‘Stop The Genocide’: Locals protest Pasadena’s police brutality

Last Saturday morning, local activist groups held a protest against police brutality with Pasadenans and Altadenans at a Mobil gas station in Altadena. The protest was sparked by the murder of Stephon Clark who was gunned down by police officers while in his own backyard. The groups that participated were the Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence, Refuse Fascism and other local activists. The protest was held at the same gas station that Christopher Ballew was beaten by Pasadena Police on Nov. 9, 2017. As …

Oppressive police need massive civilian oversight

In 1965, New York Mayor John Lindsay proposed including civilians on a review board as a way to address complaints from minority groups about police misconduct. The move backfired, and the police union and conservatives rallied against civilian oversight. Voters later defeated the idea in a citywide vote. Two decades passed before civilian oversight was approved in NYC and during that time police misconduct and abuse soared in the city, particularly against minorities.

Police Blotter: Group spotted bringing potential weapon to campus

Monday, March 28 A staff member reported that their personal desk was burglarized. A student reported that his bicycle was stolen in the early afternoon from the bike racks outside of the C building.   Tuesday, March 29 A PCC faculty member requested assistance when an aggressive individual approached them. Campus police responded to the incident, which was resolved. A missing Azusa individual with mental disabilities advised their family that they were at PCC. Campus security conducted an area check and PCC advised Azusa PD …