Urban Shield is unnecessary and beyond repair

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Jessica Khauv/Staff

The Urban Shield program does not reflect our needs. In the past decade, rather than confronting terrorist threats, the police department has trended toward facing high-risk searches, arrest warrant services, patrol support and crowd management. The tactical exercises at Urban Shield do not focus on these activities but instead on politically motivated mass violence, obscuring the principle of de-escalation in community crime encounters.
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Former ASUC student leaders: Where are they now?

Some former ASUC members have become politicians, including state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, who served as the academic affairs vice president and a leader in the anti-apartheid movement on campus during her time as a UC Berkeley student.
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Berkeley STILL hasn’t sanctioned homeless encampments. Why?

CITY AFFAIRS: Mayor Jesse Arreguín campaigned on helping the homeless community, but he has yet to live up to his campaign promises

When Jesse Arreguín was just a candidate in Berkeley’s 2016 mayoral election, his campaign revolved around fixing the housing and homelessness crises. But a year after being elected, Arreguín still hasn’t followed through on many of his promises to the homeless community.
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