Pomona PD getting sued over noise pollution harming animals

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The Humane Society has been bothered by the noise coming from the Pomona PD's firing range, adjacent to the shelter, for quite some time now. And now, after quite a while of asking for change, are finally filing suit against the department to get them to make some change. Here is a link from the Daily Bulletin:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20140927/pomona-police-shootin...

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Riverside sheriffs deputies shoot at (and miss) unidentified men in Hemet

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They are accusing these brothers of armed robbery. Looks like they found someone and shot at them for "reaching towards his waistband"--the classic justification for opening fire. But it looks like they were able to escape. We hope more information comes out about this incident. Until then, here is the link:

http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/chu14-0919.asp

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Coverage of Justice for Dante Parker protest

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The Victorville Daily Press covered this Saturday's protest for Justice for Dante Parker. Here is the link:

http://www.hesperiastar.com/article/20140920/NEWS/140929979/10114/LIFESTYLE

Parker family, coalition organize Victorville protest

Group calls for 'accountability,' end to 'police brutality'
BROOKE SELF
STAFF WRITER
Posted Sep. 20, 2014 @ 12:01 am
Updated Sep 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM

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Justice for Dante Parker! Rally this Saturday at 3

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As the initiator of the only protest action against the tazing murder of Dante Parker, CopWatch IE was honored to be invited to participate in the upcoming protest action to demand justice for Dante Parker.

The rally will be held this Saturday at 3:PM at the same location, the Victorville substation of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. We encourage all of our supporters and members to attend!

https://www.facebook.com/events/794314343953854/

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Nepotism in Upland taints PD

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There is an interesting phenomenon in law enforcement agencies in which family members of police and sheriff's departments are also hired on as staff. It is not clear whether these individuals are qualified for the job or if they are being shown any preference. It is also not clear whether this type of nepotism is legal. However, cases have surfaced continuously, usually in the press, and usually looked at in a favorable light, such as "honoring a family tradition," or how a family bod strengthens the work.

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Community member challenges Montclair's racial gap

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We received an email from a Montclair resident who was very concerned about his city ranking the highest among all the cities in the Los Angeles area as far as the racial gap between the police department and the community. He forwarded us the email he sent to the members of the council, and one councilmember's response to that email. Here they are, redacted to as to protect his identity:

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