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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.

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….

Read more in the

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Police often ill-equipped to handle hate crimes

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

Less than half of people who are victims of hate crimes file reports with police, and an even lesser percentage see a conviction. In an attempt to examine the scale and effects of hate crimes in the U.S., ProPublica earlier this year launched the project “Documenting Hate.” The project’s manager, journalist Rachel Glickhouse, joins Alison

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Why is collecting accurate hate crime statistics so difficult?

By | January 9th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Allison Kolarik was making signs for an upcoming ‘Stand Against Hate’ rally in Asbury Park on Sept. 3 when she heard two guys yelling at her friends outside.
“There were certain things said like, I hate you people, I hate liberals,” she said. “I just walked out of the

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Police Failed on Many Fronts at Charlottesville Rally, Review Finds

By | December 1st, 2017|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

The police badly mishandled white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Va., in August, by failing to coordinate among agencies, give officers the gear they needed or keep protesters and counterprotesters separate, a former federal prosecutor reported on Friday.

In a report more than 200 pages long, Timothy

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Prosecutors say this housing complex is a hotbed for gang crime, and they think its owner should live there

By | November 28th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Police & Community|

In recent months, a police informant made a dozen drug buys at a sprawling apartment complex that sits on the northern edge of Baldwin Village. In the last few years, authorities seized half a dozen firearms there and investigated multiple shootings and robberies.

Los Angeles prosecutors say the Chesapeake Apartments, a 425-unit complex spread over more

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In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, and Win Attention

By | October 20th, 2017|Police & Community|

ST. LOUIS — Chris Sommers, who runs a chain of successful pizza restaurants here, has long supported both sides in the fierce standoff between police officers and black residents playing out in this city.

He donated to civil rights groups after the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown

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A Big Test of Police Body Cameras Defies Expectations

By | October 20th, 2017|Police & Community|

Usually, we behave better when we know we’re being watched. According to decades of research, the presence of other people, cameras or even just a picture of eyes seems to nudge us toward civility: We become more likely to give to charity, for example, and less likely to speed, steal or

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Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

By | October 12th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Police & Community|

SUMTER, S.C. — Larry Marsh has a history of mental illness and drug addiction. Homeless, he has no place to go. The police in this city have arrested or cited him more than 270 times for trespassing. In December, they got him four times in one day.

For

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ICE targets ‘sanctuary’ cities, arrests hundreds of undocumented immigrants

By | September 29th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officials on Thursday said they’ve targeted sanctuary cities in recent days, arresting hundreds of undocumented immigrants in communities the Trump administration says offer limited cooperation with federal authorities.

In all, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 498 people during a four-day national operation that ended Wednesday. Those arrests included 167 people taken

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