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Cabot Phillips: Opposition to Pledge of Allegiance by ‘social justice warriors’ signals alarming trend

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Grand Valley State University’s student government became the latest in a growing list of groups to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings because the pledge isn’t “inclusive” enough. Though the vote at the Michigan university in early November was reversed a week later after a national backlash, student senators still maintained that offering an oath of loyalty to a nation that “oppresses” its own people is unacceptable.

While these college students sitting in taxpayer-funded classrooms wallowed in their “oppression,” students at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University were under siege from the Chinese military for daring to stand up for human rights.

The juxtaposition between real and imagined oppression w`ent unnoticed — or was intentionally ignored — as Grand Valley’s students claimed anyone failing to see mass oppression in America is blinded by privilege.

Ironically, the same students accusing others of being blinded by privilege fail to observe the glaringly obvious privilege they themselves enjoy: American Privilege. That is, the unique privilege of living in a country that actively protects the rights of its people to criticize their government without fear of repercussions.

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The growing idea that America is a land of oppression rather than freedom is the symptom of a culture that incentivizes victimhood by bowing down to anyone claiming to be disadvantaged. Having spent the past half-decade following trends on college campuses, I’ve seen first-hand the environment this type of culture has fostered.

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Most college freshmen arrive on campus as 18-year-olds, eager to fit in. They observe the social hierarchy and quickly note that those at the top are the individuals who can lay claim to being the most oppressed.

That victim status offers immunity from foes, praise from peers, and garners special treatment from those in authority, namely school administrators. Oppression is the currency in today’s social economy, and business is booming.

However, the ultimate praise on campus is reserved for those who can claim oppression while simultaneously combating it themselves. The role of “social justice warrior” is now a tantalizing one for a young student looking to fit in.

The only thing missing is often the social injustice itself. Thankfully for these self-identified warriors, the actual presence of oppression and injustice isn’t necessary to receive validation — all that’s needed is the claim that it exists.

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Every superhero needs a villain, and upon hearing each day in class that the United States is a genocidal country with a predominant legacy of racism and bigotry, it’s easy for these young, passionate minds to settle on America itself as their foe of choice.

Soon the idea of being proud of such a country, let alone pledging allegiance to it, becomes unconscionable.

Such melodramatic views would be comical it they didn’t harbor dangerous repercussions for the future of the United States.

While the problems these students claim to face are often fictitious, their proposed solutions are very real, and pose a serious threat to our society as a whole. Freedoms we assume to be unassailable – like freedom of speech, assembly, and religion – are now under attack.

This year alone, we’ve seen students demand their freedoms be taken away, all in the name of inclusivity and social justice. Whether it’s the implementation of restrictive speech codes and bias response teams, or mass protests against student newspapers for daring to reach out for comment from both sides of the political aisle, students increasingly view freedom not as a privilege, but as a burden to carry.

These students are OK sacrificing their rights in exchange for the perceived feeling of emotional safety this offers.

We cannot stand idly by while the next generation carves away at our freedoms in the name of social justice. At the crux of this alarming trend is academia at all levels.

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We need to educate young people on what our flag truly represents – liberty and justice for all – and help them to see the privilege they enjoy living in the United States. Only then can we hope that they channel their passion towards protecting the principles that have made us the freest, most equitable nation in human history.

Members of the next generation won’t preserve our freedom for the future and carry on our aspirational creed if they don’t think it’s anything worth preserving.

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Army-Navy game to feature throwback 1960s Navy football uniforms this year

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“Forged by history, bound by brotherhood.”

It’s that time of year again for one of the biggest American college football rivalries.

The 120th ArmyNavy game is set for Saturday, Dec. 14, in Philadelphia, and the Navy Midshipmen are looking to break the Army Black Knights’ three-year winning streak while also showcasing new uniforms.

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Navy, which leads the legendary rivalry 60-52-7, will be sporting throwback uniforms that pay homage to the Midshipmen teams of the 1960s.

“The uniforms they wore featured a traditional navy blue contrasted with brilliant gold accents, a brilliant look for some of the best teams in the nation during their respective seasons,” Under Armour said in a press release. “This era provided the appropriate inspiration needed to outfit the current Midshipmen squad for Saturday’s rivalry game.”

Under Armour and the Navy collaborated to design the uniforms, which are a tribute to halfback Joe Bellino — who passed away in March — and quarterback Roger Staubach, who both won the Heisman while at Navy in 1960 and 1963, respectively.

Once a 5-foot-9-inch, 180-pound halfback for the Naval Academy, Bellino was the first player awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1960 for his exceptional performance on and off the field.

