“We believe in a better world where community safety means community, rehabilitation, and restorative justice.”
Police should consider obliging students who make these demands. Just stop responding to police calls. See how long that lasts.
The College Fix reports:
Hamilton College student leaders work to ‘defund the police,’ claim ‘white supremacists’ are on campus
Following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, students and faculty at Hamilton College received an email denoting some of them as white supremacists and calling for the admissions office to better block such students from enrolling in the future.
It was part of a larger push to grow a “defund the police” effort at the private, New York college.
The email came from leadership at the school’s Student Assembly and was signed by President Saphire Ruiz as well as Fall Vice President Eric Stenzel and Spring Vice President Christian Hernandez Barragan.
In their email, the campus leaders reacted to the verdict and explained that members of the Hamilton community had much more work to do in creating an inclusive environment.
“We believe in a better world where community safety means community, rehabilitation, and restorative justice. And we will fight for it,” the email reads in part.
Assembly members were also very adamant in encouraging a push to defund the police in their email.
“Racist (not ‘racialized’) American policing should be the one on trial. And it’s guilty. Derek Chauvin was a sacrificial lamb for police across the country to avoid any measure of reform or systemic change,” they wrote. “Even now, Democratic and Republican officials alike admit that this verdict reduces the pressure on them to take action. We can’t let up. We need to defund the police.”
Finally, the email called some members of Hamilton “white supremacists,” but did not name any specific groups.
“But we also want to bring attention to the fact that there are white supremacists enrolled at Hamilton today. They’ve slandered racial justice advocates on social media platforms, used racial slurs at Black and brown community events, stalked students of color, called Black Lives Matter protesters ‘rabid dogs’ and scapegoated immigrants for climate change in a media publication on campus, and much more,” they wrote.
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