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Yale professor dies in
jail cell after arrest

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Write2Right, 11/28/2013 1:11:14 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Yale University professor accused of fighting police officers who tried to handcuff him after a domestic-dispute complaint was taken to a jail and died the next day, authorities said Wednesday. Samuel See was found unresponsive in his cell at the Union Avenue detention facility on Sunday and later was pronounced dead, New Haven police said. The medical examiner’s office said the cause of his death was pending further study. Police and court officials are investigating the death. See, 34, was an assistant professor of English and American studies who was on leave from Yale, the university said. Yale

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 11/28/2013 1:21:39 PM     (No. 9632785)

Started from a "gay" domestic dispute. Dude didn´t sound too rational.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 11/28/2013 1:50:05 PM     (No. 9632803)

Academics live in such a special, highly nurtured and pampered bubble that they cannot survive outside of it, like a fish out of water.

I propose we stop further sad events like this by freeing academics from their evil confines and expose them, slowly at first, to the real world. A world of both left AND right turns. A world of real work, useful accomplishment and belief in, and actual support for our culture.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 11/28/2013 2:35:19 PM     (No. 9632829)

Good proposal #2 but professors are recruited and screened for those very qualities, especially at the Ivy League schools. A non-liberal, straight, non-communist sane person would not have a chance of getting a position.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/28/2013 2:54:40 PM     (No. 9632833)

This is not the class of Yale professor that I remember. Back in the years that I was in New Haven, factors that led up to this guy being thrown in the slammer stayed completely under the public radar, and chances are would never have occurred in the first place.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cheeflo, 11/29/2013 10:51:55 AM     (No. 9633492)

Wonder why he was on leave. Sounds like his personal life was in trouble in more ways than one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/29/2013 8:40:53 PM     (No. 9634058)

This reminds me of story I heard decades ago about a lawyer at the bottom of the sea.

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