Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This is why I own a gun, and more specifically, why I carry a gun. Not because I think I'm a cowboy or an action-hero, but because bad things happen, everyday, in places we all think are safe. If I would have been there, unarmed, and the criminal had intentions beyond just the cash in the drawer, my family would have been helpless.
You cannot rely on the police when a crime in in progress. You must be able to protect yourself and those you love. This is the fundamental reason why I am a gun owner and why I have a concealed carry license.
If you ever need a reminder that bad things happen to good people everyday, watch your local newscast. Hopefully you, or someone you love, won't ever be featured in it.
Monday, September 08, 2008
To: UC Community
From: Eugene R. Ferrara
Director of Public Safety/Police Chief
The University Police have received information from the Cincinnati Police that there was a robbery that occurred at approximately 3:00 AM on Sunday, August 31st. This crime happened in the rear of the building at 20 W. Daniels St. This location is one block east of the Uptown campus between Jefferson Ave. and Short Vine St. The victim was approached by two suspects carrying handguns who took money from him. The victim was struck in the face by one of the suspects during this offense. Both suspects were wearing masks, and the victim is not able to provide any description useful in identifying the suspects, nor did he see the direction and method of travel for the suspects as they fled the scene.
There has been an increased activity in street robberies in the neighborhoods around the Uptown campus, and the Cincinnati Police are implementing additional police resources in an attempt to catch the criminals. The University Police are also increasing their presence in these neighborhoods. These crimes are following a pattern regarding times and methods. They are occurring between the hours of 10:30 PM and 3:30 AM, with multiple suspects, most often armed with handguns. If you must be on the streets during these times please remain aware of your surroundings and other persons who may be present on the street. Stay in well lit areas and travel in groups whenever possible. If well-populated areas are available, go to such locations if you feel you are being followed. Notify the police of any suspicious activities.
The University Police disseminate information about crimes on and near campus to allow members of the UC community to be alert to times and places of such crimes and avoid possible repetition of the crimes. You are also encouraged to provide any information you may have regarding crimes by calling the Cincinnati Police at 352-3587 or Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.
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Hat tip to SW for the info.