December 3, 2014

Cornellians Gather Following Police Violence

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By ZOE FERGUSON

At a town hall and vigil Wednesday night in remembrance of Eric Garner and Michael Brown — two black men killed by white police officers this year  — members of the Cornell community spoke about “systemic” problems of police brutality and brainstormed ways to combat instances of everyday racism.

Over 200 people attended the town hall-style discussion entitled “Ferguson: The Next Steps.” The event was co-hosted by Black Students United, the Cornell Asian Pacific Islander Student Union and La Asociacion Latina in Uris Hall.

Following a town hall in Uris Hall, dozens of Cornellians gathered on Ho Plaza Wednesday evening for a vigil in rememberance of two black men killed by police officers this year. Connor Archard / Sun Sports Photography Editor

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