Harvard Cancels Course on Innovative Policing Strategy After Activists Complain
“would have explored a policing strategy known as Counter-Criminal Continuum policing, sometimes referred to as C3, which aims to build trust between police, community leaders, landlords and business owners”
One of the reasons the left is so successful at this is because they are so loud. They complain until they get their way.
The College Fix reports:
Harvard cancels course on innovative policing tactics after activists complain
Harvard University student activists successfully convinced the Ivy League school to cancel a course on an innovative policing strategy that was slated to be offered by an engineering professor who is also colonel in the Army Reserve.
But the course — and the unique policing strategy that was to be the focus of the class — is supported by residents and business owners of Springfield, Massachusetts, where it is currently being used.
They have expressed outrage over its cancellation, and the professor slated to teach the class has vowed to work to offer it this fall.
The class, “Data Fusion in Complex Systems: A Case Study,” was to be led by Kevin “Kit” Parker, a bioengineering professor who during his military career served in Afghanistan.
The course would have explored a policing strategy known as Counter-Criminal Continuum policing, sometimes referred to as C3, which aims to build trust between police, community leaders, landlords and business owners.
The Harvard course was designed to look at the efficacy of police tactics in the North End of Springfield, which is 90 miles west of Harvard University and Boston. It has seen success under C3 policing.
However, the dean of the engineering school, Francis Doyle, cancelled the class on January 25 after outcry from some campus activists, the student newspaper The Harvard Crimson reported.
In his email on the decision, Doyle acknowledged concerns expressed over “the design and pedagogy of the proposed course.” Doyle also reportedly wrote classes offered at the school should align with Harvard’s “values.”
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The temper tantrum tyrants don’t know what they want, but what is most alarming is how fast the administrations of these colleges kowtow to them.
All “community policing” and “continuum policing” polices “aim to build trust” by, essentially, requiring police to ignore crimes committed by members of that community.
That is incorrect. Community policing is getting to know the community and it’s legitimate needs, and building a relationship with the community so they are more supportive and will assist in the goals of the department.
I’m talking about the actual effect, not euphemistic platitudes.