Cumberland Times-News

June 27, 2013

Nothing was helped by delay in reporting computer theft at FSU

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — Eighty laptop computers worth about $35,000 were stolen from Frostburg State University between June 4 and 5, but this information didn’t make it to the Times-News, and presumably was not released, until June 26 (Page 1B).  

With the precipitous decline of trust in government recently, some citizens may wonder why a taxpayer supported institution is not more forthcoming. Crimes happen; such delays in reporting them to the public should not. The delay in reporting the thefts further damages confidence in the probity of FSU in particular and government in general.

Patrick Brady