WHEREAS the Alameda County District Attorney has now indicted eight participants for their actions during protests on the Berkeley campus, including a UC Berkeley faculty member and several graduate students,
WHEREAS UC President Mark Yudof responded to the November events on the UC Berkeley and Davis campuses by vowing “to do everything in my power as president of this university to protect the rights of our students, faculty and staff to engage in non-violent protest,”
WHEREAS UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau responded to the November 9th police actions on the Berkeley campus by writing, “I sincerely apologize for the events of November 9 at UC Berkeley and extend my sympathies to any of you who suffered an injury during these protests,” a group that includes two of participants now indicted by Alameda County,
WHEREAS the Academic Senates of the Berkeley and Davis campuses have condemned police violence against non-violent protestors,
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