BPD BRIANLast month Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan attended the SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University) graduation at the SNHU Center in Manchester NH to watch his daughter get her degree.

Upon entering the building he learned that a Boston Police Officer named Brian was attending the graduation in uniform to celebrate his girlfriend getting her degree.

But, college officials treated Officer Brian like a criminal, telling him he could not attend the graduation in uniform and with his gun because he was not officially on duty.

Duggan spoke to the officer who said that they first tried to deny him entry to the graduation and then told him that if he dissembled his weapon and put it somewhere off property they would then allow him entry even though he was in uniform.

This is the same SNHU that runs TV commercials pretending to care about our men and women in the military. The same SNHU that makes tons of money on those members of the military.

For his part, the Boston officer said he wasn’t angry, just confused.

“We are the good guys,” he told Duggan, not realizing Duggan was a member of the press.

“They made me take apart my weapon. What if something happens here today? We sign up for this job to help people, to protect people. If something happens today you’d think they would want another good guy with a gun to help out.”

Instead, it’s clear that SNHU officials would prefer he be a marked target in the crowd, in uniform with no weapon to defend himself if violence broke out.

This is nothing short of disgraceful and a slap in the face to all law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect even the most morally confused among us like the faculty at SNHU.

What’s worse, SNHU defended their actions on their Facebook page when Duggan posted a question about their actions.

Someone from SNHU confirmed that they did indeed make the Boston officer leave and would only allow him back in without his gun citing that this was their “policy” … as if somehow hiding behind a policy makes it ok.

The actions of the SNHU faculty is indicative of how clueless our over educated and morally confused ruling class has become.

With the uptick in school shootings and mass shootings you might think that those running SNHU’s graduation would welcome as many cops with guns in the audience as they could get.

But they didn’t.

Because, in their fake world of left wing sedition, the police are the enemy. Law abiding people with guns, especially police officers, are to be hated and reviled.

We have to wonder if the real problem at SNHU was that they saw a black man with a gun and were so frightened that they felt it necessary to disarm him even though he was wearing a police uniform.

Shame on SNHU for letting their out of touch political views stand in the way of common sense and the safety of all those attending their graduation.


  1. Sarah   June 18, 2018 at 8:26 AM

    This is so idiotic. I sent see a problem. The real problem is everything turning everything into racism.

    • Mrs. B   June 18, 2018 at 12:02 PM

      The problem is simple -A) If he was in Uniform then he could be required to carry his gun while in uniform. He may have been there in uniform for a reason. Such as he got special permission to attend the ceremony but had to go directly back to work after it was over. B) LEO’s are pretty much allowed to carry a weapon anywhere. If asked they only have to show that they are a licensed peace officer. Race plays zero part in this what so ever. You do not ask a uniformed officer to remove his weapon. It leaves him a target AND it means it leaves the chance for that weapon to wind up in the hands of someone who is not authorized to use it.

  2. Sarah   June 18, 2018 at 8:27 AM

    Still dont *

  3. Amanda Darling   June 18, 2018 at 12:44 PM

    I just graduated SNHU in May of this year. I can understand an issue of the gun since all of us graduating students had to go through metal detectors and such before entering the SNHU Arena. They were even retrieving nips of alcohol from students, in which a faculty member while standing in line showed myself and others cell phone pics of what had been confiscated. However, in my opinion, the gun could have stayed elsewhere and all would have been fine. Unfortunately, in today’s world anyone can impersonate a police officer and other public officials. I 100 percent back our police force, but in all respect, if us students can’t go in carrying a knife, mace or any other protective measure even being amongst thousands of other people we don’t know, I sense this as a safety issue, not a race

  4. Tracy Jordan   June 18, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Your account of this entire situation seems entirely off base and then in conclusion wrapping it up as a racial profiling issue. Shame on you and writers for publishing such an abhorrent piece. Must have been a slow news week. Every school and venue has policies, we all live and abide by those policies. We may not always agree , however if you want real change in this world or this situation have a meeting with the policy makers and communicate to try and solve for a more mutually agreeable situation. It seems you’d rather bash an institution you know nothing about, rather than create an article with some substance.