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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

University of Utahs MUSS celebrates a touchdown during the NCAA football game against SDSU on Sept. 17, 2022, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Student Arrested for Alleged Threat to Detonate School’s Nuclear Reactor if Utes Lost Game

By Caelan Roberts, News Writer September 22, 2022

  A University of Utah student was arrested and booked at the Salt Lake County Jail on Wednesday after allegedly threatening to detonate the nuclear reactor on campus if the U’s football team...

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 Editor 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...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Abolish Campus Police and Give SLCPD Jurisdiction

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 24, 2021

  In June 2020, the student-led group Unsafe U called for the dissolution of the University of Utah Police Department. Later that month, The Daily Utah Chronicle opinion writer Morgan Barron dissented...

Protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement confront national guard on 500 S. 200 East in Salt Lake City on July 26, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Police Officers Are Not above the Law

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor July 27, 2021

  West Valley Police arrested Michael Chad Breinholt on Aug. 23, 2019, after he arrived at his girlfriend’s workplace intoxicated and drugged. Both his girlfriend and her coworker reported him...

Salt Lake police officers in riot gear charge at protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Stop Using Tear Gas On Protesters

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 26, 2021

  Last summer, major racial protests took place after cases of police brutality came to light. It was an emotional time that forced me to reassess my privilege. It was disturbing enough to confront...

Protester with a sign for George Floyd at the Utah Capitol on June 4, 2020. (Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Don’t Let Black Lives End in Vain

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor April 2, 2021

  I was 11 years old and living near Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael Brown was shot in the back six times by police officer Darren Wilson. I saw firsthand the outrage in the community following...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Chronicle archives)

Saifee: More UUPD Accountability and Transparency Is Important, But Not Enough

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor March 10, 2021

  Last summer's racial justice protests shed light on the unjust and corrupt nature of America's police force. We saw videos and images of police demonstrating excessive force on peaceful protesters,...

The block U on campus on Feb. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

5-Year Strategic Plan for University Safety Addresses Community Distrust

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer March 5, 2021

  On Feb. 19, the Office of the Chief Safety Officer released their “5-year Strategic Plan for University Safety” which outlines standards and strategic goals for U Safety as their department...

Two Spanish Fork police officers stand watch on 400 S in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 4, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Barron: Legislature Must Open Police Records

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer December 1, 2020

  The South Jordan Police Department’s use of force record is practically spotless. Since 2018, officers from the department drew their firearm, deployed less-lethal force or physically restrained...