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L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES SHOOT BOY

L.A. County deputies shot and killed Anthony Weber during a foot chase on Feb 4, 2018. They said they spotted a handgun tucked into his pants, but investigators never recovered a weapon.

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Epicenters of Refuge

Video: Who Patrols the Border Patrol?

This month U.S. Border Patrol agents met 200 peaceful, interfaith demonstrators with military-style M4 rifles and tear gas launchers.

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Immigration

Central American Caravan: Militia Members Head for the Border

U.S. soldiers are not the only ones heading to the border in advance of the migrant caravan. Armed civilian militias have joined a call to deploy their members.

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The Golden State of Hate

Video: California’s Anti-Jewish Hate Crimes Are Rising

California continues to lead the nation with the largest concentration of hate groups. A recent Anti-Defamation League report claims the state experienced 268 anti-Semitic incidents in 2017.

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Labor & Economy

Video: Rising Rents Force a Choice Between Eating or Shelter

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 15 million American households experienced food insecurity at some point in 2017.

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Criminal Justice

A Law Ending Cash Bail Gives Judges Enormous Power Over Defendants

A recently signed bill was supposed to end the tyranny of money bail over low-income people in California’s jails. But critics say it is an example of good intentions becoming bad law.

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Criminal Justice

Video: Los Angeles Rejects Spy Program

According to its critics, what the Los Angeles Police Department advertised as a community engagement tool turned out to be a surveillance program of local Muslims.

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Hate Crime Watch

Video: Make California Hate Again

Hate crimes have increased 17.4 percent — from 931 incidents in 2016, to 1,093 incidents in 2017.

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Criminal Justice

Video: California Leads Nation in Fatal Officer Use-of-Force Incidents

Recent reports on the use of force by California law enforcement officers reveal a rise in the number of deadly civilian encounters with police.

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Environment

Video: Questions Surround Slow Exide Lead Clean-up

California allocated $176 million to test and clean 2,500 lead-threatened properties surrounding the closed Exide battery plant near downtown Los Angeles. To date only 335 parcels have been cleaned.

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Immigration

Supreme Court Enforces Muslim Ban

This week the high court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mostly Muslim countries.

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