Staubach, the 1963 Heisman Trophy winner for the U.S. Naval Academy and a Hall of Fame quarterback, didn’t join the Dallas Cowboys until 1969 — five years after he was drafted — so that he could complete his required military service, including a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam.

The Army also unveiled their 1st Cavalry Division uniforms for the big game, which feature a camouflage-based helmet and jersey.

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The Midshipmen and Black Knights first met on the football field in West Point, N.Y., in 1890.

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The branches will meet on Lincoln Financial Field, in Philadelphia, on Dec. 14. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. ET.

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Matt Gaetz grills impeachment witnesses over Democratic donations, slams professor’s dig at Barron Trump

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House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., grilled three of the four impeachment panel witnesses for their past support for Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, and admonished one for making a joke at the expense of the teenage son of President Trump.

Gaetz began his allotted five minutes of question time by responding to the previous questioner, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem S. Jeffries, D-N.Y., who noted that Americans had elected a Democrat majority in the House to serve as a check on Trump.

“The will of the American people also elected Donald Trump to be president of the United States in the 2016 election, and there’s one party that can’t seem to get over it,” Gaetz said, adding that unlike Jeffries’ caucus, Republicans haven’t focused all of their resources on attempting to remove the top official in the opposing party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

“Frankly, we’d love to govern with you,” he added.

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Turning to the professors, he asked UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Michael Gerhardt to confirm that he donated to President Barack Obama.

“My family did, yes,” Gerhardt responded.

Shifting his attention to Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman, Gaetz noted the educator has written several articles that portray Trump in a negative light.

Mar-a-Lago ad belongs in impeachment file,” Gaetz said, repeating the title of an April 2017 piece Feldman wrote for Bloomberg Opinion.

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Gaetz further pressed Feldman, asking him: “Do you believe you’re outside of the political mainstream on the question of impeachment?”

Responding to Gaetz, Feldman said impeachment is warranted whenever a president abuses their power for personal gain or when they “corrupt the democratic process.” The professor added he was an “impeachment skeptic” until the July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.

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After the exchange, Gaetz turned to Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan and challenged her on reported four-figure donations to Clinton, Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

“Why so much more for Hillary than the other two?” he added, smiling.

The Florida lawmaker went on to criticize Karlan for a remark she made while answering an earlier question by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas.

Karlan had told Jackson Lee that there is a difference between what Trump can do as president and the powers of a medieval king.

“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son ‘Barron’, he can’t make him a baron.”

Gaetz fumed at the remark, saying it does not lend “credibility” to her argument.

“When you invoke the president’s son’s name here, when you try to make a little joke out of referencing Barron Trump… it makes you look mean, it makes you look like you are attacking someone’s family: the minor child of the president of the United States.”

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Mississippi State prevails after Egg Bowl leg lift taunt costs Ole Miss OT

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An ill-timed taunt by Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore cost his team a chance to take a Thanksgiving rivalry game with Mississippi State into overtime.

Moore, meaning to taunt opposing fans, was penalized for celebrating a touchdown by crawling around the end zone and pretending to urinate like a dog.

On the final drive of the game, Mississippi State committed three of its five total penalties and Ole Miss ran nine plays inside the 15 before eventually connecting for a touchdown.

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But after the touchdown was signaled, Moore did his poorly-timed puppy parroting act and two officials responded by throwing flags that tacked on 15 yards to the Ole Miss extra-point attempt.

Then came the dagger as kicker Luke Morgan missed the 35-yard attempt.

Mississippi State emerged victorious in the 116th Egg Bowl, winning, 21-20, and taking home the prized “Golden Egg.” This was the team’s first win at home since 2013 as Mississippi State won the turnover battle, 3-1.

In a postgame interview, Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead — who has been under scrutiny by Mississippi State fans — said the win solidified his standing as “the right man for this job.”

“Just make sure everyone understands,” he said, “this is my school, this is my team, this is my program, and I’m not interested in anybody’s validation except for the guys in the locker room. And every single one of them you can ask who’s the right man for the job, they’re going to tell you it’s me. I promise you that.”

According to the Clarion-Ledger, only two other coaches in program history have started their Egg Bowl history with a win since World War II.

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Mississippi State won an average of fewer than six games per year from 1980 to 2017. Moorehead’s team won eight in 2018 and just clinched the sixth win in his second season.

“They can go pound sand,” Moorehead said of his critics. “The only people I care about are the kids in that locker room…Everyone else can go kick rocks.”

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Donations skyrocket for family of Stephen F. Austin player who hit winning basket against Duke

Duke, the No. 1 college basketball team in the country, was stunned Tuesday by Stephen F.  Austin, losing in dramatic fashion in overtime. But the biggest shocker has been the spike in funds raised for the family of the player who hit the game-winning layup.

