“TigerShield” Soon to Sweep Across Campus

Captain Corey Lalonde of LSUPD speaking at a press conference about the new safety app

By Adrienne Boutte

Correspondent

On Tuesday morning, Captain Cory Lalonde from the LSU Police Department introduced that a new free app for all capable smartphones will be coming to the campus of LSU.

Possibly being called “TigerShield”, this app will give access to the both LSU and Baton Rouge Police departments and 911 services.

Students and faculty will be able to call the police by a quick touch to a panic button.

Another feature on this app will allow people to add their phone contacts to the app, in case of emergencies the app will shoot a text out to the pre-saved contacts.

Burglaries including electronics and bikes being the most common crime.

Also anonymous tips (with photos included) can be sent through the app.

This app is just “another tool in the toolbox” for the LSU Police Department. “I can’t tell you that crime won’t happen’, Captain Lalonde exclaims.

TigerShield will soon help to prevent and lessen crimes around LSU’s campus.

Captain Corey Lalonde speaking to the students of LSJI at the press conference held June 10th.

Why you may be part of the problem…

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If you say black lives matters is racist and leaving out other lives, you are simply just uninformed and in return part of the problem. Black lives matter is not anti-white nor is it anti-cop. It is not anti-anything, it’s simply pro-awareness and is advocating for dignity, justice and freedom because our country has seemed to forget that black lives matter along with every other life. If you continue to say that minorities in this country have every single right as the majority, you are part of the problem. You are simply choosing to continue to act blind to the fact that systemic and institutionalized racism is a thing and is proven factually and statistically. When you say you love everyone and all lives matter but our brothers’ bodies are laid out in the street and bash people for using #BlackLivesMatter you ARE part of the problem. If you choose to bring up “black on black” crime every time a police shoots a black man because people are outraged, YOU ARE part of the problem. I learned from the most recent FBI homicide statistics that whites kill more whites than blacks kill blacks and yes I’ll admit that the ratio of black homicides against black victims is greater. But don’t you find it funny that the media never says the words “white-on-white crime or murder”. With that being said black on black crime/murders does not correlate with police brutality. A civilian that kills another person is brought to justice and sent to jail, rightfully so. Civilians do not take an oath to protect and serve but on the other hand police do.

 

Now, people have already began to say that the black lives matter movement is “a domestic terrorist organization” because of the recent shooting in Dallas where sadly 5 officers were killed…. & that doesn’t sit well with me. That would be equivalent to saying all white people are racist and a threat to black people because of the Dylann Roof shooting. “To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible,” which was said in a statement by the BlackLivesMatter network.  Now again I will say Black Lives Matter is not a hate group and shouldn’t be blamed for those deaths in Dallas.

 

Now for all of you who choose to stand idle, shame on you. I do not care if you are “not racist”, that’s simply not enough. Although yes all lives do matter is a true statement, it is doing nothing to rectify the problems being faced by the black community. Until the justice system in America carries the process of law equally for every race, every citizen our work is not done. Until then #BlackLivesMatter

 

#AltonSterling

#PhilanderCastile

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”-Desmond Tutu

 

Link to Louisiana Congress members: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/cgi-bin/newseek.cgi?site=ctc2011&state=la

(Burger) King of Twitter

FOR MASS COMM 2035

I personally don’t care for Burger King, I never have. I’ll eat chicken fries every so often but that’s not what this blog post is about.

Burger King’s social media team is one of the best, if not THE best. I say this because of their relevance to current events in pop culture. On March 8th,  @BurgerKing posted a tweet “When you’re like I don’t know what toppings to wear LOL” which was similar to Kim Kardashian’s recent *provocative* selfie that she posted to twitter with “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL” Kim K got a lot of publicity and flack for the said picture so for Burger King to play off of this and post their own tweet was brilliant. But this  was not the first time Burger King has used pop culture to guide their tweets, it’s actually very common for them.

Also their use of hashtags is very clever and methodic, most of their hashtags now are based around their grilled hotdogs. If I didn’t know that Burger King’s food was already gross, I’d probably go to eat Burger King because of how cool their twitter is.

One way they could improve their twitter would be possible putting coupons or deals that come strictly from interacting or following them. I wouldn’t mind getting free cookies or a milkshake from mentioning Burger King. They would definitely gain a more active following. Check out more of Burger King’s tweets here: Twitter.com/BurgerKing 

“TigerShield” Soon to Sweep Across Campus

Captain Corey Lalonde of LSUPD speaking at a press conference about the new safety app

Captain Corey Lalonde of LSUPD speaking at a press conference about the new safety app “TigerShield”

By Adrienne Boutte
Correspondent

On Tuesday morning, Captain Cory Lalonde from the LSU Police Department introduced that a new free app for all capable smartphones will be coming to the campus of LSU.

Possibly being called “TigerShield”, this app will give access to the both LSU and Baton Rouge Police departments and 911 services.

Students and faculty will be able to call the police by a quick touch to a panic button.

Another feature on this app will allow people to add their phone contacts to the app, in case of emergencies the app will shoot a text out to the pre-saved contacts.

Burglaries including electronics and bikes being the most common crime.

Also anonymous tips (with photos included) can be sent through the app.

This app is just “another tool in the toolbox” for the LSU Police Department. “I can’t tell you that crime won’t happen’, Captain Lalonde exclaims.

TigerShield will soon help to prevent and lessen crimes around LSU’s campus.

Captain Corey Lalonde speaking to the students of LSJI at the press conference held June 10th.

Captain Corey Lalonde speaking to the students of LSJI at the press conference held June 10th.