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Would dispatching this letter be unwise, legally?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by zahc, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. zahc

    zahc New Member

    I'm thinking of shooting this off to the campus police department, student life, possibly even the dean. I don't want to shoot myself in the foot though. It pretty much explains my situation.

  2. rick_reno

    rick_reno member

    It might not be a good idea. The letter clearly states you're capable of time travel, given tomorrow is June 30th. Time travel is something you might want to keep under the covers for a few more years.
  3. zahc

    zahc New Member

    It's 3:00am June 30th here.
  4. Strings

    Strings New Member

    you're asking for a clarification of rules. Don't see a problem with it. DId you get the names/badge numbers of the campus officers?
  5. KriegHund

    KriegHund New Member

    Although it could potentially cause some irratation, perhaps, but i see not a problem.

    Send it and hope for the best.
  6. Powderman

    Powderman Active Member

    Seems like there's more to this than just the letter. In effect, you were trespassed off the campus grounds.

    What happened?
  7. GT

    GT New Member

    Yes, why are you only allowed on campus at certain times if you hold a research position?
    Does this apply to all students and faculty?
    Are you being singled out for some unstated reason?
    Have any other people been given a curfew?
    Have any other people been searched by the police?

    I seme to recall a previous post where you were on campus late at night and somebody reported you...

    here it is:


    Does the current issue have anything to do with this?

    If you have nothing to hide and are seriously the unfortunate recipient of undue attention from "the man" (as I am sure you are) then go ahead send the letter. It is pretty innocuous on its face.

  8. Model520Fan

    Model520Fan New Member

    Legal advice is usually best sought from lawyers.
  9. bogie

    bogie New Member

    So, what exactly WERE you doing when the cops showed up?
  10. iiibdsiil

    iiibdsiil New Member

    Just tell them that you know the campus is a gun free zone, and thus criminals will not bring weapons onto the grounds, therefore you are just trying to jog in a safe area. Hahahaha.
  11. WT

    WT New Member

    You did not say at what time the campus police detained you. Were you in the dorm areas?

    The letter does not fully describe what happened to you. It is unclear what the circumstances were.
  12. MechAg94

    MechAg94 New Member

    Is this a private university? Why would a public university's property be private property? They have their own police force.
  13. TheGoodLife

    TheGoodLife New Member

    seems reasonable to me

    Your letter seems reasonable to me. You are trying to understand why the campus police did what they did to you.

    What is 'wrong' or 'illegal' about that?

    If you send the letter, you ought to be prepared for possible harassment from the campus police and possibly the administration. I would be prepared to document everything that happens after sending the letter, such as getting any officers' badge numbers who might approach you later on, etc

    What school are you talking about?
  14. pythonguy

    pythonguy New Member

    This is a little like doing something to test the boundries of how far you can go. Is it so difficult to understand that certain areas need to maintain security and THEY don't know if you are Mister Rogers or Mister Hyde? As I've stated previously, if someone was creeping around your house at night, innocent as they may be, you'd be locked and loaded wondering what to YELL before pulling the trigger! The campus police are there to protect the students and faculty, they can't read minds and don't know if you are the "Boston Strangler" or not, USE YOR COMMON SENSE for Christs sake. :cuss:
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2005
  15. Pythonguy,
    If what you say is true, about how the campus police need to maintain this strict security and can't trust him because they don't know if he's friend or foe, why would that not go for everyone?

  16. pythonguy

    pythonguy New Member

    Well Jeffery,

    Good question, how do you know they don't go for everyone in that same situation? And don't forget we are only getting one side of the story here, and are lending it a very sympathetic ear. Were we to hear another side such might not be the case, and personally, if it were my daughter's dorm room that someone was lurking about (yes lurking), with windows open, I'd want a thorough check of the fellow. And if it was me in that situation, I'd understand and cooperate, its just common sense.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2005
  17. TheGoodLife

    TheGoodLife New Member

    where does it stop?

    To Pythonguy,

    I agree with you to a point.

    But pretty soon this vague notion of

    will be applied so arbitrarily we won't be allowed out of our houses after 9pm.
    Yeah, it will get to that if these things keep going as they are. Our country is becoming a police state, no doubt about it.

    I read through zahc's earlier post here:


    I don't understand why the campus police can't just ask someone to move out of the area and be done with it. They have to question him and then search him, for what?

    This is the 'you must be guilty of something' until 'we decide you are innocent' scenario.

    I think it is getting out of hand and is becoming abusive.

    There is nothing wrong with sending a letter to clarify what the rules are for the campus police and for those who are using the campus during off hours.
  18. zahc

    zahc New Member

    Riding my bicycle, on the road. At no time did my bike leave the roadway or my feet touch the ground, until the police rolled up. This is on a road through campus.

    There is no way I'm going running/riding between 8 and 5, it's just too hot. I live off campus, but about 30 feet from it.
  19. TheGoodLife

    TheGoodLife New Member

    what school?


    Why can't you mention the school this is happening at?

    Maybe there are others.
  20. zahc

    zahc New Member

    Muskingum College, New Concord, OH

    I didn't see the importance.

    It's a private college I gather. They have an actual campus police station and actual campus police, power to arrest, guns, etc. Very bored campus police, it would seem.

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