Download Tommaso Sciortino's ASUC Tabulation application and the raw voting data here. This is the offiical program that is used by the Elections Council to tabulate results, and was designed by Sciortino for the 2003 election. Instructions on how to use this application will be posted soon, as will a list of special drops in the senate tabulation, so you can host your own accurate election at home!
Student Action: 8
Manuel Buenrostro (SA) - 2810
Justine Lazaro (CalSERVE) - 1899
Rebecca C. Brown (Squelch) - 904
Ronald Cruz (DAAP) - 433
Zach Liberman (Independent) - 226
Alfred Twu (Independent) - 154
Anil Daryani (SA) - 2403
Camille Pannu (CalSERVE) - 2215
Ben Narodick (Squelch) - 785
Billy Wang (Independent) - 753
External Affairs Vice-President:
Sharon Han (SA) - 2615
Linda Salinas (CalSERVE) - 2159
Mark Thomas (Squelch) - 508
Alejandra Cruz (DAAP) - 423
Jordan Mikes (Independent) - 222
Academic Affairs Vice- President:
Jason Dixson (SA) - 2634
Brandon Smith (CalSERVE) - 2088
Andy Ratto (Squelch) - 507
Josie Hyman (DAAP) - 372
Matt Werner (Independent) - 283
Vikram Aiyer (Independent) - 1704
Yvette Felarca (DAAP) - 1355
Mitch Rodricks (Squelch) - 781
Nare Avagyan (Independent) - 343
Mahin Ibrahim (Independent) - 204
Kiren Rizvi (Independent) - 141
Oren Gabriel (SA) - 330
Ki-Hong Lee (SA) - 330
Igor Tregub (APPLE-Engineering) - 330
Edward Lam (UNITE-Greek) - 330
Josie Alvarez (CalSERVE) - 330
David Kim (Independent) - 330
Chris Abad (APPLE-Engineering) - 330
Vishal K Gupta (SA) - 311
Yvette Felarca (DAAP) - 311
Ahmad Huzair (CalSERVE) - 301
Ben Narodick (Squelch!) - 294
Ernie Macias (SA) - 287
Anthony Lin (CalSERVE) - 287
Max Besbris (CalSERVE) - 270
Sapna Mehta (CalSERVE) - 269
Ashley Thomas (CalSERVE) - 259
Lisa Putkey (SA) - 246
Billy Wang (Independent) - 233
Rita Encarnacion (CalSERVE) - 230
Jesse Yang (Independent) - 218
Next in line:
Melissa Jones (Berkeley College Republicans)
Matt Jones (APPLE-Engineering)
Jamie Hiraishi (SA)
Following up our last post, here are some pictures of the strike outside of campus at around 5 PM.
Both Mayor Tom Bates and chancellor Robert Birgeneau, who are both at odds over development and tax issues (see this Calstuff post), showed their support of the union. I managed to get video (MPEG, 1.22 Mbs) of Bates speaking to the protestors.
Bates at the Protest
I also interviewed Kandy Piper, a service worker at Albany Village. Here's her account (WMV, 256kbs) of what happened early today.
Finally, here are more pictures.
Crusade for Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples is On!
For background of what I'm talking about, see this post, that explains all the details. We've come up with a gameplan of what needs to be accomplished, and Stage 1 involves passing the bill here at Berkeley and building the website. Passing the bill should be easy (here at Berkeley, everyone loves the gay), but building the website is something I could use some help with.
If anyone with any html skills can assist me with this, please let me know (email@example.com). We are planning on having a rather simple website with a left sidebar that lists the various sections (bill text, schools, contact, help FAQ...) and then the main section that would be almost entirely text. Basically, as easy and simple a website as would be possible to explain to people what we are trying to accomplish. Then, as this campaign picked up steam we could work on revising it into something more substantial. Thank you to everyone who has already suggested ways they can help out, I will be contacting you all soon.
ASUC Bill In Support Of Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples
[If you want to comment on this, please do so at the original post on CalStuff, found here.]
