The gang war raging in the city seems to be spreading its tendrils into all areas of city life, and even the students and faculty at Columtreal University campus are feeling the ripples from downtown Hathian.
Scores of students took part in an unplanned, peaceful protest on Sunday the 8th August to demand some kind of ceasefire and peace returning to the nearby city. Holding handmade ‘Peace‘, ‘Make Love Not War’, and ‘HPD do something!‘ signs, the students protested that more needs to be done by Hathian Police Department to stop the bloodshed and destruction before lives are lost.
The faculty supported the demonstration, but asked students to keep their protest out of Central Hathian due to the explosive crime levels of late, for their own protection.
I made my way down to the CU campus to ask some of the students and faculty watching, what they thought.
Professor Carol Helstein, aged 38, ranted, “As a professor it shouldnt affect me, but it has, crime has become so bad in Hathian that these gang members dont seem to care that I’m a professor, they dont care about classrooms or campuses. Something must be done so people dont have to fear for their safety.” It seems Professor Helstein is not impressed with the HPD, and gave a number of devastating critiques of the people signed up to protect us. “ …the sad thing is that the local police dont seem to care to do anything about it either”. She goes on, “..they would have to get police that aren’t just as bad or worse in many cases that these thugs. We dont need rapists as cops. Its bad enough that the town is filled with them and pimps, personally i dont feel safe anywhere near the police station.”
It seems some people are blaming the HPD for letting the violence escalate to such levels, but what do the students think?