Students at yet another liberal university are calling on school officials to disarm campus police, castigating the cops more than the criminals.
The student government at the University of California-Santa Barbara earlier this month approved a resolution calling for the disarming of campus police.
The resolution passed just five years after a perpetrator shot and killed six students and wounded 14 others at a UCSB Halloween celebration.
Nadra Enzi of Project 21, a black, conservative leadership group, says the resolution amounts to ideology getting in the way of reality.
"Our college campuses, like every other public space, need some form of protection,” he says. “And to announce that you're disarming your campus police officers is, particularly in California, just a dangerous, dangerous precedent."
Asked what school officials should do, Enzi says they should reject such a foolhardy decision.
"The president, and if there's a governing board, need to unanimously state that our police officers will stay on,” he advises. “To me, at least I think, that's the most realistic conclusion."