Senseless Atrocities and Overreactions: On the Backlash Following UT Austin Tragedy

Photo: Jana Birchum On April 12, 2016, the Texas Tribune published a piece about parental responses to the horrific murder of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) freshman Haruka Weiser. In short, the story goes: parents of UT students understandably want their daughters and sons to be safe in the aftermath of a horrible murder on campus last week. The person the police believe responsible for this awful act is homeless. ┬áParents have suggested that homeless populations be removed from “the Drag” (Guadalupe Street near UT) through loitering and camping bans and have also called for churches along...

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