Police in riot gear, arrest UCD stude...

Police in riot gear, arrest UCD students in Davis

There are 107 comments on the The Reporter story from Nov 20, 2009, titled Police in riot gear, arrest UCD students in Davis. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Anger over a controversial student fee hike approved for the University of California system exploded Thursday into a protest on the Davis campus that ended with a show of force by authorities from throughout the region -- including Vacaville -- and more than 50 arrests.

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vacaville mike

Vacaville, CA

#1 Nov 20, 2009
its about time somebody said something
SARA 2012

United States

#2 Nov 20, 2009
HOW'S THAT HOPE AND CHANGE WORKING FOR ALL YOU KIDS WHO VOTED FOR THIS IDIOT.
wise

Madison, OH

#3 Nov 20, 2009
at least the kids have the gumption to stand up to the state.
Fed-Up

San Francisco, CA

#4 Nov 20, 2009
Exactly Sara, these punks are owed NOTHING! There are tons of Obama stickers all over Davis. They ain't seen nothing yet. Wise??? It cost X amount of dollars to attend college. If you don't like the price, go somewhere else or don't go. It's not the tax payers job to send these people to school. And at UCD, it most likely Mommie and Daddy sending and paying for them anyway.
Prodigal Son

Newark, CA

#5 Nov 20, 2009
Campus turmoil in the UC system in the early 60's was a major factor that led to the election of Ronald Reagan as governor in 1966.(He defeated Pat Brown, btw.)

Who will be the new Ronald Reagan to rescue this loony state from its own foolishness?
Dave

Davis, CA

#6 Nov 20, 2009
Tell the spoiled brats to go get jobs!
jose

San Francisco, CA

#7 Nov 20, 2009
Sarah 2012,
You got it right for sure......
All that Hope n Change is trickling down to the un-informed voters that voted BO into office.
Do you suppose any of them are getting "buyers remorse" yet?
Amazed

San Francisco, CA

#8 Nov 20, 2009
I am amazed by some of the comments I have seen for this news story at this site and the Sac Bee. For all of you who say the students are "spoiled" or "should get a job" or "mom and dad paid for school" how do you know? I am a UCD alumni (class of 2006) and I saw my tuition increase 40% in 4 years. These students are seeing it increase in 1 year which limits your ability to plan and pay for the increase. My parents didn't pay for my tuition. I received scholarships, grants, and loans. I worked part-time in college and even worked in a tomato cannery 7 days a week in the summer to pay for my tuition. So not all UC students are "spoiled brats", some of us worked really hard to get through college.

I would rather have an educated populace than an uneducated one. I rather see my tax payer dollars go for education (including universities with extensive medical research) than to overcrowded prisons full of kids who never made anything with their lives.

To those who blame Obama: this is a state issue so you should focus on the state government. And no I didn't vote for change, not everyone who went to Davis is a liberal.

“Stupid is, as Stupak does!”

Since: Jun 09

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#9 Nov 20, 2009
wise wrote:
at least the kids have the gumption to stand up to the state.
As opposed to the Townhall protests and Tea Party Rallies? Where are the Left-Wing, reality-challenged drones crying that these protesters are "NAZI's", extremist's", "kooks", "dangerous",or "ignorant?" Well, I guess you have to be "cool" if you want to "rage against the machine." ;-)

Since: Jul 09

Denver, CO

#10 Nov 20, 2009
I used my Veterans benefits to go to UC Davis, but since the school wouldn't accept all my classes from University of Texas, my benefits ran out and I couldn't afford to keep going. It's all about the almighty dollar there. So now I have 4 years of college with a 3.8 gpa and no degree to show for it. These poor kids buy every line of BS the liberal teachers spew at them, get their panties in a twist and smoke pot and protest in the quad over everything. They don't think for themselves, just gobble up the propaganda their fed. I can't tell you how many professors I had that repeatedly made comments about the stupidity of the military and the soldiers in the military, I filed a complaint. These kids think they're getting this great education, and they are right if their major is "how to turn the U.S. into the socialist republic of America".
Not Amazed

