So, take careful note of the facts from the studies:1. College campuses
are actually safer than being off-campus. 2. Crime of all types,
everywhere, has been falling quite dramatically for decades, and continues. So the reality is that nowhere in the world, ever, is really a safe
space. It never has been, and probably never will be. But modern people have
become a lot more fearful. Certainly this is because the media highlights the
worst thing that happened anywhere in the world every single day.
I think the biggest thing that should have Ben addressed sooner is that this man
was on the sex a fender. And had many things he lied about.1.she met him
at a bar ware he was a saqurty gard .Don’t bars do background checks
or did he ly about his name as well 2. I think we learn that more
men need to realize when the relationship is over even if that means the police
arresting them to help them get the hint that you need to move on .I think a good thing to come out of this world be for everyone to do back
ground checks on both who we let be in sacuirty Jobs And also better background
checks not to mention why a sexafender is even aloud to be able to get on the
Utah Utes campus.
Lauren McCluskey's death had nothing to do with "college." And it
would have happened if she was wearing ear buds or with a buddy. The real
question is why was a 37-year-old man associating with a 21-year-old woman?
Reports state he lied about his age. What age did he claim to be? This brings
up the larger issue of how disconnected we are as a society, even as we are
constantly connected by technology. We used to know everyone in our
neighborhood and social circles, now we know few. We met people through mutual
friends, in group settings, and relied on "character" and
"reputation." Today these concepts are scoffed at. How did they meet?
Was is online? Did they have mutual friends? Reports state he borrowed her
car. How did that happen? Did he have a car of his own? In the recent past,
we've blown up many of our traditions, and women are less safe because of
it. You want to go "InDepth?" Start there.
“I'm referring to guns. BYU has chosen (by being a private school) to
not go along with state-mandated allowance of guns on our public university
campuses.”Frozen:Which obviously hasn’t
worked to prevent assualts on that campus, which is what Impartial7 was talking
about. You aren’t saying that cities, states, campuses, etc., that
prohibit concealed carry by law-abiding citizens are statistically safer, are
you? If so, you would be wrong.
With more women than men attending and graduating from universities with zero
school and campus shootings occuring (so far) by women, parents of college age
sons have nothing to worry about.
What a bogus article. Crime is lower than it has been in a very long time, and
the likelihood of someone experiencing a violent crime is incredibly small,
especially if they stay away from dumb activities. Yes, it does
still happen, and it always will. This instance was an incredibly sad,
heartbreaking incident; there is nothing the woman could have done better than
what she did, and no amount of pointing out how uncommon this is will help with
her friends' and family's grief.However, don't let
anomalies like this drive us to make irrational choices. Decisions made with
emotion and grief and pain are almost never the right ones, and exploiting those
feelings to promote a political goal is not doing anyone favors.I
know it doesn't sell papers or make money or gain political power to point
out the good and stop exaggerating the bad, but it would make society a better
place for us to keep our heads about us.
@Impartial7I'm referring to guns. BYU has chosen (by being a private
school) to not go along with state-mandated allowance of guns on our public
@Frozen Fractals;"Some want a college situation to have more dangers
introduced to campus. BYU is smart enough to want no part of that and
they're safer for it."Like what? What more dangers to other
colleges want introduced? BTW- have you read about the numerous sexual assaults
that BYU police, administrators and the Provo police covered up and got caught?
They were making things dangerous for LDS girls to attend their campus. You can
read all about it in the D-News archives.
Statistically speaking, yes, we'd be rather safe on campus. Are we as safe
as we'd like to be? No. Some want a college situation to have
more dangers introduced to campus. BYU is smart enough to want no part of that
and they're safer for it.
You can talk all you want. You can have all the campus cops you want. But when
campus cops and administrators not only fail to act, but actively cover up
assaults on women and Title IX violations, to protect football players, music
teachers and "boys just being boys", Utah campuses won't be safe
With all the school shootings, how can anyone imagine they'd be "safe
on campus"? The obvious answer is "Not particularly." You
can't count on being safe in a mall, a theater or a dark street, either.
Our country is awash in gun killings and so far, we've done nothing
effective to change that.
If you are 18 years of age and have a clean criminal record, you can now obtain
a concealed firearm permit which can be carried anywhere on a university campus
except in a room designated for disciplinary hearings.
Apparently not! I would not leave the safety or protection of my daughters to
the universities they attend nor to law enforcement.The state of
Utah provides that on the campuses of higher education, public, not private,
students the lawful possession or carrying of firearms - Utah Code Ann. §
i love that universities are offering training. Training from self defense, what
to do in case of an attack, how to help as a bystander. This could also include
training as to staying in groups, not being out late, how to recognize signs of
potential violence, and yes.... even weapons training.Being safe
starts and ends with the individual, it then goes outward to friends and
communities, and finally to police forces. There are simply not enough police to
prevent all crime.Training ourselves how to be safe is for first and