Putting an end to honoring detainers filed by ICE is a cornerstone of California’s sanctuary law. But DOJ’s new lawsuit doesn’t challenge that.
Local Law Enforcement
Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have expanded their surveillance activities with new technologies and techniques.
Berkeley plans to keep dueling protest groups separate next Sunday
The California city and the organizers of a white nationalist rally have come to an unlikely agreement – at least for now.
Officials defend immigration polices in responses to DOJ
Eight cities and counties, plus the state of California, have until the end of the day to explain to the Justice Department why their local “sanctuary” policies don’t violate federal law. It marks the end of a week in which President Donald Trump and Republicans saw progress on a number of their immigration priorities in Congress and in the courts.
Targets of DOJ inquiry prepare proof that they’re not sanctuary cities
Nine local governments that the Department of Justice has highlighted as possible “sanctuary” jurisdictions have a month to prove that their local policies don’t violate federal law.
How to stay safe online: A cybersecurity guide for political activists
To be both safe and effective, thinking deeply about one’s own cybersecurity practices is essential.
Advocates file suit against L.A. anti-gang program
Three advocacy organizations took aim at one of the mainstays of Los Angeles’ war on gangs, filing a class action suit against the city’s gang injunction program.
How to (and not to) address worker abuse on pot farms
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, a small agency of about 65 sworn officers, was able to pull off a complex investigation into abuse and trafficking on a marijuana farm.
Pot growers call for labor regulation after abuse disclosures
The director of the California Growers Association now is calling for a series of solutions after Reveal published an investigation into sexual abuse in the state’s pot country.
Legislature approves transparency for California gang database
California is one step away from allowing hundreds of thousands of residents to find out if they are listed in the state’s gang database and to appeal for removal.
California State Auditor: Flaws rampant in gang database
The California State Auditor harshly criticized management, oversight and use of the CalGang database, which tracks people with alleged gang ties across the state.