Posts Tagged as "Police"

Valerie Vargas sits with family and community members at the North Long Beach Methodist Church on August 28, 2019 brainstorming ways to reform the Sheriff’s Department. Her relative, Anthony Vargas, was killed by deputies in August 2018. Photo by Michael Lozano.

Sheriff’s ICE Policies, Shootings Compel Long Beach Residents into Action

Oct. 1, 2019 / By
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is taking heat as Long Beach residents demand more oversight of immigration transfers and deputy shootings.

Youth Q&A: Mayor Garcia Talks Identity, Housing, Criminal Justice & Pollution in Long Beach

Jan. 3, 2019 / By , and
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Youth Reporters get the chance to interview the city’s first Latino mayor on his plans for Long Beach’s most pressing issues.

For Riders, Blue Line Policing Brings New Relief, Old Concerns

May. 19, 2017 / By and
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LBPD officers will begin patrols on the Metro Blue Line this summer. Many riders welcome it as needed security, but some have questions.

Under Shadow of Trump, Long Beach Rallies for Workers and Immigrants

May. 2, 2017 / By
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“No ban! No wall! Sanctuary for all!” chanted marchers through downtown Long Beach on May Day.

Long Beach Remembers the L.A. Riots 25 Years Later

Apr. 29, 2017 / By
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Long Beach residents and police recall the days of unrest and reflect on current tensions between law enforcement and people of color.

At Annual Event, Coalition Calls for Unity Through Diversity in Face of Harsh Climate

Apr. 6, 2017 / By
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More than 20 Long Beach organizations came together at the 2017 People's State of the City yesterday to oppose deportations, pollution, gentrification, city funding priorities, and much, much more.

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.

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...

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.

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.