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Students Occupying Admin Building at Johns Hopkins U. Chain Doors Shut

Students Occupying Admin Building at Johns Hopkins U. Chain Doors Shut

“Security stands outside and posters paper the doors and windows”

Some of the students chained themselves to a stairwell in the building a few days ago to protest the formation of an armed campus police force.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Full Shutdown

People at the Johns Hopkins University campus can’t walk into the main administrative building, because student protesters have chained its doors shut.

Security stands outside and posters paper the doors and windows — one reads “No Justice, No Peace, No Private Police.” The main entrance is obscured with fliers detailing opposition to the university’s plan to bring its own police force to the elite private institution in Baltimore.

The bleak setup conveys the tensions that have escalated between student activists and administrators in the past month. Critics of the police proposal have overtaken Garland Hall, saying that private, armed law enforcement would bring a host of issues. Students have spoken out about the risk of violence and racial profiling, a concern that other colleges and universities have encountered when attempting to beef up their police presences.

Especially in the last several years, campus police officers have been criticized for their handling of racial incidents and students with mental health issues — students elsewhere who are suicidal or experiencing psychotic episodes have been shot dead by police. Last month, a black couple, unarmed and fully compliant during a traffic stop, was shot by police near Yale University (not fatally). One of the officers was from Yale’s department, prompting protests that shut down two campus thoroughfares.

Hopkins currently uses a group of off-duty Baltimore City police, who would be replaced with sworn university police.

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From the corrupt mayor’s office, a surge in homocides, the infamy of being designated America’s filthiest city, to the inmates running the Hopkins assylum, is Baltimore now just a total sh!thole city?

Good grief. Everyone wants to top from the bottom.

The campus newsletter now reports ‘Baltimore police arrest students at Garland Hall’

https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2019/05/baltimore-police-arrest-students-at-garland-hall

Secure the restroom facilities and all rooms with doors. Add some methyl mercaptan to the ventilation system and start piping some of Hillary’s noxious speeches through the PA system.

Offer the trespassing villains paper bags to manage their personal requirements since plastic bags have been banned.

Have police stationed at the exit doors to process the trespassers and staff from the registrars office to deliver expulsion notices.

I hope the students hack the admissions system and release every last file on the admissions process including all emails to prove racial profiling. Then change everyone’s GPA to 4.0 for equality. And delete all the billing for tuition to fight past privilege. Then move on to Harvard, then Yale, etc., to continue the revolution.

jakesalomon | May 11, 2019 at 11:39 pm

Easy solution to building takeovers:
Cut off the water and utilities (eg. electricity, heat, air conditioning, ventilation, water) to the building. Then have the police back away from the building.

Is this too logical for the authorities?

The report states that “student protesters have chained its doors shut”, which means that no one can leave quickly if a fire breaks out, endangering all occupants of the building.

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