Tag: Police

Riverside Police chief provides crime stats, oversight report to skeptical public

By Jonathan Ramirez The Riverside police chief provided an update on city crime statistics to a skeptical public at the City Council meeting April 20. Chief Larry Gonzalez’s report indicated that, while crime in Riverside has declined over the last five years, murder in the city has more than doubled since 2015. There were 21 homicides

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Editorial: “Defund the police” is not controversial

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board The phrase “defund the police” has sparked controversy all year. But is it really that controversial?  We, the Viewpoints editorial board, believe it is not controversial. It is merely a misunderstanding. The suggestion to “defund” an entire public service department has generated an intense divisiveness between those who back the

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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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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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Police issue Rave Guardian alert

By Samantha Bartholomew Riverside Community College District police officials issued a Rave Guardian alert for students and faculty to be on the lookout for a man arrested for trespassing at Riverside City College. Deandre Johnson, 23, was spotted in the Digital Library Auditorium at RCC on July 10, where he proceeded to steal two books

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Riverside City College professor arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex from minor

By Samantha Bartholomew A Riverside City College adjunct kinesiology professor was arrested Dec. 4 on suspicion of soliciting a minor for sex. According to a press release from the Riverside Police Department, detectives learned of a male suspect who had offered to pay a person who was presenting themselves as a girl under the age

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Opinion: Nike’s latest ad sponsorship potentially hypocritical

By Giselle Acevedo On Sept 3, Nike released its new ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick who led the team to the Super Bowl during the 2012 season. Kaepernick is also known for controversially kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, the murder of Black males by police,

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