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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.

ARMED MILITIAS ON THE BORDER HAVE A LONG—AND OFTEN RACIST—HISTORY

By | April 23rd, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

The videos that went viral on April 16th shocked viewers: Shaky camera footage from the New Mexico desert shows heavily armed, non-governmental militia members “arresting” hundreds of migrant families at gunpoint. Flashlights illuminate the faces of children and their parents as they kneel in the dirt, detained by the vigilantes until Border Patrol

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LAPD records drop in shootings by officers but still leads the nation

By | April 17th, 2019|Police & Community|

The use of deadly force by Los Angeles police and the number of suspects killed in violent encounters dropped in 2018, officials reported Tuesday.

Even with reductions, the LAPD led the nation in fatal police shootings last year, with 14, the report said.

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In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers

By | April 17th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday took another significant step to discourage migrants from seeking asylum, issuing an order that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests.

The order issued by Attorney General William P. Barr was an effort to

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When It Comes To Police Reform, Insurance Companies May Play A Role

By | April 12th, 2019|Police & Community|

For all the talk in the last couple of years about reforming police, there are limits to what the government can do. But there may be another way, and it involves insurance companies.

John Rappaport, an assistant law professor at the University of Chicago, says he spent years studying police reform before it dawned on him

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UNDERSTANDING THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION ON INDEFINITE DETENTION OF IMMIGRANTS

By | March 20th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

In 2013, Juan Lozano Magdaleno gave a speech at his daughter’s wedding—or, more accurately, he gave a speech from a detention facility, which his family played, over the phone on speaker, at the wedding reception. At the time, Magdaleno had spent almost five months in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention. Normally, someone like Magdaleno—a 57-year-old grandfather, who

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ICE is tracking immigrants with the help of California sanctuary cities, court records show

By | March 13th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

Civil rights groups in California want police and sheriff’s departments to stop sending license plate scanner information to a national private database, saying new public documents show federal immigration agents are using the system in breach of sanctuary state and city laws.

The

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Gov. Gavin Newsom to block California death row executions, close San Quentin execution chamber

By | March 13th, 2019|Police & Community|

Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order on Wednesday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California, vowing that no prisoner in the state will be executed while he is in office because of a belief that capital punishment is discriminatory, unjust and “inconsistent with

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Federal agents to probe Stephon Clark shooting after state declines to charge police

By | March 6th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Federal authorities announced Tuesday they will conduct a civil rights review of the police shooting of an unarmed black man in California’s capital last March, a killing that triggered a year of racial upheaval in Sacramento and has become the focus of legislation to curb the use of

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Surrounded: Killings near school, and the students left behind

By | February 26th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Even as crime has dropped in L.A. over the last two decades, there are thousands of children who grow up with a constant drumbeat of death while navigating safe paths to schools in neighborhoods where someone has been killed nearby.

The impact of close-up violence can be devastating and costly for students, schools and communities: Some

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Audit: California inmate behavior programs didn’t cut crime

By | February 1st, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Increased efforts by California to change the behavior of prison inmates have not reduced the rate at which ex-convicts commit new crimes, state auditors reported Thursday.

The assessment relied on five-year-old data, prompting state corrections officials to say auditors may be drawing conclusions too soon.

The data used by auditors

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