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Cornell University Police received a call of bombs being placed in Law School, Goldwin Smith, Upson Hall and Kennedy Hall at 2:12 p.m.

No ongoing threat to campus after reported armed robbery

By Madison Fernandez, News Editor December 5, 2019
An armed robbery has been reported at a dormitory room in Terrace 3. The suspects fled the area. No one was injured in the robbery.
National Recap: Murder trial begins for Dallas officer

National Recap: Murder trial begins for Dallas officer

By Brontë Cook September 25, 2019

The case of a white, female former police officer who killed an unarmed black man in his Dallas apartment last year began trial Sept. 23. She is being charged with murder, and she has pleaded not guilty.  In...

Black man, white officer, gray justice system

Black man, white officer, gray justice system

By Elizabeth Bierly, Staff Writer October 1, 2018
We have to hold our police officers to higher standards; without substantial reform within police stations, minorities will continue to be on the receiving end of bullets fired from an unjust system.
Detective Connie Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) teams up with Phil Philips (Bill Barretta) to track down a serial killer who is targeting the puppet stars of a 90’s TV show. The duo are at odds with FBI Agent Campbell (Joel McHale).

Review: Perverse puppet cop comedy disappoints

By Antonio Ferme, Staff Writer September 3, 2018
If anything, “The Happytime Murders” proves that Hollywood can’t slap an R-rating onto a nostalgic property and expect it to work.
As of 8:50 p.m. Nov. 9, law enforcement officials believe that the third suspect is no longer in the Cayuga Heights area. According to a press release, the original report of gunfire at 1:23 p.m. is believed to be between two groups of people, and law enforcement does not believe the third suspect poses an immediate threat to the community. His whereabouts and identity are still being investigated. 

Cornell University increases police presence after stabbings

By Jack Sears, Staff Writer October 11, 2016
Cornell University announced it is increasing police staffing and patrols following the second stabbing incident on or near its campus over the course of a month.
Ithaca College released its official body camera policy for Public Safety officers, despite missing their initial deadline for the policy.

Ambiguity surrounds IC body camera policy as deadline nears

By Max Denning, Staff Writer October 5, 2016
With fewer than three months to meet the deadline to have body cameras on officers, questions remain about the college’s pending body camera policy.
Public Safety officers held a forum with students April 15, 2015, to discuss ways to improve the relationship between students and officers. Beginning Fall 2016, the officers will have police body cameras.

Commentary: Ithaca College can set body-cam precedent

By Tracy Mitrano February 24, 2016
In an environment where public policy issues around race, class, gender and justice have become explosive with body worn camera video as the flashpoint, it is essential that higher educational institutions take the lead in American society for establishing standards.
Seniors Jennifer Spearman, left, and Jasmine Spearman, right, were handcuffed by Public Safety officers on Oct. 26 2013.

Ithaca College students tell their stories: “We all felt each other’s pain”

By Kira Maddox September 9, 2015
On Oct. 26, 2013, between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m., Ithaca College students Jasmine and Jennifer Spearman got into a physical altercation with two Public Safety officers after the officers entered their Circle Apartment to investigate a noise complaint.
From left, lecturers Robert Ziomkowski, Tom Schneller and Rachel Kaufman exit their meeting with President Tom Rochon.

Ithaca College part-time faculty to vote whether to unionize

By Max Denning, Online News Editor April 15, 2015
Ithaca College part-time faculty will vote in the coming weeks on whether to unionize, having filed their petition to unionize with the National Labor Relations Board on April 15.
Robert Jones, master patrol officer, said the ideas brought up during the discussion were important ones, and the conversation provided a place to clarify the role of Public Safety officers on campus.

UPDATE: Public Safety takes measures to interact with students

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer April 8, 2015
Members of the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management held an informal discussion with a group of students April 7 to discuss ways to form a better relationship between law enforcement and students.
Sophomore Ryan Maloney, a bouncer at Moonies, checks an ID Oct. 30.

Students find way around the law with fake IDs

By Evin Billington, Life & Culture Editor November 5, 2014
Despite security in place to eliminate fake ID use at local bars and nightclubs, some underage students still slip through the cracks.
The sit-in on Broadway around the Bull

First Amendment Rights Don’t Come First

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer October 3, 2014
...as the excitement from Flood Wall Street died down, I saw that day much differently. I now see how tightly the police controlled us, and, subsequently, how watered-down our first amendment right to peaceably assemble was.
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