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Questions Raised Over Police Body Camera Video Usage

With Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announcement on Tuesday that Los Angeles Police Department officers would start wearing body cameras in 2015 comes questions on how the video would be used.

12/16/2014

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LA Sheriff Agrees To Oversight Of Jails To Settle Abuse Lawsuit

The nation’s largest sheriff’s department agreed to federal court oversight and will adopt a new use-of-force policy to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by jail inmates who said they were beaten by guards.

12/16/2014

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Gay Wing Of Men’s Central Jail Embraces Individuality, Inmate Says

Apart from the general population, inmates say the gay wing of Men’s Central Jail is a community of acceptance and support.

11/25/2014

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Civil-Liberties Group: Police Use Counterterrorism Device For Other Criminal Probes

A senior staff attorney for the ACLU says the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has a mixed record when it comes to transparency about the kinds of surveillance used.

11/12/2014

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Transgender, Gay Inmates Sue San Bernardino County Over Jail Rights

Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates have filed a lawsuit against San Bernardino County over allegations they are kept in a segregated area and don’t have access to rehabilitation and work programs that could shorten their incarceration.

10/22/2014

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Civil-Rights Groups Insist Police Are Becoming Too Militarized

The news has been punctuated by images of police aiming rifles at marchers in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off a national debate about the use of force among officers. Dave Bryan examines local law enforcement, which has quite a collection of military-style weapons.

08/15/2014

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Judge Orders California To Teach English Learners

California was ordered to educate all children who don’t speak English after reports revealed a quarter of its school districts fail to meet that requirement, which is mandated by both the federal government and California itself.

08/13/2014

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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

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LA Schools Reach Tentative Deal In Layoff Suit, May Hire More Teachers

The Los Angeles Unified School District may settle a lawsuit over teacher layoffs by spending $25 million to hire more staff for dozens of struggling schools.

04/08/2014

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ACLU Sues Supervisors Over Cross Returned To LA County Seal

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California is challenging a decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to restore a cross to the county’s official seal.

02/06/2014

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LAPD Commission Says Body Cameras Will Cut Down On Lawsuits

The LA Police Commission recently secured funding to outfit 600 officers with body cameras and says the devices will cut down on lawsuits.

01/14/2014

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Anaheim To Vote On Electoral Changes After Lawsuit

Anaheim Tuesday approved a settlement in a voting rights lawsuit that challenged its citywide elections as unfair to the city’s Hispanic majority.

01/08/2014

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Judge Orders War Memorial Cross To Be Removed From Federal Property

A judge on Thursday ordered that a war memorial cross atop a San Diego mountain be removed from federal property in 90 days but said the ruling would be put on hold if it is appealed.

12/13/2013

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State Board Votes To Allow Prostitutes To Be Paid Victim Compensation

California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they’re raped or beaten.

12/12/2013

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Larry Flynt Fights To Save White Supremacist Who Shot, Paralyzed Him

Hustler publisher and President Larry Flynt, who has been confined to a wheelchair since being injured in a 1978 shooting in Georgia, is fighting to save the white supremacist who shot him from being executed.

11/12/2013

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