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    By Dianne Anderson Charles Parks confronted more than a few close calls trying to stay ahead of all the curveballs of his career back in his day. Some things have changed a bit over the past three decades when he was a Commander in the Long Beach Police Department, but other things are timeless. He ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Black Lives Matter. George Floyd’s life mattered. A mixed-race jury in Minneapolis returned a guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20, potentially sending the ex-cop to prison for the rest of his life. The panel, which included six Whites and six ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), the chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, and Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) added language with some teeth to Senate Bill (SB) 2, the “Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021.” The amendments to the police reform bill, first ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A decades-long battle among civil rights groups across the nation to ban no knock warrants finally cleared an important hurdle locally in the city of Pomona, now opening the door wider for police accountability and public safety. Jeanette Ellis Royston, president of the Pomona Valley branch NAACP, said she got involved with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some of the most disturbing images Patrick Kennedy has seen lately is wrapped around religion, condoning violence and intolerance with Jesus as the strongman. Far right extremism is always just a click away. He said it’s easy to see just how authoritarian the nation is leaning. “Their interpretation of Jesus as the ...