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This week at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a student disrupted an event celebrating Israel’s independence with a Nazi propaganda poster. His hateful sign featured a large swastika and a call to “gas” his Jewish classmates. The student has been identified as Kristian Gresham, a 26-year-old man with a documented history of aggressive, racist, and criminal behavior - including arrests for graffiti and “obstructing an officer”. He even served time in jail and the county house of corrections. His fellow students testified to his character on social media - commenting on the “offensive and unwarranted” things he said in class, how he berated professors, and how he was often kicked out of class for this behavior. In a statement following the incident, the school’s administration said that “as a public university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee respects everyone’s right to free speech, even when it is speech that we disagree with.” What Kristian Gresham did was not just an expression of speech. He threatened the safety and education of his fellow students. “Gas the Jews” is not protected free speech. It’s incitement of violence against the Jewish community on campus. Kristian’s actions also violated the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Code of Conduct Policy 18.11: “No person may engage in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct under circumstances in which the conduct to cause or provoke a disturbance, in university buildings or on university lands.” Sign the petition NOW to tell the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to protect Jewish students and kick Kristian Gresham off campus for his aggressive anti-Semitic behavior.