Posts Tagged ‘police misconduct’

Advanced Waste Studies at UC Davis

Monday December 12th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:54am PST   •   1 Comment

Back in 2011, when students were peacefully protesting steep tuition hikes, UC Davis cops pepper sprayed them. This abuse resulted in a $1 million settlement, more than half of it going to consultants, who reported to a panel headed by Cruz Reynoso, a Jerry Brown pick California voters booted off the state Supreme Court…
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More Fine Print on the Pepper Payout

Monday April 18th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:49am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we recently noted, a report from the state auditor outlines how the University of California made substantial efforts to recruit nonresident students who pay significantly more tuition than California residents. In recent years, the University of California has hiked tuition for residents as well and in 2011 that touched off student protests at…
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The Waste Inherent in the System, Continued

Monday December 16th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:23am PST   •   1 Comment

As this column documents, the federal government is an engine of waste, fraud and abuse lately exemplified by Obamacare and the stimulus package. For their part, state governments are fond of boondoggles such as California’s so-called “bullet train.” But when calculating the cost of government, taxpayers would be wise to factor in local waste…
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