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Parolees rounded up for more supervision

San Diego Union-Tribune

Department says excusing them to nonrevocable status was not a mistake.

Minn. officer killed in ambush, sets off manhunt

Associated Press

A suburban St. Paul police officer was killed during an ambush Saturday morning, setting off a massive manhunt that ended with one suspect dead and another in custody, authorities said.

LAPD relies on community through iWatchLA

ABC-7

The Los Angeles Police Department says a key part of their preparedness against terrorism is community involvement through the iWatchLA program.

L.A.'s May Day immigration rally is nation's largest

LA Times

As many as 60,000 immigrants and their supporters join a peaceful but boisterous march through downtown to City Hall, waving flags and holding signs blasting the new immigration law in Arizona.

California can't ditch prison medical receiver, court says

Sacramento Bee

A federal appellate court on Friday rejected the Schwarzenegger administration's attempt to rid itself of the court-appointed receiver charged with bringing prison medical care up to a constitutional standard.

It was a routine call

Lexington Herald-Leader

It was among the most routine of calls — a complaint about a parked car playing loud music late at night.

When they call you a Nazi, you've won the immigration argument

Pajamas Media

A question was posed to me: “How can a cop tell if someone might be an illegal alien?” To which I answered, “There are some no one could spot, and there are some just about anyone could spot.”

Federal sweep finds illegal immigrants with prior criminal convictions

LA Times

A three-day sweep in the southeastern U.S. results in 596 arrests.

California revises execution guidelines

LA Times

Officials address concerns that the three-drug procedure may have constituted cruel and unusual punishment. Challenges may block executions for months or years.

California lawmakers act to repeal early-release law

LA Times

The state Senate voted unanimously to roll back the program after lawmakers expressed concerns about its possible effect on public safety. The legislation now moves to the Assembly.

California's monitoring of sex offenders needs fixes, report finds

LA Times blog

California should improve its monitoring of sex offenders, rethink restrictions on where they live and find a better way to evaluate their likelihood of committing new crimes, according to a state panel that investigated the case of an ex-con who pleaded guilty to killing two San Diego County teenagers.

Chief Beck: L.A. won't be guided by Arizona immigration rules

LA Times

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck went out of his way to make clear that his officers are guided by a different set of rules than the controversial state law recently passed in neighboring Arizona.

Arizona immigration law has roots in California border turmoil

California Watch

Turbulent events in California nearly two decades ago have helped create the conditions for the current backlash against illegal immigrants in Arizona.

Steve Cooley in Republican race for state attorney general

LA Times

His GOP opponents are wrong in criticizing L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley's approach to prosecuting criminals under California's three-strikes law.

Let's remember this other side of Daryl Gates

LA Observed

Probably no other police chief stood up for LAPD officers quite like Daryl Gates.

The politics and perils of public pensions

LA Times

The dispute over California public employee payouts is growing. Republicans blame Democrats, who see the problem but fear alienating labor.

Thousands mourn ‘the Chief’

LA Times

A large downtown procession accompanies the body of former LAPD Chief Daryl F. Gates to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for a funeral service.

Childrens' homicides, suicides up in LA County

LA Daily News

Child homicides in Los Angeles County soared 31 percent and suicides jumped 70 percent from 2007 to 2008, a troubling trend that experts say may be a consequence of the economic downturn.

Prostitutes Targeted by Law Enforcement

Valley Star

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, there are 36 known prostitution operations in the San Fernando Valley.

Arizona immigration law reshaping the push for reform

LA Times

Obama calls the state's actions a wake-up call for the federal government to overhaul the immigration system. White House officials fear a patchwork of state laws that don't address core problems.

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