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Holly J. Mitchell

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  • California's anti-lynch law -- the word is there for a reason

    California's anti-lynch law -- the word is there for a reason
    You have to wonder what upset Maile Mae Hampton more: being arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in Sacramento in January or the charge she faced -- lynching. This week, Sacramento prosecutors dropped the felony lynching charge against the young...
  • State Senate OKs bill barring grand juries in police deadly force cases

    State Senate OKs bill barring grand juries in police deadly force cases
    The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would prohibit grand juries from weighing in on cases of deadly shootings or excessive force by police. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) said her bill aims to "increase confidence of Californians...
  • Report: Small L.A. County cities seize large amounts in civil forfeitures

    Report: Small L.A. County cities seize large amounts in civil forfeitures
    A handful of small Los Angeles County cities seize large amounts of cash and cars using a controversial federal law that allows them to confiscate property even when owners aren’t charged with a crime, according to a report published by an...
  • California women's caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty

    California women's caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty
    Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus on Tuesday announced a package of legislation aimed at providing pay equity on the job, expanding access to child care, creating family-friendly workplaces and addressing poverty....
  • Lawmaker would bar grand juries in cases of police shootings

    Lawmaker would bar grand juries in cases of police shootings
    A state lawmaker has proposed to prohibit the use of criminal grand juries in California in cases of officer-involved shootings that result in the deaths of  suspects. The proposal by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) comes four months after a grand...
  • Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

    Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals
    SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth...
  • Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes

    Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes
    SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor. Brown delivered an...
  • Swamped with dependency cases, law center may refuse young clients

    Swamped with dependency cases, law center may refuse young clients
    In the crowded halls of Los Angeles County children's court, attorney Rosa Figueroa searches through family after family before finding her new client and kneeling so she can meet him at eye level. Wearing an oversized bomber jacket, the 9-year-old...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights

    Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law bills requiring most health plans to cover a variety of contraceptive methods, banning forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and giving felons behind bars easier access to DNA...
  • Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking

    Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking
    With California ranked as one of the states with the worst problems of human trafficking, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a raft of seven bills aimed at improving prosecution of the crime, whose victims are often forced into prostitution, domestic...
  • Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

    Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women. "Women have not shared equally in the emerging...