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Why "Safe Injection Sites" are the Wrong Answer to the Opioid Question

September 7, 2018
Drug addicts need treatment, not assistance in furthering their addiction. The government and the private sector should be helping addicts shake their addiction — not giving them a "safe place" to continue destroying themselves.

Proposed California Legislation Would Limit Who Can Be Charged with Felony Murder

August 31, 2018
The California legislature has sent to the governor proposed legislation that would significantly limit who can be charged under the felony murder rule—under which defendants can be convicted of first-degree murder if a victim dies during the commission of a felony, "even if the defendant did not intend to kill or did not know a homicide occurred."

California UOF Legislation Inspired by Stephon Clark Shooting Shelved for the Year

August 30, 2018
California's Assembly Bill 931—a piece of legislation aimed at reducing the number of officer-involved shootings in California by modifying that state's legal standard for judging police officers' use of force from "reasonable" to "necessary"—will not move forward this year.

A Brief Review of the Flaws in California's AB 931 UOF Legislation

August 24, 2018
Assembly Bill 931 — otherwise known as the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act — is fatally flawed in its current form. Unpacking all of the problems with this piece of legislation is a monumentally difficult task, but I'll give it a shot — no pun intended.

Bill to End Cash Bail Passes California Assembly

August 22, 2018
The Assembly passed a long-sought bill to end money bail on Monday, the same day that criminal justice reform groups that had been allies in pushing for the legislation pulled their support.

Union President: California's Use-of-Force Reform Bill Endangers Police

August 21, 2018
"The ultimate goal of the ACLU on this bill is to incarcerate police officers. This bill will either cost police officers their lives or their jobs. It’s the ultimate in Monday morning quarterbacking."

California's Push to Change Police Use-of-Force Standard Moves Forward

June 20, 2018
A California Senate committee advanced the legislation that would allow police to use deadly force only in situations where it is necessary to prevent imminent and serious injury or death to the officer or another person.

Jane Fonda Teams With Black Lives Matter to Promote CA Ballot Initiative

June 7, 2018
The campaign aims to stop the construction of two new correctional facilities and give a civilian oversight panel subpoena powers over the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Proposed California Use-of-Force Bill Won't Make Anyone Safer

April 13, 2018
If a police officer’s use of deadly force is deemed to be unnecessary to them and to people who share their beliefs, that officer can expect to be prosecuted and, if not imprisoned, run through a years-long ordeal that will ruin him physically, emotionally, and financially. And this, they promise, will protect the community.

California Chiefs Rail Against Proposed Use of Force Bill

April 11, 2018
“We find ourselves dumbfounded that legislation of this magnitude was introduced without consulting law enforcement stakeholders,” said California Police Chiefs Association President David Swing.

Proposed California Lethal Force Law Dangerous, Sheriffs Say

April 6, 2018
“I myself have been placed in situations where I in fact had to use lethal force and I can tell you that it doesn’t come easily. For those that think that these decisions are made easily when it’s time to use lethal force – it’s not,” Boudreaux said.

California Legislators Want to Require Police Shootings to be "Necessary," Not "Reasonable"

April 3, 2018
Under the legislation, officers would only be allowed to open fire if “there were no other reasonable alternatives to the use of deadly force."

California Supreme Court Upholds Law Allowing DNA Collection Upon Arrest

April 2, 2018
The California Supreme Court decided 4-3 Monday that the state may continue to take DNA from people arrested for a felony crime.

Orange County Votes to Join Feds to Oppose California's 'Sanctuary' Law

March 28, 2018
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in a closed-door session to join the federal government in a lawsuit against California over the state "sanctuary" law that went into effect in January.

CA Governor Vetoes Bill Proposed in Wake of Officer's Shooting Death

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend vetoed a bill written in response to the killing of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer, saying it was too reminiscent of the state's abandoned three-strikes law.

California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' with New Legislation

October 5, 2017
Under threat of possible retaliation by the Trump administration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark "sanctuary state" legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question, and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.

CA Chiefs Drop Opposition to "Sanctuary State" Legislation That Would Restrict Immigration Cooperation

September 13, 2017
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon’s SB54 originally would have strictly limited the authority for state and local law enforcement officers to cooperate and share information with immigration agents, stepping up statewide sanctuary for people living in the country illegally.

CA Bill Would Make Police Body Camera Videos Public

July 6, 2017
New legislation from a Bay Area assemblyman would dramatically expand public access to police body camera videos in California.

Federal Judge Blocks CA Law Requiring Disposal of Large-Capacity Magazines

June 30, 2017
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a law that requires Californians to dispose of large-capacity ammunition magazines by Saturday or face fines and possible jail time.

Video: CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under his proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction.
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