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University of Chicago Students Call for More Campus Security After Grad Student is Killed

University of Chicago Students Call for More Campus Security After Grad Student is Killed

“say they don’t feel safe”

It’s important to note that student activists at the University of Chicago have been calling for the defunding of police. So which is it, more police or less?

WGN News reports:

University of Chicago students demand better campus security after graduate killed

Some University of Chicago students say they don’t feel safe after the murder of a graduate near campus.

Student protesters marched on campus demanding better security procedures, more campus police, and other improvements following the shooting death of recent graduate Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng.

Witnesses said Zheng was walking in the 900 block of East 54th Place around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, when a man in a mask and black hoodie approached him.

The two struggled and the 24-year-old was shot to death. Police charged an 18-year-old man in connection with Zheng’s murder.

Zheng became the third University of Chicago student to be killed this year.

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No race mentioned. Let me guess?

The shooter, excuse me, alleged shooter’s name is Alton Spann. What can we expect from the Chicago prosecuters? Well, here’s a clue.
While police put into custody a 28-year-old for stabbing a 31-year-old victim, reportedly his brother, on the 5300 block of Cottage Grove Avenue at approximately 6:34 a.m., the CPD Office of Communications confirmed Friday that the offender was released without charging.
The victim died. Self defense?

Kim Foxx, the local State’s Attorney, did not charge participants in a shoot out in broad daylight under the theory it was mutual combart–so I guess we add mutual combat to the law of criminal defense in the State of Illinois, or at least Cook County

The more police you defund, the safer you’ll be, kids. Isn’t that how it works?

Alternatively, those of you who aren’t clinically insane could take some of your “wokest” student leaders one by one out behind the athletic complex for a… intervention.

Yeah, an intervention, that’s the ticket.

“It’s important to note that student activists at the University of Chicago have been calling for the defunding of police. So which is it, more police or less?”

I’m not sure who this question is directed at.

It’s possible that the activists that want less are not the same students asking for more.

Zheng graduated this past summer, so it’s been awhile since he should have been on campus.
The shooting took place in Hyde Park but 900 East 54th Place is not on the campus. It’s just north of it.

aramissebastian | November 18, 2021 at 1:27 pm

My nephew is an undergrad at Univ. of Chicago, and passed by the latest murder site on his way to his off campus apartment within 20 minutes after the shooting took place.

This is the 3rd killing of a Univ. of Chicago student in the last year.

Not surprisingly, all were very gifted students.

It’s a crying shame.

And the University’s response has been less than reassuring.

The family’s response: hope he gets thru the rest of the school year unscathed; and then graduate school somewhere else. Anywhere else, but there.

Hello? HELLO? It’s the University of Chicago! That’s like going to school in the middle of Jurassic World. Too many ways to die. Gives the term “safety school” a new meaning, don’t you think?

    aramissebastian in reply to Hollymon. | November 18, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    That’s where they developed the first atomic reactor, in a basement, in the 30’s.

    It’s a genius school.

    Am I supposed to reproach my sister for sending her youngest there, BTW, at 85K/yr.?

    Ordinary folks — like my family — feel utterly powerless, and correspondingly anxious, in the face of larger social forces — like the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago.

    In response to Mr. LeChance, I would like to add that my nephew is totally a-political. His nose is buried so deep in his math books that he doesn’t have time for so-called student activism.

    So, he’s not “asking for it,” in any way, shape or form.

    And may I add, on behalf of a lot of very scared families, and a couple of grieving ones, Mr. LeChance, shame on you for politicizing a public safety issue.

    If you have a child of your own, a modicum of sensitivity is in order, here.

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