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Campus Police Should Publish Intruders' Photos

Campus Police Should Publish Intruders' Photos

I was interested to learn in your story about the Baker House trespasser ["Campus Police Arrest Suspicious Trespasser at Baker," May 3], that arrestee Sean Driscoll is, according to Campus Police Chief Anne P. Glavin, "a known thief."

While I'm glad that Chief Glavin knows it, think how much more helpful it would be to the residents of Baker House, or to the rest of the campus, if she would be kind enough to share that information ahead of time.

After Driscoll pays his fine (if any), I assume he'll by right back here on campus, along with Glavin-only-knows how many of his colleagues, doing his best to fill the Police Log box in future issues of The Tech.

Why not give the students and staff a chance to protect themselves? Is there some legal reason that The Tech cannot regularly publish photos of the people arrested on-campus for trespassing? I imagine that the arrest photos produced by the Cambridge police at booking would be suitable for the purpose. I'd like to put some faces on the dozens of "Baker House, computer stolen" and "DuPont men's locker room, wallet stolen" reports we see every month.

If the Police Log got smaller, I'm sure The Tech could find something else to fill the space. I'd even settle for more of Jim's Journal.

Gary L. Dryfoos