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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.

Racist Terror Plot, or Just Idle Talk? Kansas Trial Hinges on the Answer

By | April 16th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

WICHITA, Kan. — The militia members talked about attacks on President Barack Obama and members of Congress, a federal agent recounted in court. They discussed burning down churches whose members helped refugees settle in western Kansas. They mulled killing landlords who rented to Muslims.

In the end,

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An Alabama Sheriff, a Mystery Check and a Blogger Who Cried Foul

By | April 6th, 2018|Police & Community|

DECATUR, Ala. — One evening last fall, an informant for the Morgan County sheriff entered the office of a small construction business near this old river town and, he said, secretly installed spyware on a company computer. He had no warrant.

The sheriff, Ana Franklin, wanted to know

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Police Shootings Stir Outrage Among Some, But Not The Supreme Court

By | April 3rd, 2018|Police & Community|

The U.S. Supreme Court has again stepped into the bitter public turmoil over police shootings of civilians, ruling Monday that an Arizona police officer is shielded from being sued for shooting a woman in her own front yard.

The court said the officer acted reasonably, given that the woman, Amy Hughes, was carrying a large kitchen

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Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards

By | April 3rd, 2018|Police & Community|

JACKSON, Miss. — On the witness stand and under pressure, Frank Shaw, the warden of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, could not guarantee that the prison was capable of performing its most basic function.

Asked if the guards were supposed to keep inmates in their cells, he said,

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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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