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Ten Years After

By | September 13th, 2011|Extremism|

By Booth Gunter with Brian Levin

On Sept. 8, 2009, Najibullah Zazi a car in Colorado and drove to New York City, where he had spent his childhood. His visit was no social occasion. For two months, he had been buying chemicals from beauty supply stores so that he could make triacetone triperoxide, a highly explosive

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15 Years Since, Lessons Remain From Oklahoma City Bombing

By | September 13th, 2011|Extremism, Hate Crimes|

One of my most enduring memories of the Oklahoma City Bombing, which occurred fifteen years ago today, is not even about the bombing or the day itself, but the murderer. How incredibly average and unremarkable the bomber looked, I thought to myself as I sat yards away from Timothy McVeigh in a Federal District Court

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A Decade after 9/11… Commission Listens to Sikhs and Muslims Tell Their Stories

By | September 13th, 2011|Hate Crimes|

On the tenth anniversary of the worst domestic terrorist attack in the United States’ history the Orange County Human Relations Commission offers condolences to the families and friends of  the victims who were wounded or died in those attacks, and to the first responders who gave their lives trying to save lives in the aftermath

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2010 Orange County Hate Crime Report

By | September 13th, 2011|Hate Crimes|

This annual report on hate crime is an important indicator of inter- group relations in Orange County. There are many factors that can influence the number of these bias related crimes including turmoil in the world, uncertainty about the economy, changing demographics, community standards and fear.

The OC Human Relations Commission focuses its energy on assisting

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Primary Types of Civilian Review of Law Enforcement

By | August 19th, 2011|Police & Community|

Investigative Civilian Review Commission
Conducts investigatin of specified types of complaints independently of the police internal affairs investigation.  Often has authority to subpoena witnesses.  Commissions do not have power to discipline officers themselves and generally only make a recommendation for discipline to the law enforcement executive and/or authority that has ultimate authority to approve discipline.

Monitoring Civilian

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Police-Community Intergroup Conflict Resolution

By | August 19th, 2011|Police & Community|

This is a difficult arena. It is very difficult for an organization to have credibility with both the community of people who believe they are mistreated by law enforcement and the police themselves unless a great deal of preparation occurs prior to an incident occurring.

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Differing between Conflict Resolution and Inter-group Conflict

By | August 19th, 2011|Conflict Resolution|

Conflict resolution is a broad term covering any process by which a dispute between two or more parties is resolved.  The term encompasses everything from cooperative decision-making to all-out war.  CAHRO’s interest and expertise is focused on intergroup conflict prevention and resolution in the community and in the schools.  CAHRO does not address conflicts between

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LGBT Resources

By | August 19th, 2011|LGBT|

The California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) actively promotes full equality for members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community, and the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in California and throughout the United States.

Additionally, CAHRO supports marriage equality for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, and specifically

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Civilian Review

By | August 19th, 2011|Police & Community|

It is very difficult for an organization to have credibility with both the community of people who believe they are mistreated by law enforcement and the police unless a great deal of preparation occurs prior to an incident that sparks the conflict.

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Hate Crime Reporting

By | August 19th, 2011|Hate Crimes|

Hate crime reporting was originally instituted to provide communities with an early warning sign of intergroup tensions.

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