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.  Parents 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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