CALIFORNIA: State Issues Ban On Private Prisons

Photo: Adelanto Detention Center in California, one of the private facilities used by ICE in California to detain immigrants By Felipe Vera Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), which passed in the California State Assembly on September 11, will go into effect next early next year, banning private prisons and four Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers in California by 2028. While the bill still needs … Continue reading CALIFORNIA: State Issues Ban On Private Prisons

SAN FRANCISCO: School District Votes to Take Down Anti-Colonial Mural

By Felipe Vera On Tuesday June 25, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) held a meeting and voted to remove the murals of Victor Arnautoff from George Washington High School, a decision that will cost over six hundred thousand dollars. The mural, entitled “The Life of George Washington,” was completed during the New Deal Era in the 1930s and depicts the enslavement of Africans … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO: School District Votes to Take Down Anti-Colonial Mural

CALIFORNIA: White Supremacist Kills One, Injures Three in Synagogue Shooting

By Felipe Vera The man behind the synagogue shooting in Poway, California was arraigned Tuesday in San Diego County Superior Court, entering a plea of not guilty, charged for murder and three counts of attempted murder – all as hate crimes. On Saturday April 27, 19-year-old John T. Earnest entered the Chabad of Poway synagogue and opened fire with an assault rifle on the congregation. … Continue reading CALIFORNIA: White Supremacist Kills One, Injures Three in Synagogue Shooting