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Winthrop University Students Demand Campus Leaders Do More to Make Them Feel Safe

Winthrop University Students Demand Campus Leaders Do More to Make Them Feel Safe

“This must be addressed immediately”

One day college students are dmanding the defunding of police, the next day they want more safety. It’s hard to keep up.

WCNC News reports:

‘We don’t feel safe in our dorms’ | Winthrop University students hold protest, demand action to make campus safer

Students at Winthrop University demanded campus leaders take action to make the school safer for students and staff.

On Friday night, a few dozen university students sat in protest in front of a large banner that read ‘Winthrop is not safe.”

They were protesting on a campus, they said, they don’t feel safe on.

“This must be addressed immediately,” one protester said as she spoke into a megaphone in front of the crowd.

Freshman Ravyn Speigner was among the students who turned out for the protest, saying change must be made.

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“We trust that we’re paying $30,000 to be protected,” he said, arguing they aren’t protected enough.

“The last thing we want to do on a Friday night as college kids is come out here and protest because we don’t feel safe in our dorms,” he added.

The pleas for protection come after campus police say a man somehow got into Phelps Hall in mid-November and sexually assaulted a student inside the hall.

Police sent out pictures of the suspect who they said was caught on surveillance cameras walking in the building and around campus.

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Safety is an illusion held together by the rule of law and adequate deterrence.

You are reaping what you sow, idiots.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 6, 2021 at 4:28 pm

Campus Leader T F Grizzly says, “sack up!”

The solution available to these students includes not registering for classes in subsequent terms. If they want to continue their educations they can pursue admission at a school that makes their safety their number one priority.

I am not discounting their concerns. What I am highlighting is that they will be hard pressed to find a school where they are perfectly safe. If Winthrop is being unreasonably negligent, they shouldn’t continue to enroll in classes there.

“police say a man somehow got into Phelps Hall in mid-November”. It’s likely a resident of the residence hall held the door open for the intruder.

These kids seem to think to a person that the world owes them safety. Who the hell taught them that nonsense?

Early in my training, I had to learn that computers don’t come with DWIM (do what I meant) instructions. Lawyers and political majors doubtless learn the same lesson in their own jargon.

These kids have no clue of it. They want what they want when they want it, even if it’s the opposite of what they wanted yesterday.

A leader without his head up his ass would just tell them “no.” But we don’t have any of those anymore, either.

The pleas for protection come after campus police say a man somehow got into Phelps Hall in mid-November and sexually assaulted a student inside the hall.

Well, to be fair, it does sound like maybe some administrative types might want re-evaluate a few procedures.

Another liberal arts waste of students time and money.

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