University students want no part of Chicago PD

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Chicago police at shooting sceneDePaul University is refusing to cut their affiliation with the Chicago Police Department despite a far-left push to drop a program that helps them.

Matt Lamb of The College Fix, an education watchdog, says DePaul offers a discount for police officers who want to obtain a degree.

“And the students are upset at this,” Lamb explains. “But the provost of the school actually said they're not going to discontinue the program and they're going to keep it running."

“Our university is dedicated to providing students an education imbued with Vincentian values of social justice and transforming society to serve the most vulnerable," Salma Ghanem, DePaul's provost, said in a statement.  "We are called to provide access to high-quality education to all."

DePaul University signThe feud dates back to May, when some students refused to tutor fellow students who are in law enforcement. 

According to Lamb, the university's program is actually a way of diminishing the complaints that defund-the-police proponents have against law enforcement.

"There's a good amount of research that shows that this reduces force. This reduces complaints against the officers. It improves community relations,” he insists. “So making it harder for police officers to get a college degree would actually lead to worse policing."

The Chicago Police Department does not patrol the campus but it does respond to 911 calls at DePaul, according to Lamb.

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