A lively debate at "LiberalOC" between a former GOP assemblyman from California, Chuck DeVore, and blogger Chris Prevatt over whether DeVore should have been prosecuted for conspiring to disrupt a Muslim Student Union event at UC Irvine on 2007.
Prevatt argues that DeVore's plan to provoke sponsors by videotaping the event against their wishes was as egregious as the disruption of the Israeli ambassador's speech that was allegedly planned by 11 UCI students in February 2010. Thanks to Orange County DA Tony Rackauckas, the students are now under indictment and facing up to six months in jail.
The DeVore-Prevatt exchange about the technicalities of the law against disturbing or breaking up public assemblies doesn't convince me that DeVore should have gone to jail. It does makes it all the more clear that the 11 students shouldn't, either.