Posts Tagged as "Police"

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community Forum on Police & Community Relations

Jan. 7, 2015 / By
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Join the Long Beach Minister’s Alliance, Concerned Community Members/Leaders/Advocates,
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Can Long Beach’s Cop Commission Really Police the Police?

Nov. 25, 2014 / By
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In the wake of a nationwide uproar around the policing of black communities, VoiceWaves took a look at a local police oversight agency to ask, “What can be done to hold police accountable?”

Lessons From Ferguson

Oct. 14, 2014 / By
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An exclusive discussion with Ferguson organizers and Fresno community leaders.

Is McDonnell’s Record as LB Police Chief an Asset or a Liability in Race for LA Sheriff?

Oct. 2, 2014 / By
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LB Police Chief McDonnell touts his experience driving gangs out of Long Beach, fighting human trafficking, and bringing the Long Beach crime rate down. But what do Long Beach residents say about his record as police chief?

10 Long Beach Youth Explain Why They’re Afraid Of Police

Aug. 22, 2014 / By
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In the days after unarmed black teenager Mike Brown was shot at least six times and killed by police in Ferguson, Miss., thousands of people across the country rallied the streets questioning the militarization of police and the racial harassment of young black and brown people of color in America. While conversations around law enforcement practices have begun to change, one thing has stayed constant: fear. Guns, racial profiling and power—all were cited as reasons why Long Beach youth say they fear the police.

Residents, Community Leaders Speak Out Against Human Trafficking

Feb. 6, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters Scott Bosco, Clea Kim and Danube Ramirez Hermosillo