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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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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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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Former Customs and Boarder Protection Officer Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

An ex-Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer was sentenced to five years in prison for allowing unauthorized immigrants into the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry in exchange for bribes that included money and sex. According to court records, Jose Luis Cota, 51, admitted he was part of a small group of

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Scam Alert: People Pretending to by with the FTC are asking for Bank Account Information

by Nat Wood Associate Director, Consumer & Business Education, FTC Here at the FTC, we’re known for getting things done on behalf of regular people. Unfortunately, sometimes scammers try to take advantage of our good reputation. The latest example: Some people have gotten an email that claims to be from Maureen Ohlhausen, the FTC’s Acting

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Crime Fighting is Getting High-Tech

Law enforcement is investing in the next generation of police gadgets to prevent law enforcement from being in danger. These new technologies, such as robotics and artificial intelligence, will hopefully get law enforcement out of the line of fire and not only protect their lives, but the lives of the public as well. Some of

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Two People Found Dead in Marijuana Related Home Invasion in Sacramento

Two people were found dead in a Sacramento street last Sunday after an attempted home invasion on a house that was growing marijuana illegally. The incident happened on the 5900 block of 68th Street, where the two dead bodies were found lying in the middle of the road. The identities of the two people killed

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$40 Million Southern California Medical Scheme Discovered

26 people have been charged in a medical scheme where doctors were bribed to prescribe medications and balms, which had no known medical value, in order to overcharge patients in the process. The 26 doctors and other medical professionals are accused of defrauding almost 13,000 patients in Southern California. The scheme produced almost $40 million

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Report Claims that Law Enforcement will stop Pursuing Almost 79,000 Fugitives

An interesting report that was originally published in 2014 by USA Today is still alarming even today. Especially, with the news that two state legislators want to reform the bail system in California, with SB 10 and AB 42, to allow people that are pending trial to be released without bail. The report by USA

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Mexican State Attorney General Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Trafficking

Last month, the attorney general for the Mexican state of Nayarit, Edward Veytia, was arrested after crossing from Tijuana’s A.L. Rodríguez International Airport to San Diego through the Cross-Border Xpress Bridge. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: A federal grand jury in New York City on March 2 had charged Veytia with conspiring to manufacture, distribute, import

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