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Judge Approves Settlement In Disabled Inmates Case

A federal judge approved a sweeping settlement Monday mandating improvements for inmates using wheelchairs and others with impaired mobility at Los Angeles County jails.

03/23/2015

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ACLU Sues 2 Police Agencies Over Phone-Tracking Tech Records

The American Civil Liberties Union of California filed lawsuits Tuesday against the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Anaheim Police Department alleging they violated state law by not providing documents on their use of technology that may be used to intercept phone calls or text messages.

03/10/2015

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Some Mexicans To Be Given Another Chance To Stay In U.S.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

02/27/2015

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ACLU Sues For Records On Border Patrol’s ‘Roving’ Agents

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Border Patrol’s parent agency Tuesday for records on its activities away from the nation’s border with Mexico.

02/10/2015

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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

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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