Something that attracted me to Oakland University in Michigan was the phrase “one of the safest campuses in the state” that we hear so often here. In the last couple of weeks I can name a few incidents that seriously call into question the safety of our university: fighting in the Oakland Center (causing everyone to be removed from the building), a shooting in the parking lot (need I say more?), and fights in the apartments (resulting in blood and broken beer bottles everywhere). (pictured: police composite pictures of two recent Black attackers at Oakland University)
I hear a lot of talk about how “great” OU is. Today I saw proof that it isn’t so “great.”
My dorm room was burglarized, and various electronics and personal items were stolen. When I asked the responding officer what was going to be done about my room being ransacked, she said: “File a police report.” Come on, can’t you take fingerprints or do something so it at least looks like you care? It is a felony to steal anything over $100.
The real question I have to ask is this: What are the police really concerned with? It certainly can't be real crime.
Is the OUPD only concerned with minors drinking? It sure seems like it. Officers here write MIP tickets (Minor in Possession) at the tip of a hat. When confronted with a real crime they just shrug it off. This makes me sick.
When a real crime occurred the OUPD seemed not to care, nor did the Resident Assistant on duty. Over $1,000 worth of property was stolen and they are just going to “file a police report.” Catch me drinking a beer, though, and I’ll have the whole police department, a couple of RAs, and the head resident interested in my case in about ten minutes flat -- and they'll even leave me with a nice ticket in my pocket.
Welcome to Oakland University, one of the safest campuses in Michigan, where you can steal, fight, and shoot at people -- but don’t let me catch you drinking a beer... that’s illegal!
I guess the OUPD is just a little too busy writing speeding tickets to waste time resolving serious crimes.
That was a letter that I wrote to the school newspaper on November 19th.
And there's much more! This student could have lost her life:
Black males attack White female student at Oakland University
This place sickens me. People can't even have personal belongings in their dorms, without others coming in and taking them. This place seems to be overrun with Blacks from Detroit, here on free tuition from the government, who think they are still living in the 'hood.' This garbage has to stop, or I'm going elsewhere.