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Category: Public Safety

Filipino Ex-USC Professor Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A former professor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting underage boys while traveling to the Philippines was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday, Dec. 15.
categories JusticePublic Safety

Asian Americans React After Garner Decision

Concerned cries for justice have echoed throughout the Asian American community.
categories JusticePublic SafetyRace/Ethnic Relations

Black Lives Matter — It’s More than Police Killings

Gross racial disparities in arrests, prosecutions, and incarceration do not inspire the level of anger that a video of a White officer murdering a Black man does.
categories JusticePublic SafetyRace/Ethnic Relations

SF, LA Sue Uber for Fraud

Prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco announced Dec. 9 that they were filing a suit against Uber, the mobile app ride-sharing service based in SF, alleging false and misleading statements to its customers.
categories BusinessCrimeJusticePublic Safety

Trash and Safety Top Residents Concerns

The Safe Streets Community Workshop at the Carlin G. Smith Recreation Center was one of four events held in the First Council District last week.
categories NeighborhoodsPublic Safety

Mayor Garcetti Announces Earthquake Safety Plan for LA

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed an ambitious earthquake plan calling for a retrofitting of thousands of at-risk buildings.
categories City AffairsPublic Safety

Fil-Am Arrested for Alleged Mortgage Scam

A Filipino-American man from Anaheim was charged on Tuesday, Dec. 2, with six counts of grand theft and four counts of elder abuse after allegedly swindling $50,000 from six individuals in a mortgage scam.
categories CrimeJusticePublic Safety

Alhambra PD Considering Body Cameras for Field Officers

President Obama is pushing for national expansion of body cameras. In Alhambra the police department started investigating using the cameras years ago.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPublic Safety

Financial Elder Abuse a Growing — But Preventable — Problem

The fastest-growing form of elder abuse is fraud--sometimes by family members. Experts on aging at a recent conference offered guides for prevention.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthPublic Safety

Police Relations — Not Just a Black, Urban Issue

In the wake of Ferguson, police misconduct is being discussed largely as a black, inner-city issue. So what do rural Latinos think?
categories NeighborhoodsPublic SafetyYouth
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