Through the grapevine, Bwog has been hearing rumors that in attempts to safeguard against theft, Public Safety has plans to begin taking unattended laptops in Butler. Oddly enough, this is one rumor that turned out to be kind of true, in a vague, quasi-benevolent way.
Ricky Morales, Crimes Prevention Manager at Public Safety clarified: “It’s not just that we go over there and we take it. It’s a whole educational process.” According to Morales, Public Safety has been meeting with members of the University Senate and library security to design a process of reminders and education/awareness about property theft that culminates with a possible meta-theft. Explains Morales, Public Safety is “not taking [unattended property], but safeguarding it from people.” In other words: thieving the property to protect it from thieves.