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Portland State U. Student Files Complaint Against Campus Police for Naming Race of Crime Suspect

Portland State U. Student Files Complaint Against Campus Police for Naming Race of Crime Suspect

“The email uses problematic language to identify the suspect”

This same thing has happened at other schools. How do you solve this kind of stupidity?

The College Fix reports:

Portland State student files complaint against campus police for listing race of suspect on the loose

A Portland State University student filed a bias complaint against the campus police department for mentioning the race of a potentially dangerous individual on the loose.

“The email uses problematic language to identify the suspect,” the student complained in the report filed with administrators. The student added the language “puts a target on so many campus community member’s [sic] backs.”

Writing that other such warning emails have had similar references to race, the student asked the police department to “reconsider the language used in these emails.”

This is one of 82 complaints filed between 2019 and 2021 with the Portland State Bias Review Team, which allows students and faculty to anonymously report “bias” violations against others, even if they take place in a private setting.

The reports were obtained last week by The College Fix through a public records request. The identities of the parties involved were redacted by administrators, and approximately 22 of the reports were fully redacted.

The “Timely Warning” alert (below) sent by police December 2021 stated there had been two unsuccessful robbery attempts of two separate vehicle operators near campus the previous evening. The suspect was identified as a 20-year old “African American male” dressed in all black and not having any facial hair. The suspect was not masked when the robberies took place.

“CPSO could have said ‘students should be aware of their surroundings…use the buddy system when walking to and from…specific resources to use are this,’” the student wrote in the complaint. “The email seems reckless and could cause serious harm just telling PSU to be on the look out for a general black man.”

The reports were obtained as The College Fix continues to investigate the types of complaints that are lodged through bias response teams at college campuses across the nation. More than two dozen universities have been included in the investigation so far since it launched in 2019.

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Comments

Re: The suspect was identified as a 20-year old “African American male” dressed in all black and not having any facial hair.

The term “African American” should never be used to describe an unknown perp. There is no way someone can tell the nationality of unknown perp.

The perp could be from Canada, UK, Nigeria or many other countries.

The Gentle Grizzly | July 23, 2022 at 4:10 pm

Why do I suspect the complainants are a) white, b) sickly, and c) taking Styrofoam majors?

blacksburger | July 23, 2022 at 5:49 pm

For many years media reports have given detailed accounts of the clothing worn by wanted criminals, but have not mentioned skin or hair color.

“The email seems reckless and could cause serious harm just telling PSU to be on the look out for a general black man.”

They weren’t; they said be on the lookout for a specific black male. Of course, it could have been a transgender individual identifying as a black male, or he(?) could have been a fairly androgenous female.

Maybe the cops shouldn’t warn them at all, just have everyone accompanied by registered sociologists.

What a mess….

“How do you solve this kind of stupidity?”

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

“The student added the language “puts a target on so many campus community member’s [sic] backs.””

Not using the language puts a target on about 12 times as many backs.

    A “potentially dangerous individual on the loose” should be identified as closely as possible. It is Racist to assume the reader will presume that it is a certain class of individual and negligent otherwise to not properly inform the public.

Person obviously upset that Portland’s homicides are only up 210% in the last 3 years. The mayor though has promised to achieve a 10% reduction by spending A LOT more money. So, to a democrat, going from 35 to 100, and then back down to 90 is seen as a rousing success.