Prison Reform Advocates Gather to Protest at the Justice Center

Apr 23, 2018
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Several local groups gathered this past Saturday to discuss reforming the justice system in New York State. There was an emphasis on helping women, the elderly, and ending solitary confinement for inmates. Clifford Ryan told his story of how he is hoping to free his relative from solitary.

“He’s been held in solitary confinement for a really, really long time, almost over 8 months, and it serves no purpose but to drive that person insane.”

 About 50 medical students of all backgrounds at Upstate Medical University Friday held a silent demonstration to call attention police brutality and judicial injustices that target black Americans.  The students wore their white coats and held signs saying “We can’t breath” and “white coats for black lives”.

Syracuse University Demonstrators Address Chancellor's "Final Written Response"

Nov 13, 2014
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A group of Syracuse University student organizations says progress has been made but is still insisting the administration can do more to meet their demands. Kent Syverud, Chancellor of the university, released what he called the administrations final response to THE General Body Wednesday night.

THE General Body has been holding a sit-in at Crouse-Hinds Hall for the past ten days. Colton Jones, a member of THE General Body, says that specific problems, such as the closing of the advocacy center, have yet to be addressed by the current administration.

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  Several hundred people held signs and emotionally chanted slogans in Downtown Syracuse Friday to free Palestinians and end the violence in Gaza.

The American DREAM is For Everyone

Nov 8, 2013
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A group of undocumented Syracuse University students marched from campus to Senator David Valesky’s office in hopes he’ll support the New York State DREAM Act.