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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.

Statement of Prof. Brian Levin on Behalf of the California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO) and the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino Before the Orange County, CA Board of Supervisors June 6, 2017

By | June 6th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Chairwoman Steel, Vice Chair Do and Supervisors Bartlett, Nelson and Spitzer, thank you so very much for the opportunity to briefly address you in support of funding to continue the exceptional work of the Orange County Human Relations Commission and Council, which my research will show is vitally needed at this critical time.

I come to

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An attorney for San Bernardino terrorism victims is taking on social media apps for harboring extremists. Does he stand a chance?

By | May 5th, 2017|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Like anyone else today, terror groups take advantage of social media apps to promote their work. They post violent videos on YouTube, brag about their exploits on Twitter and organize for battle on Facebook.

Technology companies say they try to banish terrorists from their apps when they’re spotted because the content is too objectionable for their

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For first time, more L.A. residents believe new riots likely, new poll finds

By | April 26th, 2017|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

For Nicole Cuff and her friends, the 1992 Los Angeles riots used to feel like a piece of history, told in old stories by their parents or discussed and analyzed in school.

Recently, though, it’s started to feel much more real to her — like something that could happen again in the near future…

Read more in

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Defiant Trump Vows to Take Immigration Case to Supreme Court

By | April 26th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed on Wednesday to challenge California jurisdictions all the way to the Supreme Court after a federal judge there stopped him from withholding funds to penalize them for shielding illegal immigrants.

Mr. Trump, who twice has been blocked by courts from

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This California sheriff bucks trend, calls for ‘anti-sanctuary’ policies on immigration

By | April 24th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

More than three years ago, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood made headlines when he defied the California Trust Act, a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that restricts cooperation between local law enforcement officials and federal immigration agents. His stance riled the governor and California’s immigrant-rights groups.

Now,

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‘Filled with hate, filled with anger’: Anatomy of a shooting allegedly fueled by hatred of white people

By | April 19th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

Fresno police said they believe a shooting rampage downtown Tuesday that left three white men dead was racially motivated.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the suspect, Kori Ali Muhammad, gave “very specific, detailed” information to police that led officers to believe this was a hate-motivated crime, but did

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Illegal immigration protesters interrupt ‘Know Your Rights’ forum in El Monte

By | April 17th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

EL MONTE >> A group of protesters, some sporting “Make America Great Again” hats and other clothing in support of President Donald Trump, interrupted a “Know Your Rights” information forum for undocumented immigrants hosted by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, Friday night.

The event, held at the city’s Grace T. Black Auditorium, was meant to provide

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Police arrests are plummeting across California, fueling alarm and questions

By | April 3rd, 2017|Police & Community|

In 2013, something changed on the streets of Los Angeles.

Police officers began making fewer arrests. The following year, the Los Angeles Police Department’s arrest numbers dipped even lower and continued to fall, dropping by 25% from 2013 to 2015…

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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LA mayor defends city’s immigrant detention policy in meeting with Homeland Security chief

By | March 30th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is in Washington, D.C., this week, said he and other mayors spoke to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on Wednesday about the responsibilities of cities to follow the United States Constitution when dealing with immigrants who are in the country illegally.

“One of the things we wanted to underscore

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ICE puts LA jails on ‘non-cooperative’ list for refusing to hold immigrants

By | March 21st, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Several Los Angeles area jails, including one in Van Nuys, made the federal government’s list of facilities where local law enforcement authorities rejected requests to detain undocumented immigrants past their release dates.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday released what federal officials described as a “weekly” report that identifies “noncooperative” cities, including some that are

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