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Topic: police brutality

Derek Chauvin was convicted of unintentional second degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd.

Metro, News, University News

Brown, Providence communities react to Chauvin conviction

April 27, 2021 0 comments

Following the murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, members of the Brown and Providence communities shared their reactions to the verdict.

Community members and local activists called for immediate change to confront police brutality.

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‘It feels like deja vu’: Protesters demand end to police brutality after death of Daunte Wright  

April 15, 2021 0 comments

The late spring sun set over the Rhode Island State House Wednesday evening as protesters raised signs bearing bold letters reading: “Stop the war on Black Americans” and “Justice for George Floyd and Daunte Wright.”

In January, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha announced that officers involved in an October moped crash that sent Providence resident Jhamal Gonsalves into a coma would not face criminal charges.

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In wake of Jhamal Gonsalves’ crash and investigation, students, community members weigh in

March 4, 2021 0 comments

Anger and hurt. Those were the two emotions Mark Gonsalves Sr. said he experienced when he found out in January that the Providence police officers involved in an October moped crash that left his son Jhamal in a coma would not face criminal charges. 

Protestors in October 2019 urged University administrators to cut ties with Warren Kanders '79.

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Students will continue to demand Brown cut ties with Warren Kanders following Safariland tear gas divestment

June 28, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Safariland Group — a company led by University alum and donor Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 — announced June 9 that it will divest from its Defense Technology and Monadnock divisions, which are responsible for producing crowd-control weapons such as tear gas.

A memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Community organizations at Brown including student groups, student centers and administrators have expressed solidarity and the need for action as national and international protests of racism and police brutality have continued.

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Community organizations at Brown take a stand for George Floyd

June 8, 2020 Comments are Disabled

As students continue to take to the streets to protest George Floyd’s death two weeks ago at the hands of a white police officer, University community organizations and members have chosen to speak out and urge action in support of the movement. 

Collins – We Suffocate: When Will We Finally Breathe?

Op-eds, Opinions

Collins – We Suffocate: When Will We Finally Breathe?

June 5, 2020 Comments are Disabled

To the Brown Community: I’m sure by now many of you are consumed by what’s been happening here in the United States. For those of you who are in a particularly difficult place because of the racial killings, I’m writing to you. Honestly, I’m writing to me too. 

Kante ’21: A Letter to Our Allies

Op-eds, Opinions

Kante ’21: A Letter to Our Allies

June 4, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Dear Allies, My brother and I went to a protest in Dallas last Friday night to demand that the police and agents of white supremacy be held accountable for the murders of George Floyd and countless other Black lives. While we were on the streets, clamoring for justice, I realized […]


Kumar ’17: Don’t look away

September 21, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Like me, you may have seen Monday that another unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, was shot and killed by a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma.