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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.

This Agency Tried to Fix the Race Gap in Juvenile Justice. Then Came Trump

By | September 21st, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

For two decades, the number of children behind bars in the U.S. has been on the decline—but the racial disparity has been dramatically worsening, with black youth several times more likely than their white counterparts to be incarcerated.

A little-known Justice Department agency is supposed to tackle this problem: the Office of

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Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

By | September 13th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever recorded — a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the United

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An ‘Unprecedented’ Direction for Title IX

By | September 10th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

In an unparalleled decision and a win for those who feel due process has been shunned in campus investigations of sexual assault, a federal appeals court has ruled that universities must allow students in these cases — or their representatives — to directly question their accuser in a live hearing.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for

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Former police officer convicted of murder for shooting unarmed black teen

By | August 29th, 2018|Police & Community|

DALLAS — A white former police officer was found guilty of murder Tuesday in the April 2017 shooting of an African American teenager and could face up to life in prison.

Roy Oliver had testified that he was defending his partner when he fired into a car leaving a house party in the Dallas suburb of

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LAPD inspector general raises concern over officers’ actions with people accused of resisting arrest

By | August 29th, 2018|Police & Community|

The homeless man refused to take down his tent, so the police officers decided to arrest him for resisting them.

As the situation grew increasingly tense, an officer used a Taser on the man, who wore only boxer shorts, even though he was not acting violently and was not likely to be concealing a weapon.

The incident,

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs overhaul of bail system, saying now ‘rich and poor alike are treated fairly’

By | August 29th, 2018|Police & Community|

California Gov. Jerry Brown has championed legislation and ballot measures downgrading drug crimes, expanding chances of early release for prisoners and easing punishment for juvenile offenders.

On Tuesday, he ushered in one of the most sweeping criminal justice reforms of his administration, signing a bill abolishing the state’s current money bail system, and replacing it with

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ICE arrests in courtrooms escalate feud between California and Trump administration over immigration policy

By | August 29th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Yovanny Ontiveros-Cebreros arrived at the Sacramento courthouse expecting to plead not guilty to felony drug charges and be allowed to go home. His attorney had said that was standard procedure.

Instead, an immigration agent approached the 38-year-old after his arraignment and put him in handcuffs, saying he was wanted for unlawful reentry into the United States.

With

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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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