By: Diane Benjamin
When the Central Catholic girls were playing basketball at Red Bird Arena for the State Championship, an ISU employee violated their fans free speech rights. She told them they were not allowed to wear anything related to the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
In case you missed the story, see it here: https://blnnews.com/2017/02/27/whats-the-penalty-for-hate-speech/
John Kraft, of Edgar County Watchdogs, filed a FOIA request for everything related to this incident. He received a stack of emails and forwarded them to me.
ISU: You can only legally redact email addresses – NOT NAMES.
I left a message for President Dietz and Larry Lyons, I never received a call. Dan Brady got a response though:
The FOIA didn’t have anything stating what happened to Melanie Spellmeyer. She is still listed as an ISU employee.
Where is her apology? Doesn’t she owe that to the students she insulted? Has she checked into a mental facility? Trump derangement syndrome needs treatment!
Does Melanie Spellmeyer still have any contact with kids? What action did ISU take to prevent future incidents?
It’s a secret!
Taxpayers are supposed to fund the College, not know what happens there!
See all the emails and texts HERE
The link includes an email from an unhappy donor, the email to Dan Brady, a complaint that was filed, and some misc emails with the names redacted.