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Community, police together must solve neighborhood problem

"Fortunately, a new effort was announced this week that aims to reverse these trends in California, bringing together communities of color and law enforcement to not only create trust but also reforms that are good for public safety. And it will start with each side bringing their honest selves."

 
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GATHERING FOR AN END TO RACIAL PROFILING

"Rev. Toni McNeil and Rev. Curtis Smith of Faith in the Valley/San Joaquin County organized a 45-minute rally Monday to raise awareness of racial profiling by police. The morning rally preceded a meeting of California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, established in 2015 to address profiling by police and to increase diversity in law enforcement agencies."

 
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HOW CAN RIVErSIDE POLICE IMPROVE? HIRE MORE MINORITIES, BILINGUAL OFFICERS, GROUP SAYS

"Organizers offered a guide to help police build trust in the community through a program known as HEAT: transforming police “hiring” practices;  implementing “equipment” practices that demilitarize and improve public safety; creating “accountability” around the use of force; and “training” that focuses on implicit bias."

 
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San Jose: Activists push to expand police auditor powers, to cautious officials

"Social-justice activists intensified their campaign to expand the authority of San Jose’s independent police auditor Monday, calling on city leaders to champion a 2018 ballot measure that would dramatically increase civilian oversight for the police department."

 
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San Jose Police Leaders Meet With Community to Discuss Spike in Officer-Involved Shootings

"Churches and the group People Acting in Community Together, or PACT, brought hundreds of people together with the hope that they would get some answers from police brass. Victims' families told their personal stories and expressed their frustrations."