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Laguna Woods Shooter Allegedly Hated Taiwan; Gascon Will Allow Some Cash Bail; SF DA Chesa Boudin Secured Only 3 Drug Convictions Last Year; Angel Stadium Sale Held Up for FBI Probe and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Policy/Legal/Political A 'no party preference' prosecutor could shake up California attorney general's race As a prosecutor, Anne Marie Schubert has thrived on being able to pull off what seemed...

 

DA Gascon Backs Off (Slightly) from No-Cash-Bail Policy; Trans Hannah Tubbs Now Charged with Murder; Gun Case Dismissed against Jackie Lacey's Husband; $32 Million Settled by County in 10-Year-Old's Torture and Death

George Gascón's reform initiatives put to the test One of D.A. George Gascon's reform initiatives has been heard at a state appeals court. NBC4's I-Team has been following Gascon's efforts to reduce...

 

350k Signatures Collected on Recall Gascon; CA AG to Investigate Big Oil for Plastic Pollution (Really); Chain Retailers Fight Back Against Shoplifting; Hertz Customers Falsely Arrested After Rentals

Special Note To Readers Oral argument in the appeal of ADDA v. Gascon and the companion case People v. Nazir will occur at 1:30 pm Monday, May 9th. The hearing can be viewed using the BlueJeans app...

 

More of Gascon's Employees Sue Him; Vax Mandate for Prison Workers Overturned; Authorities Accused of Ignoring Warning Signs Before Mother Kills Children; DWP Exec Gets Prison and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Court hears case over deputy who didn't read Miranda rights You have the right to remain silent. Everyone knows police aren't supposed to question suspects without reading them...

 

34 Shot in LA in One Week; Covid Test Results Faked; Sacramento Shootout Involved Gang Dispute; Cal Pension Fund Takes Hit Along with Netflix

Courts & Rulings DMV's license-revocation hearings run unconstitutionally The Court of Appeal for this district on Friday declared unconstitutional the system under which one person acts as both...

 

Accused Sacramento Shooter Freed via Prop 57; ACLU Helps Russian Oligarchs; RVs by Ballona Wetlands Lose Lax Parking Enforcement; Police Play Copyrighted Music to Avoid Citizen Filming and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings C.A. denies Gascón's plea to limit judges' reconsiderations The Court of Appeal for this district yesterday avoided the issue of whether a judge may reinstate dismissed special c...

 

Suspect in Follow-Home Armed Robberies Had Been Repeatedly Arrested and Released; County Sups Direct Unvaxxed Workers Get Disciplined; CA Has $600 million in Unclaimed Recycle Deposits; and Other Stories Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Why so many of DA Gascón's prosecutors want him recalled The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is in turmoil. Prosecutors opposed to DA George Gascón's...

 

200k Signatures Collected in Recall Gascon Campaign; LA County Assessor Accused of Giving Tax Breaks to Friends; Predator Ed Buck Files Motion to Overturn Jury Verdict; Dodgers' Bauer Sues for Defamation over Sex Crime Allegations and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Sergeant can't use qualified immunity to stop lawsuit in Riverside fatal police shooting, court rules A California judge on Thursday denied an appeal for qualified immunity from...

 

BLM Melina Abdullah's Arrest Lawful, says Jury; City-commissioned Panel Clears Garcetti of Wrongdoing; DA Gascon Won't Let Manhattan Beach Prosecute its Own Misdemeanors; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California statutes utilizing court decisions California statutes in numerous instances refer to, abrogate, or confirm appellate court decisions. In most instances, statutory...

 

Peace Officer Union Backs Gascon Recall; WeHo Crime up 137%; 800 Vacancies in Sheriff's Dept; Criminal Charges for Parking Ferrarris and Maseratis Illegally; CA Assemblymember Stopped at Airport With Loaded Gun in Luggage and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge Ryan orders briefing on possibility of resentencing of inmate ordered executed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan, who granted party-status to the family of a...

 

Criminal Investigation of Amazon Requested by Congressional Committee; CA Legislature Stalls anti-Prop 47 Legislation; Newsom to Force Mentally Ill Homeless into Treatment; Garcetti's Ambassadorship in Peril and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings FBI wins narrow high court ruling on failed mosque sting operation The FBI can invoke privilege for state secrets to duck a lawsuit over a failed operation spying on Muslims...

 

Caruso and Buscaino Support Gascon Recall; Smollett Files Motion to Throw Out His Guilty Verdict; Politician's Facebook Page Not Considered Public Forum; More Laws to Prohibit Gun Ownership and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge Ryan grants standing to family of murder victim Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan, the court's specialist in resentencing, has recognized the standing of the...

