Ivy League Students Fight Violence by Disarming Police. When That Doesn't Work, They Threaten Violence

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A new generation of Americans — surely more than any before — has been educated on guns.

That is, they’ve been told the existence of firearms is the cause of the country’s murders.


And at Cornell University, students recently took a stand: In the name of safety, it was time to disarm the campus police.

Why should the cops have deadly weapons? They only cause all those murders.

The Ivy League school’s student government put it to a vote, and pow — the effort got shot down.

As reported by The Washington Free Beacon, the SGA voted 15-14 to keep pistols on the po-po.

In response to the loss, some on the side of no sidearms in order to prevent violence responded by…calling for violence.

On social media, the peaceniks harassed and threatened their fellow students who opposed the bill.

The Free Beacon shines a light:

After a member of the student government posted the full names of each opponent in a group text for students of color, activists plastered the list on Instagram and Twitter, resulting in an onslaught of threats.

Former Student Government President Joe Anderson couldn’t keep his hostility holstered — triggered, he appeared to suggest some beatings were in order.

A photo provided by the Beacon revealed Joe’s tweet:

“Two things about the SA are true. First the best people at Cornell sit on the SA. Second. the worst people at Cornell sit on the SA. So fight the worst of them and cherish the best of them. And when I say fight, literally fight them, I can’t stand those ugly people.”


Another student seemed to indicate he may have cataracts:

“I would beat up Zion if I saw him but all these white men looked [sic] the same.”

Zion Sherin, it should be noted, got manhandled in a student government meeting following the vote.

One participant offered, “Just suck my f______ a__.”

Courtesy of another distinguished delegate:

“Zion, I will beat your a—. Please put your address in the chat.”

[Language Warning, obviously]

Here’s more from the Beacon:

The videographer—who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution—told the Free Beacon that she began recording the video after a student government member promised to remove any post-vote discussion from public record. Sherin did not respond to requests for comment.

A student government insider, who also wished to remain anonymous, said that many of the students who voted against the resolution are in favor of a counter-resolution that reforms the campus police and offers more “inclusive” services.

Cornell’s got some interesting things going on. As covered last month by RedState’s Mike Miller, the English Department moved to stop calling itself that very thing.

The school newspaper laid it out:

The new proposed name — “the department of literatures in English” — would mark a distinct change in the department’s branding, helping to eliminate what Director of Undergraduate Studies Prof. Kate McCullough, English, said was the “conflation of English as a language and English as a nationality.”


Maybe the new name will comfort those disturbed by an armed security force.

On the other hand, the remaining hope of a gun grab isn’t exactly full of holes: After the vote, the college’s Abolitionist Revolutionary Society held a protest outside the campus police department.

Participants called for the nay-saying SGA members to be recalled.

Perhaps with more threats of violence — as the movement seeks to disarm any force offering protection — they’ll finally achieve a utopia of safety for all.



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