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Police tie parolees to crime hike

Glendale News-Press

Officers say incidents have risen in areas where early-release inmates are living.

'Grim' turn in L.A. sign battle

Los Angeles Business Journal

The glowing billboards aren’t advertising a product. They’re offering a tribute to law enforcement, the South L.A. community and the families of the victims of the Grim Sleeper.

LAPD-sponsored carnival aims to raise funds, build trust

KPCC

Hundreds braved the midday heat to attend the last day of a three-day police-sponsored carnival in West Los Angeles.

State agrees to discuss prison lockdowns with rights group

California Watch

Facing a threatened legal battle over alleged racial discrimination, California prison officials have agreed to meet with the Prison Law Office over the department’s controversial use of lockdowns on general population inmates.

Police use of federal databases to ID illegal immigrants after arrests raises profiling concerns

Dallas News

Arizona's law aimed at removing illegal immigrants has grabbed headlines, but quietly this year the number of cities and counties nationwide joining a federal program targeting illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes has more than doubled.

Probe may open books at CalPERS

LA Times

Under scrutiny, the public pension fund has hired a firm to examine its payments.

Steve Cooley: How familial DNA has become a key to building criminal cases

LA Daily News

TREMENDOUS advances in the use of DNA evidence as a crime-solving tool have increased public safety over the past two decades by taking serial rapists and murderers off the streets.

Crime rises sharply at California state parks

Fresno Bee

Holiday visitors seeking a quiet day off beside the water at Folsom State Recreation Area on July 5 instead had front-row seats to a police pursuit as park rangers chased an assault suspect through throngs of picnickers.

Detained immigrants can now be located online

LA Times

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches a search service for relatives and attorneys trying to find people in a nationwide maze of prisons and jails.

Google misses deadline for L.A. city e-mail system

LA Times

It agreed to implement its 'cloud' model by June 30 but has not satisfied the Police Department's data security requirements.

Police and community work together to arrest a murder suspect in South L.A.

LA Times

A sting operation is a textbook example of what can happen when officers and residents trust one another.

Sheriffs becoming popular with budget-crunched cities

California Watch

During normal times, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hears from two to three small towns a year wondering how much taxpayer money they’d save by hiring deputies to replace their own police officers.

Troops shadow cops to learn tactics

North County Times

Marines will put knowledge to use in streets of Afghanistan.

Cell phone ban for federal prisoners approved by House

Daily Tech

Will prevent prisoners from partaking in criminal business.

Vallejo requires officers to double up on patrol

Vallejo Times-Herald

Half as many police cars as usual will be patrolling Vallejo streets beginning Saturday, police said Wednesday.

Report indicates drop in California hate crimes

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A report issued by California Attorney General Jerry Brown Thursday shows hate crimes in California dropped by more than 20 percent in 2009, highlighting a trend that was reflected in the San Gabriel Valley, authorities said.

Three sentenced to jail in Lakers celebration attacks

LA Times blog

Three men accused of tangling with police during celebrations after the Lakers' NBA title win and victory parade have received jail sentences of several months, the L.A. city attorney's office said Thursday.

LAPD arrests 'Most Wanted' murder suspect

KTLA

The suspect is accused of killing a Georgia man in 2007.

Field Poll finds 70% support death penalty

San Francisco Chronicle

Californians maintain their solid support for the death penalty as a punishment for serious crimes, but are divided on whether they would impose a death sentence or life without parole for first-degree murder

Study: California leads U.S. in drive-by shootings

California Watch

California led the nation in drive-by shootings during a six-month period in 2008 with 148 reported shootings that killed 40 and injured 129

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