USC encampment cleared, UCLA moves to ensure safety on campus

by ian

It looks like both USC and UCLA are getting a grip on the riots that have gotten out of hand this past week.

Yesterday, law enforcement at the University of Southern California told unlawful encampment members that they would be arrested if they didn’t leave their posts. People were then seen leaving the premises as police started forming a line to remove them.

Relative peace set in afterwards, as attention shifted toward the ongoing protests at the other California university, UCLA. In response to the chaos there, UCLA quickly created a new chief safety officer position to monitor campus activities.

The school chose former Sacramento police chief Rick Braziel to oversee the Office of Campus Safety and to prevent future incidents.

This comes as Columbia University has already canceled its commencement ceremony in the wake of anti-Israel protests at the school.