Radically liberal Oberlin College in Ohio must pay a bakery more than $11 millionafter labeling the local establishment as racist for having a black shoplifter arrested.
A jury ruled in favor of Gibson Bakery on its owners, ruling that a number of Oberlin College officials libeled and intentionally inflicted emotional distress on the Gibsons and interfered with the bakery’s business.
The case stems from a 2016 incident where David Gibson attempted to detain a black Oberlin student who tried to use a fake ID to buy alcohol and shoplift from the bakery. Gibson followed the student outside and got into a physical confrontation with him. Authorities arrived on scene to find the student along with two other students hitting Gibson while he was on the ground.
After the incident, students at Oberlin protested outside the bakery, labeling it racist. Administrator joined the students in protesting and handing out fliers claiming the bakery had a history of racism.
The three students that attacked Gibson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in August 2017.
Gibsons’ attorney Lee Plakas says “all the Gibsons ever wanted was for the truth to come out.All they ever asked from the beginning, from Oberlin College, was to use its power and influence and might to tell the truth, and that letter never came. But the jury sent the letter that was louder and more visible and more public."
Michelle Malkinhas written extensively about radical liberal insanity at Oberlin Collegewhich is her alma mater.