Sacramento Protests Erupt After DA’s Decision On Stephon Clark Shooting

After the DA’s announcement that there would be no criminal charges against officers in the Stephon Clark case, community members gathered for protests around the city. Access Local TV youth reporters documented one of the protests. Watch the video at Access Local TV.

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#BlackLivesMatter in Fresno

Youth media reporters captured the faces, slogans, signs, and expressions of Fresnans who gathered on July 9 for a Black Lives Matter demonstration. Protesters marched from Fresno to Clovis with a common purpose to draw attention to police brutality. See the photographs at The Know.

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ACLU launches app to record sightings of police violence

The ACLU of California has launched a mobile phone app called Mobile Justice, which lets users to upload recordings of police-citizen encounters and send the videos directly to the organization. “By keeping track of these incidents, we might come closer to changing policies and procedures. We can’t let ourselves become desensitized to police harassment and violence.” Keisa Reynolds has this commentary on the innovation, […]

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Movie Review: Why I Loved Every Minute Of “Straight Outta Compton”

A self-claimed hip-hop aficionado breaks down “Straight Outta Compton,” a film about the rap group N.W.A. The writer admits the movie relies on a handful of cliches to tell the story, but couldn’t help getting swept up in the emotions of its real life characters and the generation they represented. “Much of the film’s backdrop is Los […]

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Long Beach residents speak up against police tactics

A recent town hall for police and community members attracted large numbers, but for people who had questions about police violence, the conversation was fruitless. One man whose brother was shot and killed by police in April was disturbed by the lack of response to demands for an independent investigation. “Today there was a lot of good questions but there was really […]

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