Month: June 2020

Riverside County allows sheriff’s department to accept a $658,887 federal grant

By Erik Galicia The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted June 30 to adopt a resolution making the sheriff’s department the authorized agent to accept a federal anti-terrorism grant of $658,887. The decision came just one week after the board’s 3-2 vote to approve a budget that provides $351 million in county money for the

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Riverside march calls for an end to migrant child detention

By Erik Galicia Calls for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the end to the detention of migrant children filled the streets of downtown Riverside on June 26. “Black and Brown unity,” marchers chanted, many of them Black Lives Matter supporters. “The people united will never be divided.” Protesters first gathered at Fairmount

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Riverside comes together to celebrate Juneteenth

By Erik Galicia A celebration broke out amidst nationwide protests against police brutality to honor Juneteenth at Fairmount Park in Riverside. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union forces issued the emancipation of slaves in Galveston, Texas. President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation at the start of 1863, but the Civil War

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Pro-Trump demonstration supports law enforcement in Temecula

By Jonathan Ramirez Demonstrators adorned in red, white and blue and waving American flags rallied in Temecula on June 12 in support of law enforcement and President Donald Trump. Nearly 100 protesters gathered on all four corners of the intersection of Winchester and Ynez Roads in response to the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests for

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Protests continue as hundreds peacefully march on the Riverside County Courthouse

By Erik Galicia Nearly two weeks of national protests against racial violence continued June 7 in Riverside with another large demonstration that peacefully marched downtown to demand justice for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. Hundreds met at Fairmount Park in Riverside at noon and kicked off the demonstration with performances by local

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Members of the Riverside community show solidarity at vigil for victims of racial violence

By Leo Cabral     As protests against police brutality continue across the nation, hundreds gathered in solidarity at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial statue outside the Riverside County Administration Building.     Many local prominent Black elected officials, civil rights leaders and union workers spoke at the vigil for victims of racial violence June 4.

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Protesters march against racial violence by the thousands in downtown Riverside

By Erik Galicia  Thousands filled the streets of downtown Riverside on June 1 to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of a White Minneapolis police officer on Memorial day. Protesters of all ages and ethnicities chanted “I can’t breathe,” which Floyd is heard saying in the footage

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Thousands march in Downtown Riverside for Black Lives Matter protest

Video Description: Thousands of demonstrators occupied the streets of Downtown Riverside for the Black Lives Matter protest in response to George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25. (Video by Daniel Hernandez | Viewpoints) Below is the flyer for the peaceful protest against police brutality June 1. The image was shared

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Episode Description: Viewpoints news reporter Jonathan Ramirez reports on the Mount Rubidoux fireworks show, the reopening of local Riverside spots, President Trump’s executive order against Twitter, the nationwide George Floyd protests and the retirement of Journalism Instructor Allan Lovelace. Tune in every Thursday at 6 pm for new episodes.