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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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Supreme Court Decision Upholds DNA Collection From Arrested Suspects

In a Supreme Court decision Monday, the nation’s highest court ruled it constitutional for law enforcement to take DNA from suspects under arrest without a warrant, a practice legal in California since 2004.

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Civil Rights Groups Sue LAPD, LA County Sheriff’s Department Over Automatic License Plate Readers

Two privacy rights groups sued the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Monday after both agencies allegedly failed to provide more information about how it uses automatic license plate readers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/06/2013

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Beck: LAPD Will Keep Information Gathered Through SARs Program

The tracking program for suspicious activity reports known as SARS has some concerned about information the LAPD gathers and stores.

CBS Los Angeles–03/19/2013

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Hesperia School Accused Of Discriminating Against Gay, Lesbian Students

Teachers and administrators at a high school in Hesperia have been accused of bullying and discriminating against gay and lesbian students.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/18/2013

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OC Sheriff’s Department Settles Head Scarf Lawsuit With Muslim Woman

An Orange County Muslim woman who was forced to remove her head scarf by jailers has settled a civil rights lawsuit.

02/14/2013

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