America had to endure the “defund the police” and “abolish the police” movements to the point where chowderhead Democrat politicians who sit on city councils actually voted to do so, only to be reminded later on with skyrocketing crime rates that police are the reason why there is a civil society at all and that it breaks down pretty quickly when you stand in the way of community policing. This is why what has been going on at a college in Minnesota should be labeled as reckless endangerment.
A member of the University of Minnesota’s student government body was nailed on video urging her fellow student government members to make the lives of police officers “hell” by placing phony phone calls for help. She was asking them to fabricate crime hoaxes.
Lauren Meyers serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) and serves as the co-chair of the Office for Student Affairs Mental Health committee. She is studying Finance and Arabic and her personal pronouns according to the university website are she/her/hers. My personal pronouns are this/is/dumb.
During a video conference call with other members of the MSA, Meyers urged them to come up with ways to “annoy the s*** out of” campus police. Because that’s a great way to run student government. Instead of co-chairing a student mental health committee, Ms. Meyers should be the subject of it. In the immortal words of CNN’s Very Jake Tapper, “What was she thinking?”
During the video call, another student government member asked Meyers, “When you say disrupt UMPD, what exactly do you mean by that?”
Meyers responded saying, “Make their lives hell. Annoy the s*** out of them. Like, use up their resources, make their officers show up to something.”
Here it is. We received a copy of the video that was deleted from Reddit.#UMN Student Association Rep Lauren Meyers advocates disrupting #UMPD police to "make their lives hell, annoy the sh*t out of them, use up their resources, make their officers show up to something." #MN pic.twitter.com/DxQD4b0aDE
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) April 27, 2021
The city of Minneapolis has had enough problems with policing after the death of George Floyd so you would think that Myers, who is in a university position that has a responsibility to the entire student body, would understand that reporting hoax crimes for police to chase their tails around the wind, takes them away from real situations where fellow Minnesotans need the police’s help. If a neighborhood cop is responding to a phony phone call for help, he or she is not going to be available to help the little old lady whose purse just got snatched or to catch the guy who just robbed a liquor store.
A joint statement by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association and Law Enforcement Labor Services was released on Tuesday with police unions calling for an investigation into the substance of what was said in the video, and they reminded people that making false 911 calls is a felony.
“Minnesota law prohibits using emergency calls to report a false emergency or crime, and claims that lead to serious injury or death is a felony publishable by 10 years imprisonment and/or a maximum fine of $20,000,” the letter reads.
Meyers should be expelled from the university for suggesting to put fellow students and residents in the surrounding communities in jeopardy. But nothing will happen because, you know.
Brian Peters, the Executive Director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association added, “Actively planning to thwart UMPD by generating false calls for help is insulting to the overwhelming majority of the campus community that rely on public safety services.”
“Last month the campus community had 13 incidents of aggravated assault, 52 burglaries, 22 car thefts, 4 sexual assaults, numerous thefts, and a murder on or near campus,” Peters continued. “We’re frustrated that elected student leaders would purposefully choose to stir further division to make the campus less safe.”
Jim Mortenson, Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Labor Services Executive Director said, “Everyone deserves to be safe, and advocating to impede police from assisting victims of crime is mindboggling.”
But it is understandable. When you have morons like Representative Ilham Omar (D-MN) making public statements after the George Floyd riots when the city council threw police under the bus and they stopped showing up for work that the Minneapolis police were unwilling to work and she spread lies that the city council did not make any changes to the police department. At that time, the city council had already voted to get rid of the police department. On June 12 the city council voted unanimously to support their prior pledge to abolish the police causing a massive exodus of cops.
The police unions called for an outside agency to “conduct a criminal investigation into this incident to determine if charges are warranted.”
Does anyone think the Democrats who run that city are going to lift a finger to help understand something that would hurt cops?
Meyers made her comments as the MSA were discussing a letter the student government body sent to Joan Gabel, the University of Minnesota president demanding University of Minnesota Police Department Chief Matt Clark resign.
This is where it gets crazy. The letter accuses Clark of failing to increase campus safety and wellness for students of color and allowed “utilization of UMPD as a physical arm of the oppressive state to subjugate and silence community members.”
This is our world today. Woke progressives want you to believe that police came up with a program to increase campus safety only for white students or that they intentionally ignored reasons for having to increase campus safety for black students. Did you ever hear the story of the boy who cried wolf?
In the letter, these little contemptible students threatened “direct actions” if “our demands are not met.”
Thankfully, there is a glimmer of sanity left at MSA as two members of the student government denounced Meyer’s remarks.
“We are two members of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) Executive Board and we wholeheartedly denounce the comments that were made during the April 14, 2021 Executive Board meeting regarding police interference on campus,” said students Andrew Knuppel and Morgan McElroy. “We call upon our fellow student leaders who have stayed silent over the last 72 hours to denounce the comments made in the clip that’s been widely circulating in the media.”
Good for them, but don’t be surprised if those two are kicked off the MSA for being too rational.
“To achieve any progress on critical campus issues such as police reform and campus safety, elected student leaders should strive to engage with administrators and campus law enforcement collaboratively,” the two members added. “The public comments made by our colleague, unintended or otherwise, have cast a dark shadow on what should be a constructive dialogue among elected student government leaders, the student body, administration, and other stakeholders.”
“The University respects the autonomy of the Minnesota Student Association as an independent governance organization for undergraduate students, including the autonomy of its membership to speak freely,” a school spokesperson told Alpha News. “However, in this instance, the University unequivocally disagrees with the ideas expressed about disrupting UMPD’s daily work. These ideas are illegal and would directly conflict with ongoing efforts to keep our campus community safe.”
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So far, there is no word about disciplinary actions taken against Meyers. She needs to go.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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