A minimum of three years, evidently.
“Today, James Tracy, an associate professor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, was served a Notice of Proposed Discipline – Termination by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Florida Atlantic University.
“In accordance with the University’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the United Faculty of Florida union, by which the University and James Tracy are bound, faculty who receive such notice are afforded a grievance process. James Tracy has 10 days to respond to the notice after which final action may be taken.”
About damn time.
Tracy is the lead dog in the vicious pack that seeks to disprove that 26 people were killed at Sandy Hook in Connecticut in 2012. Though their own theories as to why this would be so vary, most of them are worried that the incident was created to advance gun legislation.
Even typing that pisses me off.
You have to understand that this hits home for those of us who live in Connecticut. These children and their teachers and administrators became our children, our teachers, our administrators, and that someone like Tracy would seek to promote such a horrendous lie is evil and worse.
This year, the parents of one of the children killed, Noah Pozner, wrote a letter to the Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper marking the third anniversary of the massacre, and the letter included this:
Tracy is among those who have personally sought to cause our family pain and anguish by publicly demonizing our attempts to keep cherished photos of our slain son from falling into the hands of conspiracy theorists.
Tracy even sent us a certified letter demanding proof that Noah once lived, that we were his parents, and that we were the rightful owner of his photographic image. We found this so outrageous and unsettling that we filed a police report for harassment. Once Tracy realized we would not respond, he subjected us to ridicule and contempt on his blog, boasting to his readers that the “unfulfilled request” was “noteworthy” because we had used copyright claims to “thwart continued research of the Sandy Hook massacre event.”
Evidently, the Pozner’s letter moved people to contact the university and call for Jones’ dismissal. So it’s been three years of cruel hounding — both personal and public and now the university has moved to act.
Oh, and this: Trump is his friend.
And thanks, Leftover, for the link.