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UCLA on the morning on May 1, 2024 (Photo: courtesy of Rachel Diaz)

Campus Cops Say UCLA Admin at Fault

Officers Association supports UC Regents’ probe

By Thomas Buckley, May 5, 2024 6:00 am

UCLA administrators must be held accountable for what happened on campus over the past two weeks, the school police officer association says.

The entire UC system has set guidelines for dealing with protests and disturbances, guidelines that the officers say UCLA failed to follow.

”The written guidelines for roles and responsibilities make clear that senior UC administrators on each campus are solely responsible for the University’s response to campus protests; those administrators decide the objective, and campus police are only responsible for tactics in implementing those objectives,” said Wade Stern, President of the Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA). “As such, the UCLA administration owns all the fallout from the response and lack of response to this protest.”

UCLA was one of the many sites of the student/professional agitators pro-Hamas protests  that have occurred in recent weeks around the nation.  Late last week, the protestor encampment at UCLA was finally shuttered – and then bulldozed – but not until after numerous Jewish student had undergone blatantly antisemitic conduct at the hands of the protesters.  

Campus cops across various schools have become the target of criticism, either for waiting too long to end the disruptive encampments or, from the left, for trying to end them and/or not protecting the protestors.  

The FUPOA said the upcoming investigation into the incident – already called for by the Chair of the Board of Regents of the entire UC system –  must be a fair and impartial one “free from influence by UC system employees.”

One of the most concerning issues is that administrators seemed to abdicate the enforcement of campus order to the protestors themselves, leading to Jewish students being literally denied access to their education.  That is not a terribly small step from the Nazi “cleansing” universities of Jewish influences upon their accession to power. In fact, one of the first Palestinian “Nationalists” the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in the 1930s and 40s met with and praised Hitler and the Nazi “solution” to the “Jewish question.”

The FUPOA released this statement Saturday, May 4 – attempts to contact UCLA officials for comment were – not unexpectedly on a Saturday – unsuccessful.

The timeline and details of the upcoming UC system probe have yet to be announced.

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8 thoughts on “Campus Cops Say UCLA Admin at Fault

    1. Congressional hearings are a start…but when will .any of these administrators or Democrats in political office actually be held accountable?

  1. Enjoy the suck UCLA administration!
    You created the environment for which these indecent, spoiled, anti-American terrorists thrive!
    Bring back meritocracy to save the academic institutions!

  2. They are guilty as hell and should face serious jail time. Administrative convenience is no excuse for aiding and abetting terrorism or for failure to live up to their campus commitment to safe, unrestricted learning atmosphere.

  3. I have little faith anyone will face repercussions. I was watching the news and saw this riot in real time as it was unfolding at UCLA. I watched for over 2 hours and still no cops to stop the violence. The leadership in our state is seriously lacking, including Newsom, who was MIA in all of this, only to release a social media statement days later. As far as UCLA goes, the chancellor is incompetent and needs to be replaced.

  4. According to an article by Joel Pollak at Breitbart, protests on university campuses across the nation are being funded by Biden’s political donors — which could explain why he hesitates to condemn them and the DOJ won’t investigate them. Research by NGO Monitor and others into the donors behind the protests has turned up familiar names from the Democratic Party bankroll — including George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and other leftist philanthropies like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a foundation funded by Susan and Nick Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt Hotel empire.


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