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‘What it feels like’ to have a target on your back

A threatening atmosphere created through cinematography and sound, along with the unambiguous symbol of a target, conveys the ominous experience of a young person of color walking the sidewalks, in this striking video from RYSE Youth Center.

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Friends and family gather to demand accountability in police violence investigations

Friends and families of people killed by police in Kern County converged at Heritage Park to demand that law enforcement officials properly investigate fatal police-involved incidents. The District Attorney announced that — going forward — her office would review officer-involved … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Confronting Operation Lemon Drop: police tactics gone too far?

This video focuses on Operation Lemon Drop, which the San Diego Sheriff says prevents crime by checking up on people on probation or parole.  Officers converge on the Lemon Grove trolley station, asking passengers to present … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

A public safety funding debate

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is seeking additional funding in order to improve on police presence in high-risk areas, and help the department better respond to emergency calls. Others argue that addressing … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Supervisors vote to end deportation program in L.A. County

This week L.A. County’s Board of Supervisors ended a program that placed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents inside jails to screen inmates for deportation, but replaced it with a policy that still supports collusion between … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is Baltimore tipping off this generation’s Civil Rights Movement?

Each account of an unarmed man dying by the hands of police fuels anger and frustration, and in Baltimore, young people took to the streets to protest. Figures from Black history are awakened as resistance rises up against … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baltimore teen torn between family and a movement

During these heated times in Baltimore, Laurell Glenn debates with her friends about the nature of anti-police protests. And for good reason. “My friends are totally against the police, because they think cops … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walking the line: reporting on protests and police response

At a forum UC Berkeley’s Journalism School, journalists and law enforcement talked about the task of covering protests fairly. They compared the media reaction to violent versus nonviolent protests, like those after the decision not to … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

City Slam – Injustice

In this episode of City Slam, Dani Tarver performs a powerful piece about the injustice young black men face growing up in America. It’s an addition to the Remix your life showcase, … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Young, brown, and looking ‘unsafe’

When Richmond resident David Meza was pulled over riding his bike in nearby Pinole, the officer asked why Meza was in Pinole and explained, “I’m not saying you’re doing anything wrong, you just … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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