A two-month-old GoFundMe page set up to help Nathan Bain’s family in the Bahamas rebuild from Hurricane Dorian damage had raised more than $97,000 and counting just before 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, a huge spike from the roughly $2,000 it had raised over several weeks before Tuesday night’s game, The Associated Press reported.

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Stephen F. Austin forward Nathan Bain (23) and guard David Kachelries (4) celebrated Bain’s game winning basket against Duke in overtime on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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The fundraiser generated more in donations in less than 24 hours after the game than Stephen F. Austin made from Duke for coming to Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., and playing the game in the first place.

SFA’s guarantee from the game was $85,000, a school spokesman said.

GoFundMe spokeswoman Aja Shepherd said the Bain family page was the second-most popular campaign Wednesday, surpassed only by one for victims of an earthquake in Albania. More than 1,500 donors from all 50 states gave an average of $36, she said.

Bain said Wednesday the donation totals “skyrocketed” after the game.

“I was just in disbelief at what basketball had done for my family,” the 6-foot-6, fifth-year senior guard told The Associated Press by phone. “It was truly a blessing.”

The initial fundraising goal of $25,000 was increased to $50,000. That goal, too, was surpassed by early Wednesday afternoon.

“I want them to know how much … we appreciate it, and how thankful we are that we’re alive,” Bain’s father, Norris Bain, told the AP. “As bad as it is, it could have been a lot worse.”

Norris Bain said the storm left more than 10 feet of water in the family’s single-story home in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and the house was “totally gutted” and none of their possessions recoverable. And the church he runs, Tabernacle Baptist Church, had 5 feet of water inside; its affiliated K-12 school had 4 feet of water and a hole in the roof caused by the Category 5 storm that hit the islands.

He said the roof has been fixed and enough repairs have been made to reopen the school, but the phone system has not been fully repaired, among other things.

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Stephen F. Austin forward Nathan Bain (23) made the game-winning basket over Duke forward Jack White (41) during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday. Stephen F. Austin won 85-83. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

ESPN called  SFA’s win the biggest college basketball upset in 15 years and pointed out that the Blue Devils were favored by 27.5 points. It was the school’s first nonconference loss on their home court since 2000. Duke held a 15-point lead at one point in the game.

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Duke had the ball in the closing seconds of overtime, but Tre Jones missed a jumper with about 15 seconds left and Wendell Moore rebounded it. Hounded by the Lumberjacks’ high-pressure defense, Hurt threw the ball away in a scramble with about 3 seconds left and it went to Bain — who went the length of the floor for a buzzer-beating layup. The Lumberjacks won 85-83.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Climate protesters delay Harvard-Yale football game after staging sit-in on field

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Saturday’s Harvard-Yale football game came to a halt after climate protesters staged a sit-in during halftime and refused to leave.

A few dozen protesters made their way onto the field. Some held signs demanding that Ivy League schools divest from the fossil fuel industry. Others had signs that raised issues of Puerto Rican debt and the treatment of the Uighurs in China.

The incident ended after about an hour when police escorted some of the protesters off the field. A handful of others were arrested.

Police in yellow vests initially lined up alongside the sit-in but did not intervene. When the 15-minute halftime expired and the protest continued, hundreds more fans streamed onto the field to join in. By halftime, Harvard was leading Yale 15-3.

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Chants of “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Fossil fuels have got to go!” were interrupted by the public address announcer imploring the protesters to leave.

“As a courtesy to both teams, the game must resume,” he said.

After about an hour, police formed a line and moved forward, from the Yale sideline toward the Harvard sideline. An agreement was reached to escort the remaining protesters off the field, with one police officer to accompany every two protesters.

Those who did not leave at that point, about one or two dozen, were informed by Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins that they would be arrested.

The protest received support from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who has become a leading figure of the progressive movement’s climate advocacy.

Others weren’t supportive of the protest.

“If we haven’t yet reached peak stupid, then we are assuredly about to cross the event horizon,” former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino tweeted.

The incident was just the latest in a series of climate demonstrations that erupted in the fall. Protesters held sit-ins in the offices of both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, demanding more aggressive action on climate change. Actress Jane Fonda has participated in several protests, including one on Friday that resulted in multiple arrests.

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Climate change has gained more attention as 2020 Democrats shone a spotlight on the issue and President Trump filed paperwork to officially withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Yale women’s soccer coach no longer at program over sexual misconduct allegations at former school

Yale women’s soccer coach Brendan Faherty is no longer at the school after he was accused of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached.

