Tire Slashing

I am writing in response to the tire-slashing incident that occurred in a Redstone parking lot the Thursday before Halloween. Firstly, I don’t know if anything is as lame as kids slashing other kids tires. But besides that fact, I think this incident exemplifies the out of whack priorities of our campus security. If the university has decided to spend money on an increase in security, it would be nice to feel like it was working to help protect the students, rather than just to bust them for drinking in the dorms or walking boisterously up College Street. A good start might be to light the parking lot behind Wing/Davis/Wilks at least enough so that you can see more than 3 feet in front of you when you’re looking for your car. My mission here is not to call about more security; it is clear we have more than enough police officers, ID checks etc. I would just hope that if we are going to pay for an increase in officers and such, they might focus more on the shady kid in the shady parking lot about to slash out 60 tires rather than some kid sneaking some beer into the dorms. -Kate Hubbell, Class of 2006