According to Fox News via The Daily Caller, Cornell University’s faculty senate passed a resolution removing race from any crime alerts sent out by campus police, claiming that the practice “endangers black people.”
‘Endangers Black People’: College Faculty Removes Race From Crime Alerts https://t.co/5pRIATUydU
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 12, 2021
Resolution 158, also titled “Regarding Crime Alerts and Race” passed last week after being introduced earlier in February, Fox News reported on Monday. The resolution stated it sought to end the “false association of Blackness with criminality” and stop the justification of the “violent policing of Black people.”
“Whereas, the knowledge that a crime may have been committed by a Black man does not make CRIME ALERT recipients any safer, but instead endangers Black people in the community, reinforcing the common phenomenon of violence against Black people on the grounds that they look like suspected criminals,” the resolution read in part.
One background document for the resolution said that 75% of suspects were identified as black and male, according to Fox.
If they wanted to end the false association of blackness with criminality, why specifically state that “the knowledge that a crime may have been committed by a Black man” doesn’t make recipients any safer? It seems they’re making their own assumptions in their attempt not to be racist.
This is ridiculous.
— Forever Grateful (@gratefullife20) April 12, 2021
So they’ll just have to guess now
— Shnewbz (@CamStough) April 12, 2021
Now people will make assumptions which will make it worse. Criminals rejoice!
— Tommy Swans (@swandusky1) April 12, 2021
So they have endanger everyone by not providing accurate suspect descriptions.
— Beyond Alone (@beyond_alone) April 12, 2021
That's super helpful in finding criminals.
Like TSA and not being able to profile.
Biggest waste of time. Leftists are losers.
— Scarlett Wolf (@Scarlett__Wolf) April 12, 2021
"Be on the lookout for a person. That's it, just a person. They did something but we're not going to say what. Just know they might be dangerous, or maybe not. We aren't saying. If you see this person do not call police, they are the real enemy." https://t.co/EmFmuSixeX
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 12, 2021
Better remove gender while you're at it.
— Bourbon MD (@LoneStar1150) April 12, 2021
Something like this…"ALERT"…"some person somewhere just did something to another person"…if you know this person please contact your local law enforcement.
— B+ (@drakeu85) April 12, 2021
Crime alerts will now read, a person dressed in nondescript clothing is being pursued. That'll give you a clue
— Lee Borden (@lee_borden) April 12, 2021
This is the faculty senate’s work, so no surprises here. According to Cornell’s own Diversity Dashboard (of course, they have one), the faculty as of Fall 2019 was 73.7 percent white.
WTAF?! A Boston hospital will offer 'preferential care based on race' and gosh, that sounds pretty racist, unethical, and ILLEGAL https://t.co/ECXzJutICG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2021