Friday, September 29, 2006

Taking Notice Of The Quagmire

University of Minnesota students take notice as the school falls into the Minneapolis Quagmire. A letter writer to the Minnesota Daily:

Sick of crime

My favorite part of every day is waking up and reading the Daily at breakfast before I go to class. Today, however, it was not a good idea to read the paper as I ate. I quickly learned that in the past week there have been two more attacks on students very near campus. The attacks have gone beyond beatings on the street to armed robberies and hate crimes. I was literally sickened that two men were gay-bashed a few blocks from campus.

The University has a reputation for being open and progressive, but attacks like these make minority students fear for their safety. It seems that every day, students open the Daily and read about yet more attacks on students on or near campus with no apparent effort at curbing the rise in violent crimes.

Every article is accompanied with "an investigator has been assigned to the case," but I have yet to hear of anyone being caught or any active effort being put forth by the police. I'm sick of it. Something needs to be done around here soon.

Adam Hennings
University undergraduate
Then make sure you don't read this account, Mr. Hennings: ALERT: Univ. of Minnesota Student Robbed By Armed Criminal Gang

or this:

More University Of Minnesota Assaults & Remedy

or this:

More On The University Of Minnesota Assault

or this:

Criminals Gangs Terrorize University Of Minnesota

or this:

More Reporting On University Of Minnesota Violence

or this:

Robberies Up 100% On University Of Minnesota Campus

& more, on Rambix and the Red Star.