Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

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Black Lives Matter protest in Carpinteria on Saturday (Photos/Video: Christine Brown)

By edhat staff

Students from Carpinteria High School organized a peaceful “Carp for Black Lives Matter” protest on Saturday.

The event took place at 1:00 p.m. on all corners of Linden and Carpinteria Avenues.  

Teenagers put together the event to remember the lives lost at the hands of police brutality.

Protesters marched between Casitas Pass and Elm with local police and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies assisting with traffic control.

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a-1593993765 Jun 07, 2020 02:11 PM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

I hope that one reform that comes out of this is that schools will no longer be funded according to local property taxes so that all California kids have the opportunity for an equal education. Why should school funding be based on property taxes alone, so that Montecito has double or triple the $/kid as other school districts? Give all kids a chance to thrive.

buckwheat Jun 07, 2020 11:39 AM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

CARGUY. While it is true that not all cops are bad, many who become law enforcement officers change. Being around coworkers who have beliefs different than their own can influence those with good intentions to adopt bad beliefs.

Flicka Jun 07, 2020 09:31 AM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

So glad to see a new concerned generation. Painting them all with the same brush, "they take guns to school, disrespect parents, etc" is downright disrespectable to these young people. One or 2 bad apples does not spoil the barrel. Seeing all those teenagers out protesting injustice in encouraging, they "get it".

doodle Jun 07, 2020 09:27 AM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

Unless you know these teens individually, please don't characterize them or their motives. That's what's being protested... stereotyping.

Car Guy Jun 07, 2020 08:32 AM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

What concerns me is because of one bad apple we are painting all our police forces with the same brush. These hardworking officers who are our protecting us very day are getting attacked and killed for no reason. This out of control.

biguglystick Jun 08, 2020 11:15 AM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

Looks like all the cops are out in force, downvoting any comments that are speaking the truth about why we need police reform NOW.

giftedinSB Jun 08, 2020 08:56 AM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

"One bad apple" amidst all the other rotten apples in the police force. This simply put police brutality and racism in the spotlight.

Alexblue Jun 07, 2020 12:47 PM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

"One Bad Apple". Are you serious. Can you possibly be serious with that statement. Yes, most cops, maybe the overwhelming majority of cops, are solid. But there are far too many that aren't, and will abuse the hell out of people because they have the power and desire to do so. Bad cops need to be flushed out of the system. New cops need to be trained that t's not okay to beat the crap out of people or choke them to death. "One bad apple" is just as pathetically stupid as "All cops are bastards." Same side of a dumb as sh!t coin.

giftedinSB Jun 08, 2020 08:38 AM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

People haven't forgotten that there is a pandemic going on. In fact, that is one of the reasons they are still protesting. There have been a disproportionate number of U.S. COVID-19 deaths in the black community - a recent study showed 3x the rate of white COVID-19 deaths. And of course, there's the bigger, more important issue of racial injustice.

biguglystick Jun 07, 2020 12:41 PM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

Guess what, EricL, we already ARE in danger! Cops in a TANK in California yelling at civilians "MOVE OR YOU'RE GONNA BE DEAD!" This is America today. The cops need to be demilitarized entirely. Cops should not have military grade weaponry and vehicles when teachers are paying for supplies out of their own pockets. POLICE REFORM NOW!

MessyJessy Jun 07, 2020 07:28 AM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

BLM isn’t about the number of black people in a community or that show up to a protest, and it is not to say their lives are more important than others, it’s stating they are often treated unfairly and people are often quick to assume they are criminals. That’s the whole point of BLM is to expose social injustice and end police brutality. I agree the younger generation is definitely twisted at times but so are we. They learn from their parents and grandparents and for a systematic change we need ALL generations to open their hearts and wake the f*ck up... and I agree they need to record horizontally

EricL Jun 06, 2020 10:15 PM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

There's a lot of things that make me angry about these protests. Like the fact that they're happening at all because of the pandemic. We better hope that Covid-19 a hoax like all the tinfoil hats say (and I don't believe) or that the experts were wrong because the 2nd wave is gonna suck hard. But all that said, it's great that people care it's not just black people out there. This is a societal problem that we've let go on too damn long. I think if any cop is so jaded he can kill a man slowly in broad daylight and get away with it, it's only a matter of time before everyone is in danger. I don't know if these kids will solve this problem. I'm not super confident because some of the same things are trotted out that haven't worked before; some of the same useless politicians are talking a great game will probably not do anything once the cameras stop. But maybe this time will be different. I hope so.

a-1593993765 Jun 06, 2020 08:50 PM
Black Lives Matter Protest in Carpinteria

Good job, kids. The future is in your hands, lay the groundwork for the world you want to live in. I’m proud of you!

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