Posts Tagged as "Police"

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Local Filipino Youth Org Makes Call to Support Black Lives

Aug. 2, 2016 / By
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A member of Anakbayan Long Beach writes that the city's Filipinos, Cambodians, and African Americans are over-policed.

Residents Remember Noel Aguilar, Killed by Sheriff’s Deputy Two Years Ago

May. 27, 2016 / By
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About 40 people gathered in North Long Beach yesterday to commemorate the 2 year anniversary of 23-year-old Noel Enrique Aguilar's fatal death by gunfire from a Los Angeles sheriff's deputy.
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Long Beach Rallies for Workers, Immigrants on May Day

May. 3, 2016 / By
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Workers have celebrated May Day, or International Workers' Day, since the 1880's. On Sunday, Long Beach workers and immigrants rallied to say their struggle is not over.

Fatal Police Shooting Leads to Lawsuit Against Long Beach

Mar. 23, 2016 / By
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The family of a man shot to death by Long Beach police announced a $20 million lawsuit against the city Thursday and called for reforms within the police department...

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Long Beach Surveillance: Uneven Balance of Privacy and Safety?

Nov. 18, 2015 / By
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Long Beach is one of the 61 cities in California with some form of government or police surveillance. Only three of these cities, however, have public policies regulating police surveillance and Long Beach is not on that list.
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Getting Off A Gang Injunction Not As Simple As “Opting-Out”

Apr. 20, 2015 / By
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Heralded by police as the answer to ending crime and vilified by community activists as the new Jim Crow law, gang injunctions have been a controversial issue, no matter how you look at it. Here are four steps to getting off a gang injunction list in Long Beach.

Why the Former South Carolina Cop May Walk in The Scott Slaying

Apr. 13, 2015 / By
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The police officer who shot Walter Scott may wind up being the rare case of a cop convicted of murdering in cold-blood an unarmed black man. If past history is any guide, though, just don’t bet on it yet.
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Why Community Leaders Are Concerned About Police Messaging On Prop. 47

Mar. 25, 2015 / By
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As cities across California implement Prop. 47, Long Beach residents have recently expressed concerns over local police officers’ commentary at community meetings.
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Young, Brown and ‘Looking Unsafe’

Mar. 18, 2015 / By
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“When was the last time you were you in jail?” A young white police officer asked me this question after he pulled me over while I rode my bike close to Richmond, where I live.
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6 Views of Community Policing in Long Beach

Feb. 6, 2015 / By
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The LB Police Department has taken steps recently to improve relations with the communities it serves. But amid a backdrop of complaints over racial profiling and use of excessive force, many question whether enough is being done to repair ties.

A Model for Police Reform

Jan. 14, 2015 / By
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In the past decade, the police department in Richmond, Calif. has undergone a dramatic transformation. Spearheaded by an openly-gay and white chief in charge of policing this largely African American and Latino city, the changes are now bearing fruit, with crime down and trust between officers and the residents they are meant to protect on the rise.