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D.C. holds vigil and march against police brutality 800 miles from Ferguson

This weekend, Washington D.C. became the hub of the latest event in the string of nationwide demonstrations against police violence and the grand juries’ decisions in the Ferguson and Eric Garner cases. According to The Washington Post, the… Read More

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Ferguson demonstrations continue to raise awareness in D.C.

After the grand juries failed to indict both officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, cities across the country, including D.C., have been organizing demonstrations almost daily. Last Wednesday, protestors in the District blocked traffic… Read More

Ferguson protestors flock to D.C.

Following the announcement on Monday that the Missouri Grand Jury reached the decision to not indict Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, protests swept the nation’s capital–but with peace and passion instead of violence and hate. Just hours after… Read More

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Georgetown students take part in national Week of Action in solidarity with Ferguson

Today marks the first day of a national Week of Action in response to the recent events that have taken place in Ferguson, MO. The Georgetown University Black Leadership Forum has organized multiple demonstrations and discussions throughout the… Read More

D.C. Police Chief addresses police stops and searches

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier gave testimony to the D.C. Council’s public safety committee yesterday about stop-and-search procedures in the District and how police have been using them. Lanier recognized that police searches are sometimes problematic but also defended the… Read More

Black students create “Am I Next?” spoken word video in response to Ferguson

In a video posted to YouTube last week, Walter Kelly (COL ’16) and dozens of friends performed a spoken word protest, titled “Am I Next?” of the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the… Read More

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Diverse panel of students and experts continues campus discussion of Ferguson

Students and diversity-oriented groups, including the Black House, the Black Student Alliance, and Georgetown University Women of Color, gathered in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday to participate in a discussion and panel on the events that occurred in… Read More

D.C. police to test body cameras in six-month pilot program

On October 1, the District’s Metropolitan Police Department is set to launch a six-month pilot program that will issue body-mounted cameras to a test group of police officers. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has been considering the usage… Read More

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Georgetown faculty reflect on the racial and social implications of Ferguson

On Thursday evening, Gaston Hall was standing-room only—not for a president or celebrity speaker, but for Reflections on Ferguson, a dialogue with Georgetown faculty members on the events and implications of Ferguson’s unrest in the wake of Michael… Read More