Authored by Andrew David Ratto and David Israel Wasserman
Sponsored by Senator B. Narodick
WHEREAS, Article XI, Section 1 of the ASUC Constitution embodies the Association’s commitment to “equal protection of the laws.” and
WHEREAS, college students have been at the forefront of previous struggles for equality, freedom and social justice, such as the Free Speech Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Anti-Apartheid Movement; and
WHEREAS, there are at least 1,049 federal right granted to those who enter in a government-sanctioned marriage, and countless other rights from states that are denied to couples in same-sex relationships; and
WHEREAS, a California court recently ruled that denying equal marriage rights to same-sex domestic partners is a violation of the equal protection clause of the state Constitution; and
WHEREAS, public opinion is slowly moving toward wider acceptance of equal rights for same sex couples; and
WHEREAS, in an attempt to slow down this social progress, activists opposed to this change are attempting to pass state and federal constitutional amendments banning recognition of same-sex marriage or civil unions; and
WHEREAS, now is a crucial time to act in order to help remedy the social injustice that is plaguing our society; and
WHEREAS, college students have an opportunity to raise their voices and help draw attention to this issue and help create change
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Associated Students of the University of California supports equal rights for same-sex couples; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ASUC Senate instruct the EAVP’s office to draft a letter voicing the concerns of the ASUC regarding this matter, to be included with this bill, and sent to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Senator Don Perata, State Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein and U.S. President George W. Bush; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Office of the President shall draft an op-ed column to be sent to the Daily Californian voicing the concerns of the ASUC about the injustices recognized in this bill and the importance for college students to stand up and attempt to make a difference.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASUC shall join with other schools as part of “Colleges Supporting Equal Marriage Rights” (CSEMR) and ask that we be included on the school list at www.csemr.org as a college that supports equal rights for same sex couples
Attorney General Nathan Royer left a long comment, sharing his letters to both the people affected by the Bears-United Decision and to the ASUC (see this Calstuff post).
To all the people affected by the Bears-United situation,
Dear ASUC Officials,
Thanks to this post from the Cal Patriot Blog. They also have a copy as a word document.
You'll notice that all the former Bears-United Candidates are now running as independents, as a result of the party not turning in the proper forms early enough (see this Calstuff Post)
2005 ASUC ELECTIONS BALLOT
20.JUSTINE LAZARO - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
21.Zach "Morris" Liberman - Independent
22.Rebecca "Slander and Libel" Brown - SQUELCH!
23.MANUEL "MANNY" BUENROSTRO
24.RONALD CRUZ - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
25.ALFRED TWU - Independent
26.ANIL DARYANI (ASUC Senator) - Student Action/UNITE-Greek/APPLE- Engineering
27.BILLY "TWO-TERM SENATOR" WANG (ASUC Senator) - Independent
28.Ben "4SIGHT NOT 4SKIN" Narodick - SQUELCH!
29.CAMILLE PANNU - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
30.LINDA SALINAS - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
31.SHARON HAN - Student Action/UNITE-Greek/APPLE-Engineering
32.Mark "90s TEEN POP IDOL" Thomas - SQUELCH!
33.JORDAN S. MIKES - Independent
34.ALEJANDRA "Ali" CRUZ - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
Academic Affairs VP
35.BRANDON "B Safe" SMITH - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
36.JOSIE HYMAN - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
37.MATT "RED HUNTING HAT" WERNER - Independent
38.ANDY "BIG GAY HOMO" RATTO - SQUELCH!
39.JASON DIXSON (ASUC Senator) - Student Action/UNITE-Greek/APPLE- Engineering
41.MITCH "BALLS DEEP" RODRICKS - SQUELCH!
