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    QC student alleges attack by NYPD

    On Monday Jan. 20, Queens College student, Alejandro Rodriguez was allegedly attacked by NYPD officers in Elmhurst, Queens. Two different cell phone videos display, in parts, what occurred. The first video shows Rodriguez, 22, emotional and accusing the officers of calling him a “little punk.” One of the officers responds by saying, “I’m giving you a chance,” and tells Rodriguez to leave the premises. The second video shows Rodriguez with his arms up and backing away from the officers when he is attacked. Despite the video evidence being ambiguous, the second cellphone clip does show Rodriguez with his hands up and backing away from officers, who then rush to him,…

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    Attack near Queens College prompts questions about campus safety

    On her way home from a Halloween party, a 24-year-old QC student was attacked and sexually assaulted near 152nd St. and Melbourne Ave. According to a memo from the Office of Public Safety, the student had just exited the bus on Jewel Avenue and was walking to her apartment near campus when she was approached by a white male who punched her in the face and threw her to the ground. “He was saying ‘stop fighting before you die,’” the victim’s roommate, Su Wei said. While on top of her, the attacker began to tear off her clothes, but he stopped and fled when a man in a nearby apartment…