Why Are They Really Here?

Essay by seigleCollege, UndergraduateB, April 2004

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Do you know that feeling you get when you're driving and you just happen to pass a police officer? Of course you do it has happened to all of us. It's a feeling of nervous helplessness. You quickly look down to see if you are going the speed limit. But it's to late, there's nothing you can do now you are at the mercy of the police. This is how I feel every night I come home to the dorms. I feel this way because every night there are campus police waiting outside the dorms. They aren't just patrolling the area they are parked right in front of the dorms. To me this feels like lack of freedom and privacy. Although campus police are here to help students feel more comfortable and safe I think that they do the opposite and are not needed at all.

I understand that abiding by the law is a way of life and everybody needs to do this.

But I think that there is a certain point where the law can be to close. I am a freshman here at the University of Wyoming and living at the dorms I feel very uncomfortable with the campus police here. It wouldn't be that big of a deal if I just saw the campus police driving by every once and a while. But it is everyday that I see cops staked out in front of my dorms just waiting for someone to make a wrong move so they can write a fine for some insignificant action. It is totally outrageous that we as students do not have more privacy than this. I don't know what the students of this university did to get their right of privacy taken away but I really believe it is time...