We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Call the police. Their number is 911. Easy to remember, even if you aren't so good with numbers.
Now if your only complaint is bad manners, I suppose that's another matter. I suppose a college has the power to enforce gentlemanly and ladylike manners if they wish to, but, if so, I am not impressed. Manners, like Codes of Conduct and Codes of Honor, are so old-fashioned, aren't they?
Funny this article should crop up today. Just last night the husband and I were talking about an acquaintance whose daughter was stalked on campus. Basically, the university did nothing, but her friends/resident assistant did. They helped her move secretly to a different dorm altogether. Creep still found her. It was quite scary and disturbing.
I told my husband that universities seem to ignore actual crimes on campus b/c they don't want to end up with statistics that show they are dangerous for young women. This is why on-campus rapes and other crimes of the same nature tend to get swept under the rug by campus police.
I would agree with your statement here...why call campus police or report any crime to the university and expect action? Call the regular police. You will get a better response, IMHO.
Great advice for parents sending their kids off to college.
Just one more thought, I think the universities are taking advantage of the immaturity of these students. During any orientation, I am sure they give the students the impression that they should call campus police if anything criminal happens. They also likely provide numbers to call, red phones placed around campus for emergency situations, etc. All of this information is probably handed out to try to keep crime under wraps and handled by the administration.
These students are only reacting as they have been instructed by their school. The best thing to do is let you kids know is that only the ACTUAL police can handle arrests, crimes, etc. The campus police are really only good for enforcing parking rules.
I have never understood why people don't call the police about crimes. Same thing with the Catholic Church molesting boys. I wouldn't dream of troubling the Bishop at all if I had a complaint along those lines.