Of course. She’s just a professor who attacked a teenage girl and stole her property. Why should she go to jail?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

UPDATE: Feminist Professor Who Attacked Prolife Teen Avoids Jail Time

A feminist studies professor who attacked a prolife teenager and stole and destroyed her anti-abortion poster has avoided jail time, with a judge instead sentencing Mireille Miller-Young to community service, anger-management classes, and $493 in restitution to the teen she assaulted.

Friday’s ruling came after more than 30 professors from universities across the nation wrote letters to Judge Brian Hill pleading for leniency, saying UC Santa Barbara Professor Miller-Young – whose area of focus is black studies, pornography and sex-work – is a gentle, brilliant mentor who is a victim of the “cultural legacy of slavery” and of “violent images … meant to traumatize.”

Miller-Young was sentenced to 108 hours of community service, 10 hours of anger management, and three years’ probation, in addition to the fine.

The letters from supporters painted Miller-Young as “a cross between Mother Teresa, Madame Curie, and Gandhi,” the mother of the teen assaulted by the professor, Catherine Short, said in an emailed statement to The College Fix.

Miller-Young’s community service will be met by first being trained as a conflict resolution facilitator, and then training others in conflict resolution, the court ordered.

“This is like sentencing the fox to 54 hours of community service by way of training it to guard the hen house, and then another 54 hours of guarding the hen house,” Short told The Fix. “A sentence of community service is not supposed to result in something you can add to your resume.”

Short is the legal director for the Life Legal Defense Foundation.

On March 4, Miller-Young came across a group of prolife students with graphic anti-abortion signs and essentially became frenzied by the exhibit, leading a small mob of students to chant “tear down the sign” before she and two other students stormed off with one of the displays.

The scholar then engaged in an altercation with a teenage prolife protestor, Short’s daughter Thrin, who had followed the educator to retrieve it. Much of the scuffle was caught on camera, and it left visible scratches on the young girl’s arms.