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May 14 総長からのメッセージ Chanceller's Message [Berkeley]

May 14, 2008 (Wednessday)

この日、前日にキャンパスの外で起こった殺人事件に関してカリフォルニア大学バークレー校の総長より、全教職員、学生宛てにメールが届いていました。〈同様の文章が大学のホームページにも掲載されました)。

Chancellor's Message regarding Campus Safety

Many of you may be aware of a disturbing situation yesterday afternoon that involved a fatal shooting on the southside, near our campus.  The victim and suspect are not affiliated with UC Berkeley, but the incident was an unfortunate reminder that we, as a campus community, are not immune from senseless violence around us.

多くの皆さんが、昨日午後の、我々のキャンパス近くのサウスサイドでの銃撃による死亡事件の騒動をご存じと思います。被害者と容疑者はUCバークレーの関係者ではありませんが、この事件は、大学キャンパスの共同体としての我々が我々をとりまく心ない暴力から免れているものではないことを不幸にも認識させるものとなりました。


I am deeply concerned about recent street crime that has taken place near campus. 

We are committed to doing all that we can to provide a safe environment for UC Berkeley students, staff, faculty, neighbors, and visitors. The violent incidents that have occurred in recent weeks, while completely unrelated, are absolutely unacceptable in our community, or anywhere. 

Yesterday, I spoke with Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates to explore additional steps that can be taken to deter violent crime. We are fortunate to have dedicated and effective campus and city police departments that serve our campus community exceptionally well. We are continuing to work with the city of Berkeley to strengthen partnerships to address crime in the vicinity of campus.

At the Berkeley campus, we are taking the following immediate actions to target street crime.  We will:

*Increase police visibility on and around the campus, particularly on the southside.

*Increase police presence in People's Park to deter crimes that take place there. 

*Continue to improve nighttime lighting campuswide. 

*Ensure that students and employees are aware of campus programs that address personal safety, including launching a new "at-a-glance" online guide to these resources.

Further, we are finalizing efforts to implement a comprehensive emergency early-warning email, cell phone and text messaging system for the fall semester. The system will be capable of immediately alerting all students and employees who provide contact information. 

I urge you to be vigilant and to take advantage of the campus information and safety programs available to you, especially the nighttime safety escorts and shuttles.  The complete listing of all emergency and safety resources will be posted later today on the campus home page (http://www.berkeley.edu/).  Included on the page will be links to police safety information and University Health Services that provides counseling for students, faculty, and staff.

Yours sincerely,


Robert J. Birgeneau
Chancellor

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バークレーでは今年5件目の殺人事件(銃殺事件としては2件目)だそうです。
Second Shot ・・・・・・Berkeley 
というつながりで(好きなんですAnthony Berkeley, aka. Francis Iles)、
The Daily Californian という地方紙で Berkeley + shot で調べると・・・・・・ 
過去5年の見出し記事でこれだけでてきます(一番上のがおとといの発砲事件です)。
Berkeley Man Shot Dead Near Campus
Thursday, May 15, 2008 | 2:34 am | "a shooting on Southside Tuesday afternoon"
Man Shot in South Berkeley In Third Homicide This ...
Wednesday, Mar 5, 2008 | 12:46 am | "a man was shot and killed late Monday night in South Berkeley"

Berkeley Resident Shot, Killed Late Sunday Night
Monday, Feb 25, 2008 | 4:06 pm | "a Berkeley man died after being shot in South Berkeley"
UC Berkeley Professor Shot in Hand 〔これはアフリカでの事件のよう〕
Thursday, Jul 26, 2007 | 3:00 am | "A UC Berkeley geography professor was shot in the hand yesterday while in southern Nigeria for an awards ceremony.
Resident Shot in Face in South Berkeley
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2007 | 3:00 am | "A Berkeley resident was shot in the face Sunday evening in what some South Berkeley neighborhood activists are calling a growing, possibly drug-related conflic...

Two Shot In South Berkeley
Monday, Nov 27, 2006 | 3:00 am | "Two men were shot in South Berkeley in unclear circumstances last week but are expected to recover, police said. Berkeley police officers responded to 911 ca...

Berkeley Woman Dies Of Gunshot Injuries
Monday, Apr 3, 2006 | 3:00 am | "A Berkeley single mother was fatally shot in her car in Oakland on Tuesday night, Oakland police said. Police found Aberial Denise Bradley, who would have t...

Berkeley Native Shot, Killed Near Unit 2
Monday, Jul 18, 2005 | 3:00 am | "A 19-year-old Berkeley resident and Dartmouth College junior was shot and killed while standing outside her College Avenue apartment with a group of friends ye...

Officer Shot During Chase in West Berkeley
Thursday, May 19, 2005 | 3:00 am | "A Berkeley police officer was shot in the chest by a man he was chasing on foot in West Berkeley early Tuesday morning, police said. Officer Darren Kacalek, ...

Man Shot at in West Berkeley Drive-by
Wednesday, Nov 17, 2004 | 3:00 am | "A drive-by shooting Monday night rocked a West Berkeley neighborhood already reeling from a September killing but left no one hurt. A man crossing the street...
Berkeley Junior Shot Down in American Idol Tryout
Monday, Feb 2, 2004 | 3:00 am |
Man Dies After Being Shot, Dumped Out of Car in Be...
Monday, Sep 8, 2003 | 3:00 am | "A man was shot and dumped from a car on a South Berkeley street and died shortly thereafter early Saturday, police said. The man, who was in his mid-20s, was...

Young Man Found Shot to Death in South Berkeley
Friday, May 23, 2003 | 3:00 am | "A man was found shot to death, hidden in some bushes in South Berkeley early Tuesday, hours after neighbors reported hearing a flurry of gunfire in the area, p...

Man Found Shot to Death in Berkeley Hills Home
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 | 3:00 am | "A man was found shot to death in his Berkeley Hills home Monday, in a crime that has police puzzled. A friend who had a key discovered 38-year-old Andre Byes...
 
 
 
事件が起こったDurant Avenue and Bowditch Streetの交差点って、東西のDurant Avenueはキャンパス沿いのBancroft Avenueのすぐ南の通りですし、Bowditchは有名なTelegraphのすぐ東の通りですから、ほんとに大学の目と鼻の先です。

バークレーはバークレーヒルズとか北のほうが高級住宅地で南のほうは治安が悪いというのはいわれてますが、そしてテレグラフ通りなんかはちょっと危険な香りもする猥雑さが魅力なんでしょうけど今回の事件はちょっと近すぎる、という感じでした。 



20日追記 なんだか総長告示とか書いたら誤解されてアクセスされるのも悪いので総長からにしたのですがあんまり変わらないかしら。すいません。大学周辺の写真としていいなと思ったのはShimpeiさんのHPの写真です(2007年)。――



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