Feb 14, 2022
I sometimes feel that public safety people blocked my contact number. You may ask why? well, they never attend my call for some reason (yes I checked and outgoing calls are not barred on my device). Every single time, I have to use someone’s phone to call public safety for an escort service. It might sound like a joke, but it is not, I am serious. I think public safety’s escort service here at Illinois Tech works more according to their comfort than our safety.
Thanks to the citizen application, it always makes sure to remind me of the huge number of crimes occurring on a daily basis in and around the Bronzeville neighborhood and I freak out when I see a lot of these incidents (like being shot by paintballs, getting mugged) happens within the campus perimeters (near state street and 31st, 33rd and Indiana). Yet to avail of escort service, most of the time I have to walk all the way to Herman Hall or Paul V Galvin Library. That is the part I want to be escorted, if I am brave enough to walk up to the library after dark why will I even need an escort service to go home which is further east (just a couple of blocks from McCormick Tribune Center).
2022 - Spring - Issue 4