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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.

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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Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border

By | February 21st, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — Border Patrol officers are working without permission on private property and setting up checkpoints up to 100 miles away from the border under a little-known federal law that is being used more widely in the Trump administration’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration.

In Texas, a rancher

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U.S. is separating immigrant parents and children to discourage others, activists say

By | February 20th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian woman and her son illustrates what migrant advocates call a harsher approach to immigration enforcement that aims to separate parents

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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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