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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 09:50 AM
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Students protest address registry
Personally, this pisses me off no end. But, at least it's getting students angry and involved in the political process.

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/20... /

City councilors' plan would aid police
By Heather Allen, Globe Correspondent | September 24, 2004

College students flocked to a City Council hearing yesterday to voice their opposition to a plan that would turn over their addresses to Boston police, as part of an effort to track party ''hot zones" across the city.


Students from schools including Suffolk University, Northeastern University, Boston University, and Emerson College packed City Council chambers yesterday, denouncing the ordinance. It is being pushed by Councilors Michael P. Ross and Jerry P. McDermott, who represent neighborhoods heavily populated by college students.

The policy targets off-campus students, who number in the tens of thousands in the city.

One student said the councilors, in their effort to avoid incidents such as the deadly Super Bowl riots early this year, are treading on students' rights and penalizing many for the actions of a few. ''I believe the ordinance is a violation of students' privacy," said Bill Durkin, a third-year student at Northeastern and a vice president for the university's Student Government Association. ''This is the wrong way to approach the situation."

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/20...
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 09:57 AM
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1. you bet it's a privacy violation -
if you want to try 16 and 17 year olds as adults in criminal proceedings you had damn well better treat 18 year old college students as adults.

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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 10:09 AM
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2. i Like this part:
''Your antics will not fade quickly from our minds," he said, referring to Ross and waving voter registration forms. ''We will not be silent; we will come out in droves."

WOOT!

how you doing curse10? you coming out next week?
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