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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
A melee outside a Santa Monica Community College Board of Trustees meeting last April that resulted in protesters being hit with pepper spray could have been prevented if college administrators had provided additional police resources and moved the gathering to a larger meeting hall, according to an internal police report obtained by The Times. The 60-page review is based on interviews and video examined by campus police Sgt. Jere Romano, who was not involved in the incident. As many as 100 protesters had gathered for the April 3 meeting on campus, angry over a proposed two-tiered fee plan in which high-demand courses would cost more.
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SPORTS
February 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Four members of Alabama's national championship football team were arrested on campus Monday on suspicion of robbing two students on campus. Defensive back Eddie Williams and linebacker Tyler Hayes are accused of attacking a student, punching him in the face and knocking him unconscious. They then stole the victim's backpack and laptop computer, campus police said. Later, Williams and running back Brent Calloway robbed a second person, punching him in the face and stealing the victim's wallet, while defensive lineman D.J. Pettway watched, campus police said.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
Kristina Anderson was a sophomore at Virginia Tech when she was shot twice in the back and once in the foot on April 16, 2007. In less than 12 minutes, the gunman shot and killed 11 of her classmates and one of her professors. Six years after the massacre, Anderson, 25, has dedicated herself to promoting campus safety and is part of a team that believes technology can save lives. Anderson is launching a free smartphone app called LiveSafe (available on iTunes in mid-May) to reach and alert students on campuses during emergencies, something that she wished she'd had that April morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Long Beach City College will offer two sessions this winter -- one charging $46 per unit, the other $225 per unit -- in the first test of a new state law designed to help students graduate more quickly, officials announced Wednesday. The legislation, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, creates a pilot program for six community colleges, including the Long Beach campus, to charge higher tuition in summer and winter for such hard-to-obtain classes as college algebra, history and English that students need to graduate and transfer.
NEWS
October 31, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Yale University President Benno C. Schmidt Jr. said officials will investigate a weekend clash between homosexuals and campus police but homosexual activists said his response is inadequate. The confrontation and arrest of nine people Friday night at a conference for homosexuals "is a serious matter which demands careful and thorough review," Schmidt said in a statement released late Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
An independent report released Wednesday criticizes the use of force by University of California police during the Occupy Wall Street protests at UC Berkeley last fall. The report, written by the campus' independent Police Review Board, found that officers appeared to have strayed from campus policies and norms in their use of batons against protesters and called on the university to better explain when the use of force is appropriate. "Strictly confined limits, as precise as possible, should be articulated regarding the use of force by law enforcement during any protest events," the report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1990
A car burglary suspect was shot to death Tuesday night at California State University, Northridge, while struggling with a campus police officer for the officer's pistol, authorities reported. Campus police declined to discuss the shooting, but Los Angeles Police Sgt. Ted Demaegt said it took place about 7 p.m. in a campus parking lot where the officer was investigating a car burglary. "During the investigation, a suspect grabbed the officer's firearm, causing it to discharge," he said.
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