The preparations for Ben Shapiro’s speech at the University of California, Berkeley, had been intense. In advance of the conservative’s appearance on Thursday, the school shut down a big block of the campus. By early evening, police were roaming the area by the dozens, kitted out with riot gear and driving armored cars. Helicopters hovered…

via ‘The University Has Coddled Students Too Long.’ Conservative Firebrand Roils Berkeley — TIME

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