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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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    The CSUSB Conversations on Race and Policing series resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 27, when it will focus on the differing responses police have had to Black Lives Matter and to Make America Great Again protests. “Contrasting Police Responses: BLM and MAGA” will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m., and can be accessed from ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media  In the wake of recent calls to shift responsibility for non-violent intervention away from police departments, lawmakers and community advocates around California are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign AB 2054, also known as the CRISES Act.  CRISES is an acronym for Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Conversations broke wide open since the Black revolution was televised, spurring change and raising the debate a few notches on something that has resonated worldwide – police brutality. “In Germany, Thailand, Rome, Vietnam, they are chanting Black Lives Matter in the streets. It’s pretty remarkable,” said Dr. Mary Texeira, a professor of ...