Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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ITHACA, NY – According to reports, Cornell University will no longer require campus police to share racial descriptions of suspected offenders in campus crime alerts shared at the university.

The rationale behind this, or lack thereof rather, is that the university feels that students knowing the race of a suspect doesn’t make “crime alert recipients any safer.”

As ludicrous as it sounds, the Cornell University faculty passed a resolution that would see campus police no longer being required to share racial details of suspected offenders that are at-large when crime alerts are shared on campus.

The faculty at the University (keep in mind, this is an institution meant to host and transfer higher learning to young impressionable minds) claims that by sharing racially identifying factors of suspects involved in crimes that have occurred on, or near, campus is somehow putting black people in danger:

“[T]he knowledge that a crime may have been committed by a Black man does not make CRIME ALERT recipients any safer, but instead endangers Black people in the community, reinforcing the common phenomenon of violence against Black people on the grounds that they look like suspected criminals.”

Within this resolution passed by University faculty, there was seething disdain associated with the fact that when these crime alerts are published to advise students of at large suspects involved in crimes, that typically the only identifying factors shared are the race and gender of the suspect:

“[T]hese emails consistently foreground the race of suspects, sometimes listing race and gender as the only distinguishing features of unidentified criminal suspects.”

This may come as a shock to some, but when a suspect is currently at large, there is a high likelihood that any sort of crime alert is not going to have the suspect’s name or date of birth. Instead, it will provide the obvious physical characteristics that have been provided to authorities by witnesses.

The faculty at Cornell University are creating a dangerous environment for all their students by refusing to allow the Cornell University Police Department to inform their enrollees about pertinent descriptive factors of suspects accused of various offenses.  

And the university’s justification for this is because the faculty feels that disclosing the race of a suspected offender is perpetuating an “association of blackness with criminality”:

“[O]ne of the perceptions that contributes to and justifies the disproportionate and disproportionately violent policing of Black people is the false association of Blackness with criminality.”

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Ironically, an email coming from Cornell University pointed out that since January of 2019, 75% of suspects whose race was identified in these crime alert emails happened to be black men.

This effort seems less of an issue pertaining to attributing criminality to black people, and more so a knee-jerk reaction to the fact that black suspects happened to be over representing themselves in criminal offenses in the area.

The email in question referenced a handful of instances where suspects noted in campus crime alerts were described by race, gender, height, and last known outfit they were wearing – and proclaimed that sharing this information with the student body can formulate a “generalized fear of black men on campus”:

“After the December 14, 2019 burglary of 105 Highland place, the thief was described as a ‘black male in his 20’s, average height and weight, with black hair.

He was last seen wearing a beige shirt (possibly long sleeve), and dark pants.’

This describes many students — so many that an attitude of suspicion arising from the email would be indistinguishable from a generalized fear of Black men on campus.”

This sort of absurdity knows no bounds, in that the faculty at Cornell University are treating the dissemination of descriptive factors of suspects who committed real crimes to that of someone nonchalantly reciting or affirming racial stereotypes.

There is a huge difference between someone proclaiming ‘that all black people are criminals’ and a police bulletin saying ‘be on the lookout for a black suspect with these other traits who is wanted for a certain crime’ – but the faculty at Cornell University thinks that these two types of scenarios are inextricably synonymous.   

It’s frankly worrisome that it is no longer is it just hyperbolic assertions being cast aside, but this educational institution has now effectively banished facts relevant to criminal investigations from being shared with the student body.

The collapse of law enforcement will usher in the end of America as we know it

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Mortality.

It’s something that you don’t really consider when you’re young.  You can do anything.  You’re invincible.

But as we grow older, we start considering that mortality. 

It’s time we start considering the mortality of America.

I spend a substantial amount of time working in two different arenas – the world of law enforcement and the business world.

By day, I run a marketing agency. Among the areas we work in, we do extensive work in the firearms industry.  My travels take me across the country – often to some of the most rural parts of America.

By night, I am the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today.  I’m not a police officer.  I was tapped because I can do one thing cops can’t do.  I can give them a voice.  I can run my mouth and no agency can fire me.

That travel that I referenced – both in the business world and supporting the LE world – has afforded me countless opportunities to work side by side with some of the greatest patriots in America. 

My closest friends are either in law enforcement or either active or retired members of some of the most elite military forces in America. 

And from our greatest warriors to our everyday citizens… I can tell you the underlying fear that so many are thinking about – and that’s the seemingly inevitable collapse of society if we don’t make some monumental changes.

As a Christian, I believe we are in the middle of some serious spiritual warfare.  But you don’t have to be a Christian to understand that the very soul of America is under attack right now.  And the rapid erosion of the Thin Blue Line has us sitting on a powder keg.

Historically, if you look at the collapse of some of the greatest empires in the world, it happened from within.  Simply put, it raises the distinct danger that America won’t be conquered by foreign enemies … but rather from domestic ones.

