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Brown University To Look Into Disciplinary Action After Disruption During Ray Kelly Speech

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Brown University will look into disciplinary action after a noisy protest disrupted a speech by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on campus last week.

In a letter to students, school president Christina Paxson said that she understands the anger toward the practice of stop-and-frisk and is herself an opponent of the tactic.

She said that while protest is an acceptable form of free speech, school policy states that disrupting a lecture amounts to censorship, which is against the school's code of conduct.

She's set up a committee of faculty and students to determine who led the protest and whether they should be punished.

School officials canceled the October 29 event after students booed Kelly for more than 30 minutes.

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