Derek Reeve, SJC Councilman in News All Year for Knuckleheadedness and Plagiarism, Scoffs at Integrity of His Middle Eastern Students

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Lawyer, educator and San Juan Capistrano City Councilman Derek Reeve has been called out this year for advocating guns in city parks, naming a family dog after the Islamic prophet Muhammad and plagiarizing the writings of others. The last knock cost the freeway flyer instructor a gig at Concordia University of Irvine, where Reeve had been on the Fall schedule to teach government and political science classes. Amazingly, he remains on the faculty at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo--for now anyway, as Reeve seems hellbent on working in one more ugly controversy before 2011 ends.

As first reported by our comrades at Dissent the Blog (and later picked up by The Capistrano Insider)*, Reeve recently posted the following on his Facebook page:

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If Reeve is not forced to explain himself to Saddleback administrators, it will be interesting to see how he squares his question with any international Middle Eastern students taking one or both of the Spring political science classes he's scheduled to teach come January.

*corrected paragraph

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Roy Bauer
Roy Bauer

Dude, we (Dissent the Blog) posted our story at about 7:30 last night. The Insider, admirable though it may be, didn't post until nearly midnight.But we too wonder how Reeve will explain himself to middle eastern students. But the plagiarism fubar should have been enough to get him canned. Maybe you can ask Saddleback College's President Burnett.

Matthew_T_Coker
Matthew_T_Coker

Sorry I screwed up the timeline, Roy. I mistook this line to mean Insider had it first: "The Capistrano Insider (Capistrano Dispatch) has the story."

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Jesus, why is Derek Reeve so hateful? 

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Not sure, but I will take a guess that he feels he is trying to be popular?

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

Mr Lumpyhead better hope there's no fatwa issued for the general insult to a (as we've seen before) potentially volatile section of society. Of Saddleback's 24,700-plus students, the ethnicity of 15% is listed as International or Unknown - that's 3,400-plus.   

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