42.YVETTE FELARCA (ASUC Senator) - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
43.Vikrum Aiyer - Independent
44.KIREN "THE PIMPSTRESS" RIZVI - Independent
45.Nare Avagyan - Independent
50.MICHAEL "MIKEYBOBAK" ALAVI - Independent
51.Drew DeHaven Hall - Independent
52.Aaron "The Shit Shoveler" Diek - Independent
53.Amy Morrison - Independent
54.Ed "Represent Co-Ops" Martinez - Independent
55.Tom Shook - Independent
56.Geoff Danker - Independent
57.Chris "Topher" Warren - Independent
58.Tom Geddes - Independent
59.MIKE XING - Independent
60.Tina Garcia - Independent
61.Amanda Cook - Independent
62.Sara Tarano - Independent
63.SEPIDEH "SEPI" MOUSAKHANI - Independent
64.Sima Namiri-Kalatari - Independent
65.NARE AVAGYAN - Independent
66.ALFRED TWU - Independent
67.David Kim - Independent
68.BILLY "TWO TERM SENATOR" WANG (Incumbent) - Independent
69.Jennifer "Clean up the Senate" McClean - Independent
70.Tyler Humphrey - Independent
71.JESSE YANG - Independent
72.Richard Noroski - Independent
73.BEN "THE FINE BURGER" FEINBERG - Independent
74.RAMA TAVVA - Independent
75.Michael "Grad Student Issues" Ferguson - Independent
76.Uriridiakoghene "Ulili-UNO" Onovakpuri - Independent
77. suken "VOTE STUDENT ACTION" vakil - Affirmative Action for HOT BABES and GOOD GRADES
