This small success asserts the staff, students, and faculty as an collective bargaining unit with our administration, but let’s not forget what we’re really here for! We cannot fall into a trap of negotiating all arrests, etc, and let the administration use criminal charges to sway our focus from the real issues at hand. That having been said, not all the charges have been dropped yet – the most egregious and unjust actions by the police on Thursday night have still gone unchecked. We need to continue hold the administration accountable for the commitments they made at Mrak on Tuesday and push forward with our demands.
Reports on the 51 trespassing charges that were just dropped by the DA: