San Luis Obispo Police Department Chief Rick Scott, released a statement on Friday after the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Memphis man. Tyre Nichols was pulled over during a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee. The release of the body camera showed five Memphis police officers beating Nichols. Three days after the traffic stop, Nichols […]
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A year after George Floyd’s murder, community discusses Chauvin’s guilty verdict
On April 20, the jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
Architecture senior and President of Internal Affairs of Cal Poly’s Black Student Union (BSU) Zane Ellis-Rector described his reaction as muted, yet satisfied. He was satisfied in the confirmation of injustice, but muted in the work left to be done.
Faculty participate in #ScientistsTakeAKnee to protest racial inequity
“It’s not about kneeling, it’s not about the flag, it’s about police brutality,” College of Science and Mathematics Associate Dean Camille O’Bryant said to a group of Cal Poly faculty at the #ScientistsTakeAKnee protest. Faculty organized a silent protest in the University Union (UU) Plaza Sept. 26 to call attention to racial profiling and police brutality. […]
Open forum discusses racial issues across the country
After recent shootings of African Americans at the hands of police officers, the Cal Poly community came together to discuss race and the campus.