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Students weigh in on elected official’s response to defund police

July 8, 2020 / By

The idea to defund the police has spread across the nation after the death of George Floyd, and many elected officials have weighed in on the idea. 

Skywriting Art Project protests Immigrant Detention Centers and Mass Incarceration over Fourth of July weekend

July 6, 2020 / By

As part of the nationwide “In Plain Sight” activist artwork protest, skywriting fleets left artist-created messages in the skies above Southern California detention centers, immigration courts, and other landmarks over the Fourth of July weekend. 

Despite calls to de-fund BPD, Bakersfield City adopts budget that allocates more funds to police

June 25, 2020 / By

The Bakersfield City Council voted at Wednesday’s meeting to adopt a budget that many say allocates too much money to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Community organizations call to de-fund BPD, reallocate funds to services that promote equity

June 17, 2020 / By

At a community budget meeting held Friday via Zoom, nearly 90 community members called to defund the Bakersfield Police Department and reallocate those funds to other community services.

Dolores Huerta Foundation calls to de-fund police in schools, supports Black Lives Matter movement

June 9, 2020 / By

Timoteo Prado, an organizer for the Dolores Huerta Foundation, had left the store when he was stopped by police officers and detained in 1992.

Robert Forbes dies over the weekend after being struck by vehicle at protest

June 8, 2020 / By

A black man struck by a car near downtown Bakersfield during a protest on Wednesday night has died, the Bakersfield Police Department confirmed.