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

Graphic made by Erin Holve

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 Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove along with Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly were the three officers w...

The Orion Newscast: Protests & Protests

The Orion Newscast: Protests & Protests

Christian Solis

October 31, 2019 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 @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

‘The Hate U Give’ is a forgettable drama

Amandla Stenberg plays as Starr Carter.
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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 an affluent, predominately white neighborhood. Carter struggles to come to terms with her racial an...

Black Student Union holds candlelight vigil for police brutality victims

Gatherers at candlelight vigil. Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

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 discussed their views on current issues surrounding police brutality. Time was also set aside for...

#BlackInChico protest holds moment of silence for lost lives

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

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 our community we are small, but that does not mean we do not have a voice," said Egypt Howard, coordinator of ...

‘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 issues and others have left some of us within our community feeling as though our voices, experienc...

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

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

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 that he plans to address throughout the first year of his term.Positive campus community relationships with policeWith 29 years under his belt as c...

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 these cameras at all times, and all the information recorded will be accessible online by the genera...

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 on video involving Butte County Sheriff's Deputy Sam Burnett kicking a man in the head who was kneeling, th...

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 conflict that our country needs to resolve. Unlike what the citizens in Ferguson, Missouri ...

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 intoxication. Once, we were walking back from a party miles from our dorms, stumbling down the poor...

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