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Six National Police Reform Bills Congress Must Pass

Six National Police Reform Bills Congress Must Pass

By Kanya Bennett This week, we continued to mourn the loss of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the Dallas police officers. But the reality is that we’ve been in mourning for victims of color of police violence for a long time: Anthony Hill (Ga.), Laquan McDonald (Ill.), Freddie Gray (Md.), Aura Rosser (Mich.), Michael...

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My View II: Reflections on the Last Two Weeks and the Future of Policing

Jul 16, 2016
My View II: Reflections on the Last Two Weeks and the Future of Policing

In two weeks, I will have been doing this stuff for ten years – which is a long time to be doing something that in many ways is constantly evolving.  The last two weeks have been very interesting watching the intersection between national tragedy and local policies and events. Last week was about tragedy...

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My View: The Hope of the New

Jul 16, 2016
My View: The Hope of the New

This week a new mayor, a new councilmember and a new mayor pro tem were sworn into office – as I have suggested before, the changing of the guard has a more profound impact on how council will do its business than we tend to anticipate. The exiting Dan Wolk earned glowing praise from...

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The Fight For Justice and Police Reform from Louisiana to California

Jul 16, 2016
The Fight For Justice and Police Reform from Louisiana to California

By Irene Rojas-Carroll This week, Fresno police released the body camera footage of the shooting of Dylan Noble. The footage raises serious questions about the shooting. We continue to be concerned about the police culture of secrecy and lack of clear body camera policies in Fresno. Last week, every morning brought us more tragic,...

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Council Looks to Take First Steps Towards General Plan Update

Jul 15, 2016
Council Looks to Take First Steps Towards General Plan Update

During the council campaign several candidates indicated their support for a General Plan update and when Robb Davis, in a Vanguard interview in June suggested the same, it became clear there were at least three votes to move forward to looking into a General Plan Update. On Tuesday, the Council may take the first...

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How I Accidentally Stole A Van

Jul 15, 2016
How I Accidentally Stole A Van

By Sophie Marconi On July 14th at approximately 11:30 am I left the office of the Davis Vanguard to go pick up a table that I had found the previous day on the UC Davis Free and For Sale page. My boss handed me the keys to his van and I walked out to...

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Judge Reduces Domestic Violence Charge to a Misdemeanor

Jul 15, 2016
Judge Reduces Domestic Violence Charge to a Misdemeanor

By Sarah Gregory Judge David Rosenberg reduced a traditionally domestic violence felony charge to a misdemeanor on Thursday.  The defendant, Aldo Efrain Arellano, was charged with inflicting corporal injury and abusing or endangering the health of a child. On June 13, 2016, Officer Benjamin Yen of the Woodland Police Department received a call from...

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Philando Castile Should Still Be Alive

Jul 15, 2016
Philando Castile Should Still Be Alive

by Jana Kooren Philando Castile should still be alive. Mr. Phil (as he was known at school) worked at my son’s elementary school in the cafeteria. My son started pre-K this fall at the tender age of four. First thing he did every morning was walk in and get breakfast. He had never eaten...

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What It Feels Like to Be Pulled Over for a Minor Traffic Violation While Black

Jul 14, 2016
What It Feels Like to Be Pulled Over for a Minor Traffic Violation While Black

It has been two years since the death of Eric Garner and nearly two years since Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson set off explosive pushback that has reverberated around the country. We have long known that the experiences of African Americans with police have been markedly different from that of white America.  Within white...

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Katehi Team’s Asking Why Berkeley Chancellor Is Being Treated Differently

Jul 14, 2016
Katehi Team’s Asking Why Berkeley Chancellor Is Being Treated Differently

On Wednesday, the LA Times reported that UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, already on the hot seat due to sexual harassment scandals that led to the resignation of Provost Claude Steele in April, is under investigation for alleged misuse of public funds. According to the Times report, the chancellor is alleged to have “failed...

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