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Category: Justice

Riverside County Superior Court Appoints Its First Female Korean American Judge

Susanne Cho, 48, became Riverside County Superior Court’s first female Korean American judge after her appointment was announced Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
categories JusticePoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

City Attorneys to Review Cases for Proposition 47

For the state as a whole, analysts expect about 40,000 offenders will be cited for misdemeanors rather than felonies. City attorneys are already preparing for the influx of work expected for new misdemeanor cases.
categories City AffairsJusticePolitics

Prop 47: As California Goes, So Goes the Nation?

Last night, California voters approved an initiative that will have a major impact on the prison population, and significant resonance across the U.S.
categories JusticePolitics

Former SoCal Teacher Arrested for Recording Sexual Encounter with a 14-year-old Filipina

A 63-year-old former teacher is facing federal sex tourism charges after police uncovered that he traveled to the Philippines to have sex with a minor.
category Justice

Calif. Asian Americans in Favor of Death Penalty, According to New Study

Most Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (47.1 percent) support keeping the death penalty, according to the National Asian American Survey of registered voters in California.
categories JusticePoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

Why I Decided to Phone Bank for Prop. 47

Personal experience compelled Victoria Castillo to become an organizer for Prop. 47, which would reduce prison sentences for thousands of Californians.
categories JusticePolitics

California Takes on Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students

Students in California have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that they’ve been deprived of equal time for education in comparison to kids at other more affluent schools.
categories EducationJusticePoliticsYouth

Shifting From Prisons to Schools: Redemption in California

One commentator writes that through Proposition 47, California has an opportunity to recalibrate its state compass from prisons and jails to schools and communities.
categories EducationJusticePolitics

Mayor’s Killing Reveals Many ‘Dark Secrets’

The mother of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, who was fatally shot — allegedly by his wife — during a family fight at his home, filed a lawsuit Monday against her daughter-in-law, claiming the mayor was shot in “cold blood.”
categories City AffairsJusticeNeighborhoods

‘Jail Hotels’ Offer An Alternative to County

Montebello’s ‘self-pay’ inmate program costs $100 a day.
category Justice
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