I get that college can be stressful for kids and they want to party on weekends to blow off steam, but this wasn’t partying, this was drunken rioting. I don’t know how you guys behaved in college, but when I was that age (a gazillion years ago) our greatest concern was having a party busted by the cops, and I always had a big fear of getting in trouble with law enforcement in the back of my thoughts. My parents would have killed me. It’s isn’t like these students were protesting police brutality over a recent incident or staging a riot against campus sexual assaults, they were just acting like disorderly students, on a much larger scale. It’s pretty absurd to think of all of the real issues cops have to deal with on a daily basis, stopping crimes like rapes and murders and robberies, and here they had to deal with a bunch of drunk kids twerking on their police cars.
I suppose one of the good aspects of this story is that in this day and age of social media a mess of the participants decided to post photographs all over online, and law enforcement will be using that evidence to find the perpetrators. WWU President Bruce Shepard issued a statement that said ”Public safety officers will be reviewing surveillance videos and criminal charges may then follow. Should any of our students be found to have engaged in lawless and destructive behavior, they have no place at Western.”
According to the news report, some students helped with the cleanup after the rioting.
I’m so not looking forward to my eldest going off to college. If he ever pulled a stunt like this I would twerk him right down to the police station.