UC Berkeley Parents Turn to Private Security To Protect Students From Raging Crime on Campus

by Margaret Flavin at thegatewaypundit.com

Parents of students at the liberal haven of the University of California at Berkeley have been forced to turn to private security to protect their children on campus.

One parent, Sagar Jethani, told CBS News parents took matters into their own hands after the university ignored their repeated requests to protect students.

“The fact is if they’re not going to act, despite repeated pleas from parents and students to take more substantial action, then we’re going to act,” Jethani said. “We’re going to do what needs to be done to keep our family safe.”

“We want to, frankly, turn up the heat with the administration,” Jethani said. “We want to show that we’re not content to just wait forever to have these safety ambassadors deployed.”

Parents with the group Safe Bears announced their intentions on the group’s website:

We are 1,300+ Cal parents and community allies working to improve safety for UC Berkeley students through strategic planning, advocacy, and outreach to campus administration, student organizations, local law enforcement, city government, and safety experts at universities across the country. SafeBears is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

According to the Safe Bears, after raising more than $40,000, the additional security started on March 6 and will run through March 23.