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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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.

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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.....