UC police must drastically change the way they treat minors

CAMPUS ISSUES: Campus community should be able to trust, rely on its police

Illustration of police officer standing over three young students
Alex Hong/Senior Staff

When it comes to the safety of children and the seriousness of racial bias, the campus administration should be quick to respond to initial concerns, and it is beyond imperative that the responses include concrete policy and procedural plans to make sure no other children end up in situations like this one.
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New data on BPD stops, searches poses problem

CITY AFFAIRS: After a delay in the collection and publicization of data, Berkeley Police Department must hold itself accountable to the public it claims to serve and protect.

The recently released data report on Berkeley Police Department’s vehicle stops and searches — indicating an excessively high number of stops and searches of underrepresented minorities — represents a manifestation of larger national trends and a lesson: Even liberal Berkeley is not immune to racial biases. When comparing the demographics
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