Tag Archive for: crime

Dorner escapade reveals racial problems


The death of ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer and murder suspect Christopher Dorner provided closure for the families and friends of those who were murdered at his hands, not to mention the Southern Californian community at large.   His actions? Inexcusable. Yet the entire Dorner debacle has forced dialogue regarding the effect race has in […]

Vigilante cop doesn’t deserve admiration


After six bloody days in which four people were killed, former Los Angeles Police Department officer and accused murderer Christopher Jordan Dorner’s body burned in a cabin in Big Bear. It’s quite difficult to pick just one insane moment from his murderous rampage: Was it his merciless killing of an LAPD officer’s daughter and her […]

Metal detectors are necessary in hospitals


Two decades since gun violence erupted on the scene at the USC Medical Center in 1993, Los Angeles County has decided to move on from the incident by planning to remove metal detectors and scanners from many major medical centers by the beginning of this summer. According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. County plans […]

Should students learn of campus crimes immediately?


Curry College was right in its decision to not inform its students of a gang rape until six days later. The Department of Public Safety at Curry College, a small liberal arts college in Milton, Mass., waited nearly a week to notify students about a group rape of a highly intoxicated college student, according to […]

LAPD search campus for narcotics suspect


Police officers pursuing a narcotics suspect on Saturday searched Heritage Hall after receiving reports that the suspect might have entered the building, but did not detain the suspect on campus, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers attempted to detain the suspect in the University Village after seeing him toss narcotics, said Lieutenant Vargas […]

What should the university’s approach to security be?


The last year at USC has been marked by two major violent crimes: the tragic killings of two graduate students in April and the shooting on Halloween night. USC was also marked by increased security measures, both on and off campus. The Los Angeles Police Department added extra patrols in addition to 30 officers, a […]