Posts Tagged: california

California Slashes Budgets for Courts

Has justice gotten too expensive? “State judicial leaders warned Monday that the proposed cuts for the California courts may jeopardize public access to the justice system. During the last three years, the state’s huge court system has been cut by

California Slashes Budgets for Courts

Has justice gotten too expensive? “State judicial leaders warned Monday that the proposed cuts for the California courts may jeopardize public access to the justice system. During the last three years, the state’s huge court system has been cut by

Woman Wins Right to Sue Police

More than two years after the case was assigned, a federal appeals court ruled that a mentally-ill California woman can sue the Chicago Police Department for releasing her into a violent neighborhood where she was raped and nearly killed. Read

Woman Wins Right to Sue Police

More than two years after the case was assigned, a federal appeals court ruled that a mentally-ill California woman can sue the Chicago Police Department for releasing her into a violent neighborhood where she was raped and nearly killed. Read

Drugged Driving on the Rise in LA

Drunk driving is on the decline, but the California Office of Traffic Safety has reported that the number of drugged driving accidents in the state have been rising steadily for four years. Drugged drivers are those who test positive for

Drugged Driving on the Rise in LA

Drunk driving is on the decline, but the California Office of Traffic Safety has reported that the number of drugged driving accidents in the state have been rising steadily for four years. Drugged drivers are those who test positive for

Victim Notification Goes Digital

“A bill introduced by state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week seeks to bring crime-victim notification into the 21st century.” Read more on the LA Times.

Victim Notification Goes Digital

“A bill introduced by state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week seeks to bring crime-victim notification into the 21st century.” Read more on the LA Times.

Inmate Loses Bid for Sex Change

A transgender California inmate has lost a legal bid for a sex-change operation at taxpayer expense. Lyralisa Stevens, who was born male but lives as a female, is serving 50 years to life for killing a San Bernardino County woman

Inmate Loses Bid for Sex Change

A transgender California inmate has lost a legal bid for a sex-change operation at taxpayer expense. Lyralisa Stevens, who was born male but lives as a female, is serving 50 years to life for killing a San Bernardino County woman

Women to be Released from Prison under California Law

Half of the women in the state’s prisons are serving terms for non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual crimes, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Most women who commit crime fall into the population that will be released under

Women to be Released from Prison under California Law

Half of the women in the state’s prisons are serving terms for non-serious, non-violent and non-sexual crimes, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Most women who commit crime fall into the population that will be released under

California Justice Is Random

Two men locked for years in grim, windowless isolation cells at Pelican Bay State Prison have completely different criminal records. The dichotomy illustrates the challenge that corrections officials face as they overhaul the state’s controversial Security Housing Units. Read more

California Justice Is Random

Two men locked for years in grim, windowless isolation cells at Pelican Bay State Prison have completely different criminal records. The dichotomy illustrates the challenge that corrections officials face as they overhaul the state’s controversial Security Housing Units. Read more

Citizens Take on Criminals

A suspected burglar at a Venice, Calif., home was arrested early Monday after he was confronted by two guests who detained him by placing him in a full nelson wrestling hold. “These people were not going to be victimized,” says

Citizens Take on Criminals

A suspected burglar at a Venice, Calif., home was arrested early Monday after he was confronted by two guests who detained him by placing him in a full nelson wrestling hold. “These people were not going to be victimized,” says