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OPINION: Abolish the police

We need to create a police force that actually helps and protects the people it's designed to serve.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

In an unfortunate Facebook questionnaire, a comment was made in response to my asking for people's opinion on police reform: "As a person who knows little about police policy, I do not have enough information and cannot formulate an opinion. Neither should a Daily Evergreen reporter who isn’t studying...

‘We’re tired of being silent’

Demonstrators kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which was how long former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pinned down George Floyd's neck.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: Some sources asked to go under a pseudonym to protect themselves from retaliation.  A crowd repeated the phrase, “I can’t breathe,” after the name of each Black person killed by police was read out into a microphone. The second after each name was read — before the crowd respo...

Student organizations react to protests

WSU Black Student Union and the African Diaspora Association have used social media to promote educating oneself about racial issues as protests emerge in the nation.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

As protesters filled the streets of many major cities this week, some WSU student organizations used social media as a platform to push for social change. “Eight minutes and 46 seconds. That was how long it took for ex-officer, Derek Chauvin, to kneel on George Floyd’s neck and murder him," said...

Guest column: From peaceful protest to violent riot

A protester holds a sign with the names of Black victims of police violence.

GRACE ARNIS, Guest columnist

June 3, 2020

I was one of about 3,500 protesters who walked from Riverfront Park to the Spokane County Courthouse in an organized protest Sunday. The march that started at 2 p.m. was peaceful. It involved many people with amazing signs and chants, most notably being, “No justice, no peace, no racist, police.” Almost...

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