May 1, 1990 |
Four hundred black students sat down on North Broad Street at Temple University for an hour and blocked traffic yesterday afternoon in a rally to protest what they said was the beating of eight black students Thursday by white campus police officers. Delivering impassioned pleas for racial justice and an end to what they said was police violence, the students demanded the resignation of the campus police chief and the firing of officers they allege used excessive force during a brawl between white fraternity members and black students.
October 18, 1995 |
The ousted police chief of Rutgers University in Camden has asked the school to schedule a hearing to explain his Oct. 2 firing and has notified Rutgers of his intention to take legal action over the discharge. Eugene Dooley, whose work had been praised by the university a few months before his termination, said yesterday that he expected to appear for a hearing within about two weeks. Dooley's attorney, Gil Brooks, said Dooley wasn't informed by the university of any wrongdoing and was not disciplined or suspended before the firing by Gary Urban, the director of administrative services.
May 19, 1989 |
It may be hard to believe, but Temple University's campus security force is the fourth-largest police department in Pennsylvania. And, until last week - when it became the focal point of a protest by African-American students - it had enjoyed a reputation as a highly trained, responsible police department, according to city, university and union officials. "We have, in my opinion, a very strong and effective working relationship with the Temple police," said Capt. Al Lewis, commander of the 22nd Police District, which patrols neighborhoods around the North Philadelphia campus.
April 22, 1989 |
Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco was arrested yesterday after a University of California employee spotted a loaded semi-automatic pistol on the floor of Canseco's Jaguar. Canseco, last year's American League Most Valuable Player and the first major-leaguer to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases the same season, was arrested about 2 p.m. outside the Laurel Heights complex of the University of California at San Francisco, police said. Canseco was booked on suspicion of possessing a firearm on university property, a felony, and possession of a loaded firearm in the passenger compartment of a vehicle, a misdemeanor.
April 23, 1992 |
By Monday, the Willingboro School District will have the first component of a plan to curb school violence in place at Memorial Junior High School. Surveillance cameras are being installed in the hallways and stairwells. The next step could come this fall if the board of education approves implementing a campus police force at both the junior high school and Willingboro High School. In meetings later, the Willingboro Board of Education will review a proposal to hire four trained police officers - two in the junior high school and two in the high school - to provide security on school grounds and combat student violence.
April 7, 2013
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - New questions confronted the University of Colorado, Denver on Friday amid disclosures that a psychiatrist who treated theater-shooting suspect James Holmes had warned campus police a month before the deadly assault that Holmes was dangerous and had homicidal thoughts. Court documents made public Thursday revealed Dr. Lynne Fenton also told a campus police officer in June that the shooting suspect had threatened her. Fenton's blunt warning came more than a month before the July 20 attack at a movie theater that killed 12 and injured 70. Holmes had been a student in the university's neuroscience program but withdrew about six weeks before the shootings after failing a key examination.
April 30, 1990 |
Within days, Temple University hopes to place blame for last week's brawl that involved fraternity brothers, suspected vandals, students and campus police, a university spokeswoman says. For now, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has been temporarily suspended and four campus police officers have been removed from patrol duty until the probe is complete. Temple spokeswoman Kathy Gosliner said yesterday the campus security chief and dean of students plan to finish the investigation within days and present the findings to Temple President Peter Liacouras.
October 23, 2013 |
THE FIGHT was over a "Twitter beef," as silly as that might sound. But after the fists started flying Oct. 11 inside the crowded Mad Mex bar and restaurant in University City, it was no laughing matter. A restaurant bouncer separated the "aggressor" and the man whom witnesses said he punched several times. At least two other men aided the aggressor in the Friday-night beatdown, the witnesses said. University of Pennsylvania police responded promptly. But Mad Mex service manager Matt Park, who has worked at the eatery at 34th and Walnut streets since 2009, said he was surprised by what happened next: Penn officers and the man whom Park described as the "aggressor," Mad Mex regular and Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Kevin Harden Jr., greeted one another as if they were friends.
August 5, 1992 |
State police yesterday filed criminal charges against 37 Lincoln University students for their involvement in a melee last fall that left 17 people injured. On the evening of Sept. 28, the Lincoln University campus in Lower Oxford, Chester County, erupted into sporadic episodes of violence involving more than 50 current or former students, state police from Troop J barracks in Lancaster said after a seven-month investigation. The charges filed yesterday before District Justice Harry Farmer in Oxford included aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief.
May 1, 1990 |
Several hundred African-American Temple University students, protesting the alleged beating of African-American students by white campus police during a brawl last week, yesterday vowed to shut the school down tomorrow unless their demands are met. Between 600 and 700 students blocked Broad Street near Berks for more than an hour and issued a list of "non-negotiable" demands, including the firing of campus security chief Charles Bush and other...