The Tompkins County Legislature and the Ithaca Common Council each voted to approve a set of resolutions seeking to reform local law enforcement.
The systems that were designed to protect society do not include Black people. Our current policing system upholds systems of oppression.
The Ithaca Police Department said a hate crime suspect is no longer in the community. Anti-Semitic and racist posters and vandalism were found on local businesses.
On Oct. 24, the Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America held a Festival Against Hate in response to a Back the Blue rally, resulting in a tense face-off.
It is unrealistic to expect a college town to not have college parties, and it especially is wrong for a person to be treated like a dangerous criminal when they do.
The Ithaca Police Department, along with other agencies, caught 37 people using fake IDs to enter bars during an operation the night of Sept. 26.