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Jose F. Moreno: Anaheim’s Current Police Spending Will “Create A Police State”

During the city council’s mid-year budget review on February 27, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his feeling that continuation of current police spending levels will turn Anaheim “into a police state.” “If we keep investing just in police and fire – really, police – we’re really creating a police state, and I don’t wanna do that. I don’t want ...

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Reactions To Inflammatory Tweet By ACLU Staffer Against Anaheim Police

As reported yesterday, Jennifer Rojas, the ACLU – SoCal’s lead political advocate in Anaheim and author of the group’s error-filled report claiming the Anaheim Police Department is one of the nation’s deadliest, published a tweet castigating the APD for “criminaliz[ing] Latino men trying to feed babies.”  Rojas jumped to that conclusion in response to an APD tweet seeking public assistance ...

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ACLU Staffer Accuses Anaheim Police of “Criminalizing Latino Men” For Seeking Supermarket Theft Suspects

The ACLU has furnished a reminder of why its critics refer to it derisively as the American Criminal Liberties Union. Yesterday, the Anaheim Police Department tweeted a request for public assistance regarding a supermarket theft: PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED identifying 2 male Hispanics who took several cans of baby formula from Stater Bros Markets at 1131 N State College Bl & ...

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Denise Barnes: Anaheim Police Department Lacks Kindness And Confidence of Public

The incipient Police Review Board was on the agenda at last week’s city council meeting, and a number of anti-police activists went to the podium to condemn the Anaheim Police Department as extraordinarily violent organization badly in need of severe oversight. This is nothing new: the same activists have been leveling the same charges at city council meetings for the ...

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Anaheim Police Association Blasts ACLU Use-Of-Force Claims

Anaheim Police Association President Edgar Hampton took to the OC Register opinion section last week to blast a report by the ACLU on the Anaheim Police Department’s use of force as fatally flawed and politically motivated: To hear the American Civil Liberties Union portray us, the Anaheim Police Department is full of Inspector Harry Callahans dispensing Dirty Harry-style street justice without the ...

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Moreno Changes His Tune On Police Staffing Levels

Anaheim Insider here. What a difference drawing the short straw can make. When he was running for council last year, Dr. Jose F. Moreno didn’t know that if he won he’d be running for re-election two years later, in the 2018 off-year election. He barely beat Jordan Brandman in 2016 with high turnout by Democratic and Latino voters. He can’t ...

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Will An Adversarial Police Oversight Board Lead Anaheim Down LA’s Path?

There’s a strange phenomenon is happening in the some of California’s larger cities. Even as crime has started to rise – many believe due to the tens of thousands of prisoners released under AB 109’s “prison realignment” and Propositions 47 and 57 — arrests by police departments in these cities have plummeted. In Los Angeles, arrests dropped 25% from 2013 ...

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UPDATED: Anaheim Among Cities Listed In ICE’s First “Declined Detainers” Report

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has issued its first Weekly Declined Detainer Report listing local jurisdictions that release undocumented aliens in their custody “notwithstanding that such aliens are subject to a detainer or similar request for custody issued by ICE to that jurisdiction.” Section II of the report lists recorded instances of jurisdictions declining ICE detainers, broken down by ...

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