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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 … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Opinion: No Charges For Stephon Clark’s Death Leave A ‘Broken, Grieving Community’

Sacramento police won’t face prosecution in Stephon Clark’s shooting death. Rachael Francois of Voice of The Youth is disappointed but not surprised. Clark’s death opens old wounds for communities like … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

We’Ced Weighs in on Police Brutality in Merced

In recent years, activists have drawn attention to police brutality in cities across the country. We’Ced reporters spoke to nine teenagers who live in Merced about their reactions to and … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bakersfield Residents Seek Police Reforms at City Council Meeting

Residents of Bakersfield expressed outrage to city leaders after after a teen girl said she was beaten by officers and attacked by a police dog. The case has led many … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Merced youth weigh in: #BlackLivesMatter and police brutality

Give voice to the oppressed. Improve police training so that deescalation trumps violence. Stop sensationalizing violence. Youth from age 14 to 22 weigh in on what they believe must be … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

#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 … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is being anti-police really that bad?

Keisa Reynolds meditates on how to compel essential changes within law enforcement and not cast herself as fundamentally “anti-police.” “[Most of] the problems are bigger than a few bad cops. How do we seek an … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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