“We have heard from many of you personally and across social channels of your hurt and anger that this access was permitted”
Berklee College of Music is located on Massachusetts Avenue, in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. During the protests for George Floyd, Boston police officers were posted near the school and were allowed to use the school’s bathrooms.
Now the school is apologizing for this.
Greg Norman reports at FOX News:
College in Boston apologizes for letting police officers use its bathrooms
Boston’s Berklee College of Music is now apologizing for “perpetuating feelings of oppression, silencing, and marginalization” by allowing the city’s police officers to use its bathrooms.
The school’s public safety department, in a Facebook post, said Boston Police have been staging officers near the institution since a May 31 demonstration in memory of George Floyd. This past Sunday, officials let the cops use the Berklee Performance Center’s restrooms after an informal decision was “made on the spot.”
“We have heard from many of you personally and across social channels of your hurt and anger that this access was permitted, especially as the facility is not currently open for students and members of our community,” the statement read. “Allowing police officers into the space was in no way meant to undermine Berklee’s support for Black Lives Matter.
“We understand that many members of our community feel betrayed. We are deeply sorry for the impact this had on our community and for perpetuating feelings of oppression, silencing, and marginalization,” it continued. “We will make a more concerted effort to consider the effects of our actions.
Here is the full statement the school put on Facebook:
The comments from Facebook users overwhelmingly support the Boston Police Department and denounce the school for bowing to the mob.
People are talking about this on Twitter as well:
a collective nervous breakdown — insane and scary https://t.co/t7DkXlktGY
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 11, 2020
Here’s Berklee’s President, Roger Brown. While Boston & State Police were keeping Berklee College of Music from being looted & burned down, a security officer let the police use their bathrooms. Mr. Brown had a problem with this act of civility!
Next time BPD, let it burn! pic.twitter.com/gO0Kfvztvn
— Jeff Sullivan (@TheJeffSullivan) June 10, 2020
Ashamed of the college I attended in the 70’s. Imagine having to apologize for letting the police use the restrooms… INSANITY!
— Joe Cuda (@loveandfire) June 11, 2020
And who will the Berklee College of Music call when rioters surround it and start burning it to the ground? Do they have a music performance planned for that occasion? https://t.co/hihBqsmugb
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) June 11, 2020
You would think that a school which houses millions of dollars worth of state-of-the-art audio equipment would be more appreciative of local law enforcement.
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