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DPS to apologize to attendees of SJP-hosted event

DPS to apologize to attendees of SJP-hosted event

first_imgThe Department of Public Safety will apologize to two individuals who were asked to leave an event hosted by USC Students for Justice in Palestine, according to a statement by Senior Vice President of Administration Todd Dickey.SJP hosted “Los Angeles Campaign Kick off and Petition Circulator Training to Qualify the Israel Divestment Initiative for the California Ballot” in Taper Hall of Humanities on Sept. 19, along with the California Israel Divestment Campaign.StandWithUs Executive Director Roz Rothstein and Senior Developer Gary Ratner, the individuals whom DPS officers escorted out of the event, said they attended the gathering to listen to the opinion of SJP and the Israel Divestment Campaign. StandWithUs is an organization dedicated to representing the Israeli view of the conflicts in the Middle East.“We just wanted to find out what was happening and some more information about it,” Ratner said. “Roz and I went to USC with the complete understanding that anybody could go to this meeting.”Upon arrival, Rothstein said attendees at the event who recognized Ratner and her began to yell at them.“They said, ‘You can’t be here, you can’t come in,’” Rothstein said. “I said, ‘I don’t think you can do that.’”The event discussed the Israel Divestment Campaign, a measure that would require the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the State Teachers’ Retirement System to participate in a divestment process with some companies that practice business in Israel. Californians will vote on the  measure in the next statewide election after the upcoming one in November.SJP President Marwa Katbi called DPS to the scene and the officers escorted Rothstein and Ratner outside of the room.“Given that they were not well received, were causing an environment of extreme discomfort and heightened tensions within the room, I made a decision to call DPS and have officers handle the situation from that point onwards,” Katbi said in an e-mail.Katbi said she allowed DPS to handle the situation independently after officers arrived.Though university officials declined to specify any details of the incident or infractions that might have occurred, the administration plans to continue its ongoing investigation of the incident, the statement from Dickey said.DPS Capt. David Carlisle said he could not comment on the matter as it is still being investigated.Ratner said DPS told him that because SJP had rented the space, they were allowed to control the event. The DPS officers stated that the event was private and asked Ratner and Rothstein to leave. Ratner, however, disagreed.“We even printed out the invitation to show the police that there were no restrictions [at the event],” he said. “You didn’t have to be a supporter of this or that.”Dickey said DPS officers would receive training to handle similar situations in the future and student groups would be reminded of university rules.“The University of Southern California is committed to freedom of expression and open inquiry,” he said.Correction: A previous version of this story stated the Israel Divestment Campaign would target businesses that “aid Israel in violating human rights and international law.” That is incorrect. The story has been corrected and the Daily Trojan apologizes for the error.last_img read more

Men’s soccer: Offense continues to struggle, leads to 2-0 loss to No. 19 Xavier

Men’s soccer: Offense continues to struggle, leads to 2-0 loss to No. 19 Xavier

first_imgAnother game, another goalless performance, as the Wisconsin men’s soccer team falls to Xavier 2-0 on Sunday night.After a scoreless first half, Xavier roared out of the gates after the interval. Thirty seconds into the second half, the Musketeers swung the ball out wide to sophomore midfielder Matt Nance. Nance ran towards the end line and curled a ball into the center of the six-yard box. Fellow sophomore midfielder Josh Grant was on hand to rise above two Badger defenders to head home the opening goal and break the deadlock. UW goalkeeper Casey Beyers was able to get fingertips on the ball, diving low to his left, but wasn’t able to get enough on it to prevent Xavier from taking the lead.No. 19 Xavier (2-0-0) opened the second half pressuring high up the field, causing Wisconsin to struggle to hold onto possession. Wisconsin head coach John Trask said the change in the playing style of both teams after half altered the game.“The first half was a very good performance by us. Unfortunately, they stepped it up and we let our guard down a little bit,” Trask said. “They were the aggressor. They took it to us in the second half so compliment to Xavier.”The Badgers (0-2-0) had a difficult time with Xavier counter attacks all evening, and the Musketeers came close to doubling their advantage when sophomore Matt Vasquenza cut the ball back to Jalen Brown. The resulting shot was blocked in the nick of time by Wisconsin’s freshman center back Sam Brotherton.Xavier soon found the second goal they were looking for. After Brotherton had brought down Xavier forward Eric McWoods just outside of the box, although it was a very close decision, the Musketeers had a dangerous free kick 18 yards out. Senior midfielder Alex Ridsdale stepped up to take the kick, which ended up deflecting off the arm of a Wisconsin defender, and Xavier was rewarded with a penalty kick.Ridsdale was the man to take the penalty, and he put the ball past Beyers, sending the Badger goalkeeper diving the opposite way.Wisconsin struggled to really test Xavier goalkeeper Vince Shaw even after switching to three defenders in the back. The Badgers were only able to muster one shot on goal in the second half.“They raised their game and we dropped off,” Trask said. “We had some good attacks tonight that we didn’t finish, but we need to tighten things up and we will.”The Badgers will look to bounce back next weekend and pick up that elusive first win of the year as they travel to California to take on UC-Santa Clara Friday.last_img read more