A Cal student charged in a high-profile vandalism case near campus last year has raised nearly $80,000, to help his family afford housing, after the LA Times profiled him Sunday.
Students say they are reeling from the revelation and want consequences for the creators of the memes.
Two students police tied to vandalism and anarchist graffiti near Cal were captured on camera spray painting, and found with paint stains on their hands, authorities said.
A UC Berkeley student who said the police racially profiled him when they arrested him in late June is back in jail on suspicion of felony vandalism and committing a hate crime.
A Facebook post by a UC Berkeley student activist about his arrest last week in Berkeley has prompted questions about racial profiling from officials and community members.
Zoning laws in Berkeley have been used historically to exclude African Americans and other populations from certain parts of the city. For equity's sake, they must be changed.
The Berkeley Police Review Commission voted Wednesday night to ask the city to push BPD to hand over an incomplete draft analysis about racial disparities in police stops.
A month ago, someone posted a racist threat against black students on a library computer at Berkeley High School. The threat expressed support for the KKK and stated that there would be a public lynching on December 9. In response to this threat, many students walked out of classes to protest of this act of racism, to say that #BlackLivesMatter.
Update, 3 p.m. Berkeley Police said they are not investigating this as a crime.
Berkeley school officials are considering changing the name of Le Conte Elementary after community members raised concerns about its namesake, Joseph Le Conte, a deeply respected UC Berkeley faculty member and a passionate conservationist who helped found the Sierra Club.
Recently, several groups have alleged that, due to racial disparity between Berkeley Police stop data and the resident census population, the only possible explanation was racial profiling by Berkeley Police. I respectfully disagree.
“The men and women of the Berkeley Police Department do not, have not and will never tolerate discriminatory, bias-based policing. Such discrimination is illegal, it is not our practice and it is not part of our organizational culture,” Meehan said.