The Missouri University Police Department (MUPD) in Columbia called on “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to notify the cops "immediately." The MUPD made the announcement in an email to the student body on Nov. 10.
A copy of the email was posted on Twitter by journalist and Missouri University (MU) grad student Madi Alexander.
"While cases of hateful and hurtful speech are not crimes, if the individual(s) identified are students, MU’s Office of Student Conduct can take disciplinary action," the MPUD noted at the end of the email.
“We are simply asking them to report what they feel is hurtful and/or hateful speech,” the MUPD said in a statement to Mediaite, adding, "We also work for the University and uphold the Universities Rules and Regulations."
MU president Tim Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin resigned on Nov. 10 after accusations that they were not responding to racial incidents on campus appropriately.
During a protest on Nov. 10, Melissa Click, a professor of Mass Media at MU, tried to stop a photographer from filming, reports FTVLive (video below).
(Note: The incident happens at the 6:20 mark.)