On college campuses, the inmates are running the asylum.
Leftists are running roughshod through the universities with almost no resistance to speak of.
Now students at Yale are making one outrageous demand of the police force.
Yale campus police officers opened fire on an alleged armed robbery suspect who fled a traffic stop early in the morning.
The suspect took a bullet, but remains in stable condition in the hospital.
Even though all of the facts of the case haven’t come out, the radical leftists predictably showed up in full force with their boilerplate list of demands.
Campus activists are demanding the Yale police department disarms, and the school donates money to Black Lives Matter.
In their petition, the activists said, “Armed campus police are a risk to the students they are sworn to protect and to the communities in which schools reside.”
One wonders who these leftist students expect to police the “rape culture” and “right-wing extremists” that plague the liberal campus.
Their grievances are imaginary.
The petition continued, “There is an epidemic of police violence and police brutality in this country, and this shooting all too tragically shows that Yale is not immune to this issue.”
This is provably false.
In each of the past four years, an average of 975 suspects (of all races) were fatally shot by the police.
And many of them (roughly 60%) were armed with guns.
In a nation of over 325 million people, that does not rise anywhere close to the level of an epidemic.
The petition concluded, “We will not allow the Yale Police Department to contribute to this epidemic by acting violently against members of the community that we have chosen from all over this country and the world.”
The police have a duty to protect the community.
Armed robbery suspects who flee the scene are a threat to that community, not police.
In fact, the Ferguson Effect—which suggests crime rates increase when police pull back from a community—would simply make the community less safe.
Nevertheless, these radical students have taken their demands to Yale president Peter Salovey.
If you’re thinking Salovey will shut down this nonsense quickly, think again.
In fact, it’s probably more likely that he gives into the demands.
In 2015, in an embarrassing episode that went viral, mentally fragile Yale students screeched and warbled at a professor over the mundane issue of Halloween costumes.
The professor believed that college students in contemporary America had the maturity to determine the propriety of their Halloween costumes without administrative supervision.
The coddled children disagreed in the most unhinged way possible.
Anyone who wasn’t a leftist recoiled in horror at the incident.
But within the leftist cocoon, they cheered.
President Salovey even awarded two of the strident protesters a Racial Justice prize, and said he’d never been so proud of the student body.
He also redoubled his commitment to adding $50 million to Yale’s diversity budget.
So this current list of demands regarding the police department is in Salovey’s wheelhouse.
The madness must stop.
These students, who are literally the most privileged people ever to walk the Earth, believe they’re oppressed.
They have no idea what real oppression looks like.
But Yale certainly isn’t teaching them.