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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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

JBo
JBo

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

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

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.

LynnSB
LynnSB

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

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!

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.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Another case of stupid people shouldn’t breed.

dsmarine
dsmarine

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

BulletMagnetEd
BulletMagnetEd

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

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.

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.

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!

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 🤦🏻‍♂️

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!,,,

Rightwinger
Rightwinger

Pull the police out of there.

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.

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?

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.....

Stanracer
Stanracer

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

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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.

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!

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!!!!!

RPG156
RPG156

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

Winddancer436
Winddancer436

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