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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 Rules Some California Convicts Can Vote

A judge ruled Wednesday that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred by deciding that tens of thousands of criminals who are serving sentences under community supervision are ineligible to vote.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/07/2014

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ACLU Files Suit On Timeliness Of Immigrant Asylum Interview

Immigration advocates are filing suit against the federal government, saying immigration officials are violating their own rules by failing to provide a speedy hearing to some immigrants who face deportation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/17/2014

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Calif. To Send Voter Forms To Insurance Enrollees

The state of California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million people who have signed up for insurance through its health care exchange after a threat of a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday.

03/24/2014

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Secretary Of State Sued Over Criminals’ Voting

The American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and other groups filed the lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of nearly 60,000 convicts .

02/04/2014

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LA County Supervisor Files Motion To Add Cross To County Seal

The move comes almost 10 years after its redesign in 2004, when the cross and other images were removed under the threat of legal action by the ACLU.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/31/2013

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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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Court To Consider California’s DNA Collection Law

A federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law.

12/08/2013

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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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Gov. Brown Signs Anti-Revenge Porn Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2013

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San Bernardino Co. Officials Under Fire For Removing Paintings Showcasing Nudity From Government Center

San Bernardino County officials have been accused of violating artists’ First Amendment rights after three paintings were removed from the Government Center.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2013

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Anti-Terror Program Tracks Innocents, ACLU Says

The ACLU and several other groups released 1,800 “suspicious activity reports” Thursday, saying they show the inner-workings of a domestic surveillance program that is sweeping up innocent Americans.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/19/2013

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Lawsuit Challenges US Deportation Procedures

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday over the way Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally agree to be sent home, claiming the so-called voluntary departures are actually coerced.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/04/2013

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Report: Abusive Culture In LA Jail System

A scalding report Friday depicted a rogue culture inside the nation’s largest county jail system in which deputies abused and humiliated inmates while top management failed to recognize problems or weed out bad officers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/07/2012

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