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Student Safety During Riot Police Occupation of Case Western Reserve University

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Whereas Case Western Reserve University leadership has stated that the University will allow 1,500 riot police to stay in student housing during the Republican National Convention;

We, the faculty, staff, employees, alumni, students, community members, and friends of Case Western Reserve University hereby petition the campus administration to ensure that:

1) Riot police store all weapons, equipment, and riot-control gear off campus;

2) Riot police refrain from entering University-owned buildings, with the exception of their assigned residence halls;

3) The University informs riot police that they do not have jurisdiction on campus and that they shall contact campus police in case of emergency;

4) Riot police refrain from using alcohol or other mind-altering substances for the duration of their stay;

5) Riot police expressly consent to abide by University conduct regulations including, but not limited to: antidiscrimination, sexual harassment, substance abuse, and weapons policies; 

6) The University bans from campus any riot police officer that violates University conduct policies; 

7) The University informs the campus community of the following details by July 1st:

·  The residence halls to which the riot police will be assigned,

·  The dates and times the riot police will be on campus, and

·  The details of the campus security plan to protect the rights and safety of the campus community during the RNC;

8) The University offers alternative housing arrangements for students in University Summer Housing who request reassignment for the duration of the stay of the riot police;

9) The University provides a mechanism for the campus community to report incidences of riot police misconduct.


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