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5 ways being a 'sanctuary state' wouldn't change much

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| Touted as "landmark" legislation, the bill falls short of what its author, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, and immigrant rights advocates had hoped for.

Summer brought a drop in murder rates for Los Angeles

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The total number of homicides over June, July and August dipped to 59, which is much lower than the typical rate for the summer months, which recently has totaled in the 70s or 80s.

​Berkeley loosens rules on police pepper-spraying protesters

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The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, even though most other law enforcement agencies permit officers to use it to disperse violent crowds.

LAPD cadet scandal rooted in poor supervision, report says

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The L.A. Police Commission's inspector general found lax oversight of crucial equipment, including shotguns, tasers and the keys to squad cars.

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Amber Alert cancelled after mom, boys found OK in SoCal

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New Mexico authorities said late Sunday that detectives are investigating the disappearance of Laria Anderson and the boys, which led to the Amber Alert.

Orange County to police homeless encampments

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Orange County is increasing law enforcement in and around the homeless encampments that line the Santa Ana River in an effort to cut down on crime.

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DACA recipients worry what the government will do with their private information

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Young immigrants gave the government information like addresses, photos and fingerprints. They worry it could be used against them.

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Huntington Beach officers wounded by friendly fire

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Bullet wounds suffered by two officers responding to a report of a man with a knife were the result of gunfire between the officers.

Data from 143 million social security numbers exposed in Equifax hack

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The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.