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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.

40% of Muslim students surveyed in California say they’ve been bullied at school, report finds

By | October 17th, 2019|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Ahlam Elabed’s son has been called a “terrorist,” mocked and humiliated at Redlands High School because he is Muslim, she said.

Her son’s classmates mocked him with chants of “Allahu Akbar” and pulled his pants down in PE class, Elabed said, speaking Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Council for American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Anaheim office.

CAIR’s California chapter

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LAPD searches blacks and Latinos more. But they’re less likely to have contraband than whites

By | October 8th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Los Angeles police officers search blacks and Latinos far more often than whites during traffic stops, even though whites are more likely to be found with illegal items, a Times analysis has found.

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Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

By | July 2nd, 2019|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”…

ProPublica

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To protect and slur: Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia

By | June 14th, 2019|Extremism, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Hundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from across the United States are members of Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups on Facebook, a Reveal investigation has found.

These cops have worked at every level of American law enforcement, from tiny, rural sheriff’s departments to the largest agencies in the country, such as the

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ARE THERE MORE MIGRANT MINORS WHO HAVE DIED IN GOVERNMENT CUSTODY?

By | June 7th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

The government agency that takes custody over all unaccompanied minors who arrive on the border has been unable to answer questions about the number of children who have died in its custody in the years since President Donald Trump took office.

When children who are traveling by themselves either ask for asylum at ports of entry

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Report: Restorative Justice for Juveniles Works Better Than Jail Time

By | May 31st, 2019|Police & Community|

OAKLAND, Calif. – When a juvenile is accused of a crime, making them face the victim, take responsibility and make amends works better than prosecution and jail time, according to a new report.

The Oakland area adopted a restorative-justice approach 9 years ago, and in just the first two years, 102 youths were diverted from

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CALIFORNIA CITIES ARE ENDING ICE DETENTION CONTRACTS, BUT IMMIGRANTS MIGHT NOT GO FREE

By | May 29th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

Ever since Nancy Torres’ son was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in November of 2017, he has been detained in California’s Orange County, not far from Torres’ home in El Monte. Though the past year and a half has been difficult, she’s tried to visit him whenever she can, and she was grateful when

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Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?

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

A lot of research has shown that there’s no causal connection between immigration and crime in the United States. But after one such study was reported on jointly by The Marshall Project and The Upshot last year, readers had one major complaint: Many argued

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Is there a way to identify gang members without racial bias? California wants an answer

By | May 9th, 2019|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Brian Allen was driving home from work in July 2017 when he spotted someone from his days at Crenshaw High School. He stopped, they talked and he agreed to give the friend — an aspiring rapper with a criminal record — a ride.

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HAS ICE FOUND A WAY TO GET AROUND SANCTUARY POLICIES?

By | May 8th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

When Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced its new training program for local law enforcement on Monday, the agency billed the program as a way for police in so-called “sanctuary” cities and states to cooperate with ICE.

Does ICE’s new program really allow police to skirt around their state and city’s sanctuary policies? According

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