Post Tagged with: "California"


25 Years After Los Angeles Riots, Progress and Distrust Live Side by Side

25 Years After Los Angeles Riots, Progress and Distrust Live Side by Side

This past weekend marked the 25-year anniversary of the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict.

L.A. Police See Drop in Latino Reports of Crime Amid Deportation Fears

ACLU Sues Los Angeles Police over Public Records Requests

California law requires governmental agencies like the Los Angeles Police Department to respond to requests and to say whether it will provide the information within 10 days of the inquiry.

Trump Agenda Pushes Racism Over States’ Rights and Law Enforcement Programs

Trump Agenda Pushes Racism Over States’ Rights and Law Enforcement Programs

Undocumented not a criminal problem, according to local authorities.

California Judge Questions Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

California Judge Questions Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick III questioned the purpose of the president's order as he heard arguments from two large California counties and the Justice Department.

California Mosque Led by Women Opens Doors to All

California Mosque Led by Women Opens Doors to All

Many mosques around the world admit men and women, but most segregate the genders.

California Judge to Hear Arguments on Sanctuary City Order

California Judge to Hear Arguments on Sanctuary City Order

Santa Clara County, which includes the city of San Jose and several smaller Silicon Valley communities, said the plan to withhold federal funds is unconstitutional, and San Francisco filed a similar lawsuit.

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video, Nandi Cain

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video

“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin,” Nandi Cain Jr. said after the incident. Meanwhile, the Justice Department calls for less police reform.

Trump Officials Defend Immigrant Arrests at California Courthouses

Trump Officials Defend Immigrant Arrests at California Courthouses

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly gave no indication that agents would stop the arrests.

California Immigration Forum Highlights State’s Red-Blue Divide

California Immigration Forum Highlights State’s Red-Blue Divide

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, a former top Democrat in the heavily blue state legislature, said at an earlier protest rally that ICE had failed to earn the community's trust.

Gov. to Trump: ‘You Don’t Want to Mess with California’

Gov. to Trump: ‘You Don’t Want to Mess with California’

“We're the innovation capital, high tech, agriculture, 40, 50 billion dollar industry. You don't want to mess with California,” said Gov. Jerry Brown.

L.A. Police See Drop in Latino Reports of Crime Amid Deportation Fears

L.A. Police See Drop in Latino Reports of Crime Amid Deportation Fears

Police Chief cited fewer reports of rape and domestic violence complaints among Hispanic residents, saying no such decline was seen for other groups.

California Judge Seeks to Prevent Immigration Arrests Inside State Courts

California Judge Seeks to Prevent Immigration Arrests Inside State Courts

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said she was gravely troubled by recent reports that federal agents were "stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests."

States Join Lawsuit to Block Muslim Ban

States Join Lawsuit to Block Muslim Ban

The revised executive order “will cause severe and immediate harms,” according to a complaint filed Monday.

California Demands Details of Trump Administration Immigration Arrests

California Demands Details of Trump Administration Immigration Arrests

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had reportedly gone to churches, schools and courthouses to find and arrest illegal immigrants.

California Bans Government Travel to 'Anti-LGBT' States

California Bans Government Travel to ‘Anti-LGBT’ States

Discrimination proves to be bad for business once again.

'Justice Fund' to Cover Legal Costs for Immigrants Facing Deportation

‘Justice Fund’ to Cover Legal Costs for Immigrants Facing Deportation

Major cities are going up against President-elect Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, including Los Angeles, which said it will set up a $10 million "L.A. Justice Fund" for the cause.

Trump Supporters Call for Muslim Genocide

Trump Supporters Call for Muslim Genocide

A letter sent to three mosques in California said the president-elect will do to Muslims "what Hitler did to the Jews."

Alfred Olando

Why is the First Choice Deadly Force?

In incidents involving unarmed Black men, such as with Alfred Olango, police used deadly force. A Harvard report confirms Blacks are more likely to be killed by police than whites.

James Greer

Video of Black Man Killed by Police Released Two Years Later

"It's definitely wrongful death. … The officers were clearly negligent. You have a person who is not aggressive, who never swung at officers, and they are using tasers repeatedly."

Jerry McNerney, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, COMPLI Act

Congressman Challenges ‘Predatory Lawsuits’ Exploiting ADA

Small businesses struggle with financial hardships and potentially closing down completely following a series of lawsuits taking advantage of strict ADA regulations.

‘Redskins’ Team Name and Mascot Officially Banned

California is the first state to prohibit its usage.

California Bans Grand Juries in Police Shootings

The ban will prevent the secretive nature of grand jury hearings from hindering justice in these tragically common cases.

New Data Sheds Light on Where Hate Groups Thrive

Areas with lower income and higher diversity top the list.