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Asher J. Montgomery

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CPD at Johnston Gate Palestine Sit-in
College

Police Say Harvard Affiliates Likely Cut Johnston Gate Lock During Saturday Protest

Harvard affiliates used bolt cutters to cut a lock securing Johnston Gate in an attempt to allow roughly 150 protesters access to Harvard Yard for a Saturday afternoon protest, the Harvard University Police Department said Sunday.

Harvard Students at Pro-Palestine MIT Encampment
City Politics

MIT Police Arrest 9 Students Blocking Parking Garage in Pro-Palestine Protest

MIT Police Department officers arrested nine students involved in blocking the MIT Stata Center parking garage, the school announced in an alert to affiliates on Thursday evening.

Encampment in Front of University Hall
College

Pro-Palestinian Alumni Group To Withhold Donations In Support of Harvard Yard Encampment

Pro-Palestine Harvard alumni will withhold donations from the University in solidarity with the pro-Palestine Yard encampment, alumni organizers announced in a Crimson op-ed on Thursday.

Harvard University Police Outside Widener Gate to Harvard Yard
HUPD

Police Observed 2 College Students ‘Passing Supplies’ Over Harvard Yard Gate

Cambridge Police Department officers observed two Harvard undergraduates “passing supplies” from a vehicle to individuals who had climbed over the Harvard Yard fence Monday night.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

Boston, Cambridge-Area High School Students Block Mass. Ave. in Support of MIT Encampment

Approximately 50 student Boston-area high school students blocked Massachusetts Avenue in front of MIT on Monday afternoon for at least four hours as part of a pro-Palestine protest.

HUPD Chief Victor Clay
Crime

HUPD ‘Far More Vigilant’ on Campus Amid Increased Threats Against Students Following Oct. 7

Harvard University Police Chief Victor A. Clay said in a Friday interview with The Crimson that the department has considerably increased their presence on campus following an increase in threats aimed at students.

The Democracy Center
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Calls to Keep Democracy Center Open

The Cambridge City Council passed a policy order calling on the Foundation for Civic Leadership to reconsider their decision to indefinitely close the Democracy Center — a meeting house for activists and organizers in Harvard Square – at a meeting Tuesday morning.

Cambridge Police Department
Crime

CPD Facing Increased Overtime Shifts Amid Hiring Shortages

Amid staffing shortages, the Cambridge Police Department is increasingly “forcing” officers to work back-to-back shifts to cover open positions.

Harvard University Police Outside Widener Gate to Harvard Yard
HUPD

Despite Increase in Arrests, HUPD Sees Decline in Use of Force in 2023

The number of arrests made by the Harvard Police Department increased by nearly 20 percent in 2023, according to a recent update to the HUPD dashboard.

Cambridge Police Officer Blocks Intersection at Protest
Crime

Man Who Placed Fake Bomb At Harvard Sentenced to 3 Years Probation

William A. Giordani, a New Hampshire man arrested for placing a fake bomb in the Science Center Plaza on Harvard’s campus, will face three years of probation for failing to report a felony.

HUPD Mass Hall Palestine Protest
College

HUPD Chief Says Harvard Yard Encampment is Peaceful, Defends Students’ Right to Protest

Harvard University Police Chief Victor A. Clay defended the rights of pro-Palestinian protesters staging an encampment in Harvard Yard and said the demonstration has remained peaceful in a Friday interview.

Democracy Center Protest
City Politics

Despite Activist Pleas, Owner Says Decision to Close Democracy Center is ‘Not Changeable’

Despite impassioned speeches and protests from community activists, leaders are moving forward with plans to indefinitely close the Democracy Center for renovations.

Harvard Yard Encampment Spreads towards Johnston Gate
College

Pro-Palestine Harvard Students Occupy Harvard Yard on First Day of Encampment

Pro-Palestine protesters established an encampment in Harvard Yard on Wednesday to protest the College’s suspension of the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

HUPD Trespassing Charges vs. Non-Trespassing Charges

HUPD Badge
Crime

HUPD Sees Surge in Trespassing Arrests Compared to Recent Years

The Harvard University Police Department is on track to far exceed the average yearly number of trespassing-related arrests on campus over the last three years.

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