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Community gathers to rally against ‘inhumane’ conditions in immigration detention facilities

July 16, 2019 / By

Hundreds of Kern County residents united Friday with a goal to raise awareness of the “inhumane” conditions in immigration detention facilities across the country.

Delano city council ‘indefinitely’ tables request for surveillance technology

July 8, 2019 / By

The Delano Police Chief asked at Monday’s city council meeting to indefinitely table a request for the purchase of a surveillance technology that allows law enforcement to access private information about community members.

‘If they don’t want it, I won’t force it’: Delano Police Chief said he plans to advise city council against license plate reading technology

July 1, 2019 / By
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The Delano Police Chief plans to advise against the implementation of automated license plate readers into Delano’s Police Department at Monday’s Delano City Council meeting. 

Police Chief Robert Nevarez said last month at a Community Law Enforcement Liaison Board meeting the technology could benefit the department in solving crime.

Kern County’s demographic characteristics pose challenges in the 2020 Census, research shows

June 28, 2019 / By

California’s rural and suburban communities will be at the highest risk for being undercounted in the 2020 Census, research shows.

‘If you don’t participate in the Census, Trump wins’: Governor stands behind immigrant communities; denounces addition of citizenship question

June 27, 2019 / By
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In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to block — for now — the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census questionnaire, the governor urged Californians to participate in the census next year — no matter the final ruling.

Delano Chief of Police assures community private information is safe with license plate scanning technology

June 17, 2019 / By
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In a meeting where residents expressed concerns about sharing private information with law enforcement, the Delano Chief of Police assured residents their personal information is safe with a new technology program the police department is considering using.