Over the weekend, 79 officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)—dressed in full riot police attire—broke up an off-campus University of Southern California (USC) party attended almost exclusively by students of color. Meanwhile, the mostly white students at the house party across the street were left alone despite being just as loud.
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Crossposted From AlterNet: Two cities have their hands full preparing for the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions later this year. As officials in Tampa, Florida, make plans to manage an estimated 15,000 protesters expected to descend on the city during the four-day Republican gathering in August, their counterparts in Charlotte, North Carolina, are ramping […]