“We do have handguns; we do not have rifles”
The campus police chief thinks they should have access to rifles, not just handguns.
The Daily Caller reports:
Evergreen State Police Chief Resigns: ‘We Should Have Rifles’
The police chief of The Evergreen State College resigned after the campus administration would not let her or her officers have access to rifles, according to a Wednesday report.
Stacy Brown resigned as chief of Evergreen’s Police Services, according to The Olympian. Campus protesters demanded Brown’s firing in May. The students leveled allegations of racism against Brown and held signs with messages such as “Black lives matter: End the injustice.”
“We do have handguns; we do not have rifles,” noted Brown to the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee in June. “We are the only state university that does not have rifles for active shooter situations.”
Evergreen’s campus closed for multiple days in June, citing an external threat.
When the committee asked whether the department did not have rifles because of a philosophical or funding issue, Brown noted that there was a philosophical discrepancy and reported that the school prevented the department from arming itself with the firearms.
“It concerns me greatly; we should have rifles, in my opinion,” said Brown.
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