The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

FILE-Officers attempt to block protesters, including one with their hands up.

Much of police brutality goes unnoticed

Kalia Butler, Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright are just some of the names of people of color that have fallen victim to police brutality. Their stories are known around the world — their...

Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Bucks players don’t take the court for NBA playoff game

Associated Press August 26, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players made their strongest statement yet against racial injustice Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn't take the floor for their playoff game against the Orlando...

People gather on Friday May 29 at a memorial mural painted outside the Cup Foods store on Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis where George Floyd died at the hands of police.

Killing of George Floyd ignites nationwide unrest

MINNEAPOLIS — Last night a crowd outside Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct chanting a chorus of “Whose streets? Our streets!” echoed as flames coming from within the police headquarters licked...

Victim of police brutality misnamed in message from DePaul president about remembering black lives lost

Victim of police brutality misnamed in message from DePaul president about remembering black lives lost

Cailey Gleeson and Ella Lee May 29, 2020

DePaul University President Gabriel Esteban misnamed Eric Garner when listing victims of violence in a statement released to students via email regarding the university’s response to George Floyd’s...

In this Aug. 12, 2013 file photo, plaintiff in the stop and frisk case David Ourlicht, seated left, is comforted by Merault Almonar, standing at right, father of plaintiff Devin Almonar, standing center, during a news conference at the Center for Constitutional Rights, in New York, after . U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the New York Police Department deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its contentious stop-and-frisk policy. Standing at left is plaintiff Leroy Downes while attorney Jenn Borchetta listens, seated right.

Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy

Associated Press February 17, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ourlicht was a college student, walking down a street near campus, when he became one of millions of New Yorkers swept up in the era of stop and frisk. A police officer accosted...

Chalk outlines and writing is washed away on request by Public Safety after the art display put on by Amnesty International at DePaul was shut down late Tuesday night. The chalk that read law enforcement is not above the law” was washed away early Wednesday morning.

Public Safety washes away DePaul students’ police brutality art display

Megan Deppen June 4, 2015

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. Students...

Police stood guard in Baltimore during the protests following the death of Freddie Gray in April. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Deep roots underlie the police brutality problem

Kevin Gross and Rachel Hinton May 31, 2015

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...

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

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...

DePaul students remember Rekia Boyd at on-campus vigil

DePaul students remember Rekia Boyd at on-campus vigil

Emily Clement May 14, 2015

[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...

Grassroots and community activists from Oakland, California (above) to Washington, D.C. have been driving the continuing outcry against police brutality since the death of Freddie Gray. (Ray Chavez/The Oakland Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Community conversations needed for police problems

Rachel Hinton May 10, 2015

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...

Riot police stand guard in Baltimore. Massive demonstrations ensued following the death of African-American resident Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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

Rachel Hinton May 3, 2015

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...

A demonstrator outside City Hall in Philadelphia on April 30. The event in Philadelphia follows days of unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Grays police-custody death. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Baltimore riots: Policing the police

Danielle Harris, Former news editor May 3, 2015

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...

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