On Monday, Chicago police chased a trio of armed robbery suspects onto the University of Chicago campus. Instead of thanks from the students for removing three dangerous criminals, cops caught all manner of condemnation from the young skulls full of mush.
In Chicago, no good deed goes unpunished. Three fleeing felons sped off from an armed robbery with cops hot on their tails Monday morning. Obviously not NASCAR drivers, they crashed with an innocent motorist.
— The College Fix (@CollegeFix) February 12, 2019
In their haste to get back to their computational and applied mathematics studies, the trio bailed out of their wrecked getaway car, leaving behind video game boxes strewn all over the pavement. They then made a bee-line for the nearby University of Chicago campus, heading for the Economics building with 5-0 close on their heels.
The University sent out an alert to its students advising them to shelter in place. After all, three (alleged) armed robbers were prowling the south side campus.
UChicago told the campus community to stay inside as police looked into a possible incident. One CPD officer told the Maroon that it’s now safe to go outside. https://t.co/HQMu6Ha7ZQ
— The Chicago Maroon (@ChicagoMaroon) February 11, 2019
The response of UChicago students baffled clear-thinking folks (well, those unfamiliar with the current state of campus politics). Instead of anger directed at criminals for bringing firearms (!) onto their bucolic gun-free campus, students instead castigated the police for chasing the underprivileged suspects. And for bringing their guns onto campus.
“there were militarized cops (literally carrying assault rifles) crawling all over campus looking for armed, african-american men. a black student could’ve worn a striped shirt (like one of the robbers)… reached for a phone at the wrong time… etc. and could have been shot,” one student tweeted. “Anywho … disarm/abolish the police.
Disarm/abolish the police? For protecting innocents from violent criminal predators?
dear god we’re gonna have to listen to c*llege r*publicans talk about how this proves we need more cops
— sam (@sambjoyce) February 11, 2019
Perish the thought!
It gets better. The College Fix reached out to a number of students posting anti-police comments and received this in response:
“We should arm the working class, disarm the pigs.”
The first comment to The Fix’s article, by Brian Ward, nailed this one:
They’re absolutely right. I’d even go so far as to say that the right to do so should be enshrined in writing, possibly even in some form of Bill…
We like the cut of his jib. At the end of the story, The College Fix editors added this:
Editor’s note: Original tweets by the students embedded in this article were removed after the students switched their accounts from public private and contacted The College Fix regarding harassment on their social media platforms. The Fix retained their original comments, however.
Isn’t it interesting that some young people feel emboldened to shoot off their mouths…until they’re held accountable for their public posts?
What would happen to these special sheltered snowflakes if police and campus security simply quit protecting the University of Chicago? After all, just south of the campus lies some of Murder City’s roughest neighborhoods.
Let’s face it: good guys with guns stand as the only thing that insulates the University of Chicago from the Windy City mayhem that exists just outside its boundaries. Yet some allegedly intelligent UChicago students have utterly no clue at all.