In lieu of the recent Washington Post story: http://bit.ly/1zsXBZ regarding the Virginia Tech. gunmen’s medical records, it would seem as though we cannot depend on short staffed college counseling departments to ferret out those among us with the potential to cause such grievous harm to us and our loved ones. So who can we depend on to protect our safety on campus, the campus police/security, the local police department? The answer to the question can be found by looking in the mirror. Yeah, that’s right YOU! You need to familiarize yourself with those around you. How else will you know when something or someone isn’t quite right? We all need to improve our awareness of our surroundings, both the physical aspects, such as where the emergency exits are located, to who is walking in the room, whether it is a classroom, a lecture hall or, the entrance to your dorm. We need to take more responsibility for our own safety and not expect others to do it for us.
According to a story in last week’s Chicago Tribune, the answer is a definite yes! A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back this afternoon after encountering a stare-down with three men getting off a South Side bus, Chicago police said. The article goes on to describe the young man’s report to the police. Officers […]