“At colleges and universities across the nation over the last six months student activists have made demands that campus police be either disarmed, disbanded or defunded — among other measures — in a wave of anti-police sentiment that has swept the country in the wake of the George Floyd protests,” according to an investigation by The College Fix.
“A College Fix analysis of news articles, social media posts and other online documentation found that there have been at least 43 such efforts through protests, petitions and other measures since June. [emphasis added]
“Most of these undertakings took place in June, with 13 protests, as well as in October, which saw 10, and July, which had 11. In August, there were five and in September there were four.
“Calls to disarm or defund campus police are not new to college campuses. Many democratic socialist campus clubs have led such efforts over the last several years… [emphasis added]
“In several cases in these recent instances, democratic socialist clubs teamed up with Black Lives Matter campus activists and other groups representing marginalized communities to lodge the demands against university police.” [emphasis added]
For the full report, go to The College Fix.
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