December 2, 2014

In Light of Ferguson Riots, Cornellians Discuss Role of Police

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By OLIVIA LUTWAK

In light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, lecturer Nila Nokizaru gave a presentation Tuesday night discussing the history and role of modern police and the riots in Ferguson.

The presentation — which Nokizaru said was written before the grand jury “failed” to indict Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager — was about the “internal dynamics of the Ferguson riots and the liberalization of the anti-police struggle,” according to the event’s Facebook page.

Nila Nokizaru discusses their leftist perspective of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, with members of the Cornell community during a forum in the Africana Center Tuesday. (KK Yu / Sun Staff Photographer)

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