Missoula - Part Six: Aftershocks Summary & Analysis

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After Pat Williams, a member of the Board of Regents of UM, made inflammatory remarks about the Griz footballers, a petition for his removal as a Regent gained steam. He tried to save his post by publishing an article in the Missoulian in which he stated that he would be doing disservice to the university and the community if he turned a blind eye to violence. Paoli responded by saying that Williams had overstepped his authority. Former Montana Supreme Court justice Terry Trieweiler wrote a response to Paoli defending Williams. Trieweiler listed the many crimes that Griz players had been accused or convicted of. The acquittal of one player did not vindicate the entire team. The players existed in a culture of entitlement with an absence of accountability. Despite this support, Williams failed to be confirmed to the Board of Regents by...

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