(Campus Reform) Professors at the University of Wisconsin, Madison condemned the recent arrest of a convicted serial vandal as the result of an “over-policed” campus, saying administrators ought to “limit the circumstances under which officers may enter the classroom.”

“The classroom arrest of an African American student for allegedly vandalizing university buildings with anti-racist graffiti, in an Afro-American Studies class led by a faculty member of color, contributes to an oppressive and threatening environment for those members of our community who are routinely over-policed on the grounds of skin color,” an open letter from the UW English department states.

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