Due to the Republican National Convention this week, extra law enforcement has been brought in to Cleveland from around the country. Obviously, they need a place to sleep, so the city of Cleveland asked local universities and colleges if they could house these out of town guests. The city would reimburse any colleges who chose to participate. Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland offered up space in their dorms. 1700 law enforcement personnel will be staying in campus dorms.
Students there immediately flipped out and began seeking safe spaces. Literally. Their issue? Armed police. The students were so afraid of having armed police in their presence they began protesting to school officials. It goes deeper than that. An on-line petition was created and garnered over 300 signatures to force any police staying on campus to disarm and store their weapons and gear in an off-campus location. Further, they expressed extreme fear stating,
“I am scared and concerned for students of color, queer* and trans* students and all university community members at the mercy of an arbitrarily expanded police force without clear oversight or attachment to the community,” wrote one petitioner, Shannon Groll. “Please, protect CWRU as a safe space for all bodies.”
“I am deeply troubled by the presence – even temporarily – of a militarized police force on the CWRU campus,” wrote Keith Fitch. “The number one priority for an educational institution is to guarantee a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff.” [HeatStreet]
What the hell do they think police are? They have been so brainwashed that they actually believe police are NOT there to protect and serve but to harass and use humans as target practice. This is the narrative that is being indoctrinated into this generation of malleable minds.
These idiots are so afraid for their safety that many asked for housing off campus for the week. In response to the whining and pussification of these indoctrinated students, school authorities canceled classes on campus for the week, which have instead been moved off campus. All summer camps have been rescheduled and any students residing on campus will be helped in finding an alternative place to stay….for the week.
Meanwhile, the President of Case Western Reserve University, Barbara Snyder, has been brought to her knees. She is kissing the feet of her highly traumatized special snowflakes and issued the following statement:
“[I]n answering the city’s convention request, we failed to give adequate consideration to the impact the decision would have on members of our community—in particular students staying in residence halls near the buildings housing the officers.”
Police officials have responded too. In a show of kowtowing to political correctness, officials assured the students and administration that “any officers using the University to bed down during the convention would take care to secure their weapons between shifts, and that officers would be on their best behavior while on campus.”
Really? Police officials had to assure students that police would be on their ‘best behavior’? What does that even mean? Sure, they are staying on a college campus, but do they really believe that officers are going to start behaving like freshmans holding keg parties and running around campus naked? Or do they need to promise that police are not going to harass “students of color, queer and trans students”, because that tends to be a problem amongst police departments across the country? It is not clear what they meant, but it certainly was not a strong statement to give sensitive kids who hate you.