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Sacramento aims to police the police

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January 14, 2015 By James Poulos. After a politically punishing year for law enforcement departments from Los Angeles to New York, California legislators are riding the wave of controversy, drafting a spate of bills that would use the power of state government to assert more control over how police officers do their jobs. The move exploits an unusual situation that has developed in Gov. Jerry Brown's administrat...

LAPD’s fresh push for higher pay

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January 14, 2015 By James Poulos. With a potentially damaging sense of timing, the Los Angeles Police Department has embarked on a fresh push for higher pay -- enlisting the services of a public relations firm to help accomplish the goal. The LAPD hired the top-flight PR firm Burson-Marsteller to charm L.A. residents and their representatives, according to the Los Angeles Times: "Next month, union and city negotiat...

Supreme Court refuses to hook Delta smelt case

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January 13, 2015 By Wayne Lusvardi.   Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court refused to put a hook into an appeal of lower-court actions that shut off water to farmers and cities in 2007 and 2013 in favor of Delta smelt. In the Los Angeles Times summary: “The justices turned down appeals from several water agencies, including the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and from Central Valley farmers....

Boxer’s departure draws CA contenders

January 13, 2015 By James Poulos. Sen. Barbara Boxer's announcement last week she wouldn't seek re-election in 2016 provided ambitious California Democrats a rare new opening for statewide office. With a number of well-known political figures contemplating a run to replace her, the future of the state Democratic Party is beginning to take shape. Straight out of the gate, two Democrat heavyweights have already made t...
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