MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Students at the University of Minnesota are taking a stand on safety. An online petition has received thousands of signatures demanding an increased police presence on and near campus.
“I fully acknowledge we live in Minneapolis. We live in the city. it’s not the safest place,” said Sara Gottlieb, a senior who co-wrote the petition. “Freshman, sophomore, junior year, I didn’t feel so at risk. I didn’t feel like everywhere I walked there was a target on my back. Just this semester I’ve felt like I can’t walk two blocks.”