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Security cameras on campus serve to deter crime

first_imgFacebook Paschal’s Future Business Leaders of America Club ready for Nationals Paschal High School traded trash for cash to raise money for the band World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025 There are about 2500 lenses on campus. The security cameras in Moudy South.Photo Credit: Sara Colbert Facebook + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students react to the nutty squirrels on campus Previous articleHoward, Frogs complete sweep of Oklahoma State with 5-1 winNext articlePodell and Pickell Podcast – Josh Carraway Interview Sara Colbert RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sara Colberthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sara-colbert/ Sara Colbert center_img Linkedin Women and gender studies event gets students talking printAbout 10 years ago, TCU had various issues with motor vehicle crime and installed security cameras and other crime prevention mechanisms to help control it.Today, there are about 2,500 security cameras stationed around campus to deter crime.“The cameras are for forensic purposes only,” said TCU detective Robert Rangel. “We don’t monitor the cameras.”Rangel said a few years ago there was a group of people that would steal books after hours at different universities around the country. Multiple Texas universities were targeted.The TCU security cameras were able to catch this group and inform other universities of their identities.“The TCU police department has the time, the experience, the expertise and, thanks to the cameras, the evidence to identify you and arrest you if you commit a crime on campus,” said Rangel.Moudy South is being updated this summer and the budget includes adding security cameras to the building.Rangel said every building on campus has cameras at the entrance. However, most of the buildings have cameras on all entrances, elevators and areas where there are valuable items, such as computers.Cameras are not added to any reasonable places of privacy like bathrooms or inside residence hall rooms. Sara Colberthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sara-colbert/ Sara Colberthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sara-colbert/ Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Sara Colberthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sara-colbert/last_img read more

0.125 percent sales tax overcharges and other shocks to the system!

first_imgERIC GARRISON To the Editor:On Jan. 1, 2017, the sales tax rate was reduced from 7 percent to a new rate of 6.875 percent. Problem is, most businesses are still charging the old rate. This is especially troublesome for big- ticket items and fixed income families.In the next few weeks, I will be writing on other tax rip-off items as well. One subject will be water and sewage surcharges. There’s only one water meter in the building. Trouble is, I live by myself, above a successful restaurant. Get the picture? According to the city of Hoboken both the restaurant and myself are supposed to be paying the same amount $23.24 per month.To complete the trifecta, I will be writing about property tax for residential and mixed-use buildings. Currently, I am having audio CDs from a rent-leveling hearing date on Oct. 26, 2016 transcribed. A sneak preview description would be “jaw dropping.” Wait a second, did somebody just say “class-action lawsuit?”To resolve any problem you’re having with the sales tax, call 1 (609) 262-6400 or visit www.njtaxation.org and ask for refund claim form A-3730. Yes, you will need your receipt with the offending 7 percent on it. By the way, tell these stores to get with the program!last_img read more