Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shooting Tests Ties Between a University and Its City

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 30th, 2015

On Wednesday evening, outside the courthouse here, protesters’ cardboard signs dripped urgent slogans in the pouring rain.
Activists in the local chapter of Black Lives Matter stood alongside the family of Samuel DuBose, who was killed this month by a white police officer, this time a campus police officer at the University of Cincinnati. That afternoon, the officer, Ray Tensing, had been indicted for murder.
"It’s only a matter of time before he is proven guilty," said Mr. DuBose’s nephew, Don Allen. "And that’s when justice will be served." The activists around him called for more: indictments of the university police officers who had vetted Mr. Tensing’s account of being dragged by Mr. DuBose’s car, funeral expenses covered by the university, scholarships for Mr. DuBose’s 10 children.
During the rally, police officers from the university, city, and state highway patrol stood guard over the campus, on the lookout for trouble, but the campus was quiet.

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