The safety of students and area residents was a chief concern of South Bend community representatives during the Campus/Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting Wednesday. Members discussed the upswing in crime and how the community can come together to address the problem. Brian Coughlin, associate vice president for student affairs, said the University is concerned about the recent rise in crime. “This community has done a great deal, and we’ve done a lot to talk about neighbor relations and a number of other things, but I think that it’s time that we start to focus on crime against students and crime in those neighborhoods,” he said. Michael Carrington, a member of the St. Joseph County Alcoholic Beverage Board, said local law enforcement is working hard to address the problem. While discussing how law enforcement officers are working to identify groups and individuals responsible for the criminal activity, CCAC members agreed students and local residents all need to be more cautious and aware of their surroundings. “We can’t be a soft target, we have to be ever-vigilant and keep our guard up,” Carrington said. “People need to be careful, but the criminal justice system needs to respond and it needs to be a strong response.” Student government has been working to develop a connection between the student body and local law enforcement, student body president Pat McCormick said. This year, Notre Dame’s student government has organized a safety summit and an off-campus informal meet-and-greet between law enforcement officials and Notre Dame students. McCormick said that he was pleased the CCAC meetings provide a venue for the community to work together to address pressing issues, like student safety. “We had the opportunity to bring to the attention of the community that our top concern is the safety of students and trying to confront crime together, whether through particular action steps or trying to facilitate relationships between students and law enforcement,” McCormick said. Members also examined the problem of students leasing off campus housing that is not sanctioned to be the residence of more than two unrelated students. Director of South Bend Code Enforcement Catherine Toppel said many students are unaware of this rule. “The problem they [students] run into is not knowing which properties are grandfathered and which aren’t,” she said. “One of the rules is that a lot of houses are under the rule that not more that two unrelated students can live in it.” Toppel also said an association of landlords has drafted an ordinance, to be submitted sometime around January 2012, creating a landlord registry. This registry would have a list of residences that can be used as student housing, and will be updated to reflect occupancy changes in those residences, she said. Landlord Mark Kramer, of Kramer Properties, agreed that collaboration was required to remedy this problem. “People sometimes ignore the restriction if they like the home or the area, but then they run the risk of being turned out in the middle of the year,” he said. He suggested the creation of a list of houses eligible for student living, allowing students to check if their prospective house is on the list. CCAC members also discussed plans for snow removal volunteer programs and the success of collaboration regarding the recent taxi ordinance. CCAC, McCormick said, has been successful in addressing these issues affecting the Notre Dame community and the surrounding area because of the collaboration that it facilitates. “These meetings give us the opportunity to learn and to be in conversation about issues that are pressing to the community and to bring to different stakeholders in the community the concerns of students as they relate to community life,” McCormick said.
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According to ESPN, Murray was called for those two false starts because his claps which signaled the snap for Arizona weren’t fluid enough. The Cardinals were sloppy from the beginning as they were called for seven penalties in the first quarter alone, but the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft had a lot to do with that. He was twice called for false starts which hamstrung an already struggling offense.So what was Murray doing so wrong that resulted in such an odd penalty? Apparently he wasn’t clapping right. Related News NFL news and notes: Eric Reid sounds off on Jay-Z; Bradley Chubb predicts fun ‘antics’ in 2019 Tom Brady says ‘hell no’ to becoming football coach Here’s why Kyler Murray was flagged for two false starts: His clap on those plays was too herky-jerky. He can use a fluid clap but once he starts hesitating, it’s a penalty.— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) August 16, 2019They really called false start on Kyler Murray lol, not sure I’ve seen a QB called for that out of the shotgun. Kyler is not pleased. pic.twitter.com/zwmRCA2wOV— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) August 16, 2019It’s a less than ideal situation for Murray who has clapped for a snap since his days at Allen High School in Texas. But this form of signal isn’t quite as common in the NFL. Many quarterbacks will still go with a verbal cadence or even the leg lift to signal the center for the snap.At the same time, it’s something Murray has to figure out because the clap is used in the NFL to signal a snap even if it’s less common. The false starts were bad, but that might have even distracted from the rest of his performance. Murray finished 3 of 8 for 12 yards with two sacks which netted a loss of 10 yards. His final sack came in the form of a safety.Hard Knocks Ep 3 SPOILER:LAMARCUS JOYNER WITH THE SAFETY ON KYLER MURRAY 😱(via @NFL) | #OAKvsAZpic.twitter.com/0yKtSxGjwI— FanDuel (@FanDuel) August 16, 2019Murray has all the talent in the world. He has a huge arm and very good speed, but he’ll have to clean up some of that sloppiness going forward. It’s pretty common for penalties and false starts to be the story of football games. But what isn’t common is for one to be called on the quarterback. It’s even less common for it to happen twice in one quarter.But that is exactly what happened in Kyler Murray’s second preseason start on Thursday. NFL preseason 2019: 5 storylines to watch in Week 2