“Sometimes I feel like should I change locations or should I go back to Turkey. I mean, education is important, but I’m alone here.”
No one talks about defunding the police when people truly feel unsafe.
FOX News reports:
University pleads for police protection in wake of fatal shootings, assault around campus
The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., is asking police for help in addressing crime concerns following recent violence on and around campus ahead of the new academic year.
Two fatal July shootings – one on campus and one near campus – and an assault on a recent graduate student have prompted concerns about violence near the school ahead of the new year.
“I don’t feel safe,” MBA student Berke Akgul, who has been a student at CUA for 11 months, told WUSA9. “Sometimes I feel like should I change locations or should I go back to Turkey. I mean, education is important, but I’m alone here.”
All three incidents appear to have stemmed from or around the Brookland-CUA Metro station near the university’s urban campus in D.C.’s northeast quadrant. The coronavirus pandemic hit D.C.’s public transportation system hard, and it has struggled to fully recover in the years since.
The first fatal shooting occurred on July 5, when Maxwell Emerson, a 25-year-old Kentucky teacher visiting the nation’s capital for a conference, walked from the Brookland-CUA metro stop to the university’s campus.
Security camera footage shows Emerson first encountered the 22-year-old suspect in his death, Jaime Macedo, at the metro stop.
Emerson and Macedo appeared to walk toward CUA’s campus together, at which point Macedo allegedly robbed Emerson at gunpoint and then shot him on CUA’s Alumni Lane…
The second fatal shooting occurred on July 17, when police found a man deceased from a gunshot wound near CUA’s campus at the intersection between 7th Street NE and Monroe Street. The shooting remains under investigation.
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