For college students at Case Western Reserve University, a dislike of cops takes precedence over education.
Case Western Reserve University will be closed for business next week. That’s because students can’t handle the presence of cops. Controversy started when the private university agreed to house police officers for the RNC convention.
The convention has nothing to do with the students and the officers won’t be doing police work on campus, but the students claim “safety” is an issue. Students and their compatriots complained about the police presence through a Change.org petition.
In the petition, students decided that police are racist, homophobic and dangerous:
“I am scared and concerned for students of color, queer* and trans* students, and all university community members,” wrote one supporter, who also urged the university to protect it “as a safe space for all bodies.”