Beth Chapman Issues Open Letter to Rapper Common Regarding Bail Reform in California

By: Beth Chapman AUGUST 17, 2017 An open letter to the rapper Common: We are sure you are sincere and passionate in your desire to hold your concert in Sacramento on Monday to raise awareness for justice reform. But to the extent your advocacy worsens the downsides of existing reforms, or promotes questionable new ones now before

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Channels Donald Trump

Canada No Longer Welcoming Immigrants In June 27, 2017, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau held a news conference where he said: “[I] will continue to promote Canada’s open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban.” Trudeau continued by saying: “But at the same time, Canadians have been very

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The UFW’s Crisis of Overtime Credibility

You could not invent a higher level of irony and hypocrisy than what the United Farm Workers of America union (UFW) has put on display the past year. Currently the UFW has announced it is endorsing Richard Trujillo, over incumbent Democratic State Senator Connie Leyva for failing to vote for Assembly 1066, which forced overtime rules

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Tan Mom ‘Suing’ School District Five Years after being Accused of Child Endangerment

Back in 2012, Patricia Krentcil was facing child endangerment charges for taking her five-year-old daughter into a tanning booth with her. The charges against her were eventually dropped, but her overly tanned appearance earned her the nickname “Tan Mom” and the incident made her a controversial figure in headlines. Now, five years later, Krentcil has

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California State Legislature had Proposed Bill to allow Shorter Sentences in some Gun Crimes

Last month, the Assembly was deadlock on a bill that would allow shorter sentences in some gun related crimes. Senate Bill 620 (SB 620) was introduced earlier this year by State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) with the intent to help ease overcrowding jails. SB 620 would allow judges to not impose sentence enhancements of 10

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Here’s what happened the last time Mass Deportation was used to solve the ‘Immigration Problem’

The immigration problem is complicated and various people have different feelings about the subject. Some people believe that the best and only solution for the immigration problem is to conduct a mass deportation of illegal immigrants, which would be a bad decision according to history. The last mass deportation that the U.S. conducted lasted from

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Tractor Trailer Packed with 39 people found in San Antonio

At least nine are dead after undocumented immigrants were found in the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas a week ago. The tractor-trailer was parked at a Walmart lot and an employee called police after a man that was in the trailer asked him for water. When authorities responded to the welfare check

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San Bernardino is Officially out of Bankruptcy

Last month, San Bernardino announced that it had officially exited bankruptcy after four years. This means that San Bernardino will have to start paying its creditors, but things will not be that easy. The once all-American middle class suburb at the end of the 1970’s entered into bankruptcy in 2012 after years of struggling to

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California’s Food Deserts need Fresh Produce, Not Designer Organics

We hear so much about how organic food is the best option, and for some it is the only option they would ever go with when choosing food, because organic food is much healthier. Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods had food elites pushing for Amazon to change the nation’s food system. However, the vast

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Legislation seeks to end Daylight Savings Time in California

There is some good news for people that don’t like daylight savings time. There is a bill that was introduced this year that will do away with daylight savings time in California. Assembly Bill 807 (AB 807), if passed in the Legislature, would go on the ballot during the general election for voters to decide

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