The Californian

Bay Area residents speak out against environmental racism, police brutality at Chevron world headquarters

Bay Area residents speak out against environmental racism, police brutality at Chevron world headquarters

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

July 21, 2020

Bay Area residents marched to protest environmental racism at Chevron’s world headquarters in San Ramon on July 11. A flyer distributed by protesters defines environmental racism as “the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards in communities of color”. The goal of the protest was...

San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

July 2, 2020

The San Ramon Police Department has officially banned the use of carotid restraints in the aftermath of nationwide protests reacting to the death of George Floyd. “Effective immediately, the San Ramon Police Department has banned the use of the carotid restraint,” wrote San Ramon police Chief...

The murder of George Floyd sparks unrest in the Black Lives Matter movement

Reporter Ricardo Lopez from The Minnesota Reformer was at the site of a protest in downtown Minneapolis when a riot was taking place.

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2020

Although the looting that continues to occur after the murder of George Floyd on May 25 is disgraceful, the protests starting in Minneapolis and spreading to cities across the country remain largely justifiable. Because on that fateful night, police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck...