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Groundbreaking study analyzes racial gap between PDs and communities, Inland ranks high

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This study, by researchers at George Washington University, and then covered by the NY Times, is an important effort toward creating transparency about the nation's police forces and they ways in which they reflect--or don't--the communities they are supposed to serve. Prompted by the popular outcry criticizing the police murder of the young Michael Brown, an incident in which the racial gap has been named as a factor in the violence, this study highlights cities where the police force is not demographically representative of the community.

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Coverage of Justice for Jose Herrera city council action in the Daily Bulletin

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We weren't sure if the mainstream media were going to cover Tusday's action, because the only journalist present there was David Allen, and he is much more of a "feel-good" author of fluff pieces than a beat reporter. But apparently this article was published yesterday, although I did not see it in the print edition. Here is a link and some of the text:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/government-and-politics/20140604/family-spe...

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Herrera family and supporters rally for "Justice for Jose!"

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Monday, May 12, 2014
ONTARIO - Following the police department's deadly Mother's Day shooting of their family member, relatives of Jose Herrera gathered outside the Ontario Police Department on South Archibald to grieve, denounce the violence, and to demand justice. They were joined by activists from CopWatch IE and checkpoint protesters Hispanos Unidos, who also held signs and chanted along with the family.

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Ontario PD slanders Jose Herrera, releases no information about violent officer

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There is a new article in the Daily Bulletin about the Jose Herrera shooting case. In it, the police accuse Mr. Herrera of carrying a knife during the incident. They even released a photograph of him carrying...something. It's not clear in the photo what it is. But that doesn't stop the OPD from using this still image as a justification for their barbaric act. The headline in the print edition reads, "Man shot by police had been drinking," which is just another attempt to blame the victim.

Here's the article in today's Daily Bulletin:

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Ontario PD shoots and kills Jose Raul Herrera, 59

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Just when you thought Mother's Day was for spending quality family time, in comes the Ontario police department to ruin everything.

It is unclear why police were even on the scene, which is a working-class neighborhood near 4th and Vineyard.

It's not the only thing police are being tight-lipped about. They have also failed to disclose what the events were that lead up to the deadly shooting, what--if any--weapon he had (they are claiming he was armed), and of course, they have not disclosed who was responsible for committing the shooting.

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