What is interesting is that there are only about 300 residents on Sagewood and the university and others are quick to point out that at least half of them are not students.
So there are no more than 150 students there, out of 30,000 total. That's not even 1/2 of 1% and there hasn't even been an assertion that all of those 150 students are part of the problem. So Bose was comparing less than 1/2 of 1%, those who are breaking the law, to prisoners.
How does anyone, other than a politician with a campaign to run, equate that to comparing the students to prisoners? By that token, since half the people he was talking about are not students, he is comparing all non-students to prisoners as well.
How dare he!
Interestingly, he was discussing the fact that there are countless violations of all sorts of ordinances over there and very few citations had been given up to that point. This is evidence that the residents of that neighborhood, students and non-students alike, have been given preferential treatment, not that they have been treated as 2nd class citizens, as some have said.
Of course, all of the students in that area who are not part of the problem, who simply want to study and better themselves and have to live in that ghetto with no action by the city or the university to clean it up, they may feel like 2nd class citizens, but rest assured, that’s how we all get treated.