Some Case Western Reserve University Students Unhappy with Police Presence for RNC Convention

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Another petition that doesn’t solve a problem:

Students at a Cleveland, Ohio college are petitioning to halt the billeting of riot police officers on campus during the Republican National Convention (RNC) next week.

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) will close down most campus activity next week as administrators fear rioting outside the RNC may spill over onto their campus five miles away, The New York Times reports.

Student have started a petition asking the administration to guarantee student safety while 1,900 police and National Guardsmen are housed at CWRU, and to limit the officers’ privileges during their stay. The petition had garnered just 360 signatures at press time, out of a goal of 500.