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Student Govt. at Ohio State Asks School to Cut Ties With Columbus Police Department

Student Govt. at Ohio State Asks School to Cut Ties With Columbus Police Department

“Our city is burning, our students are hurting, the safety and wellbeing of the Black community is at inherent risk and there is no other time to act than now.”

This is going to become a trend now. Campus activists are exploiting the riots.

Cleveland.com reports:

Ohio State student governments ask for university to cut ties to Columbus Police Department

The presidents of Ohio State University’s student government groups asked in a joint letter for university leaders to cut ties with the Columbus Police Department, stating police took “violent and inexcusable actions” against protesters.

The police killing of George Floyd, where a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee against the handcuffed man’s neck, sparked a series of protests nationwide. Sunday marked the fourth day of protests in Columbus.

In a letter addressed to President Michael Drake, Senior Vice President Jay Kasey, Vice President Dr. Melissa Shivers, Chief Kimberley Spears-McNatt, and Director of Public Safety Monica Moll, the student groups said officers’ response to the protest was unjustly forceful and militaristic.

“As our university leaders, your priorities, commitments, and duties are to the safety of your students and the footprint our university leaves on the City of Columbus,” the letter reads. “We can no longer accept bias trainings, reactionary meetings, or community dialogue. Community dialogue does not work when you kill the community. Our city is burning, our students are hurting, the safety and wellbeing of the Black community is at inherent risk and there is no other time to act than now.”

Officials will be “in dialogue” with student leaders about their concerns, according to a university statement on Monday.

“As President Drake wrote on Saturday, George Floyd suffered a horrendous and completely unnecessary death. His killing, and those that have come before, demand that we create a different future. We know our students are hurting, we are here to support them, and we are inspired by their commitment to this cause.

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sparked a series of protests nationwide
And riots.

Sunday marked the fourth day of protests in Columbus.
Were they protests? Or were they riots? Or both?
That makes all the difference when discussing whether the police actions were “violent and inexcusable actions.”

If they throw the cops off the campus, then the faculty and students will have to pack their own heat. That is, if they can find any gun stores that aren’t sold out. The combination of the virus quarantine plus the riots has forced firearms sales into the stratosphere.

Antifundamentalist | June 4, 2020 at 5:26 pm

If you don’t feel safe, speak up and enroll elsewhere. This nonsense will only stop when funding stops.

Good luck handling crowd and traffic control on a football Saturday without the Columbus police. That is, if there will be any more football Saturdays.

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