Ann Coulter was sponsored by two student groups, YAF (Young America’s Foundation) and the Berkeley College Republicans to deliver a speech at UC Berkeley opposing illegal immigration. She challenged Berkeley police to not stand down in the event of violence. YAF pulled its support and prevented the Berkeley College Republicans from taking legal action to require the college to provide a room for the speech.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s April 27th appearance at UC Berkeley was cancelled by the school, citing security concerns. The group that invited Coulter believes she was banned because she demanded that UC Chancellor Janet Napolitano ask the Oakland police chief not to order his officers to stand-down if unrest ensued.