I read the editorial about the residence halls needing more police access. After reviewing the editorial, it seems that there is no evidence to back up your opinions. You rather skipped the concrete details needed to elaborate on some discontent with residence halls. I am not a fan of people throwing the chum in the water to make diving more exciting as you have placed this opinion for exactly the same purpose.
We went through courts to deal with the access issue, and by far the courts of appeals ruling No. 25332-5-III says police cannot patrol through halls. Not only is it unlawful, the cost of patrols does not balance out in the crimes prevented. Police lost cases before because of the lack of warrants.
Your ideas takes police force off the streets. When there are less police on the streets, what would happen? To compensate the reduction, the police district would need to hire more employees, which will take more money. The money comes from the tax revenue. Who pays the taxes?
If you feel like Residents Advisers (RAs) are not doing a great job and not getting enough training, I challenge all of you to join the hundreds who work within the halls. You think they are not good – prove it. Do not dismiss this group as an annoyance in the hall or slander the RAs about barging into rooms when they are trained not to do such things. They are a work force who dedicate their time with residences. I would like you to find a comparison to such a wonderful group.