Ray Allen with some strong words on UConn..



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Ray does love UConn and the situation is upsetting. I know most will be defensive of the school but in this case we can’t. UConn has police officers at all the regional campuses. That’s a waste of money. They could all be eliminated. There is a lot that needs to change at UConn. Although cutting sports was inevitable even if we eliminated the entire police department.
 
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I take classes on the Hartford campus and they have a couple SUVs patrolling the block and a half campus where the HPD also patrol. It’s pathetic.
I live in Stamford about 5 minutes from the campus and it's the same way. There's probably 5-10 UConn Police cars that are parked on the one road and the entire campus is a block long
 

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I live in Stamford about 5 minutes from the campus and it's the same way. There's probably 5-10 UConn Police cars that are parked on the one road and the entire campus is a block long
Think about salary and benefits and equipment etc for let’s say a total of ten officers at these sites. That’s probably a million dollars right there. Don’t need to pay $60,000 salaries to these people when you can probably pay a security guard half of that.
 
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I take classes on the Hartford campus and they have a couple SUVs patrolling the block and a half campus where the HPD also patrol. It’s pathetic.
I think they are required to do that for liability and insurance issues. If a student were to get assaulted in any way and there are no officers or enforcement they would be open to a huge lawsuit
 

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I think they are required to do that for liability and insurance issues. If a student were to get assaulted in any way and there are no officers or enforcement they would be open to a huge lawsuit


Yeah, it was a significantly tone deaf comment by Ray in the #metoo era. Parents want to know their children are safe while away at campus and spending money on security guards is going to help keep their children more safe than reducing security guard salary and providing a rowing or cross country scholarship.
Safety on campus is much more than just roving patrols but it's a big consideration for many parents when deciding where to send their little Suzy off to college.
 

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I live in Stamford about 5 minutes from the campus and it's the same way. There's probably 5-10 UConn Police cars that are parked on the one road and the entire campus is a block long
I go to the bookstore there to pick up gear for family Christmas gifts and have noticed the amount of police cars seemed a little excessive based on the size of the building.
 
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Yeah, it was a significantly tone deaf comment by Ray in the #metoo era. Parents want to know their children are safe while away at campus and spending money on security guards is going to help keep their children more safe than reducing security guard salary and providing a rowing or cross country scholarship.
Safety on campus is much more than just roving patrols but it's a big consideration for many parents when deciding where to send their little Suzy off to college.

You are spot on with this.
 
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To clarify, who would cover campus policing if the campus police departments disbanded? The local municipality or the state police? So shouldn’t students pay directly for their own policing service through tuition then having local taxpayers foot the bill?
 
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Yeah, it was a significantly tone deaf comment by Ray in the #metoo era. Parents want to know their children are safe while away at campus and spending money on security guards is going to help keep their children more safe than reducing security guard salary and providing a rowing or cross country scholarship.
Safety on campus is much more than just roving patrols but it's a big consideration for many parents when deciding where to send their little Suzy off to college.

This. It’s an ignorant post. My heart breaks for the kids but to imply that scholarships for cross country, rowing, tennis, and swimming are more important than having a safe campus is ridiculous.
 
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Ok well donations from strong alumni like Ray and other financially set athletes and business owner can help. I'm sure the police budget compared to the programs cut doesn't compare in cost.

For me this is not about the police as I see other programs are eliminating some of their sport programs as well to save money. Plus Uconn carried more programs then most other colleges including those in P5.
 
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To clarify, who would cover campus policing if the campus police departments disbanded? The local municipality or the state police? So shouldn’t students pay directly for their own policing service through tuition then having local taxpayers foot the bill?

To some whack jobs, no police is their goal. Yes, in my opinion students should foot the bill through tuition/fees to fund the safety of the campus they are getting their education on. Safety is the top priority.
 
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... and the University responded they aren’t. (Ray was also commenting on someone else’s IG post)
Yeah I saw that a few days ago but couldn't remember where (before you posted it in here again)
 

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Figured I would put my two cents in...

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It's amazing how many people can't read, or just choose not to. He didn't say UConn should have no police, he said they shouldn't be adding 20 new positions while they're making cuts elsewhere

His whole post talks about his displeasure of UConn hiring 20 additional police officers (which is factually incorrect) while making cuts elsewhere. The UConn police responded by saying that is not true and they are actually looking to make cuts. So Ray's entire post is out of ignorance on the actual issue. He took a false idea and ran with it. The idea that UConn is cutting sports while hiring more police is plain false.
 
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His whole post talks about his displeasure of UConn hiring 20 additional police officers (which is factually incorrect) while making cuts elsewhere. The UConn police responded by saying that is not true and they are actually looking to make cuts. So Ray's entire post is out of ignorance on the actual issue. He took a false idea and ran with it. The idea that UConn is cutting sports while hiring more police is plain false.
Absolutely, but you and others created some false narrative that Ray was saying sports are more important than campus safety and ran with it
 
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