The Daily Gamecock

In Brief: 12/2/15

Clemson student found dead at Memorial Stadium

According to The State, Clemson University campus police were called to Clemson’s Memorial Stadium Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. after receiving reports of a body behind the stadium. The authorities said they found the body of an 18-year-old first-year student from Dunwoody, Georgia. The student fell approximately 120 feet from the stands at the south end of the stadium, according to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office and Clemson officials. There is no foul play suspected and Clemson Police Chief Eric Hendricks assured the public that there was no threat to the campus. Clemson played its last home game at the stadium on Nov. 21.

Chicago mayor calls for resignation of city police superintendent

CNN reported Tuesday that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to retire. This development stems from protests in Chicago regarding the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in October 2014. The dashboard camera footage of the incident was made public last week by a judge, showing the officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. Emanuel says the police force has the lost the trust of the people it is supposed to protect. Illinois’ attorney general has asked the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation into the police department.

Giuliani says celebrations occurred on 9/11, but Trump exaggerates

In an interview with CNN Tuesday, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said there was some celebrating by American Muslims during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but Donald Trump’s claim that thousands of Muslims cheered after the attacks, is an exaggeration. “We had pockets of celebration some in Queens, some in Brooklyn,” Giuliani stated. The former mayor said it is up to the business mogul and GOP presidential candidate to give evidence of his claims.