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Fun in the sun: Check out UC Davis’ 100th Picnic Day

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UC Davis Band-uh bass drummer Dev Patel helps keep time for the marching band during the Picnic Day parade thorugh downtown Davis. Thousands of people lined the streets to cheer for all the bands and organizations represented. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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  • April 13, 2014 - 8:06 am

    Was anyone else disgusted by the two groups of parade marchers who were protesting the supposed "police state" and family housing on campus? Not the time or place for that.

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  • David ThompsonApril 13, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Who were these nut cases? Really? I find the local police to hardworking, professional and polite.

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  • April 14, 2014 - 7:04 am

    David, that is so true!! Unless of course you are black or brown. IF you are white you're alright.

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  • April 14, 2014 - 7:39 am

    "Unless of course you are black or brown. IF you are white you're alright." I call B.S. on that. You need to get over playing the "victim" card.

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  • KimApril 14, 2014 - 1:44 am

    Almost as offensive to me as the council members parading their election signs. Sure, sitting council folks should get to ride the parade, but I thought the election posters were in bad taste.

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  • RKApril 14, 2014 - 12:22 pm

    Disgust...such a strong emotion for such a minor occurrence. Picnic Day is a student run activity and I think that having student organizations participate, even if it is a protest, is just fine. Didn't change my enjoyment of the parade one iota.

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  • April 14, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    There's a time and a place for protests and carrying signs that say that UCD is oppressive and a police state in a parade where there are thousands of young children lining the streets watching is completely out of line. I'm happy for you that you weren't bothered by it but from where I watched it many in the crowd voiced there disgust.

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  • RKApril 15, 2014 - 10:17 am

    If you can't appreciate student groups exercising their 1st Amendment rights in a student organized parade, then you shouldn't attend. I actually liked it. At least these students are engaged and voicing their discontent in a civil manner. My parents made sure I was aware of civil rights marches in the South during the '60s and against the Vietnam War and it didn't harm my psyche one bit. If you want a parade divorced from all reality, go to Disneyland.

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  • casperApril 14, 2014 - 11:18 pm

    take your racist comment out of here or identify yourself

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  • April 15, 2014 - 5:19 am

    "B.S." you don't have to worry about the Davis police because you are not being profiled, followed, harassed and threatened by them. The police in Davis are polite if you are white.

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  • April 15, 2014 - 5:36 am

    How do you get through life walking around with that victim chip on your shoulder?

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  • April 15, 2014 - 5:58 am

    I AVOID the police. How can you be so ignorant? Don't you read the Enterprise? You are a victim of your own false reality.

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  • Rich RifkinApril 15, 2014 - 11:42 am

    "The police in Davis are polite if you are white." ............ My belief is that the Davis police are mostly professional and polite in their behavior no matter if the officer is black, white, brown, yellow or mixed and no matter the color of the citizen being addressed. They would not last if they were not professional and polite. However, there are a few cases where the police do misbehave and their treatment of citizens is unwarranted. Some of those cases get a lot of attention. Most get none. If you come in with a bias, as the poster who says the cops are polite "if you are white" has, you will remember cases where you think the cop mistreated someone who is not white and you will forget cases where the person who believes he was mistreated is white. The important bias, thus, is not with the cops in general. It is with those who are critical of them. Along these lines, I wrote a column last year ("Injustice seen in black and white"), which notes how little attention anyone is willing to pay when the aggrieved citizen is white.

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  • April 15, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    Rich, the big difference is that the black people were not doing anything illegal when they were harassed.

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  • Embarrassed CitizenApril 15, 2014 - 9:11 am

    First of all the Davis Police Department is completely separate from the UC Davis Police Department. Second, have you taken a look at the Davis Police Department? It is multiracial and there are a handful of female officers. So where do you get off saying you are racially profiled? That is pathetic and a cop out.

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  • April 15, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    You should be embarrassed. Diversity doesn't cancel out years of institutional racism or unconscious bias.

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