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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Scott M. Matheson Courthouse | 2020 Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Alexander: Ahmaud Arbery’s Case Feels Hopeless

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 18, 2021

  Trying the killers of Ahmaud Arbery is officially underway, more than a year after the horrifying incident. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was out jogging when Gregory McMichael and his son,...

Police Officers assemble outside of The University of Utah in Salt Lake on October 7th, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Shooting to Incapacitate Should Not Be Controversial

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 12, 2021

  A new reformative policy is circulating police conversations — “shoot-to-incapacitate.” Shooting to incapacitate means to aim for the arms, legs or pelvic area to wound a person and...

Protesters paint the streets red, to illustrates all the blood that has been spilled by the police at the District Attorney’s Office in  Salt Lake City on June 27, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah Needs Police Reform. Rep. Angela Romero Has Some Great Ideas

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer February 1, 2021

  Police reform has moved to the forefront of many peoples’ political discourse over the past year, especially as the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other people of color have shaken...

Kevin Moore keeps a trained eye on the police as a cop-watcher to film acts of police brutality (Courtesy Tribeca Film Festival)

‘Copwatch’ Shows the Importance of Filming Police Brutality

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor June 8, 2020

  In 1991, Rodney King was brutally beaten by LAPD officers during his arrest. Upon hearing King’s yells, George Holliday grabbed his video camera and filmed what the police were doing to King....

Black Lives Matter Protests Continue for the Fourth Consecutive Day

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby June 5, 2020

Protests continued for the fourth day straight in Salt Lake City, meeting at the Utah State Capitol for an event organized by Black Hammer Utah. The event garnered a crowd that filled the grass and...