Yale made the announcement in a three-sentence statement on Friday.

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“Effective immediately, Brendan Faherty is no longer the head coach of the Yale University women’s soccer team. Faherty went 11-4-1 overall and 4-2-1 in Ivy League play in his only season,” the statement said, adding that Sarah Martinez and Sade Ayinde would become interim coaches.

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Yale University revealed Brendan Faherty was no longer the coach of the women’s soccer team amid sexual abuse allegations against him (Yale Athletics)

It wasn’t clear whether Faherty resigned or was fired.

Faherty coached at the University of New Haven from 2002 to 2009. According to the Yale Daily News, former players at New Haven accused him of groping one player and having a consensual relationship with another. Neither of the players was under the age of 18 at the time of the allegations.

Several former players under Faherty told the Yale Daily News they drank with him while they were players and that he frequently met with some at the bar. Faherty was 24 at the time he coached at New Haven.

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Daniel Rude, the University of New Haven associate director of athletics, told the Associated Press the school prohibits coach-student relationships. The NCAA has no official ban on coach-player relationships but encourages schools to prohibit them.

University of New Haven President Steven Kaplan said the school hired an independent firm to investigate allegations against Faherty.

“There is absolutely zero tolerance for anyone who jeopardizes the safety or sense of self-worth of students, faculty, staff, or any other member of the University family,” Kaplan said in a statement.

Yale officials released a separate statement on Faherty.

“The Yale Daily News shared deeply troubling information with the university, none of which was made known to the university in the interview and vetting process,” the school said. “As of November 20, 2019, Mr. Faherty is no longer employed by the university.”

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Faherty came from Stony Brook University to replace Rudy Meredith, who was caught in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Yale vice president for communications Nate Nickerson told the Yale Daily News that the accusations made in the newspaper were not revealed during the school’s background check.

Faherty has not commented on the allegations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ex-Boston College student linked to boyfriend’s suicide to be arraigned Friday, report says

Inyoung You, a 21-year-old former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself, is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

You had returned to her native South Korea but is due in a Suffolk County courtroom to face charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old Alexander Urtula, FOX 25 of Boston reported.

The woman was in South Korea when she was indicted in October. She and Urtula had dated for 18 months before Urtula, a New Jersey resident, jumped to his death from the top of a parking garage May 20, the day of his college graduation.

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Inyoung You was indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter last month in the suicide death of her boyfriend, Alexander Urtula. (Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office )

Earlier this week a public relations firm working on behalf of You released text messages suggesting she tried to intervene before Urtula died, FOX 25 reported.

After the announcement of her upcoming arraignment, David Guarino, a spokesman for the Urtula family released a statement that read in part:

“Since losing Alexander in May, the Urtula family and everyone who loved Alex has been devastated by his loss. Not a minute of any day goes by without those who loved Alex grieving and continually feeling the sharp pain of his passing all over again. memory by allowing his family and friends the privacy they need during this difficult time.”

The couple exchanged some 75,000 texts in the weeks before Urtula’s death, MassLive.com reported. Some of those from You said “go die” and that his loved ones would be better off without him, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins told the news outlet.

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It was unclear what potential penalty You faces if convicted.

[Editor’s note: This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).]

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this story.

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Ann Coulter event at UC Berkeley draws masked protesters; multiple arrests reported

An appearance by conservative writer Ann Coulter at the University of California at Berkeley drew a crowd of protesters Wednesday night, in the latest episode of “cancel culture” on the nation’s college campuses.

“Multiple” mask-wearing protesters were arrested, campus police confirmed on Twitter.

Covering faces is a violation of campus protest policy, the Bay Area’s FOX 2 reported. The station said as many as seven people were arrested.

Video posted online showed Coulter being quickly escorted past protesters into the building where the event, titled, “Adios, America,” was held. It was hosted by the Berkeley campus’ College Republicans.

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Coulter started speaking about 15 minutes late because attendees had trouble getting through a “human chain” of protesters who tried to block ticketholders from getting inside the building.

“They can protest all they want and shout their slogans – free speech – I’m cool with that, but I am not cool with having somebody block our way getting in,” said Derrick Main, a Marin County Republican Central Committee member. He told FOX 2 he paid $45 for his ticket.

“They can protest all they want and shout their slogans … but I am not cool with having somebody block our way getting in.”

— Derrick Main, speech attendee

Conservative writer Andy Ngo posted video that appeared to show a woman having her ticket stolen.

Some of the protesters said they were there to promote left-wing causes.

“We’re here to show our support for DACA and also to protest white supremacy,” Hamid Hakimi, a student protester, told Berkeleyside.

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Some protesters said they wanted to see the event shut down, but others agreed Coulter had a right to speak.

“I think it’s important that we hear people like her speak to know that this is real,” a student named Aurora told FOX 2.

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Ann Coulter appears on “The View” in 2017. (Getty Images) 

“What we’re doing by protesting is showing that her specific speech is not welcome here,” student Gianluca Pedrani told the station.

“What we’re doing by protesting is showing that her specific speech is not welcome here.”

— Gianluca Pedrani, student

There were two protesters inside the event, but only one was removed because the other agreed to be silent, FOX 2 reported.

The Berkeley campus is frequently the center for free speech debates. in September 2017 a scheduled four-day event dubbed Free Speech Week was canceled over safety concerns. Protesters had sought to silence a featured speaker, provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

Earlier that year, Coulter canceled an event on the campus, also over safety concerns. She called the situation “a dark day for free speech in America.”

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“¡Adios, America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole,” is a book written by Coulter in 2015.

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Boston College student accused of urging boyfriend to kill himself claims she did opposite, releases texts

A former Boston College student who prosecutors said encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself says text messages she sent to him in his final moments prove otherwise.

Inyoung You, a 21-year-old South Korea native who studied at the Massachusetts school, was indicted in October on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of fellow student, Alexander Urtula. The two dated for 18 months before Urtula jumped to his death from the top of a parking garage on May 20, the day of his college graduation.

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Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said You was “physically, verbally and psychologically abusive” to Urtula, of New Jersey, and sent him more than 47,000 texts in the final two months of their relationship that allegedly included “go kill yourself” and “go die.”

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Inyoung You was indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter last month in the suicide death of her boyfriend, Alexander Urtula. (Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office )

But You, who withdrew from Boston College in August and has been living in Asia, disputed the narrative — and provided The Boston Globe with copies of texts she says she sent to Urtula just before he committed suicide.

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When she realized what Urtula was trying to do, she reportedly pleaded with him to “stop” and “don’t do this.”

Urtula apparently turned off the GPS tracking on his phone, which led You to text him: “Where the [expletive] are you,” and “Who’d you run into or talk to? Whose room did u go to? Hello.”

“I’m not talking to anyone. I won’t ever again. I’m happy I got to spend my last night with you. I love you inyoung until my last breath,” Urtula apparently wrote to You.

“Then WHERE ARE YOU,” she replied, before telling him: “I ASKED U WHY UR LOCATION WASN’T AVAILABLE. … ARE U KIDDING ME.”

“I’m not gonna be anywhere inyoung this is goodbye forever. I love you. This isn’t your fault it’s mine,” Urtula allegedly messaged her. “I’m far away on a tall place and I’m not gonna be here for long. … I’m leaving everyone.”

“ALEX. “WHAT SRE [sic] YOU [expletive] DOING. IF U [expletive] LOVE ME STOP. IF U EVER [expletive] LOVED ME STOP,” she said, writing in all caps. “PLWASE STOp [sic]. Talk to me. STOP. STOP. PLESEE [sic]. IM CRYING PLEASE. PICK UP. PLEASE . . . DON’T LEAVE ME LIKE THAT. IF U EVER LOVED ME STOP. IF YOU WANNA SHOW ME U LOVE ME STOP . . . please pick up . . . talk to me please.”

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At some point, Urtula turned his GPS tracking back on and You found his location. She says she texted Urtula’s brother — who was in Boston for the graduation — to let him know where he was, and they both headed to the parking garage.

You continued to text Urtula as she took an Uber, begging him to answer her, writing, “PLEASE IM ALMOST THERE PLEASE. where are u please please please.”

But when Urtula saw You at the parking garage, he jumped, sources close to You’s family told the Globe.

In October, when the district attorney’s office announced the indictment, Rollin claimed many of the texts You and Urtula exchanged “display the power dynamic of the relationship, wherein Ms. You made demands and threats with the understanding that she had complete and total control over Mr. Urtula both mentally and emotionally.”

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You isolated Urtula from friends and family and was aware of the depression and suicidal thoughts brought on by her abuse, the district attorney said.

The case bore similarities to the case of Michelle Carter, a Massachusetts woman who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 after her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, died years earlier after she used text messages and phone calls to encourage him to kill himself.

Rollins acknowledged You and Carter’s cases were similar, but alleged the complete control You had over Urtula was different than Carter and Roy.

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Carter’s lawyers maintained her texts were constitutionally protected free speech. Her conviction was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, but has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which hasn’t yet decided whether it will take up the case.

[Editor’s note: This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Fox News’ Robert Gearty and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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