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pexels-samer-daboul-1216482-300x200Several residents in LA County, California were detained Feb 3rd during an investigation into an illegal cockfighting ring, news sources report. The LA County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant to the property in the 23000 block of Fort Tejon early in the morning and went on to seize 70 roosters suspected of being involved in a classic civil asset forfeiture case.

The LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is investigating the matter further to see if any other crimes were committed. Meanwhile, the LASD says the confiscated roosters are being documented and inspected by animal care officers. There appears to be no involvement from the federal government in this investigation.

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Downtown ChicagoIllinois’ Police Reform Bill is supposed to make police work impartial and non-discriminatory. However, the bill remains controversial and continues to aggravate civil rights advocates and legislators alike.

The over 760-page criminal justice reform bill ratified by the General Assembly would increase the state’s powers of decertifying police officers for questionable or even criminal behavior. It would likewise put an end to cash bail for countless criminal acts, necessitate the use of body cameras by police officers, and make other alterations believed to make policing evenhanded and without exploitation and fraud. Continue reading

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