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Hopkins protesters are spoiled brats

Police on Wednesday arrested protestors at Johns Hopkins University who had locked down Garland Hall, the campus' main administration building, since May 1. The students are protesting the creation of a private police force and the university's contracts with ICE. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun video)

The only lesson I’ve learned from the “peaceful” protest and occupation of Garland Hall at Johns Hopkins University is that we have created a generation of spoiled brats (“The lessons of the Hopkins occupation,” May 8). I fail to understand the opposition to a police force mandated to protect these little darlings. If they had spent any time in the real world, they’d be happy for the increased security.

I’d be delighted for a private police force in my neighborhood, but these “snowflakes” find such protection unacceptable. How stupid can they get?

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I feel sorry for the students with disabilities who were denied access to Garland Hall, and I’m appalled by the safety violations. But what truly sickens me is that these over-privileged, self-indulged, helicopter-parented students will receive no punishment. Instead they will be hailed for their “courage.” I just wish John Hopkins University had expelled every foolish student, and that they also received stiff prison sentences.

I’m sorry to be living in a culture where childish tantrums are tolerated and celebrated.

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Rosalind Ellis, Baltimore

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