At a Monday night forum on arming University of Oregon police, many students opposed bringing guns on campus, but law enforcement officials said guns are a needed tool.
The Register-Guard reports students who spoke said they feel the campus is relatively safe, and guns aren't needed, given the nature of university crimes.
Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner backed up university and Eugene police officials who said the potential for serious crime on campus is real. He said there's about a homicide a month in the county, and that rapes and gang activity are high. Gardner said, "This is just not Mayberry."
The university police department has 13 officers. They have to call Eugene police when they confront a serious suspect.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:48 GMT
Brace yourself, Seaside. It's about to get smelly. Millions of dead anchovies washed ashore along the Necanicum River in downtown Seaside on Monday. The anchovies entered the river en masse from theMore >
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As the town of Dundee and countless different law enforcement agencies continue in their search for Jennifer Huston, a local PI is weighing in on the case with his own theories.More >
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