collegeLiberalism’s outrage mob witch-burnings are about to go high tech.

Any University of Colorado (CU) student who says something mean will be entered into an offender database modeled after the system that tracks violent sex offenders.

Those investigating hurt feelings will even be given the “offender’s” Social Security number.

CU’s “Bias Incident Reporting” system is intended to “address the impact of demeaning and hurtful statements as well as acts of intolerance directed towards protected classes,” National Review’s Katherine Timpf reports.

The system will “track” people who commit thought crimes defined “as any conduct or expression in which an individual or group is intentionally targeted and that demeans, degrades or harasses an individual or group based on the actual or perceived basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy of another individual or group of individuals.”

You can bet “political philosophy” will not protect conservatives and will be used to suppress speech that challenges liberalism.

Anyone who “perceives that they may have” witnessed a “bias-motivated incident” are “urged to report the incident immediately.”

The “perceives that they may have” standard of proof allows anyone to personally destroy anyone over anything.

The “bias reports” will not be kept confidential.

The system offers a link where “Pre-authorized users may click here to lookup individuals.”

“Lookup” is a noun. “Look up” is a verb. Good thing the University of Colorado isn’t some kind of educational institution.

In a move that would make Soviet propaganda officials proud, the University is encouraging students to report each other through a series of posters advertising the system.

Students at the notoriously liberal institution have torn down several hundred of the posters, feeling it goes too far even for them.

But university officials defend the system intended to intimidate people with differing ideas.

“What ought to offend here is not the language on the posters, but the language that is used in perpetuating acts of racism, ethnic intimidation, homophobia and other acts of bias in our campus community,” said Chancellor Phillip DeStefano in a press release announcing the secret informant system.

Those acts? “Implied” physical threats and “slurs uttered…off campus” that “threaten whole communities and classes of people.”

DeStefano praised students who add others to the thought offender database as “people of conscience and character.”

So, in other words, they are the Shield and Sword of the University? Sehr guht, mein Herr. Sehr guht.