A South Pas Community Member’s Critical Question for SPPD

(SOURCE: The South Pasadenan) Written by Deb McCurdy In late July, I planned to write about the ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations in South Pasadena, organized after George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police while in their custody. I also planned to write about how on July 8 a man, (allegedly) Joe Richcreek, carrying a sharpenedContinue reading “A South Pas Community Member’s Critical Question for SPPD”

Please Do Not Sleep on Prop 16

(SOURCE: THE FOREIGN DESK RECORDS OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ARCHIVES AT THE BROOKE RUSSELL ASTOR READING ROOM OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY.) Written by Phung Huynh “I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free,Continue reading “Please Do Not Sleep on Prop 16”

SPHS Anti-Bias Club in Search of Artist for BLM Mural

Image sourced from South Pasadenan Written by SPHS Anti-Bias Club The Anti-Bias Club of South Pasadena High School invites applications for a BLM mural project! We want to create a Black Lives Matter (BLM) mural in South Pasadena both to celebrate the Black community and to ensure that the momentum of the BLM movement isContinue reading “SPHS Anti-Bias Club in Search of Artist for BLM Mural”

Care First South Pasadena Presents Budget Proposal to Increase Human Services and Shrink Police

Written by Care First South Pasadena [The following letter will be sent to South Pasadena Mayor and City Council. Please click here to sign. Signatures will be accepted until Wednesday, September 2, 2020.] Mayor Bob JoeCity Council Members Michael Cacciotti, Diana Mahmud, Richard Schneider Via email: rjoe@southpasadenaca.gov, mcacciotti@southpasadenaca.gov, dmahmud@southpasadenaca.gov, rschneider@southpasadenaca.gov Dear Mr. Mayor and CityContinue reading “Care First South Pasadena Presents Budget Proposal to Increase Human Services and Shrink Police”

Pasadena City Council Makes Modest Police Reforms while South Pasadena Approves Increase in Police Funding

Image Sourced from Wikipedia Written by Will Hoadley-Brill After about a week of sustained protesting as a result of the murder of Anthony McClain at the hands of Pasadena Police, the Pasadena City Council has unanimously voted to hire an independent police auditor (IPA) with subpoena power and establish a civilian oversight body. Activists inContinue reading “Pasadena City Council Makes Modest Police Reforms while South Pasadena Approves Increase in Police Funding”

Jacob Blake Shot 7 Times in the Back by Wisconsin Police

Image from CBS News coverage Content warning: police violence, gun violence Written by Will Hoadley-Brill Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as he was attempting to enter his car following a verbal altercation with Kenosha police in Wisconsin yesterday, August 23. The police were initially called Sunday afternoon to address a disturbanceContinue reading “Jacob Blake Shot 7 Times in the Back by Wisconsin Police”

Swastika Drawn on Pasadena Community Job Center

Image from Pasadena Now coverage Written by Will Hoadley-Brill A swastika, a dollar sign, and the word “monkey” were drawn on the front of Pasadena Community Job Center at 500 N. Lake Avenue in Pasadena sometime between the evening of August 11 and the morning of August 12. Pasadena police are investigating the incident asContinue reading “Swastika Drawn on Pasadena Community Job Center”

Anthony McClain Murdered by Pasadena Police

Featured image is from LAist.com Content warning: police violence, murderWritten by Will Hoadley-Brill On the evening of Saturday, August 15, Pasadena police officers shot and killed Anthony McClain. McClain was 32 years old and the father of three children.  McClain was in the passenger seat when the car was pulled over near the intersection ofContinue reading “Anthony McClain Murdered by Pasadena Police”