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BLM protests reach Whittier

BLM protests reach Whittier

Michael Saakyan, Contributor

June 1, 2020

Crowds gathered in front of the Whittier Police Station Sunday, demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while being detained by a Minneapolis police officer.  The death of George Floyd has sparked protests throughout the country leading many to loot and r...

Protest against El Monte Police Department

Protest against El Monte Police Department

Brayan Altamirano

May 25, 2020

The El Monte Police Department used excessive force Saturday night when a car chase misleads police into arresting nearby neighbors.

Police Chase Ends with Fiery Crash in Uptown Whittier

Diane Chau, Writer/reporter

February 25, 2019

Trouble in Uptown Whittier  A police chase leads to a hot chaotic accident in uptown Whittier on Monday. The fiery commotion has killed an innocent civilian. It was just a typical Monday morning, roughly about 11 am when an officer saw an act of road rage. In addition, the officer tried to pull over...

Shooting at Downey Kaiser Permanente Hospital

Photo Courtesy: The Downey Patriot

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

September 11, 2018

A 34- year- old Hispanic male from Lynwood walked into Kaiser Permanente Hospital on the 9000 block of Imperial Hwy  around 11 a.m. screaming, “I have a gun and people are gonna die." Sources inside the building said they heard six to seven shots fired. Downey Police Department did not confirm...

Geek Squad Working Closely with FBI

The relationship between the Geek Squad and FBI has already led to the arrest of one man last January.

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2018

The FBI has been working closely with Best Buy’s computer repair service, Geek Squad over the last decade. In an investigation launched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a digital Civil right group, it was discovered that Geek Squad employees have been playing the role of informants for...

ICE Protest Breaks Out at El Monte Northgate Market

Protestors displayed their animosity towards immigration and customs enforcement in the Northgate Market parking lot, the morning of Feb. 21.

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were expected to investigate the Northgate Market in El Monte early Wednesday, Feb. 21 morning. The agents were to check the Northgate Market’s employees work permits, making sure they were all legally able to work. Police, media and El Monte residents flooded...

Over 20 Dead in Texas Church Shooting

Another mass shooting took place Sunday, this time in Texas. The total number of deaths has yet to be confirmed.

Diana Juarez

November 5, 2017

   At least 20 dead and dozens more injured in a church shooting in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas. The shooting, which occurred Sunday at 11:30 am local time during Sunday service, comes just over a month after the Las Vegas mass shooting.     Parishioners of the First Baptist church were gathered for Sunday service whe...

The Good, The Bad and The Funny

The Good, The Bad and The Funny


October 16, 2015

JCPR now has reports from it's new crew. Stephanie Lopez, Jazmín González, Eric Munoz, Zackery Mejia, Félix Rodríguez, Cristian Torres, Joseph Quintana, Diana Juarez and Cody Squyres make up the JCPR news crew who, in this broadcast, cover stories spanning from a new upcoming animated comedy, eco...

Police Academy Students Graduate

Cadets line up for a training exercise

Pete Escobar, Staff Writer

September 20, 2015

The 201st session of Rio Hondo Police Academy graduated on Sept. 10. Of the 45 cadets who graduated, four special awards were given. One cadet received the Honor Cadet award, which accounts for a cadet who excels in  academics, firearms marksmanship, physical fitness training, and scenario training. A...

Police brutality: Citizens beware

Police brutality: Citizens beware

Rick Loza, Staff Writer

September 20, 2015

A recent video surfaced online on Sept. 1, showing what appears to be a police officer assaulting a k-9 in front of nearby residents. The video, which can be viewed on thedodo.com, an animal friendly website, left visitors furious on the assault that took place and left many wondering why other of...

To protect and serve, It’s a trap!

To protect and serve, It's a trap!

Stephanie M. Lopez, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015

A recent protest sparked outrage in the streets of downtown Los Angeles when a group of individuals including students were arrested for blocking a blue line train on April 14, at around 5 p.m. According to the main stream media the protest was against police abuse against citizens, and started from...

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