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?After Ferguson, students discuss alleged racial profiling by Penn Police

(02/10/15 6:07am)

Though racial profiling has been highlighted recently in the media in the wake of Ferguson, the issue has been a point of controversy in the United States and at Penn for a long time. In 2003, for example, the issue erupted when a black associate master of a college house was pepper sprayed and handcuffed by Penn Police. As recently as Nov. 20, students critiqued the Division of Public Safety during a panel discussion over a photo that depicted a young black boy who had been tied to a tree by a Penn Police officer.

2014: The year in crime

(02/03/15 5:36am)

2014 was a busy year for criminals and the Penn police officers that fight them. From the murder at Copabanana to a crime spree that ended in a student arrest on 14 counts of burglary, last year saw a number of high-profile incidents. Behind the scenes, policing technology and undercover work by plainclothes cops helped catch many perpetrators and prevent violence — including a potential homicide.

UPDATE: Family of missing student hires PI

(01/10/15 4:09am)

As temperatures dip below freezing in New York City, the family of College junior Timothy Hamlett has hired a private investigator to help find the missing former track and field athlete. Hamlett’s mother expressed concern that her son could be disoriented and in danger due to the weather. Medical testing immediately before his disappearance indicated the possibility of a brain cyst, though this had not been confirmed. 

ONGOING: Mental health concerns, new leads in missing student case

(01/03/15 12:05am)

The family of College junior Timothy Hamlett — the former track and field athlete who went missing on Dec. 26 — disclosed more information on the investigation and Hamlett’s state of mental health. The Port Authority Police Tour Commander Lieutenant Brown confirmed that the former track and field athlete has yet to be found as of Friday morning.

Penn does not postpone exams for 'traumatic effects' from Ferguson

(12/16/14 11:42pm)

Last week, African American law students at Harvard and Columbia petitioned their administrations to postpone law exams due to "traumatic effects," as a Columbia email put it, after the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. Both universities agreed to accommodate requests on a case-by-case basis. At Penn, no such requests have been made.