University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
The University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) is inducted into the Hall of Shame for its honoring avowed communist Angela Davis in the school-sponsored We, the Optimists campaign as a role model. Fox News reports: Davis has long been a controversial figure in American history. She was a prominent activist and radical in the 1960s and a leader of Communist Party USA. In 1970, she was implicated in a plot to free her imprisoned lover, black revolutionary George Jackson, whose brother took over a Marin County courtroom and held a judge, an assistant district attorney and two jurors hostage. In an ensuing gun battle, the judge was murdered by a shotgun owned by Davis. Davis was charged with aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder, but fled to New York City where she was captured at a motel by FBI agents two months later. At trial, she was acquitted and she later ran for vice president of the U.S. on the Communist Party ticket.. Such a person is not a role model for American young women and men. She is the opposite of a positive role model as a person who fought against the American Constitutional Republic. For UCLA to honor this person as a role model shows the bankruptcy and dishonor UCLA officials.