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Report: Prop. 47 reduced recidivism, did not cause spike in violent crime

Despite debates over the wisdom of criminal justice reforms in recent years, Proposition 47 succeeded in reducing recidivism and did not cause a spike in violent crime, according a report released last week from the Public Policy Institute of California.

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Report: Crime rates stable after state’s passage of sentencing reforms

SACRAMENTO – To deal with federal court orders demanding a reduction in prison populations, California officials – and state voters, via initiative – passed a series of sentencing reforms over the past seven years that have reduced overcrowding from 181

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Fight flares over ‘realignment,’ Prop. 47 effects on crime

The battle over state policies that some call soft on crime and some see as humane and thoughtful appears to be flaring anew, with prominent law-enforcement officials on both sides. The first of the policies was Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2011 decision

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CA auditor: Six harsh reports in three months

A new report by the office of State Auditor Elaine Howle knocks the state’s handling of Medi-Cal reimbursements to schools which facilitate some federally funded health care services. It notes little progress made in fixing the Department of Health Care

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Steinle killing shakes up Congress, CA

With gripping yet measured words, Jim Steinle — whose daughter was recently slain in San Francisco by an unlawful immigrant released under the city’s rules — urged Congress to quickly pass new reforms. “While Steinle was careful to acknowledge that the

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Steinberg pondering run for Sacto DA 5

April 22, 2013 By Katy Grimes The current buzz around the Capitol City is Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, will run for Sacramento District Attorney in 2014. Steinberg, 53, has worked as an Employee Rights Attorney for the California

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Oakland hires ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Bill Bratton to fight crime 10

Jan. 29, 2013 By Dave Roberts Oakland’s website prominently touts that it has been ranked by the New York Times as the fifth best place in the world to visit. It beat out every other North American city as well

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Perspective needed on murders in America 32

Dec. 28, 2012 By John Seiler Our country still mourns the victims of the horrible mass killing in Newtown, Conn. New gun-control legislation is being advanced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and in the California Senate

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Video: Gun control kills

Sept. 21, 2012 By John Seiler California’s gun control fanatics took a rest this year because of the election. Gun control loses for Democrats. But they’ll be back next year for sure. We’ll be reminded of the Aurora and other

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