78. ARSALAN SALAMAT - Student Action
79. EMILIE "Leads the Way" SALEH - Student Action
80. ERNIE MACIAS - Student Action
81. JAIME HIRAISHI - Student Action
82. JOY "Bring mo’ Joy to Cal" MOH - Student Action
83. KI-HONG "KING KONG" LEE - Student Action
84. LISA PUTKEY - Student Action
85. NEVIN "CAL MAN" TREHAN - Student Action
86. NIMA "NEMO" RAHIMI - Student Action
87. OREN "O.G." GABRIEL - Student Action
88. SEAN PHILIP McBRIDE - Student Action
89. VISHAL K GUPTA - Student Action
90. SAPNA MEHTA - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
91. SANK "Green Party" SRIDARAN - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
92. ALBERTO "BETO" GONZALEZ - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
93. JOSIE ALVAREZ - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
94. Anthony "Transfer/APA" Lin - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
95. VAUGHN VILLAVERDE - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
96. RITA ENCARNACION - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
97. TAYLOR "Women's Party" ALLBRIGHT - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
98. LIZ HALL - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
99. JUSTINE "for President" LAZARO - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
100. CAMILLE PANNU - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
101. BRANDON "Vote for Ashley" SMITH - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
102. LINDA SALINAS - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
103. DENA TAKRURI (Incumbent) - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
104. NATASHA DANDAVATI - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
105. AHMAD HUZAIR - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
106. CHITHALINA "Service Party" KHANCHALERN - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
107. JACKIE "Jo" KELIIAA - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
108. MAX "Labor Party" BESBRIS - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
109. ASHLEY K. THOMAS - CalSERVE (Cal Students for Equal Rights & a Valid Education)
110. LI-ANN PUNZALAN - UNITE-Greek
111. KEVIN PERKINS - UNITE-Greek
112. DAVID "RIDE THE WAVE W/ DAVE" - UNITE-Greek
113. EDWARD LAM - UNITE-Greek
114. Ben "4SIGHT NOT 4SKIN" Narodick - SQUELCH!
115. BECCA "BOOBS" BOORSMA - SQUELCH!
116. Perry "I LOST A BET" Fetterman - SQUELCH!
117. Alisa "TOTAL DOUCHE" West - SQUELCH!
118. Simon "12in JEW NOSE" Ganz - SQUELCH!
119. Morgan "BARELY LEGAL" Wadsworth - SQUELCH!
120. Rebecca "Slander and Libel" Brown - SQUELCH!
121. Mark "90s TEEN POP IDOL" Thomas - SQUELCH!
122. Ethan "FOUR MORE YEARS!" Weiner - SQUELCH!
123. Christine "Vote STUDENT ACTION" Lee - SQUELCH!
124. Colin "I FUCKED YOUR MOM" Elzie - SQUELCH!
125. DANNY "DANIEL BRADY BLOWS" MARSHALL - SQUELCH!
126. Daniel "DAN MARSHALL BLOWS" Brady - SQUELCH!
127. Tahl "realFREAKYnaughty" Stein - SQUELCH!
128. MITCH "BALLS DEEP" RODRICKS - SQUELCH!
129. ANDY "BIG GAY HOMO" RATTO - SQUELCH!
130. SHALINI BHASKER - APPLE-Engineering
131. IGOR "Get Jiggy With It" TREGUB - APPLE-Engineering
132. CHRIS ABAD - APPLE-Engineering
133. MATT JONES - APPLE-Engineering
134. Melissa Jones - Berkeley College Republicans
135. YVETTE FELARCA (Incumbent) - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
136. RONALD CRUZ - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
137. ALEJANDRA "Ali" CRUZ - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
138. YVE LARIS COHEN - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
139. KWAME AGYEPONG - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
140. MICHELLE RESTREPO- Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
141. PAOLA NICTE CUBIAS - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
142. YENI GARCIA-AGUILAR - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
143. JOSIE HYMAN - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
144. MARTHA EDITH HERNANDEZ - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
145. VANESSA RANCANO - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
146. NIMISHA D. BHAKTA - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
147. DANIEL PHILIP DWORKIN - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
148. ALEX BRATKIEVICH - Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP)
There was a rally in front of the International House today, at around 12 PM, put on by the Coalition of University Employees (CUE) supporting the clerical staff as they bargained with the administration inside. The main issue was pay raises for the staff who wished to gain 5% wage increases the first year, 7% the next, and 9% the last year. Currently, the University offers no such scale for pay increases. The bargaining began on Wednesday (11/17) and ended tonight at 5 PM. Many of the workers were there rallying, picketing across the street corner of Pidemont and Bancroft (which caused some minor traffic problems), blowing bubbles, and handing out fortune cookies with messages for their cause (mine's said "Your family will expand with new brothers & sisters-when you join the union). Two people were also dressed up in costumes: one a Mr. Peanut, symbolizing what the Unviersity pays it's workers, and another a Greedy Pig.
Cross posted on Calstuff.
Text of E-mail Regarding Class Action Lawsuit Over Student Fees
[Below is the text from the law firm representing the grad students who are currently seeking to hald the fee increase by the University. To return to the post on CalStuff about this lawsuit, click here. To return to the front page of CalStuff, click here.]
Reply-To: Class Action Claims Administrator
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIACOUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
MOHAMMAD KASHMIRI, et al.,
Case No. CGC-03-422747
Individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated persons,
NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF CLASS ACTION
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
NOTICE TO ALL:
1. Current and former University of California ("UC") students who enrolled in a UC professional degree program prior to December 16, 2002, and whose professional degree fees were raised after that date.
2. Students who attended any UC school on a semester system during the Spring 2003 semester, whose fees for that semester increased after they had already enrolled in classes and received bills for the semester.
3. Students who attended the Summer 2003 session at UC Berkeley or UCLA, whose fees for that summer session increased after they had already enrolled and received bills for the session.
This notice may affect your legal rights.
Please read it carefully.
Students filed this lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California challenging certain tuition increases. The students who filed the lawsuit, and the students whom they seek to represent, are the "plaintiff class" or the "plaintiffs." The purpose of this notice is to advise you that you have been identified as a possible class member and to advise you of the potential effect this case will have on your rights.
SUMMARY OF THE CASE
The lawsuit challenges three different fee increases: (1) the plaintiffs allege that the University promised all professional school students who first enrolled in their programs prior to December 16, 2002, that it would not increase the amount of the professional degree fee for the entire time of their enrollment, and that UC breached that contract when it increased their professional degree fees in the Spring of 2003 and for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years; (2) the plaintiffs allege that UC breached contracts it made about the price required for the Spring 2003 semester when it increased fees after students had already signed up for classes and received a bill for the semester; (3) the plaintiffs allege that UC breached contracts it made about the price required for the Summer 2003 session at UC Berkeley and UCLA when it increased fees after students had already signed up for classes and received a bill for the session.
The University denies that it entered into enforceable contracts with the students not to increase the professional degree fees or fees for the Spring 2003 semester and Summer 2003 session and asserts that all UC students were cautioned that all fees were subject to change without notice.
The Court has not yet determined whether the plaintiffs' or the University's contentions are correct. On October 1, 2004, the Court held a hearing on potentially dispositive motions. If the Court's ruling on those or subsequent motions does not resolve the case, the trial is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2005.
CLASS ACTION RULING
The Court has approved the parties' stipulation that this lawsuit may be maintained not only by the representative plaintiffs, but also on behalf of three subclasses: (1) the Professional Student Subclass consists of all UC students subject to the Fee for Selected Professional School Students who first enrolled in their respective professional degree programs prior to December 16, 2002, and whose Fee for Selected Professional Degree School Students was raised on or after that date; (2) the Spring 2003 Student Subclass consists of any and all students at UC Berkeley (all schools) or any UC school of law or medicine who were billed, assessed, or charged fees for the Spring 2003 semester prior to receiving individualized notice that the Educational and/or Professional Degree Fees would be increased for that semester and whose Educational and/or Professional Degree Fees were increased subsequent to that bill, assessment, or charge; and (3) the Summer 2003 Student Subclass consists of any and all students at UC Berkeley or UCLA who were billed, assessed, or charged fees for the Summer 2003 session prior to receiving individualized notice that the per-unit and/or per-student fees would be increased for that session and whose per-unit and/or per-student fees were increased subsequent to that bill, assessment, or charge.
