You Tube pulled R&B singer Rihanna’s latest music video from her official VEVO channel early Friday afternoon citing a copyright claim from the RIAA. The video has come under fire by family values activists over its violent narrative that tells the story of the singer shooting dead the man who sexually assaulted her. VEVO is [...]
After receiving complaints from major media organizations that are frustrated by independent journalists trying to cover the same events, the San Francisco Police department responded by revoking press passes from several online outlets. While police policy specifically states that press passes are reserved for outlets that regularly cover breaking news about fire and police events, [...]
The UC Berkeley police arrested Angela Miller outside the chancellor’s house around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, December 11. But although the Alameda County District Attorney has dropped all charges against the 20-year-old junior and the seven others arrested that night, Miller remains prohibited from entering campus under an interim suspension. On Monday of that week, [...]
Angela Miller was thrown in jail and held on more than $100,000 bail after she was arrested from a crowd gathered outside UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s home. But even after the DA dropped all the charges against the eight who were arrested, the university is refusing to allow Miller to return to class.
No one has shown evidence that any of those arrested broke any laws when they joined a march on Dec. 10 that resulted in some property damage to the chancellor’s on-campus house.
But on Tuesday, the student conduct office told Miller that she had to meet with a disciplinary panel the following day about her interim suspension. She said she figured the meeting was just a formality so that they could relax her suspension before classes resume Tuesday. The university had already loosened Zachin Bowin’s suspension, the other UC Berkeley student arrested that night, and the two appear to be in the same situation.
Miller brought a fellow student to the meeting as her advisor and a few supporters stood outside the room while the panel met. After discussing her fate, the panel decided to maintain her suspension and continue to bar her from campus. The suspension order also prohibits her from speaking to any of her fellow students as well as university faculty and staff. It should be noted that university spokesperson Dan Mogoluf has said he doesn’t know of any instance in which the university actually punished a student for exercising their First Amendment right to speak to others and said the university is reviewing that provision in its boilerplate suspension order.
The student conduct panel told Miller that since she lives in a student co-op that leases its property from a university-owned building she would also need to move.
Berkeley Law School lecturer Steve Rosenbaum, who advised Bowin during his hearing, has agreed to represent Miller.
In this video taken outside of the student conduct office when Bowin appeared before a hearing, Rosenbaum — who had just been asked to leave for being “disruptive” for acting on his client’s behalf — describes his reaction to the student conduct process, which now threatens Miller future at UC Berkeley.
The night-time march to Chancellor Robet Birgeneau’s home, which the governor described as “terrorism” after a handful of students damaged property outside University House, resulted in eight students facing serious felony charges. But witnesses say that the people arrested on Dec. 10, which include a journalist, two UC Berkeley students, two UC Davis students and [...]
Click to Play Around 12:15 Tuesday morning the students successfully achieved a semi-permeable door. In other words, Wheeler Hall is now open and allowing everyone to come and go as they please. Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)
BY JOSH WOLF Richmond Confidential Staff Writer Adriel Hampton admits his chances of getting elected to congress are slim, but he hopes his web-centric vision of American politics will serve as a harbinger. Like most of the candidates running in Tuesday’s special election for the 10th Congressional District, Hampton, a 31-year-old Democrat from Dublin, opposes [...]
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton is quoted on Countdown as describing the potential precedent that may have been set when Bill Clinton flew to North Korea to rescue Laura Ling and Euna Lee. While his sentiment that Clinton should have done nothing to free the women is disgusting, his concerns may come to play in [...]
In the City of San Mateo you can pick up three different daily newspapers for free. Or, you can drop a dollar for the San Francisco Chronicle, which raised its rate today (though the newsrack I found was still only charging $.75) Meanwhile, the Chronicle is trying to experiment by offering a weekly column by [...]
Five years ago my dad made this video after Gavin Newsom ignited the gay marriage debate on Valentine’s Day. He’s not around to hear the decision being read at 10 a.m. But I wanted his voice to be heard tonight.