From the comments section at Deo Volente:
“Thank you university police, for your professionalism in keeping the campus safe during a busy and trying time on campus!”
“Yes, indeed! I was very grateful yesterday morning [November 3rd] for the university cop that warned me and other strikers of a white car trying to run other strikers over. I wish them the very best luck with their contract dispute with the university.”
“I’m also grateful for them telling us when we were getting too close to the road for safety. We may not have liked hearing that we should stay back where we were less visible, but they really were looking out for EVERYONE’S safety.”
“Any more news on the white car?
That episode sounds pretty unpleasant”
“A police officer has spoken with the driver. The driver indicated that he did not intend to run anyone down, that he was just trying to make a point. The officer told him that a way to make a point is to stop and talk with people and debate the issues.
What will happen to the driver judicially remains to be seen.”
Remember, the University Police are without a contract now, too. They are scheduled to begin negotiations soon after those with the FA end. Because they’re police, they can’t go on strike to make their will known.
They know what you’re feeling and they’re there to keep you safe. Treat ’em with respect.