- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The University of Missouri Police Department has sent an email to students asking them to report “hateful and hurtful” speech to the police, amid simmering racial tensions on campus following the resignations of University President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

In the email sent out Tuesday morning, police asked “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to call the department’s general phone line or 911 if they’re in an emergency situation, Mediaite reported.

Police asked students to provide a detailed description of the offender, their location or license plate number, and a photograph of the offender if possible.

“While cases of hateful or hurtful speech are not crimes, if the individual(s) identified are students, MU’s Office of Student Conduct can take disciplinary action,” the notice states.

In a statement to Mediaite, the police department confirmed that the email was real.

“We also work for the university and uphold the university’s rules and regulations,” a spokesman said.

The email comes after campus clashes between reporters and student activists who formed a “no media safe space” on Monday to prevent media access to protesters celebrating the resignations of Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Loftin.

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