THREE OF THE “OUT OF ORDER” BSU EMERGENCY PHONES
PERSPECTIVE! We need to get things in Perspective.
When a woman was assaulted near the BSU campus Sunday night, it drew only a couple paragraphs in the DAILY PAPER. There was no outrage among citizens, no call for extra security (while several security phones are out of order covered by plastic), no calls to alert the public and students about the dangerous environment at the University.
But a drunken attack on a MONKEY puts Boise in the national limelight–even international notoriety. We don’t defend the monkey escapade, but it probably would be fair to say more police resources, media attention and public outrage was focused on the monkey business than the alleged sexual assault. Why?
For one thing, we have become accustomed to assaults on women. There is so much risk BSU has placed security phones with flashing blue lights around the campus, but never mind if some of them are “out of order.” Meanwhile Zoo Boise struggles to maintain its national accreditation with security cameras, better locks, and patrols.
Amazing there is no call for similar measures to insure safety of BSU coeds.
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