Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week The recent increase in shootings in Northwest Pasadena did not happen due to the Pasadena Police Departments’ shortage of patrol officers. It’s very unlikely that an increase of 40 additional officers would have prevented any of these shootings. Understaffed as the Pasadena PD may be, additional staffing and a “knee jerk response” will not stop the violence making residents anxious. Reality is there is no “quick fix” because the violence arises from deep-rooted problems i.e.; poverty, institutional racism, guns (stolen/illegal), mental illness, employment issues and gentrification. Law enforcement can address the above issues temporarily, but can only hold the line while the deeper issues are resolved.The Pasadena Branch of the NAACP supports the goal of a well-staffed police department – but only when The Pasadena PD begins to make progress in addressing its issues as well as the above issues, stated in paragraph 1, facing the community. Violence in our neighborhood has led to resident anxiety and a demand to their elected officials for quick fixes. Our law enforcement officers temptation to appear “tough and responsive” by demanding additional police as a priority is hard to resist. When our political leadership looks only at policing as a priority while failing to acknowledge the need to continue addressing the underlying issues is not leadership, but, a failure to lead. Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez has often wisely said “we can’t arrest our way out of these crises”.Demagogues have always used crises to advance their agenda and to forestall progressive change. They pose a false choice between security and progress, playing on the natural anxieties of the citizenry when facing threats to their security. A healthy democracy does not get bamboozled into disproportionate responses. We must trust that our elected representatives, who are calling to prioritize hiring more police officers while refusing to equally prioritize police reform to end racially-biased and wealth-biased policing, are not reactionary demagogues but rather have been temporarily caught up in over-reacting to a legitimate concern about the rise in shootings. It is unacceptable for our politicians to promote police or progress. Best practices in Pasadena is inclusive not exclusive.There is only one way….the Pasadena Way…all for one and one for all… Top of the News Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion: Misinterpretation of Police, Progress, and Best Practices By GARY L. MOODY, President, NAACP Pasadena Branch Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 5:44 pm More Cool Stuff Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.
Plays by Emily Schwend and Fernanda Coppel will make their world premieres at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre as part of the 13th annual Second Stage Uptown Series this summer. Casting and design teams for both productions will be announced at a later date. Schwend’s The Other Thing will run May 12 through June 7. Directed by Lucie Tiberghien, opening night is set for May 21. Kim is a journalist, writing what she thinks will be a run-of-the-mill article about a father and son team of ghost hunters in rural Virginia. As the three of them pass the evening outside a haunted barn, waiting for spirits to reveal themselves, what begins as just another day at the office soon becomes a night none of them will forget. In the paranormal world, the ghosts you hunt may be closer than you think. King Liz, which is penned by Coppel and will be helmed by Lisa Peterson, is set to begin previews on July 13. The production will officially open on July 23 and end its limited engagement on August 8. Sports agent Liz Rico has money and an elite client roster but a woman in a man’s industry has to fight to stay on top. She’s worked twice as hard to get where she is and wants to take over the agency that she’s helped build. Enter Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past. If Liz can keep this talented yet volatile young star in line, she just might end up making not only his career, but her own as well. But at what price? View Comments read more
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