San Francisco, CA

#11 Nov 20, 2009
Amazed wrote:
I am amazed by some of the comments I have seen for this news story at this site and the Sac Bee. For all of you who say the students are "spoiled" or "should get a job" or "mom and dad paid for school" how do you know? I am a UCD alumni (class of 2006) and I saw my tuition increase 40% in 4 years. These students are seeing it increase in 1 year which limits your ability to plan and pay for the increase. My parents didn't pay for my tuition. I received scholarships, grants, and loans. I worked part-time in college and even worked in a tomato cannery 7 days a week in the summer to pay for my tuition. So not all UC students are "spoiled brats", some of us worked really hard to get through college.
I would rather have an educated populace than an uneducated one. I rather see my tax payer dollars go for education (including universities with extensive medical research) than to overcrowded prisons full of kids who never made anything with their lives.
To those who blame Obama: this is a state issue so you should focus on the state government. And no I didn't vote for change, not everyone who went to Davis is a liberal.
I'd rather see my tax dollars go to something other than police overtime for a bunch of whiners that don't leave when they are told to. Make your point, hold signs, call the press, chant your broken record chants and keep your head buried to the fact you creating more problems and a burden on police deaprtments that are barely keeping afloat. Everybody in this state is hurting for money. Your solution is to create a little press by making all of these local governments pay for your little feel good protest, which in turn hurts everyone. THANKS.....
jose

San Francisco, CA

#12 Nov 20, 2009
Amazed.........
You are the exception for sure. There are not many like you going to the colleges and universities. You are the minority.
Good job by the way.
Helga

Vacaville, CA

#13 Nov 20, 2009
Please pass the mustard.
Nancy

Brisbane, CA

#14 Nov 20, 2009
How's that hope and change workin' out for ya all? See what happens when you vote PC. Think about it! You're the educated ones?
Nancy

Brisbane, CA

#15 Nov 20, 2009
wise wrote:
at least the kids have the gumption to stand up to the state.
Ya, so did the young folks in the 60's and 70's, but that was over drugs and war... lot more violent too! Let's try standing up to tyranny and socialism! The empty suit in charge of our once fine Country is drilling it into the ground! This State's Legislature isn't far behind! Wake up!

Since: Oct 09

Vacaville, CA

#16 Nov 20, 2009
I'm with Amazed. I'm a current UCD student. My first year I had scholarships, and that was it. I've worked 30 hours a week every week simply to pay for my own living expenses, while I've relied on loans to pay for school. Because my parents are in a fairly high income bracket, I get NOTHING in financial aid, but they don't pay for anything either.

The sudden increase in fees was also unexpected (at least on such a dramatic scale). I first heard about it in summer, when I was signing up for my classes. I did the only thing I could; signed up for more classes. I'm near the peak number of units you can take so I'll be graduating a year ahead of time, instead of paying fees I can't afford. I can only hope that because of these fees they won't be cutting more classes; classes I need to graduate.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#17 Nov 20, 2009
wise wrote:
at least the kids have the gumption to stand up to the state.
A huh...and for what?

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#18 Nov 20, 2009
College kids should protest, something, anything...it's like a right of passage I think.

Funny how in the 60's and 70's it was about war and the establishment. Now it is about their pocketbook.

Frankly I think that is a good sign. Maybe when they get older they'll protest about government taxes. What they haven't correlated yet is that their education thus far as been largely subsidized by other taxpayers.

Now that so much entitlement money has been shuffled away in California, there just isn't enough to keep subsidizing the California universities. Thats unfortunate, but here is what you do.

Vote out the legislatures in your state and vote in some fiscally conservative lawmakers. Works great here in Texas, state even has a budget surplus!
KC in Fairfield

Fairfield, CA

#19 Nov 20, 2009
UC is just catching up with what the State system already did last year and will probably do again. Every receipt for payment to our colleges should come with a bottle of KY... cause when your getting screwed everybody should have lube.

“Stupid is, as Stupak does!”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#20 Nov 20, 2009
wise wrote:
at least the kids have the gumption to stand up to the state.
BTW, "Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing it's idiot!"

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