Click flicks: Mizzou prof’s been a jerk on video before; cursed at cops

Click flicks: Mizzou prof’s been a jerk on video before; cursed at cops

[Ed. – What a surprise.]

The University of Missouri professor who called for “some muscle” to remove a student journalist from a racial protest in November has a history of aggressive behavior at public protests.

Newly released video from the October homecoming protest by Concerned Student 1950, the black activist group at Mizzou, shows Communication Prof. Melissa Click telling police to “get your fucking hand off me” as she stands between them and protesters blocking traffic.

That video is already having repercussions against Click, who was suspended after her clash with the media. Interim Chancellor Hank Foley told the university community in an email Sunday night that Click’s behavior toward police will figure into her evaluation by the Board of Curators.

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Foley was even harsher in an official statement from the Mizzou News Bureau, calling Click’s conduct “appalling” and himself “angry that a member of our faculty acted this way.”

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