Local groups and coalitions sponsored the “Drugs, Public Health and Needle Exchange” to discuss public safety solutions and gain more information about needle exchange from experts.
Mayor Hilary Bryant discusses the changes and the challenges in the community due to the tragedies and spike crimes in recent months in a Q&A with CHP.
Taking Back Santa Cruz
A new iPhone app has been developed for the Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) which will allow users to access the SCPD’s scanner feed, crime maps, new departmental blog, crime alerts and mug shots. The app will also be developed and released for use on the Droid platform within the coming months.
Local non-profit Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is implementing new domestic violence prevention programming, thanks to a $90,000 grant it received from the Verizon Foundation. Watsonville police chief Manny Solano and executive director of Kidpower Irene van der Zande are partnering to address “people safety” in the Santa Cruz community and internationally.
An exploration of the black student experience on UC campuses, which are infamous for their low enrollment of African-American students. Includes a recap of the UC hate crimes of last year, a follow-up of what has happened since then and a synopsis of race relations on UC campuses today.
In light of the Tucson shooting, many have interpreted the incident as a gaping hole in domestic gun control law. Calls for change and action have rippled across the nation. Yet precisely what change means and how it should be implemented are not entirely clear-cut.
Texas legislature will soon vote on a bill that would legalize concealed handguns on college campus. They should think rationally and shoot down this bill.
City Council plans on giving safety improvements to the Laurel Street crosswalks, after Harish Tailor, 60 years old, was struck and killed over a year ago.
On New Year’s Day last year, Oscar Grant was killed on a BART platform by BART cop Johannes Mehserle. Almost two years later, Mehserle received a two-year sentence. The sympathetic sentencing displays a double standard that the justice department affords cops and deeply ingrained racism within the justice process.