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  Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:07 PM

A suicide at the University of Texas Reveals Dark Side of #MeToo Movement




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By David Paulin
November 18, 2018



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Before killing himself with a drug intended for rapid and painless animal euthanasia, Richard A. Morrisett had endured a nightmare at the University of Texas in Austin. The 57-year-old tenured professor of pharmacology and toxicology was once a rising star in the College of Pharmacy ?a man regarded as a first-rate research scientist and teacher during his 21 years at the state's flagship university. Morrisett's research offered new insights into alcohol-related brain disorders and alcoholism ?an arcane area of research among neuroscientists. Some colleagues called him “brilliant.?br />
Morrisett's career, however, was destroyed by a single newspaper article. Published by the Austin American-Statesman, a metropolitan daily, the article dredged up an ugly episode from Morrisett's past ?a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at the time. It was the sort of inexcusable incident that, sadly, the police and courts handle all the time. There were no serious injuries; it hadn't even merited a headline when it occurred on May 28, 2016. Morrisett, in a plea deal, pleaded guilty to a 3rd degree felony. He was sentenced to four years of probation, called community supervision in Texas, and ordered to receive counseling, take a class on avoiding family violence, and perform 100 hours of community service. Morrisett had thought he was moving on with his life. He had accepted responsibility for his actions and, moreover, had put an apparently volatile and dysfunctional relationship behind him.

Then, more than a year and a half after the incident, a Statesman reporter contacted Morrisett about the domestic violence case. On his lawyer's advice, Morrisett declined to comment. And not long after that, on Thursday, January 25, his nightmare began: He woke up to see a banner headline across the Statesman's front page: “UT declined to sanction professor who pleaded guilty to violent felony.?The incident had suddenly become timely ?tied as it was to the #MeToo movement that, starting one year ago with Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has since targeted and disgraced a number of prominent or famous men for being sexual predators and abusers.

Until the Statesman's article, only a handful of people knew about the incident, mainly in the criminal-justice system and at the University of Texas. But the #MeToo movement changed all that; or as the Statesman explained: “The case comes to light at a time of heightened concern at colleges and universities, and more broadly across American society, about sexual assault and interpersonal violence.?br />
The Statesman's article set off a media feeding frenzy and campus uproar. Overnight, Morrisett became Public Enemy No. 1. Enraged that a domestic violence abuser was in their midst, many students staged peaceful anti-Morrisett protests, chanting and marching while shadowed by campus police. Radical leftist students, however, went on a rampage. One night, students apparently affiliated with the Revolutionary Student Front, a communist group, stormed the College of Pharmacy like the blood-thirsty mob that stormed the Bastille. They spray painted the building's front stone facade with red paint reading: “UT harbors abusers.?Nearby on the sidewalk, they wrote: “Watch your back, Richard.?And Morrisett's office door was spray painted: “Get out Morrisett or else!?The graffiti was signed with hammer and sickle symbols, and later posted on the website of the local Revolutionary Student Front.

Banished from the campus to satisfy the mob and prevent disruptions, Morrisett killed himself approximately 65 days after the Statesman's article was published. Shortly before his suicide, he and university officials were discussing the possibility of his taking an extended leave, without pay, from his $169,892 per-year position (though university officials adamantly deny he was being terminated or had violated university regulations then in effect). He had been “managing?his laboratory from off-campus; other professors were teaching his classes.

It wasn't just campus radicals who were causing disruptions. Some pharmacy students said they felt uncomfortable taking classes from Morrisett, whose courses were prerequisites. Parents' groups also expressed concern about having a “violent felon?on campus. It was an untenable situation for university officials who were unable (or unwilling) to face down the campus mob and calm outraged students. Eventually, they decided that Morrisett had to go. It was an about face from their original decision on how to handle Morrisett: let the criminal-justice system handle things, and have Morrisett keep university officials apprised of his criminal case, which officials say he had done.

