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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/03/2013

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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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Privacy Fears Linger Over LAPD’s Alleged Use Of Cellphone Tracking Device

Privacy advocates are questioning whether the Los Angeles Police Department’s alleged use of a controversial cellphone tracking technology is legal.

01/25/2013

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ACLU Pushes English Classes For 20K Calif. Kids

The ACLU of California charged that about a quarter of California school districts are violating state and federal laws by failing to provide English classes to all students.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/23/2013

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Superior Court Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Impound Order

A Superior Court Judge Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the LAPD’s controversial Special Order 7.

01/18/2013

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ACLU Drops Lawsuit Against LA County Sheriff’s Department

Civil rights attorneys have dropped a lawsuit that alleged the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was suppressing evidence damaging to its employees who operate the nation’s largest county jail system.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/27/2012

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Report: Deputies Aim For Inmates’ Heads In Jail Scuffles

Dozens of current and former inmates in Los Angeles County jails claim to have suffered head blows from deputies during scuffles, resulting in at least 12 serious head injuries since 2009, according to a report released Wednesday.

09/26/2012

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Ex-Disney Worker Sues In Fight Over Muslim Head Scarf

Imane Boudlal alleges she was subjected to ethnic insults such as “terrorist” and others by co-workers and supervisors while wearing her head scarf at work.

08/13/2012

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Anaheim Residents Call For Change Through Redistricting

Concerned Anaheim residents gathered Tuesday outside of City Hall to call on their city leaders for more representation in City Hall.

07/31/2012

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ACLU Claims DA, Sheriff Sit On Evidence That Could Help People Charged With Crimes

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Sheriff’s Department — claiming both agencies sit on evidence that could help criminal defendants get a fair shake.

07/10/2012

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Lawsuit: Voter Process Keeps Latinos Off Anaheim City Council

A lawsuit filed this week claims that Latino voters in the city of Anaheim are being kept out of the political process at City Hall.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/29/2012

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  Chicago Bulls Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi assists Derrick Rose #1 after injuring his knee against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Rose Tears ACL And Will Miss Rest Of Playoffs

Bulls star Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

04/28/2012

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