Police, students clash at UC tuition protest

There are 20 comments on the Nov 17, 2010, Daily Breeze story titled Police, students clash at UC tuition protest. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Police arrested and pepper-sprayed University of California students during a violent protest Wednesday over a proposed tuition increase that left four officers injured.

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Here we go again

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Nov 18, 2010
That's exactly right WOW - these kids have been indoctrinated by the liberals to believe that the government OWES THEM SOMETHING. Not to mention that this bastion of socialism is the home of Van Jones - self proclaimed communist and former White House czar - who regularly calls for civil unrest in order to move this country into full blown socialism.
hah

Aguanga, CA

#3 Nov 18, 2010
i like when people paint with broad brushes. that liberals always have an entitlement issue and that the govt "owes" them, when in fact red states leech tax dollars from blue stats all the effing time. funny how facts have a "liberal" bias

Since: Jun 08

Pacoima, CA

#4 Nov 18, 2010
When you grow up with a political party telling you, you are entitle to almost everything, any attempt to raise rates or tuition in their mind is stealing from them.

“Just saying”

Since: Feb 09

Springfield, Il.

#5 Nov 18, 2010
HAH is an idiot. These libs push for every entitlement they can get AND for entitlements for the illegal invaders. Too funny that illegal invaders can pay instate tuition and now the libs that pushed for it have to pick up the tab.
DGCP

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Nov 18, 2010
There's a difference between paying for YOUR education, which btw is already a ridiculous amount of money especially for what your getting in return. Which is a few crappy instructors and having a total of 40% tuition increase within the last year. This state is going down the toilet, and fast!
Because

Redondo Beach, CA

#7 Nov 18, 2010
DGCP wrote:
There's a difference between paying for YOUR education, which btw is already a ridiculous amount of money especially for what your getting in return. Which is a few crappy instructors and having a total of 40% tuition increase within the last year. This state is going down the toilet, and fast!
Obvious solution: go get your education in ANOTHER STATE...
DGCP

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Nov 18, 2010
Why does one have to go out of state and leave his/her family behind because the state doesn't know how to manage their money? I mean OUR money? You don't fix anything if it isn't broken but OBVIOUSLY this state is in crumbs.
LOL

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Nov 18, 2010
Every student that turned violent during this protest should be prosecuted and NEVER allowed any handouts from this State.
TheTruthPleez

Topanga, CA

#10 Nov 18, 2010
But these increases are necessary to fund in-State tuition assistance for Illegal Aliens.....have some compassion!
Kelli

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Nov 18, 2010
Cops love these beat downs. Look at howthey are smiling in the photos. Bunch of sickos.

Since: Sep 10

Kansas City, MO

#12 Nov 18, 2010
DGCP wrote:
Why does one have to go out of state and leave his/her family behind because the state doesn't know how to manage their money? I mean OUR money? You don't fix anything if it isn't broken but OBVIOUSLY this state is in crumbs.
Obviously the state is not broken....did we not just vote 15 days ago?? How many of the people that have been managing OUR money were thrown out of office?? How many of these students voted for new people to manage OUR money?? We Californians get what we deserve based upon our choices.

Raise tuition as needed. College is not a right. My children will attend college because of the daily choices made by our family, not the government.
Pointing Fingers

United States

#13 Nov 18, 2010
DGCP wrote:
There's a difference between paying for YOUR education, which btw is already a ridiculous amount of money especially for what your getting in return. Which is a few crappy instructors and having a total of 40% tuition increase within the last year. This state is going down the toilet, and fast!
why do people go into an higher education systems that they don't like or is poorly manage. rule of thumb, the government is ineffecient, but really noone is making these kids go to a UC school. for every protestor there are at least 10 young adults who are going to school fulltime, working parttime, and taking on student loans to pay for their education. most don't qualify for financial aid because of the rules still tie them to their parents income even though their families can't contibute anything to their education.

a lot of people don't aren't aware about how generous private schools are with their endowments and helping finance students finance their education. it is easier to get financial assistant from a private school in the form of grants and loans because they make their own rules. most students just see the high price tag and avoid it all together. don't settle, do some research
Guest

