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Jun 3, 22

Banner Drop at Southern Oregon University Against Anti-Homeless, Victim Blaming Campus Cops

Action report on banner drop at Southern Oregon University in so-called Ashland, Oregon.

On June 1st, 2022, a group of Southern Oregon University students unveiled a 3’ x 13’ banner at the school’s student community center, the Stevenson Union in Ashland, Oregon. The banner included a caricature of Campus Public Safety officer Matt Roberts, and a clear message to all SOU campus cops: “Fuck you Matt Roberts, fuck Campus Public Safety.”

Matt Roberts is the leader of a local anti-homeless Facebook page, which promotes eco-fascist politics, platforming hate speech and spreading false conspiracy theories about local unhoused communities. Students wanted to send a strong message to Matt Roberts to congratulate him on his recent promotion to Sergeant. Fuck you Matt Roberts.

Campus Public Safety – Southern Oregon University’s campus cops – aren’t keeping anyone safe. They police unhoused people simply for having the audacity to step foot on campus. They fail to support students during mental health crises. They victim blame students who have been sexually assaulted. Fuck CPS.

All cops are bastards, even neoliberal university cops!

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