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Police Shootings Stir Outrage Among Some, But Not The Supreme Court

By | April 3rd, 2018|Police & Community|

The U.S. Supreme Court has again stepped into the bitter public turmoil over police shootings of civilians, ruling Monday that an Arizona police officer is shielded from being sued for shooting a woman in her own front yard.

The court said the officer acted reasonably, given that the woman, Amy Hughes, was carrying a large kitchen

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Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards

By | April 3rd, 2018|Police & Community|

JACKSON, Miss. — On the witness stand and under pressure, Frank Shaw, the warden of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, could not guarantee that the prison was capable of performing its most basic function.

Asked if the guards were supposed to keep inmates in their cells, he said,

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ICE arrests farmworkers, sparking fears in the Central Valley over immigrants and the economy

By | April 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

Jesus Aceves was driving three of his fellow farmworkers to the tomato fields in the early-morning darkness when he saw lights flash behind him.

ICE agents pulled him over and asked for his license, registration and insurance and, most forebodingly, whether the men were in the United States legally.

Aceves and his passengers were

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Trump Budget Would Eliminate Justice Department’s Peacemaking Office

By | April 2nd, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

The Community Relations Service was born out of one of the most contentious periods in American history — the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

The Justice Department peacemaking office established by the 1964 Civil Rights Act has provided communities dealing with racial or other tensions with professional mediators and other confidential services to help resolve

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Why Southern California law enforcement, including the LA Sheriff’s Department, is struggling to hire

By | April 2nd, 2018|Police & Community|

Early one morning before the Inland heat burned the chill off the air outdoors, dozens of men and a handful of women in workout clothes sweated their way through pushups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run.

A white-haired man in a tan Riverside County Sheriff’s Department polo shirt gave everyone a pep talk before the run, which

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Where Companies Welcome Refugees, the More, the Better

By | April 2nd, 2018|Employment & Housing, Immigration|

SILVER SPRING, Md. — With forecasters expecting the unemployment rate to sink further this week, the chorus of complaints about worker shortages — from custodians to computer prodigies — has swelled.

Yet companies that turn to labor recruiters like Ray Wiley tend to have an especially tough

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Here’s what you need to know about where DACA stands

By | April 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

It’s been a time of uncertainty for the roughly 700,000 young unauthorized immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era program, known as DACA, granted temporary work permits and protection from deportation for young adults who arrived in the U.S. as children.

Once someone qualified, that status had to be renewed every

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#MeToo Called for an Overhaul. Are Workplaces Really Changing?

By | March 23rd, 2018|Employment & Housing|

Women have spoken. Men have fallen. Corporations are nervous. But are American workplaces making real progress in curbing sexual harassment?

Five months after allegations against Harvey Weinstein led to the mass baring of past secrets, the focus is turning to the future. Government is stepping up efforts:

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Hate Groups Are Growing Under Trump

By | March 22nd, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

According to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups has been increasing rapidly since 2000. Heidi Beirich, director of the Center’s Intelligence Project, links the rise in recruitment to the 2000 census that predicted whites would be a minority by 2042. Beirich says there’s been another spike following the election

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Sex Trafficking Bill Heads to Trump, Over Silicon Valley Concerns

By | March 22nd, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation that strengthens the policing of sex trafficking, over the opposition of many internet companies. Lawmakers are trying to catch up to the reality of prostitution long after the bartering of children and adults moved from the streets to the web.

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