Skip to comments.VCU president calls crimes on or near campus 'untenable'
Posted on 10/09/2012 9:54:07 AM PDT by mbarker12474
UPDATE: VCU president calls crimes on or near campus 'untenable' VCU News conference
By: Times-Dispatch Staff | Times-Dispatch Published: October 08, 2012 Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:06 AM RICHMOND, Va. --
Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao today branded as untenable a string of two robberies, three attempted robberies and one brandishing of a firearm that occurred in rapid succession on or near the school's main downtown Richmond campus.
"A safe learning, living and working environment is essential... three-paragraph email....
Rao ... scheduled to meet ... Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood ... Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones to discuss the string of crimes ....
"I will emphasize... strong partnership between VCU and the city ... 50,000 students, faculty and staff ..." Rao said.
Rao ... Richmond and VCU police were cooperating....
"What happened last night is untenable," he said.
Rao ... VCU has allocated "unprecedented resources towards crime prevention... the largest university police force in Virginia at 92 sworn officers,...."
The first robbery was reported at 7:37 p.m. at 913 W. Franklin St. A second robbery was reported about an hour later at Laurel and Cary streets.
In addition, three attempted robberies were reported one at 8 p.m. at Grace and Foushee streets; the second at 8:30 p.m. at Laurel and Cary streets, and the third also at about 8:30 at Cary and Belvidere streets, VCU police said.
During the same time frame, a report of a man brandishing a firearm was reported at 8 p.m. at First and Grace streets.
Police ... victims ... approached... armed black male ... demanded money.
The suspect was ... black, ... wearing pajama pants with chili peppers on them, police said.
VCU police ... same suspect may have been involved in all ....
(Excerpt) Read more at 2.timesdispatch.com ...
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Meaning it's wrong for black thugs to beat and rob his students, but if they do it to rich whites in the suburbs then it is a "tenable" form of reparations?
Let me guess...VCU is a gun free campus with a 1000 foot perimeter of “gun-freeness”.
There have been a LOT of crimes on or near the VCU campus this year, something I am aware of because my daughter is living there this year, and she likes to call me at 3am to tell me they are shooting outside her apartment complex.
For a while, her building was also having nightly false fire alarms, which forced them out on the street while all this crime was going on.
Sadly, I think there is crime all over Richmond, and the crime at VCU is getting attention because a lot of people from the suburbs send their kids to that school — and they aren’t used to the nightly criminal activity.
Yep. When my daughter wrote one night on their facebook page that there was a shooting right outside her apartment during their fire drill, I posted back that this was impossible, because the school was gun-free and so there was no way a criminal would ever risk firing a gun there.
Most of the respondents seem to have gotten the sarcasm.
I understand more than a few kids are carrying weapons despite the ban. They live off-campus, and need the protection, and so they just risk getting caught on campus (having the right to carry is useless if you have to go places where they prohibit guns).
Left off of this list was the murder of a VCU student this past weekend. He was just off campus at a party by a simlar group of suspects.
> Left off of this list was the murder of a VCU student this past weekend. He was just off campus at a party by a simlar group of suspects.
Makes perfect sense to me. Have you ever tried wearing pajama pants with chili peppers in them?
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