Reporter rides along with UCPD

If you squint your eyes, a police ride-along can vaguely remind you of an action-filled, TV-inspired police drama. On Wednesday, I went to UCPD for a tour of the facilities and a ride-along with an officer to understand the department before I begin another semester at The Daily Californian —
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Campus releases Police Review Board report on Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests

UC Berkeley’s independent Police Review Board released an official report Wednesday on last year’s Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests. The report outlines the board’s review of the Nov. 9 occurrences including the confrontations between protesters and UCPD officers and whether the day’s events align with normal campus protocol. In a
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New Occupy Cal encampment sees little UCPD presence

In a shift from the massive police presence at the first Occupy Cal encampment in November, UCPD has not confronted the camp established last Thursday, aside from announcing general dispersal orders nightly. The Occupy Cal camp, which moved from the steps of Sproul Hall to those of Doe Memorial Library
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Overcooked occupation

CAMPUS ISSUES: Occupy Cal is back with tents in front of Sproul Hall, but celebrating three months since Nov. 9, 2011, isn’t enough.

Although members of the Occupy movement acknowledge the lack of a uniform message, they nevertheless proved their ability to stand as one. Last semester, Occupy Cal reached its peak when public policy professor Robert Reich spoke to thousands on the evening of Nov. 15. In the time since that moment
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Occupy Cal protest continues on steps of Sproul Hall

A group of Occupy Cal protesters continued an encampment on the steps of Sproul Hall as of Sunday afternoon, extending a protest that began Thursday on the three month anniversary of the Nov. 9 campus protests. Around 3 p.m. Sunday, 30 to 40 protesters gathered on the steps for a
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Occupy protesters set up tents on Sproul Plaza

Occupy Cal protesters set up six tents on the steps of Sproul Hall Thursday, marking the three month anniversary of the controversial Nov. 9 campus protest. As of about 9 p.m., five tents remained in front of the hall. Demonstrators said they intended to stay overnight, but that a dispersal order from UCPD would prompt
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Silent UC Berkeley protester detained

Alex Kim, a UC Berkeley senior and Occupy Cal protester who took a vow of silence, was detained Sunday by UCPD officers on Sproul Plaza, according to eyewitnesses at the scene. At around 4:38 p.m., a few officers approached a group of demonstrators sitting on the lawn in front of
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Occupy Cal members watch as Sproul steps cleaned

About 10 Occupy Cal demonstrators watched as clean-up crews tore down the teepee on the lawn in front of Sproul Hall and power washed the chalk off the hall’s steps early Sunday morning. For some participants, this signaled the end of Occupy Cal for the semester, while others planned on
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