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BC students visit Halloween-themed mock crime scene

BC students visit Halloween-themed mock crime scene

November 18, 2019

Bakersfield College Forensics Professor Pat Smith and students worked on a mock Halloween crime scene in the Language Arts Building basement during the...

Kern County crime impact

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Law enforcement agencies in Kern County have proposed a new systematic way to keep misdemeanor drug offenders off the streets. Sheriff Donny Youngblood and District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer teamed up, along with local judges, in an effort to control the growing homeless epidemic. Kern County’s policy would implement stricter consequences of selected low-level crimes. Inst...

Feminism: Comparing crime and consequences

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

Is there a double standard between crimes committed by men versus crimes committed by women? You bet your sweet bippy. But before we begin talking statistics, let’s define what a crime is. A crime is “an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law.”  Basically, it’s doing stuff you know you shouldn’...

BC rapist convicted of all charges

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018

After a year of court proceedings, the assailant who perpetrated a sexual assault in the Fine Arts restroom at BC’s main campus in Spring of 2017 has been convicted. Brandon Robinson, 21, was convicted of 15 felony charges on Aug. 14. The charges range from sexual battery, sexual assault, threatening with intent to terrorize, and robbery in the second degree. The charges...

Reported sexual assault incident at BC

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 16, 2018

On April 10,Bakersfield College’s Public Safety sent out an alert about an incident that happened inside the women’s restroom of the Humanities building. A female was followed into the bathroom by a male suspect. She was able to defendherself and the suspect left, according to the notification. When the female managed to reached Public Safety the suspect had already...

ShotSpotter technology successfully detects gunfire

ShotSpotter technology successfully detects gunfire

March 23, 2018

ShotSpotter technology (SST) that was previously installed into some of the high gun-crime neighborhoods or wards in Bakersfield in order to capture gunfire...

Gang activity peaks in Delano Community

Elias C. Ahumada, Opinons Editor

November 19, 2014

“Stop the violence, stop the violence, don’t they see who they are hurting?” said Maria Juana Gonzalez-Pena, 49, who’s son, Alberto Juan Gonzalez, 19, was found dead in a triple homicide in Delano on Oct 25. Homicides aren’t the only crimes that some residents in the area have been exposed to. Some residents have experienced home invasions, car thefts, and rape. In...

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