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Lexington and UK Police will jointly patrol campus this weekend to break up parties

It’s going to be a party at Kroger Field Saturday afternoon. Elsewhere across campus local police will be doing what they can to ensure there are not large parties.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and UK President Eli Capilouto announced that city police and campus police will work in conjunction this weekend to “respond to pandemic-related, off campus student code of conduct violations.” To put it simply, officers will be out in full force to stop large parties that are near campus.

“We share the goal of doing everything we can to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the community,” said Capilouto. “Even as our data, through robust contact tracing, clearly show the virus has largely stayed contained to the UK community, it’s critical that we do our part to protect everyone and limit spread. This partnership is one more way we are working together in a comprehensive approach to confronting this unprecedented public health crisis.”

Bike cops have always been a presence in the neighborhoods surrounding Kroger Field to ensure that college party-goers are upholding the law on gamedays. This year students could also be found for violating the school’s code of conduct by hosting large gatherings that could lead to the spread of COVID-19.

If the additional officers aren’t enough, UK has also created a snitch line. Concerned citizens can report student code of conduct violations by visiting, emailing [email protected], or calling 859-218-SAFE. The increased patrols are set to begin Friday.

Obviously, no one wants to be a party pooper, especially on a Caturday. However, these are unprecedented times. Students can still enjoy Kentucky football with friends, they just can’t do it with 100 mask-less friends in a crowded backyard.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

22 Comments for Lexington and UK Police will jointly patrol campus this weekend to break up parties

  1. cats646
    10:39 am October 2, 2020 Permalink

    That’s ignorant af

  2. Section233
    10:46 am October 2, 2020 Permalink

    Liam – how about we utilize those resources and man power in Frankfort or hey maybe downtown Louisville so business owners and people who live down there aren’t scared to go outside. We still have peaceful protests as well as riots in the Commonwealth and we have cops worried about kids on game day

    • mashman 93
      10:52 am October 2, 2020 Permalink

      Great post

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:20 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

      Yep, it’s a lot easier, and more PC these days, to arrest one, or a few, people for having the temerity to get within 6 feet and/or not wear a mask than it is to arrest dozens or hundreds of rioters for rioting.

    • westkycat20
      8:51 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

      Finally something we agree on!!!

  3. 4burgoo
    11:55 am October 2, 2020 Permalink

    The fun police.

  4. eyebleedblue
    12:08 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

    Wow. Welcome to the USSR everyone.

  5. City shuffle
    12:55 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

    Thank you for posting the snitch line, i will be forwarding it to tons of people. Their phones will be ringing off the hook, that will be guaranteed.

    • westkycat20
      8:53 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

      I should probably call them with all of the people here in western KY that will not comply and OBEY as well.

  6. Southky
    2:23 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

    Keep voting for liberals…..more of this will be coming to your town.

    • cats646
      2:29 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

      Yessir. These people don’t even realize that they’re voting their rights away. Democrat=Communists. How can it get any clearer??

  7. Cousins Fake Tooth 2
    2:27 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

    So which law is getting broken that they have the legal authority to come stop them from getting together? We have recommendations.

    • 4everUKBlue
      2:48 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

      They don’t have the jurisdiction to do that, they only get away with it because people aren’t aware enough to challenge them.

    • OldSchool606
      4:23 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

      So U.K. Police will charge or arrest someone for a violation of the code of conduct? What about the slippery slope of “hate speech”? Are they going to arrest UK students who speak hatefully on campus now?? Then by what authority does LFCUG Police break up a gathering? If there is no violation of the noise ordinance & no other crime committed how can they justify arresting anyone for violation of a mandate that even the governor says merely a recommendation. I wear a mask in public, haven’t gone into a restaurant or retail store since February, work remotely & stay home almost all the time & probably consider myself about as Covid consciously as anyone can be but I think the police patrols are a clear overstep. Is the city going to be on the hook for a civil rights violation because some student gets expelled wrongfully for going to a social function. The whole thing is absurd.

  8. 4everUKBlue
    2:50 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

    The whole covid thing is complete BS and by buying into it you’re showing them just how easily you can be manipulated and controlled.

    • Megan
      5:33 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

      Complete BS? Dude, 7+ million cases. And soon, as many deaths as the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In our country alone. This year alone. The president admitted to Woodward that he understands “the whole covid thing” isn’t BS. He knows it’s a terrible crisis. And right now, as he quarantines with mildish symptoms and experimental treatments and comorbidities that elevate his risk of a serious course, he personally understands that better than most. Obviously better than you.

      You swallowed the president’s disinformation whole. You drank the Kool-Aid. You’re a puppet dancing at the end of his strings.
      It’s a fascinating thing to see someone living in such an alternate reality. How does that even happen?

    • Matt10
      12:38 pm October 3, 2020 Permalink

      Megan you are a fool. Anybody that believes the PCR case numbers is an idiot. Deaths are overblown, too. Only 6% are FROM covid, 94% WITH covid AND, on average, 2.6 additional health issues that could’ve killed them. Average age of covid death is the SAME as usual death age. How many flu and pneumonia deaths in Ky this year? ZERO when there are usually about 1,000 a year!
      You uninformed idiots pushing this crap make me want to puke. Put your face diaper on and piss off.

  9. Reese Davis
    5:35 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

    College kids living their lives? Oh the horror.

  10. Billyjoe Jimbob
    7:07 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

    I wonder if these science-deniers will change their tune if Trump drops dead in a few days?

    • Section233
      8:15 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

      Even if you dislike the politics Billy your post is sad. Shouldn’t wish anyone dead

  11. Billyjoe Jimbob
    8:34 pm October 2, 2020 Permalink

    Who wished anyone dead??? These same jackoffs come on this site day after day, for months now and post this same garbage calling it all a hoax and how it is no worse than the flu. Clearly, that is not the case. I know 2 people that WOULD NOT HAVE DIED had they not caught the virus. And I am sick of this rhetoric from the MAGA douchebag crowd. Now that their dear leader has it…my only point was wondering if more of them take it seriously now. I think not, but most of them only care about themselves.

  12. itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
    7:45 am October 3, 2020 Permalink

    They do this damn near every weekend anyway. Not much will be different