Will California officer’s death be a turning point for AB 109?
A man with gang ties suspected of killing a Whittier Police officer Monday benefitted from lesser punishments for repeat offenders enacted under a . . .
Could uptick in California crime make it a political issue again?
Crime, after all, isn’t just a statistical game. It’s a human tragedy for the 174,701 Californians who were victims of violent crime in 2016, and California’s new leniency caused some of their pain.Were the upward crime trend to continue, it might once again re-emerge as a burning political issue.
Crime Increase Sparks Criminal Justice Reform Debate in California
Crime has been going up in California, and some members of law enforcement and their support organizations are blaming a series of changes to California’s criminal justice system in recent years.
Did California prison reform lead to an increase in crime?
“The most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice show violent crime rates in some California cities has increased by over 50 percent,” said Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys. “If you look at the national data, our violent crime rates are going up faster than the rest of the nation. So why?”
Judge Orders California to Consider Earlier Parole for Sex Offenders
California said that it will fight a judge’s ruling ordering the state to consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders, such as those convicted of raping an unconscious person. Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration will appeal the order by Sacramento County .