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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

A police officer enters the Salt Lake Metro Jail in South Salt Lake City on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Lezaic: H.B. 479 Exhibits Utter Disregard For Incarcerated People

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer March 6, 2023

  Following three reports of correctional officers being assaulted in Utah’s state prisons, the State Legislature introduced H.B. 479. Rep. Jefferson Burton’s bill seeks to create a task force...

The front gate of the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah on Sept. 19, 2018.

Lezaic: You Need to Know About Prison Gerrymandering

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer January 12, 2023

  The results of the midterm elections, while disappointing, were utterly unsurprising. As a seemingly immovable red state, the powers that be in Utah have many tricks up their sleeves to maintain...

Demonstrators at the protest of the overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Torres: Utahns Need to Break Laws to Change Them

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer September 9, 2022

  The recent influx of attacks on Utahns’ rights — the Dobbs decision, the policing of trans girls’ bodies, police violence, abuse concealed by the LDS church — has evoked significant public...

(Design by Brenda Payan Medina  | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lezaic: Gun Violence is a Symptom of White Supremacy and Capitalism

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer June 18, 2022

  Every day, we see reports of more mass shootings. Politicians offer thoughts and prayers with no action to back them up. Democrats and Republicans point fingers at each other as if their negligence...

Utah Highway Patrol K-9 officer J. Banks (right) uses his phone as officers I. Lofton (far left) and B. Wood (center) look out over the crowd gathered to protest police brutality and corruption in front of the Utah State Capitol Building on June 4, 2020 (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Fund Communities Over Cops

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer June 16, 2022

  Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall proposed a $21 million police budget increase, almost double 2013’s, and up 25% from last year. Mendenhall and SLCPD Chief Mike Brown justify the massive...