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Black Student Union Urges UC Irvine to Dismantle Its Police Department

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uci-stone-sign-1200The Black Student Union at UC Irvine is calling for the university to dismantle its police force, which the student organization alleges has failed to address safety concerns for black students on campus.

The group sent a letter to campus administrators Monday demanding that the police department and any additional “paramilitary force presence” be abolished in three to six months.

“The university does not adhere to black student concerns … regardless of instances of black death and police violence,” the letter states. “Therefore, our demand does not call for the reform of UCIPD, it calls for the dismantling of this institution’s presence in its entirety.”

Read the full story via The Los Angeles Times: Black Student Union Urges UC Irvine to Dismantle Its Police Department

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