Campus Cops Handling Racism

By | May 14th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

In the past few weeks, a black student at Yale University had the police called on her for napping in a common room, and two Native American teenagers, prospective students at Colorado State University, were stopped on a campus tour after another parent was reportedly nervous, calling them “creepy” in a 911 call.

While generally much

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Riverside man accused of hanging noose on fence to intimidate mixed-race neighbors

By | May 11th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A Riverside man has been accused of hanging a noose to intimidate a mixed-race family — the first prosecution of the state anti-hate law in Inland Southern California since the Legislature added nooses to the statute nine years ago.

Levi Jared Grant Lehman, 30, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Feb. 16. He has been

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Incidences of Campus Racial Intolerance Spark Calls for Change

By | May 11th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Some say the current racial and political climate contributes to the problem. They have “heightened the othering of people of color,” says Dr. Marybeth Gasman, director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. “I think there are Whites who consider spaces

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Video of an arrest in Vista sparks anger at sheriff’s department

By | May 10th, 2018|Police & Community|

The videotaped arrest this week of two men at a domestic-violence call prompted swift condemnation from family members and community leaders Wednesday, as San Diego sheriff’s officials launched an investigation.

Within hours of its posting on social media and the San Diego Union-Tribune

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Santa Clarita sides with Trump over California’s sanctuary policy

By | May 9th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

SANTA CLARITA — The debate over California’s immigration laws flared in Santa Clarita whose five-member City Council voted unanimously to file an amicus brief against California’s so-called sanctuary law, supporting the federal lawsuit against the state by the Trump administration.

Santa Clarita could become the first city in Los Angeles County to officially oppose SB 54,

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A Woman Said She Saw Burglars. They Were Just Black Airbnb Guests.

By | May 8th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

It was an entirely routine moment: Four people exited the home they had rented on Airbnb in Rialto, Calif., and loaded suitcases into their car.

Within minutes, several police cars had arrived and the group was being questioned as a helicopter flew overhead. A neighbor who didn’t recognize them had reported a

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Children are likely to be separated from parents illegally crossing the border under new Trump administration policy

By | May 8th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

All immigrants who cross the border illegally will be charged with a crime under a new “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions said Monday, launching a crackdown that could overwhelm already-clogged detention facilities and immigration courts with hundreds of thousands of new cases.

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Migrants, young and old, are not always related. Border Patrol says fear of child trafficking forces separations

By | May 8th, 2018|Immigration|

Border Patrol agents found the man walking a little boy up a dirt road north of the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas, with eight other Central American migrants.

The pair wore matching blue-striped polo shirts.

Ely Fernandez explained that he was a taxi driver who had fled San Pedro Sula, a notoriously dangerous city in northern Honduras.

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