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Coral Gables Police houses military-grade weapons
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Coral Gables Police houses military-grade weapons

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri put the issue of police militarization under the national spotlight. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer set off protests and rioting in the mostly black suburb of St. Louis. Images of local police confronting protestors with military-grade weaponry raised questions about…

Traffic safety checkpoints to surround campus
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Traffic safety checkpoints to surround campus

A series of traffic safety checkpoints will be set up in the area surrounding the University of Miami campus Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will also coincide with events aimed at educating people on driving safety, in the hopes of lessening traffic accidents. According to a press release from the Southeast Community Traffic Safety Team (SE CTST), the…

Safety fair sheds light on reality of distracted driving
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Safety fair sheds light on reality of distracted driving

UMPD and Miss UM helped educate the University of Miami’s student body about the importance of practicing safe driving at the safety fair Thursday afternoon on the Rock. The safety fair, which included educational games and information, focused on the topics of alcohol and texting. “The safety fair, in addition to general awareness, is also dealing with distracted driving…

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Recent muggings put campus safety in question

Campus was bustling mid-afternoon on Jan. 28 when a student was mugged in broad daylight near her University Village apartment. Senior Michelle Waltenburg was walking from the UV to the computer lab to print a lecture for class. When she took her Cane Card out of her wallet to gain access to the building, someone…

Crash claims student
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Crash claims student

Dino Ghilotti passed away from an automobile accident in May, a day after participating in commencement ceremonies. According to a report published in The Miami Herald on Wednesday, no charges will be filed against the driver who was involved in the crash that killed Ghilotti. Ghilotti was a passenger in a BMW driven by Allison…

Richter Library evacuated in response to bomb threat
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Richter Library evacuated in response to bomb threat

The University of Miami’s Richter Library was reopened Thursday afternoon after having been evacuated that morning as police responded to a possible bomb threat. “There was a note found in a bathroom, and the kid who found it turned it in, and that’s what sparked all of this,” said Coral Gables Police Sgt. Dean Wellinghoff….

UMPD releases annual security report
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UMPD releases annual security report

In 2012, there were 306 discipline cases for liquor law violations and 119 drug violations at the Coral Gables campus, meaning there are 17 times more liquor violations than burglaries. These numbers paint a picture of the Annual Security Report, which was released by the University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) to the university and…

Safety Fair alerts campus of new texting ban
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Safety Fair alerts campus of new texting ban

[imagebrowser id=2] [fresh_divider style=”solid”] The University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) co-hosted the third annual Safety Fair on Wednesday. “The fair has always focused on travel safety, but had a special emphasis on texting and driving this year,” said John Gulla, crime prevention officer for UMPD. “This generation…

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UM graduate dies in car crash early Sunday morning

The  University of Miami graduate Dino Ghilotti was killed in a tw0-car crash Sunday morning, according to the Coral Gables Police Department and a statement released by President Donna E. Shalala. A memorial service will be held for him at 5 p.m. Monday at St. Augustine Church, located at 1400 Miller Rd., across the street…

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