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Memphis police officers face murder charges after fatal beating of Tyre Nichols

Abbigail Kovac, Reporter // February 24, 2023

On Jan. 7, in Memphis, Tennessee, police attacked Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man and father to a four year-old son. He was pulled over for alleged reckless driving. This group of officers were...

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 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” is one of the most poorly executed pieces of social commentary in recent years due to its terrible dialogue and poor performances.
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
The new chief of University Police talks Halloween, campus community policing and bike path safety.

Chico cops shouldn’t come with cameras

Megan Mann // November 14, 2014
In a college town, leniency is the best teacher, not the full force of the law.
Body cameras to increase public trust

Body cameras to increase public trust

Robert Engels // October 27, 2014
The Chico Police Department is considering requiring officers to wear cameras on their uniforms to improve policing tactics and public trust while reducing assaults against officers.
Serve and protect, not neglect

Serve and protect, not neglect

Veronica De La Cruz // August 25, 2014
The Chico community should work together with the police department to lower the crime rate.
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