Liberal students and professors to University Police: “Please ignore and deny reality when doing your jobs. If you need advice on how to do this on a consistent basis, we Progressives would be more than happy to demonstrate how we live in that state of denial every moment of every day.”
From CBS Minnesota: “‘U’ Students Want Crime Alerts To Avoid Using Racial Descriptions.”
The organizations wrote that while campus safety is crucial, the profiling can be devastating for black male students.
“[We] unanimously agree that campus safety should be of the UMPD’s utmost importance; however, efforts to reduce crime should never be at the expense of our Black men, or any specific group of people likely to be targeted. In addition to causing Black men to feel unsafe and distrusted, racial profiling is proven to inflict negative psychological effects on its victims.”
At Wednesday’s forum, Ian Taylor Jr., president of the Black Men’s Forum, said members of his organization feel threatened when the use of a racial description is given in the crime alerts.
“The repeated black, black, black suspect,” Taylor said. “And what that does it really discomforts the mental and physical comfort for students on campus because they feel like suspicions begin to increase.”
The letter then gave 12 recommendations to UMPD Chief Gregory Hestness on how to improve their response.
The recommendations include requiring officers to attend diversity training, and attach a link on crime alerts to the U’s no-tolerance policy on racial profiling.
Can you imagine the outrage if someone with an “assault weapon” was roaming the campus, specifically targeting blacks?!? Police: Please shelter in-place due to an active-shooter on campus who appears to be shooting only people of darker skin tone. The individual is wearing a stolen campus police uniform, and carrying a big, scary rifle.
Liberal professor: We need more information, or we won’t know whether the person we see could be the murderer! What does the shooter look like, and is it a male or a female?
Police: Because we don’t want to feed a racial or sexual stereotype we cannot provide any known factual information about the shooter. Good luck.
Liberal professor: But he or she is killing black people… we have to know so we can more adequately protect ourselves!
Police: Sorry, it’s in the University policy document attached to this warning.
Liberal professor: You’re leaving us vulnerable! Racist!
People not living in a fantasy world: *sigh*