Conservative panelists discussed a climate of victimhood, “adolescent self-pity” and the controversial beginnings of the Free Speech Movement at a panel titled “Are We Killing Free Speech?” held on campus Thursday.
Despite the rain, hundreds of students gathered as part of a nationwide movement by high schoolers to protest gun violence, dedicating 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting and filling these minutes with minute-long speeches about each victim.
Some students delivered their speeches in shouts, inciting angry cheers. Others were tearing up, speaking to a hushed, solemn crowd.
The Police Review Commission developed the report to examine the Berkeley Police Department’s treatment of Berkeley residents, specifically focusing on how communities of color are impacted.
“We’ve been hearing anecdotal reports for years from the African American and Latino communities about repeated patterns of repeated stops,” said commissioner George Lippman. “While there has been no analysis of that raw data by the department, it’s possible to download it into a spreadsheet and determine the patterns. And the patterns are clear: There is disparate treatment.”