(MOBILE, Ala.) - Protest signs exclaimed “Please Don’t Shoot Us!!” and “Help Not Harm”. Has the University of South Alabama student body lost trust in campus police?
“It’s going to be hard to regain faith in them,” freshman protester Taylor Boblin said. “Of course it makes me scared.”
But Boblin was quick to point out it wasn’t the officers themselves that scared her, but the fact that they aren’t equipped with tasers.
“It’s knowing that the cops are only armed with guns,” Boblin said. “But if I was in a situation, I would still call the cops.”
Some students aren’t so sure.
“I would probably call 911, not them,” freshman Anna Greco said. “Hopefully after this shooting, and how much attention it’s getting, things are going to change.”
But other students haven’t lost any faith in the campus police, and feel like it was a freak incident.
“I’ve never had a problem with [the campus police],” senior Jacob Sacks said. “I feel like it’s more of an isolated incident, and it wont happen again.”