Transgender Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy is among many living ‘their truth’ on force

By | January 24th, 2019|LGBT, Police & Community|

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Austin Guastalli never wanted to be “out and proud.”

Guastalli transitioned from female to male while on the force. He’s one of at least a dozen transgender deputies employed by the largest sheriff’s department in the nation, most of whom made the changes while on the job….

Los Angeles Daily News

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Under new law, training on transgender issues, sexual orientation will be required of many seeking to become law enforcement officers

By | January 24th, 2019|LGBT, Police & Community|

Those training to become law enforcement officers and public safety dispatchers in California will soon learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the academy under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year.

Assembly Bill 2504, which was authored by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Cupertino), also ensures optional LGBTQ-specific educational training for officers already on

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How transgender inmates are treated has become a problem for police, so here’s what’s being done about it

By | January 24th, 2019|LGBT, Police & Community|

Complaints from two transgender women who were housed on the male floor of the Long Beach City Jail have spurred local police to establish a new policy on the proper treatment of transgender people who’ve been taken into custody or who are encountered by officers in the field.

The new policy marks the latest move among

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Elite LAPD unit disproportionately stopped black drivers, data show

By | January 24th, 2019|Police & Community|

To combat a surge in violent crime, the Los Angeles Police Department doubled the size of its elite Metropolitan Division in 2015, creating special units to swarm crime hot spots.

Metro officers in unmarked, dark-gray SUVs began pulling over drivers to search

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WHY DOES GAVIN NEWSOM WANT TO MOVE JUVENILE JUSTICE OUT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS?

By | January 24th, 2019|Police & Community|

While visiting a youth correctional facility in Stockton on Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his administration will begin legislation to move the California Division of Juvenile Justice out of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (the same agency that oversees adult prisons) and into the Health and Human Services Agency.

Currently, 20 states place juvenile

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HOW PRESCHOOLERS ARE ABSORBING THE BIASES OF THEIR ELDERS

By | January 24th, 2019|Intergroup Relations|

“Careful the things you say: Children will listen,” Stephen Sondheim warned audiences in his fairy-tale musical Into the Woods. New research suggests kids are indeed watching and listening to the adults around them—and picking up their prejudices.

A just-published study found “a strong and consistent pro-white bias” among a racially

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TRUMP’S TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN COULD DISQUALIFY ONE MILLION AMERICANS FROM SERVICE

By | January 23rd, 2019|LGBT|

The Supreme Court voted 5–4 Tuesday to enact the Trump administration’s policy prohibiting people with a gender identity that differs from their biological sex from serving in the military, while cases challenging the ban continue in lower courts.

The ban excludes those who are already serving in the military and those who are willing to serve

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AN UNUSUAL NEW PROGRAM SEEKS TO CUT URBAN CRIME BY PUSHING GANG MEMBERS INTO COLLEGE

By | January 23rd, 2019|Conflict Resolution, Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

When Matt Johnson’s girlfriend was killed in gang crossfire in 2014, leaving him a single father to a three-year-old girl, he knew it was time to do something different with his life.

Johnson, who grew up surrounded by drugs and violence in Boston’s South End neighborhood, had been getting into trouble since he was a kid.

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Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case

By | January 22nd, 2019|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court took no action on Tuesday on the Trump administration’s plans to shut down a program that shields some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The court’s inaction almost certainly means it will not hear the administration’s challenge in its current term, which ends in June. The justices’

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Supreme Court Revives Transgender Ban for Military Service

By | January 22nd, 2019|LGBT|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday revived the Trump administration’s policy of barring most transgender people from serving in the military. In a brief, unsigned order, the justices temporarily allowed the ban to go into effect while cases challenging it move forward.

The vote was 5 to 4, with the court’s five conservative

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