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LA Police Commission wants fewer homeless arrests

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| The LAPD arrested more than 6,000 homeless people last year for misdemeanors like trespassing and drug offenses – even though the “guiding principle” in the mayor’s homeless strategy is “decriminalization.”

LA Metro figured out how to scan for weapons — without the lines

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Body scanners in L.A.'s transit stations? Metro and TSA are testing technology that could make it possible — without the need to erect an airport-style checkpoint.

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5 killings, 3 states and 1 common neo-Nazi link

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Three young men have been charged separately with murders from Florida to Virginia to California. All appear to have links to the same white supremacist group: the "Atomwaffen Division."

Former student detained after threat at Cypress College

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A notice posted on the Cypress College website says police received a "credible report of possible violence against the campus." Monday morning classes were canceled.

Ex-Google recruiter sues, says company discriminates against white and Asian men

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Arne Wilberg's lawsuit alleges the tech giant pressured employees to "purge" eligible candidates in favor of Hispanic, African-American and female job seekers.

Feds say Pasadena police spokesman illegally sold dozens of guns

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A police lieutenant and department spokesman used his job to get around California's strict gun laws in order to resell dozens of guns without a license, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Mentally ill LA jail inmates need more ‘out-of-cell’ time, federal government says

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A federal monitor says the L.A. Sheriff's Department is not giving all inmates with serious mental health problems enough time out of their cells.

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A California gun seizure law could be a model for national legislation

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A state law lets police or family members to seek a court order to temporarily seize weapons from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. How often — and how effectively — has it been used?

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Joshua Tree family lived in filthy desert hovel, authorities say

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Investigators do not believe the children were being held captive, like another family in Riverside County that made headlines when officials said they had rescued their 13 children.