 

BLM Suspended from Amazon; Homeless Get a Pass on Parking Tickets; LAPD Union Backs Caruso; Man Arrested 3 Times in 16 Hours in Glendale; Newsom wants you to sue gun makers and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Legality of resentencing in chambers draws challenge Former Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley and victims' rights attorney Kathleen Cady yesterday filed in the Los...

 

78% of Voters Think Crime Has Gotten Worse; LAPD Chief Withdraws Support of DA Gascon; Mayor Candidate Caruso Pledges to Hire 1500 More Police; LA City Spokesman Attacked Near City Hall and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge denies injunction staying enforcement of commissioner's order A judge today denied a request by the California FAIR Plan Association for a preliminary injunction staying...

 

No More Impounding of Cars for Unpaid Parking Tickets; No More Traffic Stops for Vehicle Equipment Issues; CA Legislature Seeks to Blunt 3-Strikes-You're-Out Law; Most Homicide Victims are Black and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney LA DA declines invitation to chat ahead of employee no confidence vote Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón declined an offer to meet with the union...

 

Second Gascon Recall Effort Approved by County Recorder; More Than 80 Firearms Among Stolen Goods from Trains; Rick Caruso Registers as Democrat and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Calif. DAs win temporary restraining order preventing corrections dept. from awarding 66% 'good conduct credits' to second-strikers The California Department of Corrections &...

 

California May Share Gun Owner's Personal Information; Google's NDA's Illegal; Gascon Lets Child Molester Walk; Apple Air Tags Being Used by Criminals to Target Cops and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California high court greenlights suit by assault victim, despite prior settlement In a ruling being hailed as a major win for victims of sexual assault and harassment, the...

 

LA County Owes $1M to Jailhouse Whistleblower; Wealthy Socialite Free on Bail After Allegedly Running Over Two Children; CA's Recycling System Rifled with Fraud and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings A court upheld the firing of 2 LAPD officers who ignored a robbery to play Pokémon Go An appeals court in California has upheld the firing of two former Los Angeles Police...

 

Legislature Considers Blunting Prop 47; 1,000 LA First Responders Test Positive, Must Quarantine; Beverly Hills Unanimously Supports Gascon Recall; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California Supreme Court rejects early releases for violent crime The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that corrections officials need not consider earlier...

 

Justice Reform Takes a Hit - Courts Rule Against Early Release of Violent Offenders and DUI Diversion; Gascon Dismissed 12,000 Criminal Cases; Jan 6 Riot Deemed Unprotected by 1st Amendment and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge halts California earlier releases for repeat offenders A judge on Wednesday temporarily halted California's plans to speed the potential prison release dates for repeat...

 

Amid Crime Wave, CA Panel Recommends Dumping 3-Strikes Penalty; Walmart Sued Over Hazardous Waste; LAPD Academy Gun Store Sells Stolen Weapons; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings The Supreme Court found a Sonoma County man's arrest illegal. A state appeals court upheld his conviction anyway Six months ago, a North Bay man who was pursued into his garage...

 

Arrest of Vicente Fernandez Memorial Shooter; 11 Antifa Members Charged in anti-Trump Riot; One Woman Accused of Stealing $300k in Merchandise; LA Speed Laws to Change and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge stops LAPD union's request to nix COVID vaccine mandate The union representing LAPD officers lost a round Monday in its lawsuit alleging unfair labor negotiations related to...

 

SF Suspends Cannabis Tax to Help Serial-Robbed Dispensaries; Bear Spray Used in Smash-and-Grabs; LA Police Detective Tells Tourists the City Unsafe; 200 Robberies in 1 Week Alone in LA; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge Ito spurns DA's entreaty to vacate death sentence Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roger Ito on Friday rejected a stipulation by the Office of District Attorney George...

 

SJ Homicide Suspect Released Without Bail; LB Police Chief Makes Bid for LA Sheriff by Claiming He'll Fire Unvaxxed; Suspect in Avant Shooting Caught in Someone Else's Backyard

Courts & Rulings 'Inventory search' of lawfully parked car was pretextual The exploration by sheriff's deputies of the content of an automobile, in the absence of a warrant, cannot be justified...

 

Prison Staff Must Vaccinate; Court Rules Motels' Insurance Doesn't Cover Covid; SF DA Chesa Boudin Charges all of 9 People for Mass Smash-and-Grabs; Facebook Wants Police to Stop Policing on Their Site

Courts & Rulings Federal judge rejects California's bid to postpone vaccination of prison staff With COVID-19 already having taken the lives of nearly 300 California inmates and prison staff, a...

 

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