August 2022: Hate Incident
WHAT IS THIS NOTICE
CLERY notices are released by the UC Davis Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, in compliance with federal law. These notifications provide information about campus safety situations and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. If you would like to learn more about why these alerts are sent to you by the UC Davis Police Department, please visit the CLERY website at https://clerycenter.org/summary-jeanne-clery-act
LOCATION OF INCIDENT/CRIME
Blue Ridge Road Bikeway / HWY 113 Overpass
SUMMARY OF CRIME/INCIDENT
On 08/28/2022, at approximately 1500 hours, witnesses reported seeing 3-4 subjects standing on the bike-path overpass at HWY 113. The subjects hung signs facing vehicle traffic stating:
- “HOLOCAUST IS ANTI WHITE LIES” and
- “COMMUNISM IS JEWISH”
One of the witnesses confronted the subjects and tried to remove signs, and a verbal argument ensued, but no injuries were reported. The subjects were filming encounters with counter-protesters and law enforcement and may have been trying to elicit responses. They took down the signs and left on foot, later displaying their signs on the Russell Blvd overpass, according to Davis PD.
Suspect: Four white male adults, wearing all black clothing and black masks.
Vehicle: Subjects last seen on foot, headed into City of Davis through West Village
Although this did not rise to the level of a hate crime, our department has determined this to be a hate incident of concern for our campus community. Please be on the lookout for similar incidents or escalating behaviors and report to our department. For your safety, please keep your distance and do not personally intervene.
CAMPUS COMMUNITY SAFETY TIPS FROM UC DAVIS POLICE
- Always be alert to your surroundings.
- Be aware of locations and situations that will make you vulnerable to crime, such as alleys and dark parking lots.
- Avoid people and situations that make you nervous – trust your instincts!
- Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible.
- Walk close to the curb and avoid doorways, bushes, and alleys where someone could hide.
- Walk confidently and steadily, making eye contact with people when walking.
- Use UC Davis Police Safe Rides after hours on campus by calling 530-754-COPS or downloading our free smartphone application (TAPRIDE)
- If you ever feel you or others are in danger, call 9-1-1.
- Resources for victims of sexual violence can be found online at sexualviolence.ucdavis.edu or by calling the UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) Program at 530-752-3299. You can also email this program firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like further information about UC Davis Police Department resources, please feel free to visit our website at https://police.ucdavis.edu
Sgt. Chris Boothe #1015
UC Davis Police Department