Suspect Vague, 2:30 @ the LSU Quad #SuspectVague
On Friday, January 30th at 6:38 PM, a text was sent out to the LSU community notifying them of an armed robbery in the Kirby Smith Hall parking lot. The suspect in the crime was identified simply as “black male wearing dark hoodie”. This vague description provokes suspicions of all black males on campus in hoodies, labeling them as suspects and provokes racial profiling.
Join Zandashé Brown, Majdal Ismail, and Blair Elizabeth Brown in the LSU Quad this Thursday, February 5th at 2:30 PM for a demonstration that illuminates the issue of dangerously vague descriptions in LSU PD alerts that are sent out regularly to our community.
We ask you all to wear hoodies and come with signs that say “SUSPECT: ______________” (Feel free to insert some vague description in the blank that is applicable to yourself. Any other signs are encouraged as well.
** We are gathering between 2 and 2:30 in the quad. We’ll have a few signs to spare.
Hope to see you there!