The Statesman and other media outlets, on the other hand, put forth a singular theme: Morrisett should have been sanctioned by the university or fired for his off-campus conduct.

The pharmacy college's dean, M. Lynn Crismon, had anticipated the coming storm. On the eve of the Statesman's article, he sent a lengthy email to the College of Pharmacy community, stressing that a comprehensive investigation had concluded Morrisett's legal troubles were unrelated to his professional life on campus. “We took Dr. Morrisett’s criminal behavior very seriously and investigated it immediately, assessing whether his actions would pose a threat to our community,?he wrote. His letter was a well-stated appeal to reason and decency. It fell on deaf ears.

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:45 PM

I don’t think this is the guy to pick as a poster child for #metoo abuse.

He put his girlfriend in the hospital twice.
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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

View Postpepperonikkid, on 18 November 2018 - 01:07 PM, said:

Morrisett's career, however, was destroyed by a single newspaper article. Published by the Austin American-Statesman, a metropolitan daily, the article dredged up an ugly episode from Morrisett's past ?a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at the time. It was the sort of inexcusable incident that, sadly, the police and courts handle all the time. There were no serious injuries; it hadn't even merited a headline when it occurred on May 28, 2016. Morrisett, in a plea deal, pleaded guilty to a 3rd degree felony. He was sentenced to four years of probation, called community supervision in Texas, and ordered to receive counseling, take a class on avoiding family violence, and perform 100 hours of community service. Morrisett had thought he was moving on with his life. He had accepted responsibility for his actions and, moreover, had put an apparently volatile and dysfunctional relationship behind him.


I don't buy the bolded part: "No Serious Injuries" and "Third Degree Felony" don't go together. If it was a third degree felony then as a matter of law there WERE serious injuries, because that's precisely what makes the difference between misdemeanor and felony on this sort of thing.


I, too, would question why the University didn't dismiss him. I dunno about Texas, but in many states there are certain professions you simply CAN'T get licensed/credentialed in (or lose it if you already have credentials) with a Felony conviction. In most states that list includes "teaching".

In Georgia, for instance (And similar in FL), there are 80-some professions ranging from Architects, Barristers, Child-care businesses, to ZZZ (sleep) therapist that bar convicted felons... basically, anything that requires a 'professional' state-level license as opposed to a mere (county-level) business license

Would anybody here REALLY want it otherwise?

Georgia Center for Opportunity: sbobet แจกเครดิตฟรีFelony Conviction, Barrier to Obtaining Professional License
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 10:28 AM

UT declined to sanction professor who pleaded guilty to violent felony


Posted Jan 25, 2018 at 12:01 AM
Updated Sep 25, 2018 at 11:42 AM

A professor at the University of Texas who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of strangling his girlfriend to the point that she saw “stars?remains on the job despite a school policy condemning domestic violence as prohibited conduct that it “will not tolerate,?an American-Statesman investigation has found.

Richard A. Morrisett had also been accused of a second violent incident that sent his girlfriend to the hospital, and of repeatedly violating a court order to stay away from her. After learning of the charges against Morrisett, university officials placed him on paid administrative leave for 18 days in August 2016 while it conducted a review that included interviews of faculty members and students.

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Isn’t it also possible that this professor was a troubled individual with occasionally violent tendencies, and this contributed to his suicide?

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:41 PM

My problem with this is that, despite what he did, I don’t want the local paper and a bunch of college age social justice warriors deciding who should be able to live among society and who shouldn’t. We have a judicial system for that purpose. The paper whipped up a frenzied leftist virtue signaling mob who wanted to take the law into their own hands. They have no regard for our processes, flawed though they may be. Nope, it was just off with his head!

