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Two Stockon police indicted for brutal beating of 17-year-old

Two Stockton Police Indicted for Brutal Beating of 17-Year-Old

Faith in the Valley and partners, The Gathering for Justice and LIVE FREE USA, have supported Devin and the Carter family since the night of the traffic stop and launched the #Justice4DevinCarter campaign following the incident. “It’s been a very difficult process. It’s the start to a new beginning and the city of Stockton has taken a step towards making things right.”
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‘Pilgrimage of Hope’ to raise awareness of immigrants’ plight in California’s Central Valley (Photo by Cindy Smith/Diocese of San Joaquin)

‘Pilgrimage of Hope’ to Raise Awareness of Immigrants’ Plight in California’s Central Valley

San Joaquin Bishop David Rice said the pilgrimage, a march to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented persons and refugees, will begin May 4 after a celebration of the Eucharist and a blessing at St. James Cathedral in Fresno. From there, pilgrims will walk north approximately 17 miles per day, until they reach Sacramento, the state capital, on May 20, and join with other activists and faith groups in observance of California’s Immigrant Day of Action.
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Concrete Conversations: Exposing the Prison Industry

Community Forum to Encourage Parents, Kids to Learn More About Prison System

The purpose of the event is to expose systemic oppression centered around the prison industry complex, especially private prisons. The conversations will include a look at policies and laws that are in place, a discussion on some of the “startling statistics” and a talk about the trauma and restrictions faced by people once they are released from prison.
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Stockton Working On Response To ICE Raids - CBS Sacramento

Stockton Leaders Working On Response To ICE Raids

Stockton city leaders are working with community groups to come up with a response to deal with the raids and help people understand their rights. “We are asking people, don’t give false information either, it’s better not to say anything, don’t try and change your name, for sure we don’t want you to try and run, any of those things. We just want to make sure you remain silent until you get an attorney,” said Pastor Trena Turner, executive director of Faith in the Valley.
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Stockton Council votes to partner with Advance Peace

Council Votes to Partner with Advance Peace

The Stockton City Council voted in favor of partnering with Advance Peace, a gun-violence reduction program that has both drawn harsh criticism and optimism from the community. On Tuesday, the council voted 6-1 to include “in its public safety planning a commitment, support and partnership with Advance Peace,” an initiative first implemented in Richmond. Stockton will now test the program for four years to see if it does indeed bring peace to the city.
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