Heckler’s Veto: University of Alabama Jacks Up ‘Security’ Fee 700% for Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

How controversial is Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos? Controversial enough that his appearance at the University of Alabama requires security that costs seven times what normally would be anticipated for similar events staged at the university. On Monday, Yiannopoulos is scheduled to give a speech at an event sponsored by the University of Alabama’s College Republicans as part of his cross-country “The Dangerous Faggot Tour.” The University of Alabama, however, has – without explicitly expressing opposition to the event – gone out of its way to prevent the event from happening. Gerald Fraas, treasurer of the University of Alabama College Republicans and who is spearheading the Yiannopoulos event, told Breitbart News their initial estimate was around $800-1,200. After “a small conversation” involving a University of Alabama Police Department official, the price of security for the event was then quoted as “probably” around $4,600-4,800. However on Wednesday, Fraas received a notice from University of Alabama Police Lt. Jeff Nabors, the special event planning coordinator of the university’s police department, saying there would be a new price tag: $6,955. Breitbart News has obtained a copy of this email. Nathaniel White, the chairman of the College Republican Federation of Alabama, the organization overseeing the 20 College Republican chapters in Alabama, told Breitbart News