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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.

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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The Justice Department Wants To Get Rid Of A Civil Rights–Era “Peacemaker” Office

By | February 13th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The Justice Department’s latest budget proposal would eliminate all funding for the Community Relations Service, an office established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to serve as a self-described “peacemaker” in communities facing racial tensions and hate crimes.

The department’s proposed budget would get rid of the office’s $15.4 million in funding

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Video of officer body-slamming female student sparks debate, soul-searching

By | February 12th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

It began with a police officer trying to deal with a willful student who refused to leave the campus of Helix Charter High School. It quickly escalated into a physical altercation where the officer body-slammed the handcuffed teenage girl to the ground as she tried to get away.

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Planners of Deadly Charlottesville Rally Are Tested in Court

By | February 12th, 2018|Extremism, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

In the hours after last summer’s white power rally in Charlottesville, Va., erupted into violence, the planners of the protest mounted a defense: While much of the country may have found their racist chants and Nazi iconography deplorable, they claimed that they had a First Amendment right to self-expression, and

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White Supremacy Incidents on College Campuses up 258 Percent

By | February 5th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

A new study finds white-supremacist propaganda on college campuses has increased by 258 percent from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017.

The study, released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League, says 216 campuses have been affected by white supremacy. In the fall 2017 semester alone, the organization found 147 incidents of white-supremacist fliers,

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California’s mentally ill inmate population keeps growing. And state money isn’t enough to meet needs, lawmaker says

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

Gov. Jerry Brown has earmarked $117 million in his new state budget to expand the number of treatment beds and mental health programs for more than 800 mentally ill inmates found incompetent to stand trial.

State officials said

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Students With Disabilities Are Largely Ignored by Colleges’ Assault Prevention, Study Finds

By | February 1st, 2018|Disability, Education, Police & Community|

Students with disabilities are not “on the radar” of colleges’ efforts and policies to prevent sexual assault, a new federal study has found.

The study, conducted by the National Council on Disability, a federal agency, suggests that undergraduates with a disability are more likely to be sexually assaulted than are their peers without a disability, and

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Less cooperation with ICE? LA County’s sheriff oversight panel could recommend it

By | January 26th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Ideas to further limit cooperation between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and federal immigration officials were met with cheers and jeers from community members Thursday at a civilian oversight meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

The recent passage of Senate Bill 54, sometimes referred to as a “sanctuary state” law, already limits the ability of

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LGBTQ college student is stabbed 20 times in an ‘act of rage,’ but was it a hate crime?

By | January 18th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

They both went to high school at the elite Orange County School of the Arts, but the classmates weren’t particularly close.

Blaze Bernstein, home on winter break from the University of Pennsylvania, messaged with Samuel Woodward on Snapchat. On Jan. 2, Woodward drove over and picked him up….

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