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Turlock ‘Back the Badge’ rally scheduled to show support for police, law enforcement

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A rally to show support for law enforcement is scheduled in Turlock on Saturday morning in the wake of local protests against police brutality.

Jacob Shockley, the organizer of the Back the Badge event, said he hopes the rally at the intersection of Geer Road and Monte Vista Avenue uplifts officers who honor oaths to protect people.

“I think they just need to see that there are people out there who have their backs,” Shockley said. “Because they hear it, they just don’t see it. So if they see people gathering, see people holding up signs that say ‘we support you, we back the badge,’ then that will kind of boost their morale.”

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Sacramento woman who slapped MAGA marcher in Orange County convicted of battery

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A Sacramento woman who slapped a man at a Southern California “Make America Great Again” rally in support of President Donald Trump in 2017 was convicted in the attack, Orange County District Attorney’s officials said Thursday.

Jessica Aguilar, 23, a counterprotester at the March 2017 rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, was convicted Wednesday of a single count of misdemeanor battery in Orange County Superior Court.

Aguilar was immediately sentenced to serve in a 10-day Caltrans work program and 20 days in jail. If Aguilar completes the program, a judge will drop the jail sentence, DA’s officials said.

The March 2017 rally, billed a “MAGA March” drew about 2,000 people and soon became violent punctuated by a half-hour-long brawl between marchers and counterprotesters who tried to block the march on the state beach, the Orange County Register reported at the time.

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