Tag: protest

Press Release: Better Utah statement on community activist arrests

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Last night, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that protesters Madalena McNeil and Martin Oliveros were arrested and charged with first degree felonies with a gang enhancement for their involvement in protests against the Salt Lake County DA’s office. The charges could be punishable

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Romney criticizes Trump clearing out peaceful protesters to make way for photo op

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney met Wednesday with Utah National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., to help deal with protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as a left-leaning group in Utah urged the governor to call the troops home. Also Wednesday,

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Guest opinon: No, inland port protesters aren’t domestic terrorists

This commentary originally appeared at utahpolicy.com. Read it in its entirety here. A peaceful-turned-violent protest over the inland port on Tuesday has resulted in a lot of finger-pointing: protesters blame police for the escalation, while Gov. Gary Herbert, Derek Miller, and others have claimed the protesters went to the Salt Lake Chamber to bully and

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Commentary: Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism

George Washington said we must “guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” Criticizing NFL players for exercising their right to peacefully protest, attacking the judicial branch of government and implementing policies that go against the core values of a nation built by immigrants are not signs of patriotism. All of these are signs of faux

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Protesters rally in Salt Lake against U.S. immigration poilicy

SALT LAKE CITY — About 50 people rallied outside the U.S. Attorney’s Office downtown Friday afternoon, protesting a new “zero tolerance” immigration policy that separates families trying to cross the southwest border. “Today, nearly 200 rallies across the nation are coming together,” María del Mar Gonzáles, a community outreach fellow for ACLU Utah, said to

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Dealing with the world right now is exhausting, but the consequences of being a bystander are too high

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Amos N. Guiora, J.D., Ph.D., is an advisor to Alliance for a Better Utah, professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah and the author of “The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust.”  This commentary originally appeared as an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11160″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”

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My First Time Protesting

I’m not exactly sure what I expected from the protest against Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments. But I have to say, I loved what I saw. Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to attend a protest for the first time with ABU. Although I was fairly aware of the issues regarding Bears Ears

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Freedom to Protest

I had planned to write today about the importance of understanding the New American Majority. Understanding the NAM, who it is, what NAM members think, what matters to them, and what makes them vote, is critical to the future of our elections. But, and this won’t surprise anyone, Donald Trump changed my train of thought.

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