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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.

The Game meets with L.A. gangs in an effort to stop killings

By | July 18th, 2016|Conflict Resolution, Police & Community|

Hip-hop artist the Game urged gang members from across Southern California on Sunday to stop the violence in the midst of the national focus on the recent police shootings of African-American men.

The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, told the hundreds gathered for a town-hall style meeting at a South Los Angeles community center that

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In the Age of ISIS, Who’s a Terrorist, and Who’s Simply Deranged?

By | July 18th, 2016|Extremism, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — In December 2014, a middle-aged man driving a car in Dijon, France, mowed down more than a dozen pedestrians within 30 minutes, occasionally shouting Islamic slogans from his window.

The chief prosecutor in Dijon described the attacks, which left 13 injured but no one dead, as

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Baton Rouge Attack Deepens Anguish for Police: ‘We’ve Seen Nothing Like This’

By | July 18th, 2016|Police & Community|

“Officer down!” an officer screamed frantically into his police radio Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, La. “Shots fired! Officer down!”

One of the most dreaded calls in policing triggered a surge of officers to the city’s Airline Highway, not far from Police Headquarters, an agonizing replay of the

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Fresno police release body-camera footage of fatal shooting of unarmed 19-year-old

By | July 14th, 2016|Police & Community|

The chief of the Fresno Police Department took the rare step Wednesday of publicly releasing the body-camera video footage of officers fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old man last month — a shooting that has generated fierce protests amid a roiling national debate over police brutality.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Looking for Accountability in Police-Involved Deaths of Blacks

By | July 12th, 2016|Police & Community|

These 11 cases have fueled outrage, heightened racial tensions and instigated protests around the nation. In some of the cases, the police offered an explanation for their actions, but raw videos led many to conclude that the police actions were unjustified.

Read more in The New York Times.

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Dallas Police Chief, David O. Brown, Is Calm at Center of Crisis

By | July 12th, 2016|Police & Community|

DALLAS — He was hurting, self-effacing and, as he put it, a little fried. At a news conference on Monday, he spoke about the crisis facing law enforcement, his experience as a black man in Texas, guns and division, and what kept him going — “God’s grace and his sweet, tender mercies, just to be

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Study: Blacks Less Likely to be Shot by Police Than Whites

By | July 12th, 2016|Police & Community|

If anyone is looking for ammunition to bolster the belief that police are more trigger-happy when it comes to encounters with Blacks than with Whites, they won’t find it in a study by Harvard economist Roland G. Fryer, Jr. that was released Monday.

Read more in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

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LA police are helping gay bars learn how to respond to a terrorist attack

By | July 11th, 2016|Police & Community|

More than 3,000 miles away from Orlando, Florida, where a nightclub shooting claimed 49 lives, gay bar owners here in Southern California are being urged to take precautions in the event of a similar attack.

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily News.

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Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings

By | July 11th, 2016|Police & Community|

new study confirms that black men and women are treated differently in the hands of law enforcement. They are more likely to be touched, handcuffed, pushed to the ground or pepper-sprayed by a police officer, even after accounting for how, where and when they encounter the police.

Read more in The New York Times.

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