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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.

Santa Clarita sides with Trump over California’s sanctuary policy

By | May 9th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

SANTA CLARITA — The debate over California’s immigration laws flared in Santa Clarita whose five-member City Council voted unanimously to file an amicus brief against California’s so-called sanctuary law, supporting the federal lawsuit against the state by the Trump administration.

Santa Clarita could become the first city in Los Angeles County to officially oppose SB 54,

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A Woman Said She Saw Burglars. They Were Just Black Airbnb Guests.

By | May 8th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

It was an entirely routine moment: Four people exited the home they had rented on Airbnb in Rialto, Calif., and loaded suitcases into their car.

Within minutes, several police cars had arrived and the group was being questioned as a helicopter flew overhead. A neighbor who didn’t recognize them had reported a

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Children are likely to be separated from parents illegally crossing the border under new Trump administration policy

By | May 8th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

All immigrants who cross the border illegally will be charged with a crime under a new “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions said Monday, launching a crackdown that could overwhelm already-clogged detention facilities and immigration courts with hundreds of thousands of new cases.

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ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship

By | April 27th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans.

But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents repeatedly target U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, making wrongful arrests based on incomplete government records, bad data and lax investigations, according to a Times review of federal lawsuits, internal ICE documents and

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When Toronto Suspect Said ‘Kill Me,’ an Officer Put Away His Gun

By | April 25th, 2018|Police & Community|

He pointed an object threateningly at Constable Ken Lam, the Toronto police officer who was the first to encounter him as he stepped outside of his rental van.

Constable Lam pulled out his gun and commanded the man, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, identified by the police as the driver

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Charges Sought in Eric Garner’s Death, but Justice Officials Have Doubts

By | April 20th, 2018|Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charges against a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, three current and former officials said, but top Justice Department officials have expressed strong reservations about whether to move forward with a case they say may not be winnable.

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Flawed Judgment in Use of Force Against Students?

By | April 19th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

During a Harvard University student’s arrest by Cambridge police for running down a street naked last week, he was tackled and punched repeatedly in the stomach, an act the institution’s president and other local officials deemed “disturbing.”

It’s one in a series of incidents over the last seven months in which the public

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Study: Violent Behaviors, Weapon Carrying Down Among Black Youth

By | April 19th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Violent behaviors and weapon carrying have decreased among African-American adolescents, but homicide rates continue to rise, according to a new report from Ball State University.

“Violent Behaviors, Weapon Carrying, and Firearm Homicide Trends in African American Adolescents, 2001–2015” is the first study to assess violent behaviors in African-American youth over an extended period, the university said.

“In

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Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

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

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer.

He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were

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Anger spreads over police killing of black man in Walmart parking lot in Barstow

By | April 19th, 2018|Police & Community|

At a Walmart parking lot in Barstow earlier this month, shoppers ducked for cover as police opened fire on a black man inside a car.

When the confrontation ended, Diante Yarber was dead in a fusillade of what some witnesses counted as 30

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