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  • unc70 Feb 13, 12:38 p.m.

    csmith,

    He was not on private property. His apartment in Odum Village is on the UNC campus and subject to restrictions much like those in dorms. The article describes it as his campus residence, though I suppose it could have been more clearly stated. Notice also that this incident was handled by the UNC campus police, not the Chapel Hill police. Also note that the items were in plain sight.

  • csmith8116 Feb 12, 7:52 p.m.

    When is it against the law to have a machete secured in / on private property? Do the cops have a right to take / remove the machete without a search warrant?

  • iron fist Feb 12, 6:16 p.m.

    Why were they checking on him?

  • tar97heel Feb 12, 5:32 p.m.

    A college student with weed, which would be legal on a Colorado campus, and a machete. Sensationalist headline. My uncle used to keep a baseball bat under his bed in case someone broke in. Ok? And? It isn't an assault rifle, it's a gardening tool, and based on his name, probably everyone owns one in his country of origin

  • Relic Feb 12, 5:27 p.m.

    "UNC needs to release its crime stats."

    The UNC CH Police are an accredited agency. They have assessors come in every three years and audit the agency's files, talk to students and faculty, etc. They post their crime rates on their website and with the NC State SBI. Once again, everyone wants there to be some "conspiracy" involved in law enforcement. Please go look for the boogie man somewhere else, like in these inane "student groups" that have to justify their existence.

  • welfarequeen Feb 12, 5:15 p.m.

    who doesn't have a machete?

  • smcallah Feb 12, 5:08 p.m.

    "With a bond amount of only $2000 where he only has to put up $200 means this guy is probably back on the street angry at whoever turned him in."

    Considering that it was just marijuana and a unconcealable weapon, I'm ok with him not taking up the space that actual violent criminals should be taking.

  • spiritseeker Feb 12, 5:00 p.m.

    With a bond amount of only $2000 where he only has to put up $200 means this guy is probably back on the street angry at whoever turned him in.

  • bstarlin Feb 12, 4:47 p.m.

    DPS releases crime information daily and annually. It's right there on their website.

  • dirtydozen431 Feb 12, 4:38 p.m.

    UNC needs to release its crime stats.

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