The campus police at the University of Missouri sent out a campus-wide email this morning asking “individuals who witness of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to immediately report the incident to them.
The email did not define what constitutes “hurtful” speech but did say if anyone experiences or hears it they are immediately get in touch with cops and also provide “a detailed description of the individual(s) involved” along with the “license plate and vehicle descriptions…” Also, “If possible and if it can be done safely, take a photo of the individual(s) with your cell phone.”
The email says if it is an emergency situation of “hurtful” speech not to call campus police but to dial 911.
Ever mindful of student distractions, even to emergency incidents of “hurtful” speech, the email says, “Delays, including posting information to social media, can often reduce the chances of identifying the responsible parties.”
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