SMC discusses Ferguson in Justice Fridays Series

first_imgSaint Mary’s students and the College’s Justice Department gathered Oct. 17, to reflect on the events in Ferguson, Missouri. The discussion was introduced and facilitated by associate professor of religious studies Stacy Davis as part of the Justice Fridays series held in the Saint Mary’s Student Center.Davis said responses regarding Ferguson can be divided into four sources: residents of the cities of Ferguson and St. Louis, the police shift between Ferguson and St. Louis County, the Department of Justice and social justice groups.Davis said the circumstances in Ferguson raise the question: “What does it mean when police act like military?”Ferguson began to pique to public’s interest when the police “left the uncovered body” of Michael Brown in the streets and began to “cover their nametags with black tape” to conceal their identities, Davis said.She said the public was surprised and appalled by “nonviolent protesters getting gassed in this country.”Davis said the Pentagon should reconsider the consequences before it distributes extra military equipment to police officers.“They are not soldiers,” she said.Davis discussed the significance of the Ferguson and St. Louis County police representations in the media.“The police response to the shootings, in many ways, has been bigger than the shootings itself,” she said.Davis said the issues highlighted during the protests should not wane the same way passing trends do.“We want to keep this in the forefront,” Davis said. “We don’t want people to forget. Last month, colleges across the country have had panels and peaceful protests. [Saint Mary’s] did the same. On our first day of classes, Aug. 25th, there was a nationally renown #handsupwalkout campaign to raise awareness of police brutality and cruelty.”Davis said supporters of the peaceful protest gathered in Ferguson and St. Louis between October 9 and 13 to raise awareness about police brutality.“What happened there affects all of us no matter where our political interests stand,” Davis said.Tags: Ferguson, handsupwalkout, Justice Fridays, militant police force, Stacy Davislast_img read more

Top-Ranked Argonauts Win Ninth Straight

first_img Share Top-Ranked Argonauts Win Ninth Straight April 21, 2007ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Top-ranked West Florida (22-2) only dropped one game in a 5-0 win over Christian Brothers (0-11) in the quarterfinals of the Carpet One/Gulf South Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament. West Florida will advance to the semifinals to face Delta State.West Florida won all three doubles matches by 8-0 scores. Only the fourth and fifth singles position matches were completed as the Argonauts only dropped one game in singles play.RESULTS#1 Singles: #6 Dante Bottini (UWF) vs. Keith Wyrick (CBU), unfinished#2 Singles: Luis Arboleda (UWF) vs. Justin Kyle Byrd (CBU), unfinished#3 Singles: Luiz Bernardi (UWF) vs. Clifton Gibbs (CBU), unfinished#4 Singles: Mark McGuigan (UWF) def. Anthony Eddy (CBU), 6-0, 6-0#5 Singles: Vivian Chhetri (UWF) def. Corry Franklin (CBU), 6-0, 6-1#6 Singles: Marco Matteucci (UWF) vs. Matt Wiseman (CBU), unfinished#1 Doubles: D. Bottini/Nicolas Barrientos (UWF) def. K. Wyrick/Ryan Nicolini (CBU), 8-0#2 Doubles: Eduardo Cavasotti/L. Bernardi (UWF) def. C. Gibbs/A. Eddy (CBU), 8-0#3 Doubles: L. Arboleda/V. Chhetri (UWF) def. C. Franklin/M. Wiseman (CBU), 8-0<>Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center welcomes new commander

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center welcomed their new commander Friday. Colonel James Rossi will take over from former commander, Colonel John Miner.In a ceremony on the base, Col. Rossi officially accepted the role and laid out how he plans to serve not only the CRTC, but the community of Alpena as well. He brings a long list of experience, including serving as a group commander and a KC135 tanker pilot at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County.Col. Rossi said he’s ready to begin this new journey in Alpena. “I couldn’t be more excited,” he said. “I’m very excited to lead these men and women of the CRTC. I’m also very excited to become a part of the community.  My wife and I are moving up here and we’re super excited to be immersed and to be engaged with our civilian counterparts on the outside of the fence so to speak because I know that’s really important.”The CRTC was recently re-branded along with Camp Grayling as the National All-Domain Warfighting Center. Col. Rossi said their mission is to provide all modes of training for anyone who comes. “Air, land, sea, space, cyber — we can provide all of those opportunities for units so we can replicate the fight, so we can better prepare them for what they might be dealing with in the future,” he said.The Alpena CRTC controls the largest military training airspace east of the Mississippi River and is now under the command of Col. James Rossi.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Combat Readiness Training CenterContinue ReadingPrevious August is child support month in MichiganNext Barn fire victims identifiedlast_img read more