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‘Sanctuary state’ measure approved by Legislature

LOS ANGELES — With Gov. Jerry Brown expected to sign the California Values Act (Senate Bill 54), which would make California a so-called “sanctuary state,” local law enforcement officials expressed support and cautious optimism for the measure that would provide protection for illegal immigrants. “SB 54 recognizes what has worked in Los Angeles for nearly Read More…

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Parties agree to continuance in restraining order hearing

LOS ANGELES — The legal team representing Trevor Gerard, a Black Lives Matter activist, and Hugo S. Rossitter, the deputy city attorney representing L.A. Police Commission President Matt M. Johnson, have mutually agreed to a continuance in order to sort out issues involving witnesses, according to Frank T. Mateljan, a spokesperson for the city attorney’s Read More…

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THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Garcetti deserves a second term

It was both an infuriating and embarrassing moment for Mayor Eric Garcetti in October 2015 when several members of Black Lives Matter disrupted a town hall meeting at Holman United Methodist Church. Garcetti was at the church to discuss a range of issues from crime and police reform to neighborhood development with local residents. The Read More…