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LA Sheriff's body cam plan draws mixed reviews

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| Two community groups say the money for body cams could be better spent on other priorities. The ACLU supports using the cameras, under certain conditions.

Hate crimes up in 2016, FBI statistics show


FBI statistics released Monday show that the number of hate crimes reported last year rose by nearly 5 percent compared to the previous year.

LA-area senator fired staffers who reported sexual harassment, attorney says


Los Angeles-area state Sen. Tony Mendoza fired three employees after they reported his alleged inappropriate behavior toward a young female colleague, according to an attorney representing one of the staffers.

Psychology of domestic abusers and mass shooters may overlap


"There's a sense in a lot of these incidents, both mass shootings and domestic violence, that the perpetrator has a feeling of grievance," NYT reporter Amanda Taub says.


Inmate who walked away from jail assignment arrested in Lancaster


"There's not a secure perimeter like what you would think of as a prison. There's not a lethal electrified fence," California Department of Corrections spokesperson Krissi Khokhobashvili said.

Bergdahl spared from prison, gets dishonorable discharge


The judge also reduced the 31-year-old's rank from sergeant to private and ordered him to forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. President Trump blasted the sentence as a "complete and total disgrace."

As veil of silence falls, Weinstein effect keeps growing


In the three weeks since the string of allegations against Harvey Weinstein first began, an ongoing domino effect has tumbled through not just Hollywood but at least a dozen other industries.

Man wounded after shooting at sheriff's deputies in Compton


The Sheriff's Department says on Twitter that the threat was "neutralized" and the suspect was shot after the standoff Wednesday afternoon in Compton.

Jury says Anaheim officer improperly used deadly force


A federal jury says an Anaheim police officer used excessive force in shooting an unarmed gang member in 2012 — a death that sparked angry protests.