September 30, 2021 Dena Jensen Although I’m not currently working with Riveters Collective Justice System Committee, I am excited about their latest work. Here’s the link to access their full review of Bellingham Police Department’s internal investigation regarding one of their officer’s handling of an incident involving 15 year old, Alfredo ‘Lelo’ Juarez, who ended […]
December 21, 2015 Latino Advocacy For Immediate Release Claim for Damages Filed Against City of Bellingham for Allowing Racial Profiling by BPD Community members join to hold City of Bellingham and BPD Accountable to Communities of Color
December 9, 2015 Latino Advocacy Bellingham, WA- Early today local advocates received calls from media requesting a comment on Bellingham Police Department result of their own investigation to the complaint of racial profiling of Lelo Juarez against one of their officers filed on September 18th, 2015.
July 30, 2020 Dena Jensen Since the body count of victims of unjust killings by police officers culminated with the slaying of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers in late May this year, community members in various areas of Whatcom County have been calling more intensely for numerous types of law enforcement and justice changes […]
October 11, 2017 Dena Jensen Subject: Further perspective on ordinances to protect members of our undocumented immigrant community Dear Whatcom County Council and Bellingham City Council: I wrote to all of you last week regarding creating ordinances that would provide more protections for members of our undocumented immigrant community. I recently had a local government official […]
April 25, 2016 Racial Justice Coalition, Bellingham, WA For Immediate Release Bellingham, WA – On April 26th, the community activists, who were attacked two months ago by a white couple in the streets of downtown Bellingham, will deliver their community crime and incident reports to the police.