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East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

East Bay theater brings Ferguson to campus

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 6, 2017

As the lights dimmed and the music died down at a Dec. 9 performance of “CSU Ferguson” at Cal State East Bay, the performers made it clear that the title of this performance was meant to bring the world of police brutality to our campus frontlines, because we as college students of color are very real...

Policing melanin: Racial discrimination in law enforcement

Policing melanin: Racial discrimination in law enforcement

Brian White,
Contributor

December 3, 2015

This time last year I was glued to the TV, awaiting the grand jury decision on whether or not they would indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. As the prosecutor got up to the podium and fumbled over his words, he announced that the grand jury ha...

State bans grand juries in deadly force cases

State bans grand juries in  deadly force cases

Louis LaVenture ,
Sports and Campus Editor

August 26, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Aug. 11 that makes California the first state in the country to ban grand juries when deciding whether police officers that use deadly force should be indicted on criminal charges. The senate bill, SB 227, was written by Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Democrat from the 3...

Professionals unite for restorative justice

Professionals unite for restorative justice

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

May 13, 2015

The California State University, East Bay Criminal Justice Department Administration and the University Role Models hosted their third annual restorative justice related event on Friday titled, “Working Together for Restorative Justice in the Bay Area: A Day with RJ Practitioners.” Restorative ...

Protesters fill the streets of the Bay Area

Protesters fill the streets of the Bay Area

Bryan Cordova,
Metro and Spanish Editor

December 10, 2014

Protesters took to the streets this past Sunday to rally up and give voices to the recent victims of police related deaths. They swarmed the corner of Broadway and 14th Street in Oakland with pickets and posters demanding justice for multiple lives. Many groups joined together for the demonstration...

Protestas llegan a Berkeley y Oakland

Protestas llegan a Berkeley y Oakland

Por Bryan Cordova,
Editor de ciudad y copia en español

December 10, 2014

Manifestantes salieron a las calles el domingo pasado para reunir y dar voz a las víctimas recientes de la policía muertes relacionadas. Llenaron  la esquina de Broadway y la 14th calles de Oakland con piquetes y carteles exigiendo justicia para múltiples vidas. Muchos grupos se unieron para la...

West Coast reacts to Ferguson

West Coast reacts to Ferguson

Bryan Cordova,
Metro and Spanish Editor

December 4, 2014

After the Missouri grand jury found no cause to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, protesters swarmed the streets of Oakland and Los Angeles this past week. Last Monday, thousands of protesters gathered throughout the downtown area to demonstrate against the verdict against Mike Brown. ...

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