UPDATE: Professor Who Attacked 16-Year-Old Pro-Life Activist Charged With Theft, Battery And Vandalism

Last week TruthRevolt reported the story of Mireille Miller-Young, associate professor with University of California, Santa Barbara's (UCSB) Feminist Studies Department, who violently confronted 16-year-old pro-life activist Thrin Short, her older sister Joan, and eleven other pro-life activists. On Friday, the District Attorney filed misdemeanor charges theft, battery and vandalism against Ms Miller-Young.​​

The District Attorney’s Office has filed formal charges against the UC Santa Barbara professor accused of stealing an anti-abortion protester’s sign, then destroying it after a physical confrontation on campus March 4. Mireille Miller-Young is charged with theft, battery, and vandalism, all misdemeanors. Her arraignment is scheduled for April 4.

Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, whose field of study includes pornography and sex work, exchanged heated words with the group, taking issue with their pro-life proselytizing and use of disturbing photographs. Miller-Young, accompanied by a few of her students, led a  crowd in a chant of “Tear down the sign! Tear down the sign!” eventually grabbing one of the banners and walking with it across campus.

As Miller-Young and the students boarded an elevator, Joan said that Thrin repeatedly blocked the door with her hand and foot and that Miller-Young continually pushed her back. Miller-Young then exited the elevator and tried to yank Thrin away from the door while the students attempted to take her smartphone. “As Thrin tried to get away, the professor’s fingernails left bloody scratches on her arms,” Joan claimed. The struggle ended when Thrin relented, Miller-Young walked off, the students rode up in the elevator, and officers arrived to interview those involved.