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CAHRO is a strong advocate for community policing as a vehicle for preventing conflicts between law enforcement agencies and the communities they are charged with serving. If police agencies have a strong positive relationship helping neighborhoods address causes of crimes by providing resources and support we believe they will establish avenues of communication that will prevent major conflicts from escalating.

BLACK COPS ARE JUST AS LIKELY AS WHITE COPS TO KILL BLACK SUSPECTS

By | August 9th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

When a white police officer fatally shoots a black man, angry acquaintances often assume the tragedy was triggered by a racist cop.

New research reports that, while some officers may by driven by personal prejudice, the bias that can serve as a catalyst for killings is more institutional than individual.

“White officers do not kill black suspects

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In Oakland, More Data Hasn’t Meant Less Racial Disparity During Police Stops

By | August 8th, 2018|Police & Community|

For more than 15 years, Oakland’s police department has been under federal oversight following a police abuse and racial profiling scandal.

As part of a negotiated settlement in 2003, the city agreed to work toward sweeping police reforms. The Riders Settlement mandated ongoing monitoring of the department, including the collection of data on police stops and

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Trump Is Putting Indelible Conservative Stamp on Judiciary

By | July 31st, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — With another judge expected to be confirmed Tuesday by the Senate, President Trump and Senate Republicans are leaving an ever-expanding imprint on the judiciary, nudging powerful appeals courts rightward through a determined effort to nominate and confirm a steady procession of young conservative jurists.

The confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme

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Program Aims to Improve Law Enforcement and Community Relations

By | July 31st, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

With community and police relations going from a simmer to a boil in many cities around the country, a San Diego philanthropist has created a program that brings together three universities, law enforcement agencies and the public for focus groups followed by attendance at sporting events.

San Diego State University, the University of San Diego

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L.A. County sheriff announces inquiry into secret societies of deputies and their matching tattoos

By | July 27th, 2018|Police & Community|

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has launched a comprehensive inquiry into secret deputy cliques and is looking into whether gangs that condone illicit behavior are operating within his ranks, he said Thursday.

McDonnell’s announcement at a meeting of the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission comes two weeks after allegations surfaced that as many as 20 deputies

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Attorneys’ report slams conditions for migrant children at U.S. detention centers

By | July 20th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Attorneys who recently visited Border Patrol stations, ports of entry and family detention centers filed a scathing report this week alleging that the federal government is not adequately caring for minors in its custody.

Children and their parents interviewed by the attorneys described

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After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff’s Department

By | July 10th, 2018|Police & Community|

For decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has struggled to combat secretive cliques of deputies who bonded over aggressive, often violent police work and branded themselves with matching tattoos.

A federal judge called out the problem nearly 30 years

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Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic

By | June 1st, 2018|Police & Community|

They sit in courtroom pews, almost all of them young black men, waiting their turn before a New York City judge to face a charge that no longer exists in some states: possessing marijuana. They tell of smoking in a housing project hallway, or of being in a car with a

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A California church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

By | May 30th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Standing on the front steps of First Congregational Church of Oakland late last month, Nichola Torbett issued a declaration.

“We can no longer tolerate the trauma inflicted on our communities by policing,” Torbett, a white church volunteer, said in front of churchgoers who

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New ‘zero tolerance’ immigration crackdown fills border courts

By | May 18th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

The crowded courtroom reeked of stale sweat, and 92 immigrants filled all five benches, leaving standing room only for visitors and court personnel.

“It’s packed in there,” said one of a dozen guards and deputy marshals stationed at the courtroom this week. “This

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