There is no redemption with these people, unless of course you are one of their chosen group, i.e. Hillary and Bill Clinton, Keith Ellison. As conservatives, we are supposed to better than that. I think this incident should remind us all that we follow the justice system, and there should be forgiveness and salvation, or we are all lost, for none of us are perfect human beings. Next time it might be you!
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:59 PM

 BootsieBets, on 19 November 2018 - 01:41 PM, said:

My problem with this is that, despite what he did, I don’t want the local paper and a bunch of college age social justice warriors deciding who should be able to live among society and who shouldn’t. We have a judicial system for that purpose. The paper whipped up a frenzied leftist virtue signaling mob who wanted to take the law into their own hands. They have no regard for our processes, flawed though they may be. Nope, it was just off with his head!

There is no redemption with these people, unless of course you are one of their chosen group, i.e. Hillary and Bill Clinton, Keith Ellison. As conservatives, we are supposed to better than that. I think this incident should remind us all that we follow the justice system, and there should be forgiveness and salvation, or we are all lost, for none of us are perfect human beings. Next time it might be you!


Yeah, I basically agree. I can't pretend I'm on either side here. On the one hand, I have exactly zero respect for men who beat up women. None whatsoever. But on the other hand, I also have zero respect for busybody leftist social justice warriors who take it upon themselves to interject themselves into already-settled legal affairs.

They can both go to hell as far as I'm concerned.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:32 PM

 Ladybird, on 19 November 2018 - 10:28 AM, said:

UT declined to sanction professor who pleaded guilty to violent felony


Posted Jan 25, 2018 at 12:01 AM
Updated Sep 25, 2018 at 11:42 AM

A professor at the University of Texas who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of strangling his girlfriend to the point that she saw “stars?remains on the job despite a school policy condemning domestic violence as prohibited conduct that it “will not tolerate,?an American-Statesman investigation has found.

Richard A. Morrisett had also been accused of a second violent incident that sent his girlfriend to the hospital, and of repeatedly violating a court order to stay away from her. After learning of the charges against Morrisett, university officials placed him on paid administrative leave for 18 days in August 2016 while it conducted a review that included interviews of faculty members and students.

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Isn’t it also possible that this professor is/was a troubled individual with occasionally violent tendencies, and this contributed to his suicide?


There IS a statistical link between violent behavior and suicide, especially if substance abuse is also part of the mix.

Substance abuse by itself is a major factor; The suicide rate for those with a history of substance abuse - primarily alcohol - have a suicide rate about 6X those without such a history. Now if that person has a history of substance abuse AND violent behavior, it doubles to around 12X even though prior violent behavior by itself without substance abuse is just barely there as a statistical blip.

Psychiatric Times (2011): The Link Between Substance Abuse, Violence, and Suicide

My Insta-AnalysisTM: Someone with a history of substance abuse who then commits suicide likely had underlying mental health issues and was "self-medicating"; an ALL TOO common phenomenon that I've seen way too much of as a part-time counselor in my Church organization. Add to it a history of violence which indicates lack of "impulse control" and it's just piling instability on top of everything else.

(In my church organization, I'm batting .75. Over the course of almost 30 years, I've talked 4 people "down off the ledge" (100%) except that one later DID go through with it. Tensest was stopping a guy from doing "suicide by cop" in Portland OR. Armed with a large knife and alternating between threatening to cut his wrists and making lunging movements towards cops with guns drawn... and I was directly between him and the cops. I was somewhat worried, to say the least. Had he cut his wrist, I could've stopped the bleeding, that's an easy one. Had he run around me towards the cops, I could have tackled him from the side and taken the wind out of his sails... IF I didn't get shot by the cops. Fortunately it ended well. But the whole time in between talking I had flashbacks to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins in the '70s watching them drop an animal in seconds with a tranquilizer dart and wishing to hell the Portland Police Bureau had such a gun)

(These days, there ARE tranquilizer darts that can drop a person within steps. They're loaded with Carfentanyl which is like fentanyl on steroids. Send the person into instant O.D. then revive them with naloxone. Not sure if any police dept's have gone there yet.)

