In an Oct. 29 email, several Santa Clara University administrators said an incident the night before “further damages the trust and faith that we are working so hard to build.”
During the virtual meeting, John Loretto, the assistant director of Campus Safety Services, had a postcard of the law enforcement symbol on a bookshelf behind him. The administrators said the symbol is “widely considered to be an effort to undermine the Black Lives Matter movement and its universally important goals,” according to the email.
The school’s College Republicans club criticized the university and the Santa Clara Multi-Cultural Center for sharing an Instagram post from another group that called the Blue Lives Matter sticker a “white supremacist icon” and an “anti-Black symbol,” Campus Reform reported.
The post also called for Loretto to be fired.
“We are disappointed in the university’s decision to label this an incident of hatred and in their subsequent calls for his firing,” Eoan Harrison, president of Santa Clara University College Republicans, told the news site.
In a statement to Fox News, the university said is “steadfast in our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and to building a Santa Clara community where all are welcome.”
The above comes from a Nov. 6 story on Fox News.
It is a disgrace that any university, but especially a Catholic university, would behave in such a despicable manner. The university still expects the Santa Clara Police Department to respond when they call 9-1-1. Maybe they just don’t value the lives of the men and women who respond.
John Loretto had a pro-law enforcement emblem on the bookshelf behind him during an online meeting! Mr. Loretto spent 25 years serving and protecting as a police officer, and retired at the rank of lieutenant from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, before going to work for Santa Clara University.
(Full disclosure: I spent over 20 years as a Fire investigator with the Santa Clara Fire Department and worked closely with the Santa Clara Police Department and others in law enforcement, as well as the University.)
Let’s have some respect and appreciation for those who serve us, in this case, specifically for those who put themselves in harm’s way for all of us.
God bless and protect you, Deacon Anderson, for your service.
“The administrators said the symbol is “widely considered to be an effort to undermine the Black Lives Matter movement and its universally important goals,” according to the email.” How far these leftist nut-jobs will go to stifle diversity in the name of diversity never ceases to amaze ne.
All you need to know is this: Rainbow flag good; blue line bad.
If it’s not already clear to anyone that Democrats and other leftists are Commie totalitarian dictators who operate on emotion instead of rationality, and have no respect for free speech nor other natural and Constitutional rights, there’s no hope for that person. There’s no reasoning with the left, nor is there any common ground to be found between left and right anymore. It’s all out from here on out: one side wins, the other loses. All or nothing. Got that? Left is wrong.
Free speech is not guaranteed in the workplace and certainly not when using workplace equipment.
OOOOHHHHHH brother, sigh, oh oh oh One cannot reason with these people.
Not a word would’ve been said, if the sign on the shelf had read, “Black Lives Matter”
They do not understand the meaning of Free Speech, rather, they actively move to suppress it.
The U, including every Catholic U, is now the American equivalent of a Stalinist Society.
Next will come shoving people into boxcars, and shipping them off to Siberia.
why pay tens of thousands of dollars;
hundreds of thousands of dollars over four years
in tuition and room & board charges when you
can be stupid and foolish for free ???
Trigger warning thresholds keep dropping everywhere.i foresee seismic watch systems in California being censored to avoid alarming inhabitants of the Paradise bubble. They already rely on news from their own social media groups on instagram,,etc. This has made covid information very sketchy and incomplete on all campuses. They fulfil the lyrics about never wanting to leave childhood in Neil Young’s plaintive ‘ sugar mountain’ ….” You can’t be twenty on sugar mountain,with the Barker’s and the colored balloons”….
Time to defund the universities.
And, ask Catholic bishops to not permit the administration of sacraments at these fake Catholic schools.
(While they do not control the schools themselves, they do have authority over the Catholic sacraments in their respective dioceses.)
Bishop Cantu in San Jose won’t do anything about it. He has Catholic schools in his diocese with gay married staff and teachers. You think he cares? Nope.
I’m not disagreeing with you. Yet, have you (and others) asked him directly?
Do you still subsidize a diocese that sends its deacon candidates and advanced lay leaders to Santa Clara University?
Some family members from the same families will give to immoral things because they believe they are all right, and others give because they do not know what is going on or have been told lies, but other members know and will not. Somehow the bad guys always know whom to scam — or from whom to extort.
I spoke with my tithing in San Diego diocese. No longer supporting Catholic annual appeal in our diocese.
Do they realize what BLMs goals are? They certainly aren’t in line with Catholic teachings!
Sad, I noticed the Security Director is no longer employed. Catholic ideals pushing out a good leader?