Monday, February 15, 2016

Remember the academic who called for muscle to oust a reporter? She's back.

New Video Surfaces of Melissa Click Confronting Police

Columbia, MO (KMOX) – New video, posted on YouTube by The Columbia Missourian, appears to show suspended University of Missouri professor Melissa Click cursing at police officers during Mizzou’s Homecoming Parade.
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The university’s interim Chancellor, Hank Foley, issued this statement Sunday night:
“Last night, like many in our community, I watched newly released footage of Dr. Melissa Click directing a verbal assault against members of the Columbia Police Department during the homecoming parade in October 2015.  Her conduct and behavior are appalling, and I am not only disappointed, I am angry, that a member of our faculty acted this way. Her actions caught on camera last October, are just another example of a pattern of misconduct by Dr. Click—most notably, her assault on one of our students while seeking  ‘muscle’ during a highly volatile situation on Carnahan Quadrangle in November. We must have high expectations of members of our community, and I will address these new revelations with the Board of Curators as they work to complete their own review of the matter.”

Click was suspended after her actions during last November’s student protests when she asked for some ‘muscle’ to help remove a student videographer from the protest area on the Columbia campus. She says she wants to keep her job and has hired a public relations firm to help repair her image.

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