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Normally, judges take no positions on propositions. However, when ballot measures directly affect the administration of justice, judges can and do voice their opinions. That is the case with Proposition 5.

Proposition 5, which is on the November ballot,...

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Dianne Feinstein today officially announced her formal opposition to Proposition 5. The Senator issued the following statement:

"Not only would Prop 5 reduce accountability, it could allow gang-members and other...

A single voice pushes for safety in South L.A. Tired of violence in her neighborhood, Marsha Bolden creates fliers and a video to raise awareness. But her call for change goes largely unheard.

In the din of a million voices clamoring...

Promises, promises. Proposition 5 promises to rehabilitate substance-abusing criminals and save money by keeping non-violent offenders out of jail or prison. But this very complex initiative would let drug dealers, drunken drivers, child abusers, burglars,...

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Proposition 5 Threatens Public Safety, California's Consumers and Businesses

Sacramento - California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today announced his formal opposition to...

Rethink spending on anti-terrorism, report says
Police, mayors say shift more funds to fight crime

The government doles out too much anti-terrorism money to towns and cities for emergency equipment that rarely gets used while cash-...

Proposition 5 sounds good. Its authors say it would provide more drug treatment and rehabilitation programs for California's nonviolent offenders. This, in turn, would supposedly save the state billions of dollars due to reduced costs in prison and parole...

Category: Governor, LocalTags: Proposition 11, Nov. 4 election, Arnold SchwarzeneggerA group of leaders and law enforcement officials from Southern California made their push for Proposition 11 Wednesday, saying redistricting reform would help law enforcement...

Want to escape prison? Say you're an addict

Saddled with a variety of seemingly intractable problems, California's criminal justice system is a deeply frustrating mess. Among the groups upset with this mess are those who think the state's initiative-...

From Antelope Valley Press Editorial
October 8, 2008

There are an even dozen statewide measures on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Today we are urging voters to reject nine of them.

California has become infamous for loading up every ballot with...

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"One-Adam-12, no warrant. Lincoln, X-Ray, Ida 483. One-Adam-12, a 415 fight group, with chains and knives...

Acting on complaints about lawyer solicitation, the State Bar of California is sending letters to victims of the Sept. 12 Metrolink accident to educate them about lawyer behavior that is unethical and, in some cases, criminal.

The letter also is going to...

No on Proposition 5
Proposition 5 means well, but the measure aimed at rehabilitating addicts would create chaos.

Proposition 5 follows in the tradition of California ballot measures lined with good intentions and stuffed with...

Santa Clara County supervisors Tuesday voted to oppose two state proposals, arguing policy and budget concerns.

Supervisors oppose Proposition 5, the Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act because the measure could divert crucial funding for existing...

SACRAMENTO - California drivers chafing at the ban on holding cellphones can soon forget about texting, too: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has banned motorists from sending, writing or reading messages on electronic devices starting Jan. 1.

Schwarzenegger...

Over the last few weeks, we have experienced some crime trends new to our area. Numerous community members discovered their vehicle sitting on cement blocks with the tires and rims missing as they approached it. All the vehicles involved were high-end models,...

IRS rule would eliminate early retirement options
Rule would alter public employee pensions
IRS plan, which could eliminate early retirement options, is set to be implemented in 2010

CARSON CITY -- A major...

Under the program, people who want to provide information on crimes, but keep their identity secret, can text to CRIMES (274637), type in LAPD and text any information they might have on a crime. They will receive a text message back that the tip was received...

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LAPD Honor Guard prepares for funeral services at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for Los Angeles Police Officer...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An ordinance allowing Los Angeles County to sue taggers and their parents or guardians to recover graffiti-related costs willgo into effect today.

Supervisor Gloria Molina led the effort to draft the law in response to the fatal...

Allan and Sha Moran, the parents of LAPD Officer Spree Desha, and her sister, Mariah, center, attend a memorial for the officer at Holy...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Veteran prosecutor Ken Lamb, who tried more than 600 felony cases during a 25-year career with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, has died of cancer, authorities said today. Lamb -- who was called the 'Babe Ruth of felony...

Los Angeles -- Angelenos who want to provide anonymous crime tips to the Los Angeles Police Department can do so via cell phone text message and also on the department's Web site, beginning today.

LAPD detectives are hoping the systems encourage anyone...

The Los Angeles Police Historical Society on Saturday presented Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley with its Jack Webb Award at the society's annual gala dinner.

Named after the actor who played Sergeant Joe Friday on the radio and...

Terry K. Pearson, a former detective for the Los Angeles Police Department and beloved jokester, passed away at home last month, according to his family. He was 60.

Pearson died Aug. 26 after a long battle with brain cancer, but according to Mahin...

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The LAPD will announce a new way to make anonymous tips about crime via text...

LOS ANGELES - A federal appeals court has temporarily halted new LAPD financial disclosure rules for gang and narcotics officers who routinely handle cash and contraband, and set a December hearing on the policy.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Steve Poizner joins race for California governor The Republican insurance commissioner says state government needs 'serious reforms.'

SACRAMENTO -- California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner took the first step toward a run for...

NORTH HOLLYWOOD The parents of Los Angeles police Officer Spree Desha, who was among the 25 people killed in Friday's Metrolink crash, praised their daughter Monday as a "wonderful person" who was honored to dedicate her life to the department and the city....

Metrolink officials say trains crashed after their engineer drove through red light Federal transportation officials say it's too early to determine what caused the crash that has killed at least 25 people and left 135 more injured, 40 of them...

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