Counsel for the class are Jonathan Weissglass and Danielle Leonard, Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain, 177 Post Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94108 and Andrew D. Freeman and Deborah T. Eisenberg, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP, 120 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The plaintiffs seek to recover refunds of the fee increases they were required to pay. If the Court rules that the University breached its contracts, the plaintiffs will seek recoveries that will vary depending on each student's status and school. Estimated recoveries include $135 per student for those whose educational fees were increased for Spring semester 2003; $160 per undergraduate and $182 per graduate student at UC Berkeley and $18 per unit at UCLA for those whose fees were increased for Summer 2003 sessions after they had enrolled and were billed or charged; and, for professional degree students, additional amounts ranging from $150 to $400 for Spring 2003 and from $1,125 to $3,473 for 2003-04 and 2004-05. Plaintiffs will also seek interest on these amounts. Any such amounts will be reduced by any offsetting increases in financial aid grants that the students received to cover such fee increases.
RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF CLASS MEMBERS
If you fall within the definition of any of the above three subclasses, you will automatically become a class member in this lawsuit. If you wish to be a member of the student class in this case, you do not need to do anything further at this time, and you should NOT file an exclusion request. As a class member:
You will be represented by the named class representatives and the attorneys representing the class. You will not be charged for this representation. If the plaintiffs win, plaintiffs' counsel will ask the Court that they be compensated based on a reasonable percentage of the total benefits to the class. However, you may enter an appearance through your own attorney by mailing a Notice of Appearance to the Clerk of the Court, San Francisco Superior Court, 400 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102. You may also may move the Court for permission to appear as named class co-representative.
You will receive notice of any ruling affecting your membership in the class and notice of any proposed settlement or dismissal of class claims or any judgment rendered.
You will be bound by any judgment or other final disposition of the class lawsuit, whether that disposition is favorable or not.
You will participate, upon meeting any prerequisites set by the Court, in a distribution of any refunds or monetary damages recovered in the litigation.
You should retain all records and documents pertaining to the subject matter of this case, including all billing statements.
You will be deemed, as discussed below, to have consented to the University's disclosing certain personally identifiable information about you from University records to counsel for the class so they may represent you and determine the amount of any refund or monetary recovery to which you may be entitled.
ELECTION NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS ACTION ("OPTING OUT")
If you want to be excluded from the class, you must send a written notice of your intent to exclude yourself from the class, with the information requested below, by mail postmarked no later than December 15, 2004, to: Class Action Administrator, P.O. Box 1740, Faribault, MN 55021-1740.
Please include your full name, your social security number, your current mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and a statement that you wish to be excluded from the Kashmiri v. Regents fee lawsuit. The choice to exclude yourself from the class has certain consequences, and you may wish to consult an attorney regarding this choice. If you elect to be excluded: (1) you will not be bound by any judgment in the case and will retain any claims you may have against the Regents, subject to applicable statutes of limitations, and (2) you will not share in any monetary or other recovery that might be paid to students if the class representatives are successful in trial or from any settlement.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ("FERPA") and UC policy, you have the right to maintain the privacy of certain educational records maintained by UC about you, and to prevent disclosure of certain information without your consent. If you remain a class member, you will be consenting to UC's disclosure of information about you to class counsel so they can adequately represent you in this case and determine any monetary recovery to which you may be entitled. Such information may include, for example, the dates on which you enrolled or registered for certain semesters or sessions, the dates on which you were billed, assessed or charged fees for those semesters or sessions, the dates on which you paid certain fees, the amounts of such payments, and the amounts of any grants and other financial aid you received that may have covered the fee increases.
Counsel for the class will use such information solely for purposes of representing you in this case, and your status as a class member will not be deemed a consent for the University to release this information to anyone else. Unless you send a request to be excluded, this information will be provided to class counsel, even if you have previously exercised by written or electronic notice to UC your right to refuse to permit the UC to disclose certain categories of personally identifiable information designated by the campus as directory information, and will not rescind your refusal for that purpose. If you do not wish UC to disclose this information to counsel for the class, you must send a request for exclusion from the case, as discussed above.
