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California's Racial Profiling Law 'Terrible' Legislation, Police Officials Say

October 5, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend signed legislation mandating that California law enforcement agencies collect — and make public — data on the racial makeup of all those encountered by police.

Measure to Limit Police Seizure of Assets Rejected by California Assembly

September 11, 2015
Facing intense opposition from law enforcement groups, a measure to limit police seizures of cash, cars and other property from people not convicted of a crime fell flat in the California Assembly on Thursday.

California Lawmakers Approve Bills to Track Racial Profiling, Police Use of Force

September 10, 2015
California lawmakers on Wednesday approved measures to track the race of motorists stopped by officers and incidents of use of force by police officers.

California Criminalizes Hurting Volunteer Police Animals

August 14, 2015
California laws that punish people who injure police horses and dogs in the line of duty now extend to volunteer law enforcement animals.

Bill Protecting Civilians' Right to Record Officers Clears California Legislature

July 13, 2015
The California state legislature gave final passage Thursday to a measure that would affirm the public's right to record the actions of police officers. The bill now goes to the governor.

California Senate OKs Bill Barring Grand Juries in Police Deadly Force Cases

May 11, 2015
The California state Senate approved a measure that would prohibit grand juries from weighing in on cases of deadly shootings or excessive force by police.

California Concealed Gun Ruling to be Reconsidered

March 30, 2015
A federal appeals court will reconsider last year's controversial ruling that would have dramatically loosened California's restrictions on carrying concealed firearms.

Calif. Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring 'Drone' Warrants

September 30, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required police to obtain warrants for surveillance by drone, making California the latest state to weigh in on an issue that is dividing lawmakers across the country.

California Bill Would Require Police to Check Gun Database Before Making Welfare Check

June 12, 2014
The California state senator who represents the Isla Vista community that was ravaged by a mass murder last month has introduced legislation to require law enforcement to check California's gun-purchase database before going out on a welfare check, and provide grants to help police take guns from people who are not allowed to own them.

Calif. Must Permit Lawful Concealed Carry

February 13, 2014
California must allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms in public, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, striking down the core of the state's permit system for handguns.

Calif. Law Requires Juvenile Interrogation Videotaping

October 15, 2013
A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday requires police agencies to videotape interrogations of juvenile suspects in homicide cases to prevent false confessions.

Calif. Lawmakers Approve Tighter Gun Control

May 30, 2013
California lawmakers passed a dozen gun bills Wednesday that would tighten controls on ammunition purchases, ban semi-automatic rifles, and give a 15-day amnesty to illegal gun owners to hand over their guns.

Calif. To Enforce Handgun Micro-Stamping

May 20, 2013
A hotly contested California gun-control law that was passed in 2007 is finally ready to be implemented, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said last week. The requirement that every new semiautomatic handgun contain "micro-stamping" technology would allow police to trace a weapon from cartridges found at a crime scene.

Keeping an Eye on Calif. Public Safety Bills

February 14, 2013
A wave of new bills was introduced as California lawmakers reconvened at the State Capitol on Jan. 7 to start their legislative year. A number of them are of particular interest to law enforcement and deserve a close watch.

California Legislature's U-Turn On Law and Order

June 13, 2012
The California Constitution was amended in 1982 to bring evidence suppression limits in line with the U.S. Constitution. The present legislature has begun a concerted back door effort to undo the state's requirement to follow the federal exclusionary rule.

Radio Spectrum Auction Threatens Alarm Communications

April 15, 2011
Legislation currently being deliberated in Congress if adopted could result in the subsequent auctioning of portions of radio spectrum used by the electronic security industry to transmit alarm signals.

Soros-Backed California Ballot Proposition Would Overhaul Sentencing of Drug Offenders

October 2, 2008
The Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act, funded in part by billionaire George Soros, would be "the most ambitious sentencing and prison reform in U.S. history," according to the Drug Policy Alliance Network, a primary sponsor.
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