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DA Calls For De-Escalation Training For Police Who Encounter Mentally Ill

May 22, 2019

More training for law enforcement – “A study by the San Diego County District Attorney found over the past 25 years 80% of officer-involved shootings included people who had drug or mental health issues. Last year there were more than 53,000 calls for service involving a mental health challenge. District Attorney Summer Stephan said training more »

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House Passes Bill to Strengthen LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws

May 21, 2019

The House on May 17 passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act, by a vote of 236-173, to strengthen federal civil rights laws for LGBTQ Americans. Eight Republicans joined 228 Democrats for the historic vote. A priority of House Democrats, the bill would provide explicit nondiscrimination protection for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, more »

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