Students Demand Police Be Disarmed At University Which Had Active Shooter

The University of California Santa Barbara student government unanimously approved the resolution on Feb. 27.

Santa Barbara, CA – The University of California Santa Barbara student government unanimously approved a resolution demanding that university administrators disarm campus police.

Supporters of the resolution, which was passed by the Associated Students Senate on Feb. 27, claimed that having armed law enforcement officers on campus is “bad for student mental health,” and causes student to live in “perpetual fear and tension,” the Daily Nexus reported.

“It should never get to the point where a trained officer has to use their weapon in any sort of capacity to a student,” said student Ricardo Uribe, who authored the bill.

“There are a lot of non-lethal ways that a police officer can make sure that a situation doesn’t escalate,” he added.

The resolution saddled the student government’s president with the task of sending a letter to the university’s chancellor, explaining “the dangers presented by an increasingly militarized police force” on campus, as well as “the dangers police have posed to the student body in the past,” the Daily Nexus reported.

“Having the UC be armed is something that should not be happening, especially the UCPD,” Uribe said during the student government meeting.

There is no reason why police shouldn’t just use non-lethal tactics to stop active shooters or similar threats on campus, he said.

“It shouldn’t have to be the work of untrained civilians to de-escalate the situation,” Uribe added.

Student Ivana Cruz, who is also sponsoring the resolution, drudged up the 1970 Isla Vista Riot as evidence that police have “indiscriminately brutalized” students in the past, the Daily Nexus reported.

Cruz said that one student was “walking home from a liquor store” in the midst of the riots, when he “was violently arrested because the police mistook his handle for a Molotov cocktail.”

Uribe also complained that officers have been “over-policing” the university’s off-campus Halloween festivities, which take place in Isla Vista.

Just five years ago, six students were murdered and 14 more were wounded in Isla Vista during a massacre carried out by 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Rodger brutally stabbed his three roommates to death before he jumped into his car and took off across down, firing indiscriminately throughout the ensuing eight-minute rampage that only ended when he fatally shot himself.

It was unclear how the student government group plans to combat an active shooter on campus without an armed police force.

As part of the student government’s resolution, they have also committed to work to develop student services “which are not dependent on police intervention,” the Daily Nexus reported.

Having armed police on campus is “bad for student mental health, and it’s definitely going to affect the way that our ability to function as students works,” Cruz said.

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militans Deo
militans Deo

Uribe and Cruz, you are absolutely right! So, we are going to remove police from your campus. If something happens, you get to handle it yourselves. Do not try to call anyone for help. When someone punches you and takes your phone or computer, you get to adult-up and handle the problem. What? You can't because you are not going to engage in the violence necessary to deal with violent people? Since you are against violence, I guess that leaves out buckets of rocks for students to throw at violent criminals engaged in actively murdering others. Maybe you could throw glitter at them? Oh, wait, no glitter falls under proposition 65 as being known to cause or possibly cause cancer, so you cannot do that. Perhaps, you could use harsh language? Oh, no that would require the use of hostile perjoratives or other words that would be hostile to the killer's identity and would harm the person's feelings of self. Guess you are stuck with curling up into a ball and sucking your thumb. Oh, wait, that is probably offensive to babies or to adults who sexually identify as infants. I'm out of ideas, guess you're just gonna die then.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

U.C. Santa Barbara - can you say "Bye-bye, Campus Police!"? Unarmed police officers cannot do their job as well as when they were armed.

deputydawg17
deputydawg17

Getting shot is bad for mental health too. Libs are beyond stupid

Ljubica48
Ljubica48

I thought students were just temporary paying guests at the university. They are passing through, and only supposed to be there for four years. Why would anybody pay any attention to what they think? They're there to get a degree and move on. They are not there to dictate permanent policy. The taxpayers are paying the bills, not the temporary students.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The tail seems to want to wag the dog. It's time for the adults to speak up and make adult decisions. This is why they say "children should be seen and not heard."

Sergeant PJB
Sergeant PJB

UC. Go figure. The police should just let these babies fend for themselves.

Sergeant PJB
Sergeant PJB

Because the left told the kiddies that the police are bullies...😂

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

“It should never get to the point where a trained officer has to use their weapon in any sort of capacity to a student,” said student Ricardo Uribe, who authored the bill.

