Monthly Archives: October 2009

Statement From CU Citizens for Peace and Justice

On Friday October 9, 2009, two unarmed 15 year-olds, Kiwane Carrington and another youth, were accosted by Champaign officers—including the Chief of Police—at the place where Kiwane stayed. Kiwane was shot and killed. The other was arrested, at first for … Continue reading

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Cycle of Greed

Gateway through people on the street even though they paid their rent They won’t even let us live in a tent You can’t just look the other way Your silence gives consent! These brothers are sleeping in the park That … Continue reading

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Unity March Highlights “Don’t Care” Attitude Toward the Poor

DESPITE THE DREARY DAY, about 75 people came out for the sixth annual Unity March on October 3, 2009. The event is a unique coming together of black, brown, and white people from both the campus and the community. This … Continue reading

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Power Without Accountability?

IN FOLLOWING THE NEWS coverage and comments made regarding the murder of Kiwane Carrington-Williams, I am disturbed to see how many people are quick to jump to the defense of an officer who took the life of a 15 year … Continue reading

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Champaign Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed 15 Year-old African American Youth

CHAMPAIGN POLICE SAY it will take a month for an investigation into the “officer- involved shooting” of Kiwane Carrington, an unarmed 15 year-old African American youth. There has been an outpouring of support for young Kiwane from friends and family. … Continue reading

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Af-Pak Escalation Not The Change We Need

THE COMPLEXITY OF THE REGION affords great cover for ongoing misrepresentation by the administration, representatives, think tanks, and the media. All spin, “simplify” and generally distort the war on terror/al-Queda as currently conducted mainly in Afghanistan/Pakistan. Unresolved colonial borders that … Continue reading

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