UCSC Police Department Host Active Shooter Training
In 2015, there were 372 mass shootings in the U.S., defined by the Department of Homeland Security as a shooting which involves four or more casualties. In response to public interest, UC Santa Cruz’s Police Department (UCSC PD) hosted an active shooter response seminar, which…
Increase in UCSC Related Drug and Violence Crimes
In five weeks, there have been seven arrests involving UC Santa Cruz students, including weapons felony charges, three guns confiscated along with knives, clubs and stun guns, and numerous drug-related arrests. Since 4/20, there have been three non-fatal drug overdoses at UCSC. “That’s a lot for…
Armored Vehicle Fails to Deflect Opposition
By Susana Alvarez and Georgina Sandoval While shouting, banging on windows and even chaining themselves to light fixtures, demonstrators demanded the rescindment of the Santa Cruz City Council’s approval of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to purchase an armored police vehicle….
Q&A with New Mayor Lynn Robinson
City on a Hill Press Sits Down to Speak With Santa Cruz Mayor Lynn Robinson About Her Goals for 2014