Having armed police on campus is “bad for student mental health and it’s definitely going to affect the way that our ability to function as students works,” Cruz said”

First, let me address this snowflakes comment: the officers are not there to use their weapons on students unless of course said student has a weapon and is engaging the police or other students.

Secondly, this country should follow the Israeli method for security in their schools which is; armed guards outside the schools, teachers are armed, bus drivers carry weapons and you know something? It doesn't bother the little kiddos one bit so put your big girl panties on and grow a pair!

Over there they know how to protect their campuses and children which are traditionally soft targets or kill zones for anyone wanting to send a message and inflict casualties so get over it cupcake!

grant99710
grant99710

They are idiots...no if...ands...or butts! I would almost bet that the majority of students don’t mind and prefer them to be armed. But what is scary....bringing non lethal weapon to a deadly lethal weapon fight! Stun gun vs 40 cal....wonder who would win that fight? As the great thespian Bugs Bunny would say....”what a maroon”...”what an ultra maroon!”

MikeJ6
MikeJ6

The police are not armed for the student's benefit. They are armed so they can protect themselves while they do their job. This says something about the quality of education in the schools today. The students are well educated but know very little. How about this? Pull all police off campus. If something happens, have the county sheriff handle it. They might not be there when you really need them but hey, you can't have it both ways.

CRETE GARY
CRETE GARY

The student have a SAFE ROOM to go to.Police upset student.What a crock.

Bob H
Bob H

Sorry, I must have missed the part where the officer is responding to an active shooter with a rifle shooting 2-300 yards, and de-escalates with a taser with 15 feet of wires. How do these people pass an SAT?

spd522
spd522

They are too stupid to deserve protection. Remove all police and security and let them gather to sing Kum Ba Yah around whoever attacks them so they can de-escalate the situation. See how that works for them. The gene pool needs clorine.

DeepAsTheOcean
DeepAsTheOcean

My husband retired last year as deputy chief at Florida State University PD. A few years ago they had an active shooter on campus at the library. The officers were there in less than two minutes, engaged the shooter and took him out. One student had been shot and is paralyzed. He sued the college saying security wasn't good enough. The university settled because. Yet we have students here saying cops with gun aren't good for their mental health. Cops without guns aren't good for my mental health. Or safety. Or theirs.

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

Sure, disarm the campus police. Then when a couple dozen people get shot, are the same stupid liberals going to cry that the police didn't do anything to protect them?

They just took stupidity to a whole new astronomical level!

goodgentnsc
goodgentnsc

This is getting ridiculous i would never work for a place like that and if they do put into effect the policy of them carrying no guns they are crazy if they don't quit and let them handle the crazy people themselves. Build a bigger safe room and fill it with teddy bears, coloring books and crayons.

Trefflek
Trefflek

This is the same type of educational morons that brought us AOC from NY. 🤦🏽‍♂️

GForce48
GForce48

I see future AOCs! "Hard work is so hard!"

Mama1959
Mama1959

Just have the campus police shout "Pew Pew"

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

Abolish all colleges because it's obvious their not teaching these brain dead kids anything but stupidity. Take Less Lethal means to a Gun. FIGHT. KIDS, YOU TAKE CARE OF THE SHOOTER WITH YOUR CELL PHONES

Wish505
Wish505

Ridiculous but then again we must remember this is CA. I guarantee I would be looking for another job if they made an effort to remove my duty weapon.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

Scandal time for all UC campuses, pay to play... UCSB is a privileged campus on the beach

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"........... is “bad for student mental health,” and causes student to live in “perpetual fear and tension,”

...then again so does actually needing to make their own coffee vs Starbucks, their OMG potential inability to check how many likes they received today, having to walk somewhere, needing to post yet another updated profile pic on FB, getting a PT job which requires physical labor before the age of 20. .......The word "Spoiled" doesn't even scratch the surface to describe how utterly pathetic this segment of society is today. This current age bracket (17 to 22) has such a poor reputation as lazy ,childish and misinformed that it makes you wonder if they will ever "graduate" to adulthood. Disgusting.

Winddancer436
Winddancer436

Don't put police in the college, evidently the students can take care of themselves.

RPG156
RPG156

Giving these virtual kindergarteners control of their own safety is like allowing the sheep to assign the wolves to protect the flock.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

Sue their asses to the fullest extent and use the video from your BWC as evidence. If you allow them to get away with this it will just continue elsewhere. Law Enforcement needs to sue all who falsely accuse!!! It’s our turn to show how we’ve been falsely persecuted to help their agenda. Sue them all!!!!!

