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  • Prop. 47 jolts landscape of California justice system

    Prop. 47 jolts landscape of California justice system
    Los Angeles County Public Defender Ron Brown walked into a Pomona court Wednesday and saw first-hand the impact of Proposition 47 — the voter-approved initiative that reduces penalties for drug possession and other nonviolent crimes. His office...
  • Corrections officer pointed gun at renter in dispute, cops allege

    Corrections officer pointed gun at renter in dispute, cops allege
    An Orange County corrections officer was arrested by police Wednesday, accused of pointing a gun at a renter during an argument at her home in June, an arrest report states. Laura Hindman, 49, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,...
  • Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration

    Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration
    A Chicago man currently serving time in state prison was ordered to pay $20,000 toward his incarceration after he obtained a legal settlement from his mother's death, according to an appellate court ruling. The ruling by the Fourth District Appellate...
  • Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country

    Expert: Cook County Jail one of the most dangerous in country
    Detainees at the Cook County Jail face such an "extremely high" risk of harm that the facility is one of the most dangerous in the country, a national expert on jail operations testified Wednesday, saying "serious failures" in staff leadership are...
  • NY Times: Dora Schriro, CT's New Public Safety Commissioner, Sanitized An Investigative Report When She Was NYC Correction Commissioner

    NY Times: Dora Schriro, CT's New Public Safety Commissioner, Sanitized An Investigative Report When She Was NYC Correction Commissioner
    The New York Times reported Sunday that, before becoming Connecticut's public safety commissioner early this year, Dora B. Schriro used her authority as New York City's commissioner of correction to order that critical comments about two key...
  • State Public Safety Chief Deleted Parts Of Probe Report In Past Job In NYC, Newspaper Says

     State Public Safety Chief Deleted Parts Of Probe Report In Past Job In NYC, Newspaper Says
    The New York Times reported Sunday that, before becoming Connecticut's public safety commissioner early this year, Dora B. Schriro used her authority as New York City's commissioner of correction to order that critical comments about two key...
  • For attorney general, Kamala Harris

     For attorney general, Kamala Harris
    Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is a veteran prosecutor, a skilled political leader and a promising politician who is sure to figure in California's future. Her opponent on the November ballot, Republican Ron Gold, is a private lawyer who has never held...
  • 'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued

    'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued
    Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls. Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex...
  • 20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence

    20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence
    HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile. But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
  • John Goodman attorneys file motion seeking new trial

    The jury has spoken, but John Goodman's attorneys are still fighting. With the Oct. 28 guilty verdict and defeat still raw, the Wellington polo executive's defense team on Wednesday filed a request for a new trial — Round Three, if granted —...
  • Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties

    Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties
    Proposition 47, to reduce sentences for some crimes, passes, AP reports.   Penalties for common drug and theft crimes in California will be reduced from potential felonies to misdemeanors, shortening the time some offenders spend behind bars.   Crimes...