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What's Bruin at UCLA: Probe into Mistreatment of Press Begins; Student Attacks Evangelical Preachers

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Daily Bruin staff filed a formal complaint against the LAPD for mistreatment and denial of access to reporting early Sunday morning as students began to party hard in Westwood. The celebrations for the victory over USC on Saturday night reached the pinnacle when partygoers on Frat Row decided to pile trash in the middle of Landfair Ave and set it afire. Daily Bruin staff writers who produced identification were still denied access to see officers shooting students with rubber bullets and using batons. In addition, news editors and reporters were allegedly either struck by a baton or pushed, and in one case pushed on top of the hood of a car.

The LAPD will be conducting the investigation on the LAPD - go figure.

It is customary on UC campuses for evangelical Christian groups to come and preach about how our sinful ways and arrogance will plunge us into further judgment in the next life. This week, members of the evangelical group Open Air Outreach (from as far as Syracuse, NY) descended upon UCLA to let us know how ignorant and miseducated we really are. This LAist staff writer was there to witness the open debate and preaching take place in the quad.

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In case you were only able to stick around for less than an hour of the rant, you didn't miss anything because each hour repeats the same formula that these so-called preachers were taught in the spaceship: proving that empirical science is hypocritical for circular reasons, that liberals have an affair with the "Laws of Logic", and that we are all sinners. And even though only God can judge you, somehow they are still allowed to point their fingers and pick out the sinners as well. They went far enough to even offend many Christians who were present.

On Tuesday, one student began rushing around and yelling at the preachers. He then proceeded to expose himself to them by taking off his pants, then physically attacked one of them. He was quickly restrained and removed by campus police.

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