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  • Foot-dragging on criminal justice reform

    Foot-dragging on criminal justice reform
    Two years ago, California overhauled its criminal justice system by shifting responsibility for many felons from the state government to the counties. There is no denying that the change was abrupt. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Public Safety...
  • All clear after bomb threat at Baltimore Central Booking

    All clear after bomb threat at Baltimore Central Booking
    Corrections officials have given the "all clear" and say operations at Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center have returned to normal after a bomb threat Friday morning. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announced...
  • Baltimore police reverse stance on cutting back on use of Twitter

    Baltimore police reverse stance on cutting back on use of Twitter
    The Baltimore Police Department reversed course Monday on a shift away from using its popular Twitter page to notify the public about shooting incidents, after news that "criminal-on-criminal" violence wouldn't always be disseminated brought an outcry...
  • Neuman pulls health care proposal to make way for Benoit bill

    Neuman pulls health care proposal to make way for Benoit bill
    Less than a week after proposing sweeping change to address what she called an "unsustainable" retiree health care system for county employees, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has withdrawn her plan. As soon as Neuman's bill was introduced at...
  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • Riverside County supervisors order pit bull sterilizations

    Riverside County supervisors order pit bull sterilizations
    Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order that pit bulls be spayed or neutered, with officials saying it would help stem a threat to public safety highlighted by recent attacks and reduce the number of dogs euthanized by county...
  • Pit bull advocates criticize new Riverside County sterilization law

    Pit bull advocates criticize new Riverside County sterilization law
    Pit bull advocates on Tuesday derided a new ordinance requiring that pit bulls be spayed or neutered in unincorporated parts of the Riverside County. Officials said the move was an attempt to reduce the number of pit bull-breed dogs euthanized by county...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa can easily attract police recruits

    Despite the fact that 118 Costa Mesa police officers receive more than $150,000 in annual total compensation, Police Chief Tom Gazsi claims "its proving to be a challenge … to find qualified, suitable candidates." Despite the fact that these...
  • L.A. council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies

    L.A. council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies
    The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have been offering an alternative to driving or hailing taxicabs. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues to appeal a recent decision by...
  • L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms

    L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms
    The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have given residents new transportation options while drawing protests from the taxicab industry. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues...
  • Officials accepted bail for dead detainee

    Officials accepted bail for dead detainee
    Colleagues of Timothy Schloemer were shocked when they went to pick up the drunken-driving suspect this week from Central Booking after posting his bail — and were told he had been dead for more than two days. Corrections officials blamed the...