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A Historic, Monumental Victory to the Power of the People

A Historic, Monumental Victory to the Power of the People

    By Armando Vazquez                                                                                                      […]

Birthday Ruminations on Family, Love, Life, and Death

Birthday Ruminations on Family, Love, Life, and Death

    By Armando Vazquez I have two very different, eclectic friends I love dearly. One is a medical doctor and the other a world-renowned Ph.D. professor of education. The three of us are going on 70 and lately we seem to be talking about death. The former not long ago had a life-threatening heart […]

The Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is Dead

The Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is Dead

By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective   October 18, 2018                                              Chiques Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE) has learned from recent news reported in the […]

Response to Armando Vazquez’s Diatribes Against Oxnard PD’s Gang Injunction Program | Rebuttal and Constructive Criticism

Response to Armando Vazquez’s Diatribes Against Oxnard PD’s Gang Injunction Program | Rebuttal and Constructive Criticism

    By Tim Bond   After all the editorials Armando Vasquez had published here on civil gang injunctions in Oxnard, he never seemed to provide a single example of tangible harm done to any person enjoined by the injunctions.   No case of false arrest, no description or names of falsely detained persons, and […]

Final Chapter | Oxnard’s Civil ‘Gang’ Injunctions are Unconstitutional

Final Chapter | Oxnard’s Civil ‘Gang’ Injunctions are Unconstitutional

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective                                                          This is the final; and most important of my editorial series […]

 Oxnard PD Current “OPT-OUT” Conditions and the Recommendations Made by CORE

 Oxnard PD Current “OPT-OUT” Conditions and the Recommendations Made by CORE

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective  CORE, community members and the Oxnard Police Department (OPD) met on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the old Social Security building.  The Acuna Arts Collective has been utilizing the building as a temporary home, courtesy of the city […]

Oxnard at the Crossroads | Fear or Love

Oxnard at the Crossroads | Fear or Love

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective  Fear makes psychological prisoners of us all, it is as if we are walking around with chains and locks around our hearts and minds.  A pathetic way to live, we would all agree.  So, why do so many […]

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions; The ‘Opt Out’ Provision and The Community Trust

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions; The ‘Opt Out’ Provision and The Community Trust

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective  In the months of July and August, 2018, in various settings in the community, Chiques Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE) has met with the Oxnard Police Department to discuss the future of the two Civil Gang Injunctions […]

The De-Humanizing of BC | A Cautionary Tale of Our Troubled Youth in Oxnard

The De-Humanizing of BC | A Cautionary Tale of Our Troubled Youth in Oxnard

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective In dealing with serious and long term community solutions and interventions to youth pathology and dysfunction we must first honestly recognize and deal with the brutally harsh punitive and negligent indifferent societal environment that helped, to a large […]

How Oxnard Continues to Subvert the Due Process Clause of the Constitution at the Expense of Our Youth

How Oxnard Continues to Subvert the Due Process Clause of the Constitution at the Expense of Our Youth

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective          In a previous article I noted an important historical point of reference that the current manifestation of civil “gang” injunctions had their origin, over 100 years ago, in the civil nuisance laws. Racist, ill-conceived, and […]

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