Petition For 'Less Lethal' Force On U of South Alabama Campus Gains Signatures, Still No Sign Of University Response

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The people at Change.org are pitching in to promote a petition to get University of South Alabama police more training in the use of "less lethal" force in the wake of the shooting death of Gil Collar, 18. Still, it's unclear whether university officials will acknowledge the more than 300 signatures gathered, according to nursing student Caroline de Freitas, who started the petition. It's been a week since de Freitas contacted the office of USA President Gordon Moulton, but she still hasn't been able to set up a time to present the signatures to him. Calls to USA were not returned by the time of this publishing. "I hoped that this would be the beginning of a dialogue between university officials, law enforcement, students and the giant pool of expert faculty at USA," de Freitas said. "I was hoping I would get their [campus officials] collaboration and cooperation, but so far nothing - no response."

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