to stop me from attending my classes and living my life and would take all necessary precautions to protect my person and my families. Let those who would attempt to do me harm take note.

The Constipation
3:31:33 PM
Mar 19, 2011
Ahahaha ,someone's a wee bit paranoid.

4:51:10 PM
Mar 19, 2011
she bounced right before they were gonna send ninjas on her behind,lol. sayonara sucka!


Fat Bird said...

Nicholas, it's been a while. You did a great job with the interview on the Political Cesspool. As usual, I appreciate your efforts.


Anonymous said...

I just heard you on The Political Cesspool, great job as usual. The Alexandra Wallace Affair shows how bad things are. Wouldn't it be nice if the people who claim to be SO upset about something on youtube were as concerned about what happened to Channon Christian and Anne Pressly? Those are just two young women (of many) we could mention.

Or the 11-year old girl in Cleveland, Texas who was gang-raped, for that matter.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

Does Edwards know you're Jewish? He's one of those guys who think all Jews are bad except for Paul Gottfried.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for confirmation that the threats she received were actually DEATH threats. I can't find any.

Nicholas said...

Last Anon:

Where were you "looking"? I just googled under her name and "death threats," and got 92,800 hits.

Anonymous said...

To the third anonymous, I wouldn't be surprised if the death threats she claims were made against her were not real. Can't you SEE she's a fake (hint, hint)?

Anonymous said...

Are you stupid, Nicholas? Did she ever produce a single one of the alleged death threat she claimed to have received? What's the problem with you, huh? Oh I see. White-woman-in-distress syndrome. When a white girl says she's threatened, we should all take her at face value. Hahaha . . .

Anonymous said...

Derr learn to read, you could see hundreds of death threats just by reading the comments of any of the hundreds of reposts of her video on Youtube. Sure seems like people like to be offended.