police

  • 3D-printed Guns Among Concerns as Police, Communities Gather

    Soundbite Services WASHINGTON – Millions of people across the U.S. gathered for National Night Out events Tuesday to build camaraderie between communities and local law enforcement. The annual observance is intended to encourage relationships with those sworn to serve and protect. Vera Bumpers, president of the National Organization of Black Law...
  • Rebuilding San Jose’s Police Department is Going Great, But We’re Not Done Yet

    “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers Editor’s Note: This OpEd originally ran in the Mercury News By Mayor Sam Liccardo Dear Friends, When I became mayor two and a half years ago, our police department faced a...
  • The community and the police

    Night Out Promotes Police-Community Relationships

    Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND, Calif. –  On August 2nd 16,000 communities across the country took part in the 33rd annual National Night Out https://natw.org, a program designed to foster relationships and understanding between police and the communities they serve. Organizers say the mission is particularly relevant in...
  • Democracy Protests in D.C.

    Suzanne Potter /California News Service LOS ANGELES – California has a long history of setting political trends, and actually gave birth to the massive eight-day Democracy Spring protests that wrapped up in Washington D.C. this week. Close to 1,000 people have been arrested during the sit-ins, where activists railed...