Monthly Archives: September 2013

LA Gang Injunctions Draw Opposition from Activists

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Civil gang injunctions, used in Los Angeles County for more than 30 years as a tool to fight crime, are coming under fresh fire as a grass-roots effort to challenge them gains momentum. The Daily Breeze reports that the Youth … Continue reading

Cyber Cops: LAPD Starts Using Predictive Policing Software

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Technology is everywhere these days—including in California police departments, where the ‘big data’ trend has arrived in the form of software that attempts to anticipate crime before it happens. The predictive policing software, called PredPol, is being used on a … Continue reading

California Legislators Face a Barrage of Gun Control Laws

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In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, state lawmakers are considering a heavy stack of gun-control bills that could make California the most heavily legislated state in the country when it comes to firearms. The San Jose Mercury News reports … Continue reading