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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.

Why Southern California law enforcement, including the LA Sheriff’s Department, is struggling to hire

By | April 2nd, 2018|Police & Community|

Early one morning before the Inland heat burned the chill off the air outdoors, dozens of men and a handful of women in workout clothes sweated their way through pushups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run.

A white-haired man in a tan Riverside County Sheriff’s Department polo shirt gave everyone a pep talk before the run, which

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Sex Trafficking Bill Heads to Trump, Over Silicon Valley Concerns

By | March 22nd, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation that strengthens the policing of sex trafficking, over the opposition of many internet companies. Lawmakers are trying to catch up to the reality of prostitution long after the bartering of children and adults moved from the streets to the web.

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Waiting List: California Leads In Educating the Incarcerated

By | March 22nd, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

California leads the nation in offering college opportunities to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, according to a recent joint study by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center and The Opportunity Institute.

As of fall 2017, nearly 4,500 incarcerated state prison inmates in California were enrolled in face-to-face community college classes in 34 of the state’s 35 prisons,

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Lawyers for Mexican journalist blame his detention in the U.S. on Trump’s ‘anti-Mexican bias’

By | March 7th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Lawyers for a Mexican journalist being held in a U.S. immigrant detention center are demanding his release, saying President Trump’s frequent attacks on Mexicans and journalists are evidence that the man is a victim of discrimination.

In a writ of habeas corpus

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A fight simmers in the Bay Area over protecting the privacy of immigrants here illegally

By | March 7th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Panicked callers to Alba Hernandez’s hotline reported a possible immigration raid. She rushed to the West Oakland home to find officers had blocked off traffic in what they described as a human-trafficking investigation.

The police revealed no criminal charges from

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SoCal immigrant rights activists fight back against last week’s ICE immigration actions

By | February 21st, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Southern California activists are responding to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement immigration actions last week by fanning out to businesses targeted by the agency and responding to requests by family members and friends to check on their loved ones detained by the agency.

The Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network is among those organizing a

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Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border

By | February 21st, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — Border Patrol officers are working without permission on private property and setting up checkpoints up to 100 miles away from the border under a little-known federal law that is being used more widely in the Trump administration’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration.

In Texas, a rancher

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U.S. is separating immigrant parents and children to discourage others, activists say

By | February 20th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian woman and her son illustrates what migrant advocates call a harsher approach to immigration enforcement that aims to separate parents

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Census ‘citizenship’ question sets off new California vs. Trump immigration argument

By | February 19th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Are you a U.S. citizen?

It’s a simple question, but Southern California public officials say it could complicate political life in this immigrant-rich region if the Trump administration succeeds in making a question like it part of the 2020 national census.

So they’re fighting back with hot rhetoric and threats of legal action, making the census the

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Amid tense immigration climate, LAPD revises rules for working with ICE, place-of-birth questions

By | February 14th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Students of the Academia Avance charter school in Highland Park, and many of their parents, were on edge last February.

It was the morning after a classmate’s father, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, had been detained by federal immigration agents as he dropped off his children at school. So when a parent drove by and spotted uniformed law

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