Student shot at U of M
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January 27th, 2010 12:17 AM
Student shot at U of M
How did the BGs get to bring guns to this school? I thought it was illegal to bring guns to a school! And, where was campus police when this crime happened? I thought that they were there to protect the students, staff and visitors of the college.
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Caution, but no arrests in rash of attacks at U | StarTribune.com
"One student was shot "without provocation" in a trio of attacks late Monday. U officials and police hope security video helps them track the suspects - quickly.
By PAUL WALSH and ABBY SIMONS, Star Tribune staff writers
Last update: January 26, 2010 - 10:00 PM
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University of Minnesota police were poring over hundreds of security-camera images as they sought two suspects after a 19-year-old student was shot in the chest "without provocation" outside a dormitory on the Minneapolis campus late Monday.
The student was in satisfactory condition Tuesday and said he was "feeling better." The shooting was the last of three apparently random crimes in a 20-minute span that left administrators frustrated and thousands of students buzzing.
As of Tuesday night, authorities had made no arrests. Investigators hope the suspects' images might have been captured on one or more of 1,800 security cameras on the campus, where administrators say there has been one robbery reported in the past five years.
"As a parent, if I had a student here, I would be concerned," Jerry Rinehart, vice provost for student affairs, said at a campus news conference Tuesday afternoon. "We're letting everyone know that the best thing we can do is remind people of safety procedures. The randomness of this is so outrageous. It's intolerable."
At around 11:07 p.m. Monday, two men approached two female students near Moos Tower and robbed them before fleeing toward several large residential halls, said University Police Chief Greg Hestness.
One of the assailants grabbed the coat of one of the students to stop her as she passed, said Chuck Miner, deputy chief of the University Police. The assailants demanded the students' backpacks and cell phones. Miner said the victims believed the two were armed with a handgun.
Moments later, Miner said, the male student was walking in front of Centennial Hall along Delaware Street SE when two men approached him and one said something to him."
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January 27th, 2010 06:29 AM
Could be anyone. A couple armed criminals come onto campus for 20mins of robberies, knowing they're going to be meeting unarmed people unable to resist. Of course, it seems pretty dumb. It's not like the "take" is going to be very large, at all, risking multiple charges of aggravated assault and robbery, with the attendant decade or two in prison. Dumb.
With all the security cameras on campus, it's entirely likely they are going to have some video images of the suspects, at some point. That is, if the ingress/egress points are well-monitored, and if they can tie those images to the ones showing fuzzy/distant shots of the crimes going down. Depends on coverage.
January 27th, 2010 06:06 PM
1,800 cameras and not one of them stopped the BG! Cameras are great for keeping an eye on things, having evidence to track and convict, and posting cool videos on youtube, but...
images might have been captured on one or more of 1,800 security cameras on the campus
We need preemptive security measures! Like the kind that help before someone gets shot!
"a reminder that no law can replace personal responsibility" - Bill Clinton 2010.
January 28th, 2010 12:57 AM
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