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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.

Attorney general threatens to punish Stockton, San Bernardino and other ‘sanctuary cities’

By | August 4th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

In another move to pressure cities into cooperating with immigration enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice threatened Thursday to withhold crime-fighting help from four cities — including two in California — if they refuse to help federal agents target jail inmates suspected of being in the country illegally.

But the

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LA sheriff fears Trump ‘sanctuary city’ crackdown could cost county $132 million

By | August 4th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says he has been lobbying President Donald Trump’s administration to avoid potentially losing out on as much as $132 million in federal law enforcement grants over the next three years due to the department’s immigration policies.

During recent trips to Washington D.C., McDonnell said he has met with U.S. Attorney

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A Game of Cat and Mouse With High Stakes: Deportation

By | August 4th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

There’s a new game afoot.

The federal government’s current emphasis on deporting undocumented immigrants — even those facing low-level charges — has, in effect, turned courthouses in New York State into arenas where practitioners of criminal law face off against enforcers of immigration law.

In

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Prosecutors’ Dilemma: Will Conviction Lead to ‘Life Sentence of Deportation’?

By | August 1st, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

The drunken-driving case seemed straightforward, the kind that prosecutors in Seattle convert into a quick guilty plea hundreds of times a year: a swerving car, a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, a first-time offense that caused no injuries.

The only complication was the driver. A

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In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights

By | July 28th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration abruptly waded into the culture wars over gay rights this week, signaling in three separate actions that it will use the powers of the federal government to roll back civil rights for gay and transgender people.

Without being asked, the Justice Department

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Invitation and Comment Alarm Advocates for Assault Victims

By | July 13th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Women’s groups alarmed that Title IX summit will include “men’s rights” groups that many say minimize reality of rape; statement from key civil rights official — on which she later backtracked — casts doubt on 90 percent of campus reports of assaults….

Read more in Inside Higher Ed.

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The 2016 Hate Crime Report from California’s Office of the Attorney General

By | July 11th, 2017|Disability, Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

Hate Crime in California, 2016 reports statistics on hate crimes that occurred in California during 2016. These statistics include the number of hate crime events, hate crime offenses, victims of hate crimes, and suspects of hate crimes. This report also provides statistics from district and elected city attorneys on the number of hate crime cases

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For Women in Blue, a Grim Measure of Their Growing Role and Risks

By | July 11th, 2017|Police & Community|

In the early 1980s, the New York City subways were forbidding, with robbers lurking in graffiti-covered cars. Very few women were on patrol, but Officer Irma Lozada took one of the most dangerous jobs: She hid her badge and draped fake gold chains around her neck, courting robbers to come

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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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