University Shuts Down Campus for Students Who Are Scared Because Cops Are Staying There for the RNC

police_state1By Melissa Dykes

It is being reported that Case Western Reserve University has issued an apology to its students and closed down its campus for a week. Why?

Apparently the university agreed with the city of Cleveland to house some 1,700 police officers and 200 members of the Ohio National Guard there who will act as security at the Republican National Convention and that makes the students there feel “unsafe.”

A petition was even circulated on Change.org titled “Student Safety During Riot Police Occupation of Case Western Reserve University.” There are nine demands in the petition:

1) Riot police store all weapons, equipment, and riot-control gear off campus;

2) Riot police refrain from entering University-owned buildings, with the exception of their assigned residence halls;

3) The University informs riot police that they do not have jurisdiction on campus and that they shall contact campus police in case of emergency;

4) Riot police refrain from using alcohol or other mind-altering substances for the duration of their stay;

5) Riot police expressly consent to abide by University conduct regulations including, but not limited to: antidiscrimination, sexual harassment, substance abuse, and weapons policies;

6) The University bans from campus any riot police officer that violates University conduct policies;

7) The University informs the campus community of the following details by July 1st:

– The residence halls to which the riot police will be assigned,



– The dates and times the riot police will be on campus, and

– The details of the campus security plan to protect the rights and safety of the campus community during the RNC;

8) The University offers alternative housing arrangements for students in University Summer Housing who request reassignment for the duration of the stay of the riot police;

9) The University provides a mechanism for the campus community to report incidences of riot police misconduct.

It has received 435 signatures so far.

Cleveland.com reports that University President Barbara Snyder emailed an apology to students, admitting the university “failed to give adequate consideration to the impact the decision would have on members of our community — in particular students staying in residence halls near the buildings housing the officers.”

The university also offered to hold classes off campus and made counseling and a “safe space” available to upset students. The university was also helping to relocate students so they wouldn’t have to stay on campus with the officers.

Campus is basically going to be shut down (via Cleveland.com):

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It’s a sad testimony to the police state in America that these college students do not feel safe with 1,900 law enforcement agents on their campus, isn’t it?

Then again, CWRU is about 34 miles from Kent State, and we all know what happened with some of the Ohio National Guard there during a period of civil unrest a few decades ago…

Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!


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16 Comments on "University Shuts Down Campus for Students Who Are Scared Because Cops Are Staying There for the RNC"

  1. I don’t blame them. I would leave too! Furthermore, given that the college volunteered the campus for this riot police state build-up at student’s expense, I would NOT return next semester. I’d go to a different college.

    Vote with your feet. Vote with your money. Vote with action!

    • Common Sense | July 21, 2016 at 7:44 am | Reply

      Running from problems only aid in their advancement.
      This is exactly why we have a police state.
      A nation of sheep always brings about a govnment of Wolves.
      A people deserve any regime they endure.
      Running around demanding safe places and acting like scared children will not garner any respect whatsoever. In fact, it’s making you a bigger target.
      You teach people how to treat you, so when you act like a doormat expect to be stepped on.

      • CS–“Running from problems only aid in their advancement.”
        Sometimes. Some problems have RUN AWAY as a solution. Want examples?

        CS–“This is exactly why we have a police state.”
        Not quite. The underpinnings of any ‘police state’ is the unquestioned and deeply held belief in collectivist values shared by nearly all in that society. When people look to government to solve their problems it always ends in some sort of calamity eventually.

        CS–“”A nation of sheep always brings about a govnment of Wolves.
        A people deserve any regime they endure.
        Running around demanding safe places and acting like scared children will not garner any respect whatsoever. In fact, it’s making you a bigger target.””
        Very true! It is good that you wrote that. 🙂

        CS–“You teach people how to treat you, so when you act like a doormat expect to be stepped on.”
        Many people confuse kindness for weakness.

  2. Generation Snowflake is scared of its own shadow.

    • Who WOULD feel safe with 1,900 armed mercenary thugs who are trained to brutalize, abuse, and possibly kill people over serious crimes like driving with a taillight out or playing the wrong music? And if they’re generation “snowflake,” you must be generation “clueless.”

      • Common Sense | July 21, 2016 at 7:36 am | Reply

        It’s embarrassing you don’t even realize what you re saying and how foolish it makes you.
        You are already living in the midst of all those security forces and mercenaries RIGHT NOW and you’re calling someone else clueless.
        Been to the airport lately?
        Militarized police, swat, dhs, atf, fbi, mil reserve, company security forces, the list goes on and on. There’s a good chance one of thee people live on your street.
        But the real hypocrisy is when you need help from an attack the first person you call will be the police.

        • I’ve called police exactly once in my life. My ex-husband broke into and burglarized my house. The neighbor was a witness. Would you like to take a guess what the heroes in blue did about it? Never talked to him and told me to file with insurance. And what do you call someone who attacks people for money? I call them mercenaries.

        • And yes, I do realize they’re everywhere. I don’t feel safe around them–they’re mostly either psychos or sycophants. And no, I haven’t been to an airport in a number of years–I won’t fly so long as we have to be frisked and abused to get on a plane.

      • strawberrytart | July 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm | Reply

        That silly video isn’t what happened, they weren’t stopped because of a broken taillight, do some research.

        • What video are you talking about? I was referring to other cases in the news.

          • strawberrytart | July 22, 2016 at 6:40 am |

            You say kill people over serious crimes live driving with a taillight out, I guess you are talking about the video with the girl and the guy and he was shot in the car and she’s filming.

          • Amor Terra | July 22, 2016 at 10:18 am |

            Oh there’s plenty besides that one, dear.

  3. Craig Schmalz | July 21, 2016 at 6:22 am | Reply

    I 100% agree with the students. No one should feel safe around the police.

  4. It was my understanding that American citizens with motorcycles between there legs were taking care of security for everyone at the convention. Thousands of them.

  5. SteveDave123 | July 21, 2016 at 3:28 pm | Reply

    FTP – I wouldn’t be there either, however I would request the University prorate my costs and funding by one week (which likely is a futile request).

    Too bad this doesn’t fall under some sort of 3rd Amendment issue… Or maybe it does? Is it federally subsidized housing?

  6. Cleveland State did likewise. It’s abominable that college campuses allow military recruiters and police forces to use their facilities as a base of operations. College is for learning, not recruiting people to kill or turning the place into a police department.

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