On February 7th in Portland, students affiliated with Students For Liberty (SFL) had their activism event shut down by campus safety officers at Portland Community College- Sylvania. In an attempt to protest the ongoing war on drugs, students handed out free “pot brownies”. The brownies being handed out were simply ordinary brownies, distributed in a kitchen pot, as part of a tongue and cheek protest.
The students were then approached by campus safety officers, and were told that they could no longer use their signs, and that they were not allowed to refer to the brownies as pot brownies, despite the fact that the brownies were ordinary confectionary items. After the warning the activists involved promptly changed their signage and proceeded to hand out free “speech brownies” as a way of highlighting the ridiculous over-reach of campus safety officers.
When asked about the ordeal, Jared Sharer, an SFL Campus Coordinator and YAL State Chair, said the following:
“The PCC YAL chapter president, SFL’s Garett Roush, and I, were out tabling at Portland Community College – Sylvania. We gave away brownies in a pot, to which we referred as “pot brownies.” Campus security…