Archive for July, 2011

The unrelenting prosecution of Cherise Rogers

July 30, 2011
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April 6, 2007 is a day Cherise Rogers will never forget. It was the beginning of an average Friday, or so she thought. Twenty-five-years-old and not long out of college, she was working as a clerk typist for the Los Angeles Police Department. She just finished her shift, which ended at one in the...
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Prison hunger strike may be ending, but core issue far from over

July 24, 2011
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California prison authorities announced last week the end of the inmate hunger strike at Pelican Bay State Prison. However, the issue over how California treats its prisoners is still far from resolved. On Friday, July 22, a group of roughly 50 demonstrators, many of whom are family and friends of striking inmates, assembled outside...
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Checkpoint crashers help motorists keep their property

July 16, 2011
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Pro-immigrant advocates rallied yesterday at Florence Avenue and Main Street to warn drivers of a police sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint. Standing down the street from the checkpoint, members of the Southern California Immigration Coalition, or SCIC, held placards warning motorists of the police stop. Their signs read “checkpoint” in both English and Spanish....
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