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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 DOES GAVIN NEWSOM WANT TO MOVE JUVENILE JUSTICE OUT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS?

By | January 24th, 2019|Police & Community|

While visiting a youth correctional facility in Stockton on Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his administration will begin legislation to move the California Division of Juvenile Justice out of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (the same agency that oversees adult prisons) and into the Health and Human Services Agency.

Currently, 20 states place juvenile

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AN UNUSUAL NEW PROGRAM SEEKS TO CUT URBAN CRIME BY PUSHING GANG MEMBERS INTO COLLEGE

By | January 23rd, 2019|Conflict Resolution, Education, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

When Matt Johnson’s girlfriend was killed in gang crossfire in 2014, leaving him a single father to a three-year-old girl, he knew it was time to do something different with his life.

Johnson, who grew up surrounded by drugs and violence in Boston’s South End neighborhood, had been getting into trouble since he was a kid.

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How Phoenix Explains a Rise in Police Violence: It’s the Civilians’ Fault

By | December 10th, 2018|Police & Community|

PHOENIX — All Marco Zepeda, a 44-year-old blind man, wanted to do when he went inside a convenience store last June was use the bathroom.

But as he tried to find his way, the police report said, Mr. Zepeda had the misfortune of walking near a police officer using

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WHAT A LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT MEANS FOR LOCAL POLICE REFORM

By | December 5th, 2018|Police & Community|

Last month, a video was released of two police officers in Elkhart, Indiana, repeatedly punching a handcuffed man in the face. The episode was just the latest in a long-troubled police department where nearly all of its supervisors have disciplinary records.

This is the sort of problem that Congress sought

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ACLU critiques planned LAPD discipline changes

By | November 30th, 2018|Police & Community|

LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles City Council is close to finalizing a new policy for police disciplinary panels to include more regular citizens, the American Civil Liberties Union and some other groups released a report Thursday critical of some of the proposed changes.

The City Council earlier this month voted to have the city’s

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Independent Autopsy of Transgender Asylum Seeker Who Died in ICE Custody Shows Signs of Abuse

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration, LGBT, Police & Community|

A transgender woman who died in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency appeared to have been physically abused before her death in May from dehydration, along with complications from H.I.V., according to an independent autopsy released this week.

The finding in the death of the woman, Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez,

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JEFF SESSIONS’ LAST ACT: PREVENTING THE DOJ FROM INVESTIGATING DISCRIMINATORY POLICE DEPARTMENTS

By | November 15th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Jeff Sessions hides emotion poorly—his face is reflexively expressive—and last Wednesday night, it betrayed a mixed set of sentiments as he stepped out of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in downtown Washington, D.C. He had the stunned appearance of a hostage emerging out of an underground prison for the

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ICE moves to silence detention center volunteer visitors

By | November 6th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officials have stopped allowing a volunteer group to visit people at Otay Mesa Detention Center unless its members agreed not to talk with the media or other groups about conditions inside.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said members of Souls Offering Loving and

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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
(Story quotes CAHRO’s Brian Levin)

By | November 5th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations center in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence

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This Agency Tried to Fix the Race Gap in Juvenile Justice. Then Came Trump

By | September 21st, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

For two decades, the number of children behind bars in the U.S. has been on the decline—but the racial disparity has been dramatically worsening, with black youth several times more likely than their white counterparts to be incarcerated.

A little-known Justice Department agency is supposed to tackle this problem: the Office of

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