Monthly Archives: October 2010

Civil Suit Alleges Chief Finney Killed Kiwane Carrington

This story was a collaboration between UC-IMC and Smile Politely. It and a copy of the nine-page civil suit were released on their web sites simultaneously at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13. By 4 p.m. the City of Champaign … Continue reading

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Football Game Flyover on 9-11 Promotes War

A recent internet-driven furor in response to my letter protesting an outburst of militarism at a University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) football game on September 11th has prompted the following reflections on freedom of speech, militarism and war, and the responsibilities … Continue reading

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Unity March Honors the Memory of Kiwane Carrington

Several hundred people came out to the Unity March on October 9, 2010, marking a year to the day since Kiwane Carrington was killed by a Champaign police officer. In the face of recent news reports about supposed racial attacks, … Continue reading

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Cruelty to the Mentally Ill

Do you know what goes on behind locked doors at the Champaign County Satellite Jail? You would probably be surprised to find out. For people with serious mental illnesses, the jail policies for dealing with these people amount to cruelty. … Continue reading

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Building Community Consciousness Around Domestic Violence

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Women’s Resources Center—in collaboration with a variety of campus and community organizations*—has worked to both raise awareness of the realities of domestic abuse and to educate the community … Continue reading

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