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Brown University Chief of Police Resigning Amid Demands to ‘Defund the Police’

Brown University Chief of Police Resigning Amid Demands to ‘Defund the Police’

“Brown University must confront the ways it contributes to the harmful conditions that leave Black, Brown, poor, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and disabled Rhode Islanders vulnerable to predatory policing”

The man who is stepping down after being commended for a job well done, is black. Students at Brown obviously don’t care. They just want what they want.

Campus Reform reports:

Brown University police chief resigns amid ‘defund the police’ demands

Mark Porter, Executive Director and Chief of Brown University’s Department of Public Safety, will resign from his position after several months of student activism against the university’s police department.

Porter — who served for more than fifteen years at Brown — was commended by Brown Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy, Russell Carey, who noted his efforts to establish “departmental diversity and inclusion action plans, which have resulted in a more diverse work force.”

Porter received the Distinguished Community Contribution Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Providence branch in recognition of his work. However, the last several months of Porter’s service was marked by activism against Brown’s police force.

For instance, a student organization called Grasping at the Root published a list of demands, which included the complete abolition of the Brown University Department of Public Safety.

“Brown University must confront the ways it contributes to the harmful conditions that leave Black, Brown, poor, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and disabled Rhode Islanders vulnerable to predatory policing, both on and off campus,” said the group’s demands. “Brown University is the only private college in the state where campus security employees are sworn police officers with arrest powers. Brown serves as a ‘private’ extension of the carceral state, directly contributing to antiblack policing practices in Providence.”

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The Friendly Grizzly | December 30, 2020 at 11:46 am

I’m so glad I’m a white male. The police will automatically leave me alone!

    If they don’t want to be “harassed” by the cops, they need to obey the laws as written. Be assured that, after generations of history, changes of attitude might take a generation or three.
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Dolce Far Niente | December 30, 2020 at 12:29 pm

The police at Brown are obviously so busy harassing those poor transgender people in wheelchairs they have no time for community outreach and investing in diversity.

Shut ’em all down! When somebody hits someone else over the head with a beer bottle on campus or rapes some drunk girl after a party, at least no racist campus cop will answer your 911 call. Just those ordinary racist cops from the town force.

What can Brown do for you?

Nothing.

Grasping At the Root? They need to be careful.
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