When historians say that an empire fell, it means that the central state no longer exercised its broad power.  That happens either because the state itself ceased to exist or because the state’s power was reduced as parts of the empire became independent of its control.

It typically doesn’t happen because of a single cause, but rather a long process.  The main factors that historically lead to imperial collapse are:

  • Economic issues
  • Social and cultural issues
  • Environmental issues
  • Political issues

Now none of these factors are causes in and of themselves, but rather are ways to categorize causes.

What that means is you wouldn’t make a determination that Rome fell because of politics, but rather you’d explore political factors to understand the collapse.  And in those issues are warning signs for us as Americans.

That brings me to the threat we face today.

Have you ever heard of something called the Cloward-Piven strategy? It’s not exactly something the mainstream media talks about… but it’s something you need to be aware of, because it’s what we’re facing in America today.

American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven created the political strategy in 1966.  The idea behind it is to overload the U.S. public welfare system to create a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a socialist system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”.

If that doesn’t describe what we’re seeing from Democrats who are running for POTUS right now, I don’t know what does.  But it’s a much bigger threat than you might realize.  That’s because it’s so incredibly pervasive.  It’s poisoning the very roots of America.

And it calls to mind the words of Jefferson:

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

We are seeing groups here in America demanding open borders.  Demanding the decriminalization of crossing into our country illegally.

At the same time, across our great country, we are seeing the CRIMINALIZATION of law enforcement.  It’s gotten so bad in states like the People’s Republic of California and Connecticut that we’re seeing the crash and burn of morale in law enforcement. 

We’re seeing agencies desperate for officers, because as more and more retire (or count down the minutes to retirement), we see a deficit in the number of incoming recruits.  After all, why would you want to live a life of service when you’re just going to be attacked for that service?

We see political activists masquerading as police chiefs.  We see them working hand in hand with liberal politicians to not only attack the rights of law-abiding citizens, but also to destroy the morale of their own departments. We watch as they flat out disrespect the oath of office they took and put officers in no-win situations.

If I were to design a road map for how to collapse America, starting with law enforcement, here’s what it would look like.

Step one: Divide the protectors.

The refusal to allow rank and file patrol officers to cooperate with federal law enforcement to uphold the law.  It’s a slap in the face to Americans and it’s a dereliction of duty. It’s also a clear and intentional move to create a divide between local, state and federal law enforcement.  Divide the protectors… conquer a society. 

Step two: Divide the supporters.

Force officers to choose between enforcing unconstitutional legislation like Red Flag laws, which deny citizens of their right to due process… and providing for their own family.

Make cops the bad guys.  Take the people who have historically supported law enforcement and convince them that cops are now the enemy.  Divide the supporters… conquer a society.

Step three: Remove their protection

Make cops afraid to be cops.  Encourage disrespect on them like water bucket attacks.  Don’t go after the criminals who attack them. 

When officers arrest criminals, let them back out on the street within hours because a liberal judge determined that the violent suspect with a lengthy criminal history isn’t actually a threat. 

Then threaten law enforcement officers that if they do their job, they’ll be investigated.  That if they have to fight for their lives, they’ll end up being charged.  Remove both their desire and their ability to police.

Step four: Flood America  

By some estimates, one million people will make illegal entry into America this year.

There are fewer than 850,000 law enforcement officers in America.  Do the math.

Now let criminals create havoc in society but instead of deporting them or actually cracking down on crime, let Americans know that the real problem is guns owned by law abiding citizens and pass legislation to take away their rights.

Step five: Destroy our homes

Own the media.  Own Hollywood.  Force feed Anti-American, socialist and communist policies into our homes and our education system.  Convince our children that right is wrong and wrong is right. 

Take God out of society, destroy the family structure and teach everyone that the solution to your problems is in the form of pills, porn and the government.

Step Six: Bypass Congress for gun control 

Have “private businesses” like Dicks and Walmart determine what you can and can’t buy.  Allow Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and snap determine what you can see and what you can say… because it’s not a violation of the 1st Amendment if it’s done by private enterprise.

Step Seven: Use “social justice” to vilify love of country 

Take every patriotic American who wants to see a better country for their children and call them a racist, etc. if you don’t agree with them.  Then mass report them on social media to make sure their accounts are cancelled and their voices are shut down. 

Then say you think they’re a threat and have a judge determine that combat veterans and our nation’s greatest warriors need to be disarmed because of post-traumatic stress.  Then force officers to go to war with their own brothers and sisters.

The Collapse

It’s happening right in front of our eyes.  And it’s starting with a full onslaught against our law enforcement officers in every way, shape and form.

Want to save America?  We need to start by understanding the enemy.  And sometimes the biggest threat that an empire faces is the enemy within.

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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Cornell University no longer requires racial descriptions of suspects in crime alerts on campus

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