Hundreds of Kern County residents united Friday with a goal to raise awareness of the “inhumane” conditions in immigration detention facilities across the country.
The triple-digit weather didn’t stop the crowd from gathering for the Lights for Liberty event and marching from the Bakersfield Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield.
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.
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.
California’s rural and suburban communities will be at the highest risk for being undercounted in the 2020 Census, research shows.
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.
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.