Berkeley Beat-Down, U.C. Davis Spray-Assault: College Students at a Higher Risk?Nov 21st, 2011 | By Editor 54 | Category: Editorials, News, Opinion, Questions Americans Have
College students may face an increased risk of extreme police brutality, as evinced by the recent “incident” at U.C. Berkeley and now, the disturbing, front-page-news-worthy story still unfolding from U.C. Davis. After the incident at U.C. Berkeley, we asked the question, “should the federal government be investigating the police brutality on YouTube?” You overwhelmingly said, “Yes.”
Here it is. Please vote if you haven’t had a chance to yet:
Many universities have their own police departments, prompting Americans to ask if these officers are under less scrutiny, held to a lower standard, and managed with less oversight. However, what the officials of these departments have forgotten is the existence of social media – particularly, YouTube. Everything is filmed. You do it, you will face the consequences…good or bad.
Here is a compilation of recent events, protests, and even some 2009 footage (from what we think may have been a Tea Party rally) Enjoy:
Interesting works of art have been surfacing on the internet…this one with over a million views:
We were shocked to see this weekend, on the CNN front-page, the UC Davis story. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch it here. It’s also included in a compilation of recent events, above.
There is another issue, aside from police brutality at colleges, and that issue is the “college bubble.” Look for an upcoming report and video compilation on that subject in the weeks to come.
Please vote on these new issues surrounding police brutality at universities in recent weeks. If you missed our article on the UC Berkeley incident, you can check it out here.
From one of our visitors, an extraordinary quote. Thank you, Mr. Blanch.
“I am in a salt lake hospital fighting for my life with leukemia, I have never been so proud of a group of humans as I was two days ago [when] my daughter and many I am very close with were in lower Manhattan and Berkeley FIGHTING for the first time in 40 years standing and fighting. – Kevin D. Blanch 11/19/11”