“There is a different way to address the reasons why there are different forms of crime.”
Who do these people think they’re going to call if someone steals from them or tries to harm them?
The College Fix reports:
UC Santa Barbara students, backed by radical profs, demand abolition of campus police
Last Thursday played host to a University of California system-wide “Cops Off Campus Rally” at which protesters demanded all UC police departments be disbanded by September of next year.
At UC Santa Barbara, over 100 students, faculty and members of the community banged pot and pans in a “clamor of energy” and offered “impassioned chants” in their bid to get rid of campus cops, according to The Daily Nexus.
UCSB English professor Felice Blake told the crowd she and others are “deeply concerned” about cops’ “use of violence and murder, especially [on] Black and Brown people.” She also complained about how campus police had been used to quell UC Cost of Living Adjustment protests.
Blake said “We are here because it’s time for us to be here, it’s more than time. It’s time for us to make a demand to abolish — and when I say abolish, I mean abolish — the police.”
According to her faculty page, Blake’s research interests include “literature, cultural studies, Black Studies, and gender studies.”
Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies head Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval claimed that people opposed to getting rid of campus police suffer from an “impoverishment of imagination.”
“There is a different way to become safe,” he said. “There is a different way to address the reasons why there are different forms of crime. How can we address joblessness, poverty, the poor conditions people have to live in that create crime?”
Armbruster-Sandoval’s academic interests include “race, labor, empire, social movements […] Marxism [and] liberation theology.”
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