Brutality In Kern County

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One of the reasons police brutality has become pervasive in Kern County is due in part to the county’s lack of critical social capital. This concept refers to a repressed community’s access to human and material resources within institutions, organizations, and social networks which explore “the collective dimensions of community change particularly on how racial identity and political awareness serve as important community and social resources.” This lack of critical social capital can arguably be attributed to the county’s racial demographics. Bakersfield, the biggest city in Kern with a population of 360,000, is composed of 46% Hispanic, 38% White and 8% African American residents. The Hispanic community also seems to be the target group
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