(Campus Reform) The University of California Santa Barbara student government passed a resolution Wednesday calling for the disarming of campus police.
The resolution not only called on the university administration to disarm campus police of “lethal and military-grade hardware” but also resolved that its president send a letter to the school’s chancellor detailing various “dangers presented by an increasingly militarized police” to the student body, according to student newspaper The Daily Nexus.
This call to action was made in an effort to provide a framework for “non-police, community-based responses to community wellness issues.”
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“Having the UC be armed is something that should not be happening, especially the UCPD,” student senator Ricardo Uribe, who authored the resolution, said Wednesday night, citing the university’s popular yearly Halloween celebration as an example of “over-policing.”