('Nam vets have told me about a snake in SE Asia called the "Two-step Krait", so named because if you're bitten then you're dead within two steps. I'd like to see THAT venom in a tranquilizer dart. With antidote handy, of course. Or maybe THAT's where they got the idea for fentanyl/carfentanyl???)
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:39 PM

 Dean Adam Smithee, on 19 November 2018 - 03:32 PM, said:

There IS a statistical link between violent behavior and suicide, especially if substance abuse is also part of the mix.

Substance abuse by itself is a major factor; The suicide rate for those with a history of substance abuse - primarily alcohol - have a suicide rate about 6X those without such a history. Now if that person has a history of substance abuse AND violent behavior, it doubles to around 12X even though prior violent behavior by itself without substance abuse is just barely there as a statistical blip.

Psychiatric Times (2011): The Link Between Substance Abuse, Violence, and Suicide

My Insta-AnalysisTM: Someone with a history of substance abuse who then commits suicide likely had underlying mental health issues and was "self-medicating"; an ALL TOO common phenomenon that I've seen way too much of as a part-time counselor in my Church organization. Add to it a history of violence which indicates lack of "impulse control" and it's just piling instability on top of everything else.

(In my church organization, I'm batting .75. Over the course of almost 30 years, I've talked 4 people "down off the ledge" (100%) except that one later DID go through with it. Tensest was stopping a guy from doing "suicide by cop" in Portland OR. Armed with a large knife and alternating between threatening to cut his wrists and making lunging movements towards cops with guns drawn... and I was directly between him and the cops. I was somewhat worried, to say the least. Had he cut his wrist, I could've stopped the bleeding, that's an easy one. Had he run around me towards the cops, I could have tackled him from the side and taken the wind out of his sails... IF I didn't get shot by the cops. Fortunately it ended well. But the whole time in between talking I had flashbacks to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins in the '70s watching them drop an animal in seconds with a tranquilizer dart and wishing to hell the Portland Police Bureau had such a gun)

(These days, there ARE tranquilizer darts that can drop a person within steps. They're loaded with Carfentanyl which is like fentanyl on steroids. Send the person into instant O.D. then revive them with naloxone. Not sure if any police dept's have gone there yet.)

('Nam vets have told me about a snake in SE Asia called the "Two-step Krait", so named because if you're bitten then you're dead within two steps. I'd like to see THAT venom in a tranquilizer dart. With antidote handy, of course. Or maybe THAT's where they got the idea for fentanyl/carfentanyl???)


The ‘carfentanyl?sounds like the zombie dust from the movie The Serpent and The Rainbow.. It could work.
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:12 PM

 MontyPython, on 19 November 2018 - 01:59 PM, said:

Yeah, I basically agree. I can't pretend I'm on either side here. On the one hand, I have exactly zero respect for men who beat up women. None whatsoever. But on the other hand, I also have zero respect for busybody leftist social justice warriors who take it upon themselves to interject themselves into already-settled legal affairs.

They can both go to hell as far as I'm concerned.

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Well, I’m certainly not a fan of abusive men. However, from reading the background, it sounds as if the relationship was very troubled and it may have been a case of abuse by both sides. If Morrisett had asked her to leave and a fight ensued, and she wouldn’t go, and it got heated and well, things got out of hand. When the police come, they usually tend to believe the woman. I’m not excusing him if he was physical, but I wonder what the whole story was if UT didn’t discipline him from the start ?maybe they knew more about the circumstances than the paper and the raging mob did.

Believe me, I have been involved with people in a relationship where the woman was the instigator and if it hadn’t been for the fact that there was a witness, he would have gone to jail ?she was manipulative, malicious and could lie with the best of them. She had bruises from him fighting her off and holding her so she couldn’t hit him in the face, so when the cops come, well who do you believe, a 5?2? 110 lb woman, or a 6? bearded guy? Good thing his mother-in-law, yea, that’s right, was there and knew what happened.

That’s why I don’t like this #metoo crap because they are all too happy to jump to conclusions based on their political state of mind and not what might really be going on. Then they hound someone until he kills himself.
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