Corona, CA

#14 Nov 18, 2010
Kelli wrote:
Cops love these beat downs. Look at howthey are smiling in the photos. Bunch of sickos.
None of hem are smiling, you can tell they are struggling to push back w baton, looks like a sign of physical pain to keep pushing them back forever...
Hometown Fan

Carson, CA

#15 Nov 18, 2010
Wow wrote:
S.F. that's a funny place for a protest. The liberal teachers brainwash these students and let me ask 1 question? who would you like to pay for YOUR educations? I laugh at the idiots. Pay for your own education.
Eight of the UC system's undergraduate campuses are ranked among the top 100, six among the top 50, and two among the top 25 U.S. universities by the U.S. News and World Report.

Compare that with any comparable public school system. That's what Californian's are paying for.

Please educate yourself....
Because

Redondo Beach, CA

#16 Nov 18, 2010
DGCP wrote:
Why does one have to go out of state and leave his/her family behind because the state doesn't know how to manage their money?
Cost benefit. It costs too much to attend college here for not enough benefit. Why go into debt for that when you can simply go elsewhere and get out of college for much less $$$.....?

What the hell does being near FAMILY have to do w/ attending COLLEGE?

My MILITARY family left me in the STATES while they got sent overseas while I attended college. College kids are supposed to be growing up while studying and becoming responsible adults.....
Because

Redondo Beach, CA

#17 Nov 18, 2010
Hometown Fan wrote:
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Eight of the UC system's undergraduate campuses are ranked among the top 100, six among the top 50, and two among the top 25 U.S. universities by the U.S. News and World Report.
Compare that with any comparable public school system. That's what Californian's are paying for.
Please educate yourself....
Unless you went Ivy League or Stanford, being in the top whatever doesn't mean jack shit to an employer.
Clear Thinker

Norwalk, CT

#18 Nov 18, 2010
The state is broke -- we all make sacrifices. These "students" will have to pay a few bucks more. If they don't like it, they can vote out the politicians who drove this state into the economic mess its in.
Pointing Fingers wrote:
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why do people go into an higher education systems that they don't like or is poorly manage. rule of thumb, the government is ineffecient, but really noone is making these kids go to a UC school. for every protestor there are at least 10 young adults who are going to school fulltime, working parttime, and taking on student loans to pay for their education. most don't qualify for financial aid because of the rules still tie them to their parents income even though their families can't contibute anything to their education.
a lot of people don't aren't aware about how generous private schools are with their endowments and helping finance students finance their education. it is easier to get financial assistant from a private school in the form of grants and loans because they make their own rules. most students just see the high price tag and avoid it all together. don't settle, do some research
Michael

Torrance, CA

#20 Nov 18, 2010
"The opponents acknowledged that expanded financial aid will shield low-income students from the increase and that families with incomes of up to $120,000 will have a one-year reprieve. But they said that middle-income families still face a tough time financing a UC education."

Liberal or Conservative, it will be us middle-class folks who will take it on the chin.
Gunther

Stanton, CA

#21 Nov 18, 2010
I'm spending about $15k/kid at UCSC & UCSB while my buddy is Mr. "Bigshot" spending over $50...that's FIVE ZERO at USC???

USC was $3500/yr in 1980. Has our USD not dropped fabulously. Keep raising prices on us cattle as you take over the world, Talmud aficionados.

My question to the super rich control freaks- Why are you constantly pressing down on the lifestyle of the common man? Rather than uplift everyone, constant downward pressure? The feudalism model always ends in the underdogs getting together and finding a way to rip your heads off. That aside, no one on the world needs to be starving if some of you guys would quit busting balls and pay a generous wage. Bastarrds!

“Quotes don't replace thinking”

Since: Aug 08

Temecula

#22 Nov 18, 2010
TheTruthPleez wrote:
But these increases are necessary to fund in-State tuition assistance for Illegal Aliens.....have some compassion!
I could be wrong, but I believe the increases also contribute the massive salaries and pensions of the faculty.

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