Univ. of Missouri Police Dept. Tells Students to Report 'Hurtful Speech' to Police


The University of Missouri police department is instructing students who witness “incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech” to “call the police immediately.”

In an email sent out to the student body Tuesday, the MU police department provided instructions on “reporting hateful and/or hurtful speech.”

The first step in the email is to “call the police immediately.”

Students are then prompted to summarize the incident, “provide a detailed description of the individual(s) involved,” provide license plate numbers, and, “if possible and it can be done safely, take a photo of the individual(s) with your cell phone.”

Although the police department admits, “while cases of hateful and hurtful speech are not crimes,” “if the individual(s) identified are students, MU’s Office of Student Conduct can take disciplinary action.”

MRC Merch

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