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

Who in the hell in law enforcement would want to work for a place like this anyway! There are other places looking for qualified people...leave this place, and now! Left (two words put together here; ha!) them fend for themselves!

magnumforc
magnumforc

I agree...if they have an active shooter, let him or her start with the whining liberals and there will be nobody to criticize the police for not being there. What a bunch of snowflake idiots the parents have raised.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Californian students are "afraid" of the police????? Wait.....what!? I right, this is California.👎🤔

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

heaven forbid a snowflake get triggered by the sight of trained and armed law enforcement officers doing their job to keep them safe.....

checksix
checksix

There is no reason why police shouldn’t just use non-lethal tactics to stop active shooters or similar threats on campus, he said.

What planet is this alleged "college" student from?

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

These students should just shut the fuck up. Sad to say, their big ruckus and attention drawing to this issue, will only draw these criminals attention to go and commit a crime there. Heaven forbid it, but it’s called “be careful what you wish for”. Bunch of idiot students.

Rightwinger
Rightwinger

Pull the police out of there.

Lizablue
Lizablue

Next time a mentally unstable person threatens the lives of innocent people these students should be ready to stop him using rakes and shovels!!!! What immature college students!,, But we don’t expect anything more from UC Santa Barbara. The party university. GROW UP!,,,

Wolfman2253
Wolfman2253

Plz go ahead and disarm the police at your campus...they will not answer calls for rapes, thefts, assaults etc...those will be handled by the Associated Student Senate will be fielding all those calls....When the active shooter events occurs Mr Uribe and Mz Cruz will be handling the investigation and identification and removal of the the victims...Does it hurt to be that stupid and your in college? SMH 🤦🏻‍♂️

Farva
Farva

Yeah, campus cops need guns to stop another Massacre like they did the last one. Oh wait... they didn't... just waited for the shooter to shoot himself. Brilliant!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Attention All students* Effective immediately!! ** There will no longer be police on the University campus. All incidents of crime and any active shooters should be directed to Ricardo Uribe, Ivana Cruz and members of the Associated Students Senate. Please do not call 911 because we liberal snowflakes are worried about our mental health because police carry guns. Thank you.

rovaz
rovaz

If you disarm the officers, they might as well be assigned to another detail. The firearm is an officer's tool for defending and enforcing the Law.

BulletMagnetEd
BulletMagnetEd

Remember when the adults just ignored whiny children who want things that aren’t good for them? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

dsmarine
dsmarine

Police unions should refuse to be mall cops. If assigned unarmed I would resign.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Another case of stupid people shouldn’t breed.

kr8caos2
kr8caos2

Damn, stupidity from inbred Californians. Way to prove why CA leads the country with the highest population of whiny ass cry babies!!! Have fun when you call 911 for help.

pixiepup
pixiepup

Non lethal way with a shooter! The two don’t go together!! Hey if u don’t want protection that’s fine. You protect yourself! Don’t call the police. I hope the police don’t work at this school at all if they can’t have weapons! That’s just stupid!

LynnSB
LynnSB

Pull ALL the officers out !! let them fend for themselves !! Dumb Asses

Gramercy
Gramercy

Well, I concur with a majority...IF the students do NOT want armed police on the campus....TAKE ALL POLICE OFF THE CAMPUS. Without arms, they rise danger to their lives and well-being...just not worth it for a group of yet-to-be-in-the-real-world youths...who think they know and can do all. Get those police out of there. I would not even want them to be around the students that voted to unarm them. They would pose dangers themselves, I am sure.

Albert2
Albert2

Sure take the police off campus sounds like a self correcting/ dumbass population control win. And when the next student is "triggered" and gos off like Virginia tech try using the non violent drum circle approach, that should work just fine

JBo
JBo

Next time an active shooter arrives and you need help, call a professor.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Well if that’s how the campus feels leave and let them deal with it. They deserve it.

Call the student government respond to ALL calls for police assistance

Enough is enough of this bullshit

Frodo4385
Frodo4385

I agree with the group. If they want unarmed police. Pull of the police and let the fruit and nuts protect themselves. Only in California.

KBChicago
KBChicago

Remove the police presence and hire hall monitors. Because students always know what’s best for their fragile teeny tiny egos.