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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Crime

Mendocino Hall is located on the east side of campus of Sacramento State as pictured on Sept. 22, 2022. In an interview with The State Hornet, Shelly Zalezniak, president of the Israeli-Jewish Association, said one of the two swastikas found on Sacramento State’s campus was close to her club table during club week.

Past swastika on campus found nearby Jewish student club table

Emma Hall, newsletter editor September 23, 2022
Club president says administration did not meet with Jewish student club after incident.
Second-year business major Shelly Zalezniak stands in front of the Riverfront Center on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Zalezniak said students outside of her club reached out to her after the swastikas were found, showing support for the Jewish community on campus.

‘An attack on us is an attack on everybody’: Facing antisemitism in Sacramento

Kamelia Varasteh, news editor September 20, 2022
Following the multiple swastikas that were found around the Sacramento area in recent weeks, organization leaders speak out about the impact the incidents have left on their communities.
The man arrested in the chase drove through the on-campus apartment complex dodging buildings and pedestrians on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Sacramento sheriffs followed the suspect into the Hornet Commons parking lot before making an arrest.

Man arrested after leading police in high-speed chase through student living

Tony Rodriguez March 9, 2022

A high-speed chase ended at the Hornet Commons apartments across Sacramento State, leading to an arrest after a car drove through the complex and nearly collided with several residents, according to police. The...

 (Left to right) Sacramento State Police Department Lieutenant Christina Lofthouse, Chief Chet Madison Jr. and Lieutenant Harvey Woo speak at the department’s “meet the chief event” in Sac State’s University Union on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Madison discussed incidents of excessive force on campus and talked about being accessible to the campus community. Photo of Lofthouse, Madison and Woo by Kris Hall. Background photo by Mercy Sosa. Graphic created in Canva by Ayaana Williams.

Sac State police Chief Chet Madison addresses concerns in public dialogue at forum

Kris Hall November 9, 2021
Sac State police Chief Chet Madison Jr. hosted a forum talking to the campus community Tuesday where students were able to talk to Madison about their concerns with police on campus.

Sac State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. responds to anti-racism, police brutality

James Fife and Alex Muegge September 21, 2021
New Sac State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. sat down with The State Hornet to discuss student concerns and issues surrounding campus police. Watch the full video here:
Sergeant Vincent Burton (left) of Sacramento State’s Police Department kneels on the neck of a cyclist for approximately 23 seconds while handcuffing him after Corporal Doug Nguyen (right) deployed his stun gun twice into the suspect on June 4, according to anonymous sources. Photo courtesy of Francisco Munoz.

Sac State campus police officer seen kneeling on man in video

Alex Muegge June 23, 2021
An altercation between cyclists and Sacramento State’s police officers on campus resulted in the tasing, kneeling of a university police officer on a cyclist and arrest on June 4.
(Left to right) Deputy Chief of Rutgers University police Michael Rein, Sacramento County Sheriff Captain Todd Henry and Sacramento County Sheriff Chief Deputy Chet Madison Jr. speak at virtual town halls discussing their candidacies for Sacramento State Chief of Police. Current Chief Mark Iwasa announced in March that he would be retiring over the summer. Photos taken via Zoom by Erick Salgado, Emma Hall and Alec Ramey. Graphic made in Canva.

3 Sac State Chief of Police candidates selected, speak at town halls

Erick Salgado, Emma Hall, and Alec Ramey May 21, 2021
After the announcement about Chief Mark Iwasa’s retirement, Sacramento State has selected three candidates to potentially replace him in the fall. This week, members of the university community met Deputy Chief of Rutgers University police Michael Rein, Sacramento County Sheriff Captain Todd Henry and Sacramento County Sheriff Deputy Chet Madison Jr.
Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

CRIME MAP: Aggravated assault reported on campus

Mengting Tian May 12, 2021
Six crimes occurred at Sacramento State from April 25, 2021 to May 8, 2021.
Sacramento State is searching for the next chief of police after current chief Mark Iwasa announced his retirement. Vice President for Administration Jonathan Bowman said the search committee hopes to make a decision by the end of the spring semester or at the end of this coming summer.

Sac State’s police chief search continues amid criticism of recruiting firm

Alec Ramey and Mengting Tian May 5, 2021
After current Sacramento State police chief Mark Iwasa announced he will be retiring this summer, Sacramento State is searching for its next police chief.
Every week The State Hornet compiles crimes recorded in the campus crime log into a map detailing their location and current status.

CRIME MAP: Five crimes reported on campus in past three weeks

Michael Eskridge April 30, 2021
According to the Sacramento State Police Department, five crimes were reported on campus in the past three weeks.
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