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The San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Charles C...

New U-T Columnist To Focus On San Diego's Diverse Identities, Values

Jan. 19
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

As a reporter on the politics and events of San Diego County for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Charles Clark kept his opinions to himself. Today he becomes a columnist who will focus on how race, history, identity and values shape our actions.

The 'Racial Caste System' At The U.S. Capitol

Jan. 19
Karen Grigsby Bates / NPR

After the Capitol was cleared of insurrectionists on January 6, there was work to be done — and it wasn't lost on many that cleaning up the mess would fall largely to Black and Brown people.

Ken Burns Says U.S. Has 3 Viruses: COVID-19, White Supremacy And Misinformation

Jan. 19
Rachel Martin / NPR

Documentarian Ken Burns believed there were three major crises in the nation's past: The Civil War, the Depression and World War II. Now, he says, we are living through the fourth.

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, and Bishop Jul...

Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy Still Galvanizes Today's Movement For Justice And Equality

Jan. 18
By Jade Hindmon

As the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. it’s important to look at the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s and how it shapes the Black Lives Matter movement now.

A woman decorates her car in the San Diego Zoo ...

San Diego Activists Demand District Attorney Prosecute Past Police Shootings

Jan. 18
By Claire Trageser

Racial justice activists in San Diego want to reclaim Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a call for more police accountability by asking District Attorney Summer Stephan to prosecute police officers for past shootings.

'I May Not Get There With You': An Eyewitness Account Of MLK's Final Days

Jan. 15
Abe Selby / NPR

Clara Jean Ester was a college student in 1968 when she saw Martin Luther King Jr. give his final speech. A day later, Ester was at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., when he was assassinated.

The San Diego County Administration Building in...

San Diego County Supervisors Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis

Jan. 12
By City News Service

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted in favor of a resolution that declares racism a public health crisis.

Court Says Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck To Stand Trial Alone

Jan. 12
Brakkton Booker / NPR

A Minnesota judge cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as reason to have Derek Chauvin's trial start on March 8, while the other officers involved in Floyd's death will have their trial in August.

Trump supporters try to break through a police ...

A Historical Look At Policing And Violent White Mobs

Jan. 11
By Jade Hindmon

University of San Diego History Lecturer David Miller discusses the historical differences in the policing of Black demonstrators and violent white mobs.

Supporters of President Trump in Santee, CA on ...

Difference In Protest Enforcement Has Racial Justice Activists Looking For Answers

Jan. 7
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Wednesday's events in Washington exposed a contrast in how police respond to different groups of protesters.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors in chambe...

Supervisors Will Ask Board To Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis

Jan. 6
By City News Service

San Diego County Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Nora Vargas announced Wednesday they will ask the Board of Supervisors to pass a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.

A still image from the La Mesa Police Departmen...

No Charges For Officer Who Shot Woman With Bean-Bag Round In La Mesa Protest

Jan. 6
By City News Service

The DA's Office review concluded that Detective Eric Knudson used reasonable force "in light of the totality of circumstances" when he fired on 59-year-old Leslie Furcron, who attended a May 30 protest.

2 Louisville Police Officers Connected To Breonna Taylor's Death Have Been Fired

Jan. 6
Brakkton Booker / NPR

Detective Joshua Jaynes, who secured the search warrant for Taylor's apartment, and Detective Myles Cosgrove, who federal investigators said fired the shot that killed her, have been terminated.

Prosecutor Announces No Charges Will Be Filed Against Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake

Jan. 5
Brakkton Booker / NPR

Kenosha, Wis., police Officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white, shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back in August after Blake slowly walked away from officers and toward a parked vehicle.

Protestors shouting

California Board Urges Bias Reviews Of Police Social Media

Jan. 4
Don Thompson / Associated Press

A state advisory board says California police agencies should routinely review officers’ social media, cellphones and computers for racist, bigoted or other offensive content that contributes to sharply disproportionate stops of Black people.

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