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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent More than 1,000 people have died in the past decade after encounters with law enforcement, despite officers using non-lethal tactics, according to a recent investigation by The Associated Press, the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, and PBS’ Frontline. The findings again show systemic issues within policing and ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Six ex-law enforcement officers from Mississippi have admitted guilt for their participation in the torture and abuse of two Black men earlier this year. Five former deputies from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office and one former officer from the Richland Police Department have admitted to federal ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (RIPA Board) released its annual report on policing in December. It revealed that People “perceived as Black were searched at 2.2 times the rate of people” appearing as White. Additionally, law enforcement officers in the state searched a total of 6,622 more people perceived as ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent A new report has revealed that California law enforcement officers searched, detained on the curb or in a patrol car, handcuffed, and removed from vehicles more individuals perceived as Black than individuals perceived as white, even though they stopped more than double the number of individuals ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Ongoing roundtables in Anaheim are talking about all the big questions of recent decades, such as why Black people are profiled twice as much as whites, along with other eye-openers using simulators to glimpse why police shoot so quickly. One thing Joan Powell learned at a meeting was that officers said they ...
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    by Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Last week, reacting to the violent death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man in Minnesota, California Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) introduced a new bill. The legislation, AB 1196, bans law enforcement officers in the state from using carotid artery restraints to subdue and detain suspects. ...
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    Bullying and violence in our communities were top concerns on Monday night. Over 200 community members joined with Assemblymember Reyes and Chief Joseph Paulino of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Police at Arroyo Valley High School to share their frustrations and concerns on important community issues in San Bernardino. The goal of the ...
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    By Tanu Henry  | California Black Media Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects. After a grueling yearlong process that survived bitter fights, tense negotiations and impassioned speeches, the Senate voted 29-1 to pass AB ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Derek Williams is unapologetically chief. It’s not the worst job in the world, but even as his heart was set on joining the police force after he served in the military, his inner family circle heavily advised against it. Getting into police work is not without its challenges, but probably none so ...