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Liberals Supported Soft-on-Crime Policies — Now That Crime Has Come to Campus

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Liberals Supported Soft-on-Crime Policies — Now That Crime Has Come to Campus

New York Post December 3, 2021
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Urban PolicyNYC

Columbia University president Lee Bollinger calls the random stabbing murder of PhD student Davide Giri on Thursday night “unspeakably sad and deeply shocking.”

It’s sad, but it’s not shocking.

Elite universities may prefer not to talk much about violent crime as much as they can avoid it, but they can’t protect their charges from what goes on in a freshly violent New York City.

Giri is the second Columbia student to be killed in a stranger-on-stranger attack in a supposedly safe public space in less than two years. In December 2019, in another attack just weeks before students were to leave campus for the holiday season, three teenagers targeted a female victim, 18-year-old Tessa Majors, in Morningside Park. They tortured her to death, holding the vulnerable young woman down and stabbing her.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

Photo by Lya_Cattel/iStock

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