On November 28th, the UC Berkeley Academic Senate, meeting after a string of clashes between nonviolent protestors and campus police, adopted a resolution to condemn UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau for his handling of the situation, and called for a more coherent and humane policy for dealing with nonviolent student protest.
Tag: police brutality
CUCFA Cites Conflicts of Interest, Concerns over Hiring of Kroll Security Group and William Bratton to Investigate UC Police Violence
On November 27th, The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) sent the following letter to President Yudof in response to his decision to hire the Kroll Security Group, and its Chairman William Bratton, to conduct an investigation of police violence at UC Davis. November 27, 2011 Dear President Yudof, The Council of University of California […]
As further evidence that the deteriorating conditions at UC campuses affect all members of the faculty, the UC Davis Department of Physics released a statement on November 22nd, issuing an apology to students on behalf of the faculty, and calling for Chancellor Katehi to step down. You can view the press release, apology and call […]
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has circulated a petition based on the recent Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) statement over recent police actions on campus. If you’d like to add your name to this petition, please go to this page. This week, we have seen excessive force used against non-violent protesters at UC Berkeley, UCLA, CSU […]
The following letter was sent by SDFA Chair Ivan Evans to the Chair of the UCSD Academic Senate, Prof. Joel Sobel, on Saturday, November 19th. Prof. Dear Professor Sobel: As you are no doubt aware, police aggression in response to student protests has surged at several UCs this past week and there is growing concern that […]