If you any questions concerning the matters in this notice, or if you have corrections or changes to your name or address (so future notices about this case will reach you), please contact plaintiffs' counsel at email@example.com or the addresses above. DO NOT CALL OR WRITE THE COURT.
The pleadings and all other records of this litigation may be examined and copied any time during the regular office hours in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the address above.
October 25, 2004 Judge James L. Warren
California Superior Court
San Francisco County
Apparent Gang Graffiti Photos Below, CalStuff Extended on Hiatus
Below are the photos of the vandalism that was discovered on the trees outside of Pi Kappa Phi on Channing and Prospect. If this is the top post on CalStuff Extended, then there hasn't been any other content lengthy enough to need housing here at CalStuff Extended. I would encourage you to check out our main site CalStuff, which is constantly being updated. Any additional posts on Calstuff Extended will be noted on CalStuff.
Thanks for stopping by.
This is a wider picture, which shows the trees and telephone pole from their non-vandalized side, and where they are in relation to Pi Kappa Phi (which can be seen in the background).
Same tree as below, but from a different angle.
This photo and the one above it both show the same tree from different angles. The graffiti is harder to see on this tree, although anyone with experience might still be able to figure out what it represents.
This tree also contains some graffiti.
For those who have some knowledge of gang graffiti, here is an additional photo of a vandalized telephone pole located outside of Pi Kappa Phi.
Michelle Malkin Photos Below, CalStuff Extended on Hiatus
Below this post is the statement from the groups that took part in the Michelle Malkin protest and photos from that event. If this is the top post on CalStuff Extended, then there hasn't been any other content lengthy enough to need housing here at CalStuff Extended. I would encourage you to check out our main site CalStuff, which is constantly being updated. Any additional posts on Calstuff Extended will be noted on CalStuff.
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Letter by Protest Organizations on Malkin
After the protest, a number of student leaders representing the groups that were present met with Sid Patel to sign off on a letter describing their position. The Daily Cal ran an edited version of this letter, and left off the group names that supported the statement. Below is the text of the letter and the campus groups which were signatories:
The united protest on Wednesday, September 8, gave students whose voices are seldom heard an opportunity to speak out against the bigotry of Michelle Malkin.
Some supporters of Malkin chose to bring signs of their own recognizing her right to speak.
A protester has a sign reading "This Brave College Republican is too busy 'defending' Michelle Malkin to fight in IRAQ." which he held above the head of members of BCR.
Sid Patel, the organizer behind the letter signed off on by the campus organizations that took part in the protest can be seen here during one of the chants.
Two protesters can be seen here taunting one of the members of BCR>
There was at least one police officer guarding the entrance to 145 Dwinelle during the entire speech.
This unidentified girl was leading one of the chants during the protest.
A large crowd or protesters can be see here chanting slogans denouncing racism, with BCR members visible in the back of the photo (you can tell them by their yellow ribbons) and a police officer by the door.
Bruce, the lone counter-protester that I saw showed up with his Bush Cheney shirt to argue with the protesters.
Members of BCR stood outside of 145 Dwinelle during the speech, and here two members of the group can be seen standing in front of the protesters. They had very little interaction with the protesters, and for the most part refused to engage them in any dialogue.
There was a large number of professional reporters at the event, and I saw news vans parked outside on Bancroft and spoke to a KRON 4 reporter who was there.
Amaury Gallais got on a table and used a bullhorn to ask the protesters to leave. They shouted him down, and refused to leave.
The protesters first grouped up right inside of the doors to Dwinelle before moving further inside until they were right outside the doors to 145 Dwinelle.
Protesters can be seen packing the hallway in Dwinelle between 145 and 155. The Asian American students in the far left of the picture (behind the tables and wearing the yellow shirts) are members of AAA, which was meeting in 155 Dwinelle during Malkin's speech.
Dean Kenney was inside for much of the speech, as well as outside in the hallway of Dwinelle later in the night for part of the protest.
I counted between 10-12 Police Officers at the event, including the woman in the light blue shirt who had that camera running during the entire protest. This is an extremely wise move in my mind, as it will aid the police in pursuing any charges against a suspect as well as defending against accusations of abuse if there is a video record of what appeared.
Right at 7:00 the protesters outside lined up with the Asian groups on the right, and the socialists on the left to chant slogans together.