A University of Minnesota student government representative encouraged students to purposefully disrupt police activity.
A high-ranking member of the Minnesota Student Association, Lauren Meyers, recently asked her peers in student government to harass campus police officers at the University of Minnesota.
During a video conference, a fellow representative asked Meyers what she meant by telling students to disrupt the university police department. Meyers then replied by saying: “Make their lives hell. Annoy the s**t out of them.”
She also encouraged students to “use up their resources” and place fake phone calls for help to “make officers show up to something.”
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Later, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association and Law Enforcement Labor Services responded with a statement. They urged Meyers to apologize to the campus police.
“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. MSA leaders should be ashamed — and apologize to the campus community and victims of crime on campus,” MPPOA Executive Director Brian Peters stated.
In addition, the unions mentioned that Meyers’ calls for disrupting police could result in various misdemeanor and felony offenses, including “reporting fictitious emergency resulting in serious injury.”
Leftists like Meyers who take this kind of anti-police stance are only causing more division. Not only do they demonize police, but they damage the public’s trust in our law enforcement officers, and vice versa.
Regardless of whether they support police reform or not, all Americans should still support and defend the brave men and women who help keep our communities safe.