Protests To Be Kept Peaceful, UK President Says

Those who break the law or University of Kentucky regulations will not be tolerated.

That's the word from UK President Lee Todd Tuesday night.

He issued a statement in an email to UK students and staff after an editorial cartoon in a recent issue of the Kentucky Kernel sparked campus protests.

President Todd says the protests have been peaceful, but a couple incidents crossed the line. He says such incidents will be investigated fully, and those responsible will be dealt with.

Todd says all steps are being taken to ensure student safety.


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  • by Chris Location: KY on Oct 11, 2007 at 05:37 AM
    I can't believe what I am reading. I am an Alumn of UK and a minority also. To be reading the comments by Mike is a sad thing. I would have thought we have come further in our growth than that. Racism is live and thriving in the US. And it is sad that is is rearing is ugly face at UK after so much progress in relations has been made. Mike please look into to your heart and realize that this is a haneous act. Not to be made light of. May GOD bless and convict us all. I am praying for ALL PARTIES INVOLVED.
  • by SPIKE LEE OF KY.BB Location: LEX,KY. on Oct 10, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    UPON FURTHER REVIEW.THIS A GREAT AVENUE THAT WKYT IS GIVING US,COMMUNICATING AND WITH ORDER.PEOPLE,TX.TECH JUST SUSPENDED A WHITE FRATERNITY AND PUT THEM UNDER REVIEW FOR DEROGATORY,INFLAMMATORY,INSENSITIVE OR BAD TASTE.THE FRATERNITY DISPLAYED A DOG BEING HUNG ON THE BACK OF A MICHAEL VICK JERSEY,READING "VICK EM".IT'S INREFERENCE TO TX.A&M SLOGAN "GIG EM".TX.TECH TOOK EXPEDITIOUS ACTION AND RESPONSE.PEOPLE IT'S ALL ABOUT RESPECT.IF ANYTHING HAPPENED TRAGIC HAPPENED IN YOUR LIFE,I WOULDN'T AND NO ONE SHOULD MAKE LIKE LIGHT OF IT.ALL THE COMMENTS I'VE READ IS NOTHING BUT HARD HEARTS.PLEASE KNOW I DO NOT DEFEND THE MINORITY OR ANYONE THAT'S HARSH TO OTHERS.YOU GUYS ARE NOT WEIGHING APPLES FOR APPLES .NO ONE IS RIOTING,ETC.ALL I'M SEEING AND READING IS THE MINORITY BEING DISRESPECTED AND THREATENED SINCE THIS CARTOON.YOU AND I CAN'T SPEAK ON WHAT TOOK PLACE BACK IN THE CIVIL RTS.DAYS.YOU AND I KNOW ABOUT TO TODAY.YOUR 2 YR.OLD IS JUST GOING THRU THE TERRIBLE 2S'.LOVE YOU GUYS.
  • by Ponder Location: Downtown on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    Oh my god! They are going to riot in the streets and our local Guard Unit is in Iraq! Thankfully we still have the 2nd Amendment to fall back on in case of Civil Unrest!
  • by SGT Howard Location: KY on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:45 AM
    Sad but true Mike, and for those who would ask why we would say this or think this, look at your history books. every time it dont go like some want it, they riot and loot the city all in the name of EO and fairness. then state that its the white mans fault. they can destroy property, steal, and riot and its not their fault they acted like uncivilized people. reminds me of my two year old, when he dont get his way; he loses it and has a temper tantrum.
  • by SPIKE LEE OF KY.BB Location: LEX,KY. on Oct 10, 2007 at 08:15 AM
    NO,LETS LOCK YOU DOWN MIKE AND GIVE YOU SOME EDUCATION 100.IN READING YOUR COMMENT I SEE YOU HAVE A HARD HEART.A HATE CRIME AS ALREADY BEEN COMMITTED ON CAMPUS AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE.WHAT YOU COMMENTED ABOUT HAVN'T EVEN COME CLOSE TO HAPPENING.IF ANYTHING,JUST COMMUNICATING,EDUCATING,NOTHING ELSE.INSULTS HAVE BEEN PRINTED BY UK CAMPUS PAPER AND NOW IT'S GOTTEN TO WHERE A PERSON LAYS HIS HEAD.WHAT'S NEXT?NO MINORITY HAS DONE A THING CLOSE TO WHAT YOU STATED.QESTION?IF I GOT IN YOUR FACE FOR NO REASON,WHAT WOULD YOUR RESPONSE BE?I BELIEVE ALL THE MINORITES WANT FROM THIS IS JUST COMMUNICATION,NOTHING ELSE.RESPECT.IF I WERE YOUR ROOMMATE,I WOULD DO NOTHING TO OFFEND YOU,YOUR LADY OR PARENTS.THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE HERE,NOTHING MORE.IN 2007,NOTHING LIKE THIS SHOULD'VE HAPPENED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.BOTTOM LINE IT'S ALL ABOUT RESPECT.BACK IN THE DAY,THOSE WERE SOME REAL ROUGH TIMES.A TIME YOU AND DON'T EVEN HAVE A CLUE.WE ALL HAVE COME A LONG WAY FROM THOSE DAYS.LOVE YOU MAN,
  • by mike Location: lexington on Oct 10, 2007 at 06:43 AM
    Lets lock down the city! Someone made a picture, minorities dont like it so look for them to torch cars, burn down buildings, destroy anything else that they possibly can! And then try to justify it as frustration will the "struggle" that they all must constantly endure. please!

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