Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Scare Tactics

This local story highlights how its done: if you protest too loudly, you get arrested on trumped up charges.

Vel Dowdy, an employee at Lenoir Dining Hall on campus...was arrested by campus police on March 25 and charged with felony embezzlement. Police reports said she was charged for "allowing students that she befriended to eat for free."

The [protesting] students who gathered Monday weren't buying that. They said Dowdy's arrest was an attempt by ARAMARK Educational Services, the company that runs the university's dining services, to punish Dowdy for her support of unionization.


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