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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.

Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

By | October 12th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Police & Community|

SUMTER, S.C. — Larry Marsh has a history of mental illness and drug addiction. Homeless, he has no place to go. The police in this city have arrested or cited him more than 270 times for trespassing. In December, they got him four times in one day.

For

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ICE targets ‘sanctuary’ cities, arrests hundreds of undocumented immigrants

By | September 29th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officials on Thursday said they’ve targeted sanctuary cities in recent days, arresting hundreds of undocumented immigrants in communities the Trump administration says offer limited cooperation with federal authorities.

In all, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 498 people during a four-day national operation that ended Wednesday. Those arrests included 167 people taken

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WHITE NATIONALISM IS AS MUCH OF A THREAT TO U.S. AS ISIS, FBI’S OPEN INVESTIGATIONS SHOW

By | September 28th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The threat of white nationalist violence in the U.S. is at least as big a threat as that posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) and similar groups, the FBI revealed Wednesday.

Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that there are currently 1,000 open investigations into domestic terrorist groups and another

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Despite compromise, California law enforcement mixed on ‘Sanctuary State’ bill

By | September 13th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The California State Sheriffs’ Association remains opposed to the so-called “Sanctuary State” bill despite a number of amendments that weakened the final version, the group announced Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the California Police Chiefs Association said following Monday’s revisions that it has lifted its opposition to SB 54, formally named the California Values Act, which would limit law enforcement cooperation

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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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