November 19, 2008

More Details On Armed Robbery

More details have emerged in last week's armed robbery on campus, according to an article in tomorrow's Misc.

They lined us up against the glass on Chicago Hall," one of the victims recalls. “They told us to put our hands up, and that was the weirdest part, because it was execution style. And we basically just waited.”

The Misc also reveals that a suspect was arrested later that night, but the students were unable to identify the individual.

Scary stuff!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, scary stuff. The rest of the article is here, by the way.

Anonymous said...

dude!!! so exciting/frightening.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many armed robbers would actually shoot if you said no.

Luis Gabriel said...
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Anonymous said...

All I can say is wow. Thank goodness they're okay.

Anonymous said...

Jesus H. CHRIST

Anonymous said...

WHY CAN'T WE BUILD WALLS??? I just don't get our constant paternalistic need to be "open" to this town. it's dangerous and they don't like us. so why in the world should be like them?

Anonymous said...

even SECURITY thought the walls should have stayed!

Anonymous said...

word

Anonymous said...

Guys, the best way to stop crime is to integrate into the community and the best way to integrate into the community is to just have all Vassar students stand at the borders of the College without pants and spreading their cheeks for all who pass.

Anonymous said...

Shut up, 1:21.

Anonymous said...

What is the obsession with college-community relations? Vassar is a separate place unto itself. Everyone in Poughkeepsie thinks so. Why shouldn't we?

dana '11 said...

I don't care if we have walls, and I support involvement with the community, but I don't understand the logic in not having security posted at the entrances at night. Obviously a college campus is an attraction for robbers, etc. - unsupervised kids with their parents' money - and it just makes sense to have heightened security when it's dark out.

And it DOESN'T make sense to have security babysitting us, wandering through our hallways, instead of patrolling the actual campus. This isn't the first incident and security needs to take this is a sign that maybe they aren't going about what they're doing in the best way possible.

Anonymous said...

These comments don't even make sense. Lets pretend we are so grand that we need to separate ourselves from the real world and not deal with it. Like Disney land.Then life would be beautiful, really facing the real world is just too much trouble. Like cults, yes lets be a cult.

Anonymous said...

In Vassar's defense, I think this incident shook them up, and they're learning from it. When I was walking back from the THs last night, a security car was slowly patrolling the part of Raymond near Chicago. It's a start, anyway.

Also: to those people who think that we're acting like privileged brats for wanting more security: everyone wants to feel safe. It's a basic human desire. Just because we live in an unsafe area doesn't mean we shouldn't try to make our lives a little more secure. I totally support reaching out to the community, but it's still important to keep students safe, ideally through some sort of security patrol.

Anonymous said...

Wow what the hell happened to Vassar? In four years I remember 2 incidents similar to this. And this chain-link fence along Raymond, definitely do not remember it being up.

As per the wall along the campus boundaries, look up pictures of Vassar in the 70s. Tall, grey, depressing walls. The problem with walls is two-fold: they rarely work and sends a loud and resounding fuck off to all looking at it from the outside. The result is pissed of neighbors who will rob you regardless.

Anonymous said...

Ok, here's what should happen:

1. Rebuild the walls
2. Make the Main Gate 2 Way
3. Lock down the gates at night
4. Post security at the entrances to the college.

I am paying almost $50,000 a year to feel unsafe and get robbed? Something seems wrong to me.

Anonymous said...

10:49 - no, you're paying for an education. if you want a bodyguard, that's going to be an extra $70,000. vassar isn't a security service.

Anonymous said...

i hate poughkeepsie and everyone in it. this proves that this town is full of hoodlums who dislike our school.

Anonymous said...

1:14 why do you stay then?

Anonymous said...

12:52, that's ridiculous. Even public schools, which are free, are expected to have some level of security. The schools get in trouble when a child molester for example comes on campus and causes problems. I think most people expect some security at their colleges. Not bodyguards, but safety from being robbed at gunpoint. Stop being ridiculous, k?

Anonymous said...

the kids were high as shit when they got mugged.

Anonymous said...

4:59, No, they weren't. That is incredibly offensive, and also irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

4:59 - what are you talking about?? that's an absolutely ridiculous thing to say, and is almost more offensive than all of the other bullshit that has been posted in response to this incident. Maybe you should think about the fact that those four students may read this blog. Maybe you should think about the fact that they are probably still upset and scared. Maybe you should think before you post such an insensitive comment about such a sensitive issue.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if 4:59 was trying to be offensive or not. I can see how it could be construed to be offensive, but 4:59 may have just been stating facts. Their state of sobriety has nothing to do with the story, though.

Anonymous said...

The point is that 4:59 was NOT stating facts, and was also being offensive. Do not doubt either, but especially not the first.