EUP holds panel discussion for Constitution Day

Leslie Shaeffer/
Students gather in the student center for a panel discussion to celebrate Constitution Day.
Ferguson shooting death considered

By Leslie Shaeffer/

Students gathered in the Pogue Student Center multipurpose room on Thursday, Sept. 18, for a panel discussion on Constitution Day. The panel titled "Police, Society and Modern Domestic Warfare" discussed police militarism in America since the Ferguson, Mo., shooting death of Michael Brown.

The panel discussion included Dr. Umeme Sababu of the Department of History, Anthropology, and World Languages, Drs. James Fisher and Joseph Conti of the Department of Political Science, and Dr. Jim Wertz from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. The panel was moderated by Dr. Rhonda Matthews from the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

The professors discussed a topic of their choice regarding police militarism. Dr. Wertz went into a detailed discussion about the cases of 12 journalists who had been arrested during the protests in Ferguson. There was a question-and-answer segment of the panel, during which students became involved in the conversation and expressed their thoughts and opinions on police militarism.

Edinboro University recognizes Constitution Day as a day honoring the signing of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17,1787.