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Chico City Council Building on Sept. 2, 2020

City council explores new approaches to homelessness, lethal force

Kelsey Ogle, Arts & Entertainment Editor // April 9, 2021

Several approaches to the mental health aspects of homelessness, police brutality and lethal force were discussed and debated in Tuesday night's city council meeting. However, the only specific decisions...

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Police, how do we hold them accountable for wrongful deaths?

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist // October 1, 2020

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed earlier this year after plainclothes police officers burst into her apartment with a battering ram at 1 a.m. to execute a drug raid search warrant.  Detectives...

The Orion Newscast: Protests & Protests

The Orion Newscast: Protests & Protests

Christian Solis // October 31, 2019

https://youtu.be/bSI_Xe86QcI This week on The Orion Newscast, we cover protests over police brutality and women's reproductive rights.   Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or...

Amandla Stenberg plays as Starr Carter.
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‘The Hate U Give’ is a forgettable drama

Angel Ortega // February 15, 2019

“The Hate U Give,” directed by George Tillman Jr., follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a high school girl who lives in a poor, mostly black neighborhood but attends a private school in...

Gatherers at candlelight vigil. Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

Black Student Union holds candlelight vigil for police brutality victims

Kayla Fitzgerald // September 28, 2016

The Black Student Union held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to remember the lives lost to police brutality.Among the attendees were students, faculty and residents of Chico.At the vigil guest speakers...

Chico State Faculty speak to students, faculty and alumni on Monday afternoon during the #BlackInChico protest at Trinity Commons. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

#BlackInChico protest holds moment of silence for lost lives

Bianca Quilantan // September 27, 2016

Over 300 students, faculty, staff and administrators stood arm-in-arm in front of Kendall Hall for a 10 minute period of silence at the #BlackInChico protest Monday afternoon.   "Here in...

‘Stay at home’ protest coming to Chico State

Katalina Santamaria // September 24, 2016

The Black Faculty and Staff association at Chico State will stay home on Sept. 26 in response to police brutality toward unarmed black men and women in our country, according to a campus-wide email. "These...

John Feeney, chief of University Police, has a detailed plan for the next year that he hopes will provide many positive changes for Chico State and the surrounding area. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

Cheyanne Burens // October 11, 2015

John Feeney has already begun to leave his mark on campus in the passing months since July when he officially became chief of the University Police Department.The new chief has several areas of concern...

Chico cops shouldn’t come with cameras

Megan Mann // November 14, 2014

Is it just me, or is the whole idea of the Chico Police Department making its officers wear body cameras in an effort to decrease police brutality a really bad one?For starters, officers will be wearing...

Body cameras to increase public trust

Body cameras to increase public trust

Robert Engels // October 27, 2014

The Chico Police Department is debating on whether its officers should wear a video cameras as an effective tool in policing efforts.In the wake of police brutality issues in the U.S. and an incident caught...

Serve and protect, not neglect

Serve and protect, not neglect

Veronica De La Cruz // August 25, 2014

Police brutality is unacceptable at any time. From the images of the riots, to the sound of pain in the voices of those who have been affected, the Ferguson shooting has become an almost unavoidable...

Friends in low places offer life lessons

Kevin Crittenden // May 3, 2014

A few years ago, when I was going to Sonoma State, I had a friend who drank too much.In the two years which I knew him, Danny Smith, whose name I’ve changed here, was arrested three times for public...

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