Shame on the Victim Blame Game

Public Safety concludes every Timely Warning Notification with the same few concise points of advice: “use your intuition”, “walk confidently and alertly” and “keep a distance”—all practices the victim is expected to adhere to. The advice is putting the responsibility on the victim to make better choices. But we believe it isn’t the victim who […]

Solution For Serious Situation In Syria Stalled

Confusion clouds the situation in Syria as politicians advocate that several varying degrees of military action be taken, while figures like Pope Francis issue calls for peace. Sept. 7 was proclaimed by Pope Francis as a churchwide day of prayer and fasting for Syria, the first such declaration since 2003, when Pope John Paul II […]

Protests Continue, Tensions Mount in Turkey

It all started at the park. When some citizens of Istanbul heard about the government’s plan to develop Gezi Park, near major tourism district Taksim Square, they expressed their opposition to new construction with a sit-in. It’s the kind of peaceful protest that could have happened anywhere—even our own Capitol Hill. That’s why Istanbul drew […]

Boston Reflection: The College Connection

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  • May 1st, 2013

The manhunt is over. One culprit is dead, the other in custody. The tragedy has sunk in, and the Boston bombings have faded into a haunting nightmare. Now that the panic has ended, the questions begin. America wants to know who could be capable of committing such a horrifying act of terrorism. Not their names; […]

After Lockdown, Boston PD Arrests Suspect

Five days of confusion and terror lead to the capture of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. After the two brothers petrified Boston with two explosions, killing three and harming more than 170, they continued their acts of violence late Thursday night. At around 10:48 p.m., an MIT police officer arrived at the scene as the brothers […]

Capitol Hill Crime Rates

If it seems like the number of Timely Warning Notifications has been increasing over the last few months, you might be right. According to CHS, from 2011-2012 in the area around 12th Ave. and Pike Street, burglaries were up 81 percent, while citywide, burglaries were down about four percent. Many of the reported incidents involved […]

Craigslist Hook-ups End in Robbery, Assault

1. Contact stranger on Craigslist to meet up for sex. 2. Have sex with stranger. 3. Stranger beats you up and robs you. Call it what you may—though if you follow these steps you’ll probably be calling SPD—this is the 21st century formula for an empty bank account and a trip to Swedish Hospital. It […]

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