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U. Texas at Austin Students Fret Over Defunded Police Not Monitoring Sex Offenders

U. Texas at Austin Students Fret Over Defunded Police Not Monitoring Sex Offenders

“I feel like my safety is so much more compromised without a reliable way to reach the police if I ever found myself in a dangerous situation”

You can’t have it both ways. You can’t demand the police be defunded and then fault the police for not doing more to make you feel safe.

Campus Reform reports:

Students feel ‘compromised’ after Defund the Police changes local sex offender policies

With cops in Austin, Texas, not supervising “hundreds of sex offender cases” due to Defund the Police budget cuts, Campus Reform spoke with students at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) about their safety.

“The situation in the city of Austin has been critical for some time ever since the city of Austin council decided to defund the police unanimously in the summer of 2020, and reduce their police budget by one-third,” sophomore Carter Moxley said.

Moxley also discussed UT Austin President Jay Hartzell’s decision last November to “increase [University of Texas Police Department] patrol in the west campus area and develop additional options to enhance safety for [the] students” after a violent incident near campus.

“The UT PD is basically stepping in where the Austin Police Department cannot because they’re so underfunded in this situation,” he stated.

Campus Reform also spoke with Daniella, a senior who requested that her last name remain anonymous.

“As a young woman, I feel like my safety is so much more compromised without a reliable way to reach the police if I ever found myself in a dangerous situation,” Daniella said.

“Violent incidents are not at all uncommon in Austin, especially around the university area, where I spend a lot of my time,” she added. “Longer wait times for help from police, if they arrive at all, makes me seriously consider acquiring a weapon as a means of self-defense, especially knowing that hundreds of sex offenders are no longer being monitored by police.”

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Complete lack of self-awareness among liberal college students–story at 11

They are in Austin. It is a shithole of a city. There is a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime. If they want some place safer there is Galveston.

The Gentle Grizzly | January 25, 2022 at 5:15 pm

What, in the eyes of a snowflake student, defines a “sex offender”?

Someone who asks you out on a date?

Someone who you sleep with, then change your mind?

    A horny guy who’s just impersonating a nonsurgical trans lesbian. Insincere!

    1. I see no indication that the student is a snowflake, or ever complained about the police before.

    2. In this instance it means actual convicted criminals whom the police are supposed to monitor, except that they can’t because the city council, over which the student has no influence, decided to cut their funding.

“As a young woman, I feel like my safety is so much more compromised without a reliable way to reach the police if I ever found myself in a dangerous situation,” Daniella said.”

“I’m a victim class!”
“I feel!”
“My safety!”

Narcissism isn’t a survival trait. She’s gonna find out she can’t order up “safety” from a counter drone like a Triple Venti Soy No Foam Latte, and then Karen-out the manager when it doesn’t show up before the surprise par-tay begins.

*INSERT SHOCKED PIKACHU FACE HERE*

I see no indication that the students quoted in this story ever supported defunding the police. Blaming them for the actions of the Austin city council, or for those of other students, seems to me the same as blaming all white/black/Jewish/etc people for the actions of anyone who shares those traits.

GUARDIAN
Leslie Fish
Who will be the Guardian
to take your dangers on?
Who will guard your streets at night
When Dirty Harry’s gone?
Run like deer, or die like sheep, or take your dangers on,
For you must guard your sleep yourselves
Now Dirty Harry’s gone.”

Irony;

“my safety is so much more compromised without a reliable way to reach the police if I ever found myself in a dangerous situation”

It helps if you actually dial 911, instead of just taking photos of the crime in progress and posting them to your Instagram page.

IIRC there was a young police cadet from Kenosha WI enrolled at UT Austin. He probably could have helped keep the campus safe but apparently the student body has made him feel distinctly unwelcome.

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