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Public Safety washes away DePaul students’ police brutality art display

Public Safety washes away DePaul students’ police brutality art display

Megan Deppen

June 4, 2015


Filed under Campus News, News

Chalk outlines of splayed bodies, painted by DePaul’s Amnesty International group Tuesday night to draw awareness to police brutality, were erased within hours by Public Safety officials. Read More »...

Deep roots underlie the police brutality problem

Deep roots underlie the police brutality problem

Kevin Gross and Rachel Hinton

May 31, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

After student protests on DePaul’s campus, around the city and in the country against police brutality, there seems to be a consensus about the need for change — not just regarding brutality, but the institutions that lead to it. Read More »...

Questionable coverage: Police brutality is only part of the problem

Questionable coverage: Police brutality is only part of the problem

Zoe Krey

May 31, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Police brutality has become a central piece of media coverage in the U.S. this year, and with the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Harris and Freddie Gray, it seems that police brutality is at an all time high.  Read More »...

DePaul students remember Rekia Boyd at on-campus vigil

DePaul students remember Rekia Boyd at on-campus vigil

Emily Clement

May 14, 2015


Filed under Campus News, News

[slideshow_deploy id='11843'] A small crowd of about 20 people huddled together on DePaul’s Quad on Wednesday evening. It was a cold, windy evening, unsuited for a candlelight vigil, but people continued to show up, eventually swelling the crowd to 100. They were there to honor Rekia Boyd, a Chicago...

Community conversations needed for police problems

Community conversations needed for police problems

Rachel Hinton

May 10, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

On arguably the nicest day of the quarter, DePaul’s Black Student Union (BSU) lounged in a circle on the Quad hosting a “pop-up” conversation on topics ranging from police brutality to treatment of the oppressed that was occasionally swept away by strong gusts of wind. BSU’s mission for that day  mirrored that of other groups around the countr...

Baltimore burning: Police brutality and its rampancy in the U.S.

Baltimore burning: Police brutality and its rampancy in the U.S.

Rachel Hinton

May 3, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

On April 25, Freddie Gray’s name was added to a growing list of unarmed black men killed by police. What followed news of his death mirrored the riots and protests after the death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012, the death of Mike Brown in August 2014 and the death of Eric Garner late last year. Read More »...

Baltimore riots: Policing the police

Baltimore riots: Policing the police

Danielle Harris

May 3, 2015


Filed under Opinions

In the midst of Freddie Gray’s death and the Baltimore riots, an injustice in Chicago has gone practically unnoticed by the national news media. While headlines reading “unarmed black man shot by police” have become so common they have practically lost their shock value, the unjust trial for unarmed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, an African American Chicago resident shot and kill...

Increasing street presence of Chicago police: An effective solution?

Increasing street presence of Chicago police: An effective solution?

Jackson Danbeck

April 12, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

As instances of police brutality and crime continue across the nation, Chicago is forced to look at its own crime problem and whether the policies of newly re-elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel will prove effective or stoke the gathering flames.  Read More »...

Homan Square: An isolated case or systemic issue?

Homan Square: An isolated case or systemic issue?

Ryan Marcotte

March 8, 2015


Filed under Opinions

The Guardian, a British newspaper, published a series of articles about a Chicago Police Department (CPD) facility known as Homan Square, painting the site as a “C.I.A.-style black site.” The story went viral and compelled some to attend a protest at the facility demanding its closure. Read More »...

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