Activists who are marching for labor and immigrant rights in U.S. cities on Friday will broaden their message to direct attention toward police brutality as tensions simmer in communities across the nation.
A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.
Immigrant rights groups are suing the Baldwin Park police department for jailing a man suspected of entering the U.S. illegally.
“May Day” rallies will cause traffic delays throughout Los Angeles Tuesday. Travelers have also been advised to arrive early at LAX, where protesters gathered before dawn.
About 200 people walked out of a meeting by a federal government task force Monday in protest over a program that gives immigration officials access to the fingerprints of arrestees.
Hundreds of human rights groups are asking the Obama administration to end programs that allow local police to check the immigration status of arrestees.