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These Products Promise to Keep You Safe from Unseen Threats—Are They Worthwhile?

As the pandemic and social unrest inspire people to invest in everything from biohazard suits to countersurveillance wands, we asked the experts what's practical and what's paranoia
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California Considers ‘George Floyd’ Law for Cops Who Don’t Act Against Police Brutality

The Los Angeles police union calls the proposal "misguided"

Activist Shaun King Says Former California Cops Were Plotting to Kill Him

Individuals reported to be former officers with Long Beach, Inglewood, and other local police departments were part of a private Facebook group where King became a source of ire
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What’s the Deal with All the Fireworks Noise?

Complaints about fireworks have really exploded
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L.A. Councilmembers Are Being Blasted for LAPD Hypocrisy

City Hall politicians are being called out by both sides of the aisle for paying lip service to defund protesters after accepting police union cash
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What Are the Alternatives to Calling the Cops?

Some situations may be more effectively addressed without the involvement of law enforcement. Here’s how to do it
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Could This Bill Be a First Step Toward Taking the Police Out of Policing?

As protesters seek to defund and abolish the police, California's CRISES Act would set up community alternatives for vulnerable populations
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In a Dramatic Reversal, the L.A. City Budget Will Contain No New Funds for Police

Activists can claim it as one victory from this week’s protests

Nury Martinez Has Introduced a Motion That Could Cut $150 Million from the LAPD

Moving city funds away from policing and into community programs has been a rallying cry of this week's protests
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Local Cops’ Newest Surveillance Tool? Your Ring Doorbell

Police departments have teamed up with Amazon-owned Ring to access citizen video footage