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OC School Board Ordered to Put Masks on Kids; Palmdale to Prosecute Their Own Misdemeanors Since Gascon Won't; 2 Judges Order Defendants to Get Vaccinated and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

California Supreme Court rejects attempt to make it harder to impose death penalty California's top court rejected an attempt to make it harder to impose the death penalty, ruling Thursday in favor...

 

Convicted Double Murderer Walks Out Free Thanks to Gascon; Homicide Victims in LA Nearly All Black and Latino; Man Who Supplied Gun that Killed Chicago PD Ella French Released and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California Supreme Court rules prison inmates not allowed to have marijuana The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's law allowing the use of recreational...

 

July Deadliest Month in a Decade in LA; Generic Drugs Hit Potential Legal Block; Killer of BofA Exec Faces only 5 Years if Convicted and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

A rising tide of violence in Los Angeles There were more aggravated assaults in Los Angeles in July than during any month in over a decade, with 1,299. The spike highlights one of the emerging...

 

Recall Gascon Petition Hits 175k Signatures; Newsom Foiled in Diverting DUI Cases from Possible Jail Time; Prison Guard Union Donates Big to Newsom Recall Campaign and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge halts Newsom's planned closure of Northern California prison A Lassen County judge this week granted the city of Susanville a temporary restraining order halting the...

 

Half of Defendants Released Without Bail Committed New Crimes; 4 Wealthy Donors Behind California's Soft-on-Crime Prosecutors; LA Sheriff Won't Enforce Mask Mandate; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Removing boy from mother's custody appropriate despite lack of blameworthiness on her part The Court of Appeal for this district declared yesterday that a suicidal and aggressive...

 

Defund-Police Minneapolis Ordered by Court to Hire More Police; CA Sex Abuse Damages Ruled Unconstitutional; OSHA Sues LA Court System Over Covid Violations and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Thomas slams 'One-Size-Fits-All' immunity approach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas used a college campus First Amendment case to sound off Friday about jurisprudence that...

 

Ransomware Attack of Azusa Police Department; Cal Colleges Give Fake Crime Statistics; Cal Suffers More Active Shooter Incidents Than Other States and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Order snipping sentence-boosting allegations is dumped Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rob B. Villeza - who in January granted a motion made pursuant to a special directive to...

 

Science Debunks Gascon's "Science" Claims Regarding Light Sentencing; Parolee Shoots Officer Dead; Bar Owner Sells Fake Vaccination Cards and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Ninth Circuit overturns drug conviction because search for weapon surpassed frisking Police conducting a "stop-and-frisk" can pat someone down for guns or other weapons if they...

 

After Homeless Removed From Echo Park, So Are 35.7 Tons of Their Solid Waste; Gun-Control California May Soften Gun Crime Laws and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Depp to get drafts of article at center of defamation case against Heard--WHAS Johnny Depp's lawsuit accusing his ex-wife Amber Heard of defamation enters its third year in court with a ruling that...

 

San Diego DA Frees Street Gangs to Roam; California State Bar Fails in its Job; Federal Judge Bans a New California Gun Control Law and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Suit over disclosing officer’s personnel file not a SLAPP An anti-SLAPP motion does not lie where a suit was brought based on conduct in prior litigation, the Court of Appeal for...

 

Woman Killed the Wrong Man in Revenge Murder; Men Charged with Theft for Recycling Casino Trash; Los Feliz Homeless Encampment is Alleged Drug Marketplace and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Reasonable jury could find officer liable for breaking woman's arm during arrest A District Court judge erred in granting summary judgment to a police officer who was sued by a...

 

Murderer Kills Again One Week After Parole Lifted; People Injured by Police Eligible for Victim Compensation; County Homicide Rate up 200% and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

You're Invited Crime Survivors Resource Center is proud to partner with organizations and individuals united together for National Crime Victims' Rights Week for the Los Angeles County Crime Victims'...

 

Fake Vaccination Cards for Sale; Gascon helps SF DA Boudin Against his Recall; Uber to Pay $1.1 Million in Guide Dog Case and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Recording calls without consent still illegal, California Supreme Court rules California's prohibition on secretly recording phone calls applies to both parties on the call and...

 

Garcetti Votes to Refund Police $36 million; LA County Wants Out of Homelessness Lawsuit; Youtubers Charged in Fake Bank Robberies and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings New trial required in action over death of tased suspect The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, in a 2-1 decision, reversed a judgment pursuant to a jury verdict in...

 

Suspect Used Drone to Deliver Drugs; Roscoe Chicken Robber Arrested; Couple Kidnapped During Zoom Call, and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Commissioner Campos says DA's policy doesn't override CA's remand order Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Benjamin Campos on Friday reconsidered his March 3 order that...

 

Retired Policeman Using Racial Slur Prompts Review of 370 of His Cases; Gascon Wants to Abolish Hard Core Gang Unit; No More Forced Work for Prison Inmates? and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Grieving family shocked as getaway driver freed in bloody murder of USC grad student from China: 'Reluctant' judge has 'no discretion' Saying he had no choice under a new...

 

Murder Suspect Released and At Large Due to Data Entry Error; Gascon Turns Down Sheriff's Offer to Probe Government Corruption (Sheriff Supports his Recall); AG Becerra Witholds Gun Violence Statistics and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Court narrows law used to target white supremacists A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down portions of an anti-riot law used to target white supremacists. Still, the ruli...

 

30-days for Involuntary Hospitalization for Mental Illness Mulled In Ventura County; Palm Springs Machete Killer Released Early; Fire and Vandalism at Japanese Buddhist Temple, and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge rules victims lack standing to seek recusal of District Attorney's office Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Christopher Smith has rebuffed the plea by family members of two...

 

Judge Judy Loses her Own Court Case; Drunk Driving Charge Dropped Against Bruce Springsteen; Black Lives Matter Targets Police Unions, Wanting Them Out of Organized Labor Coalition and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings U.S. Supreme Court weighs scope of police power to enter homes without a warrant U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared reluctant to give police unlimited power to...

 

Gascon Asks Only for Probation for Man Who Hired Hitman to Torture and Kill Ex-wife; Psychedlic Drugs May be Decriminalized; State Wants to Sue Cities with High Homelessness and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

ADDA Lawsuit Association of Deputy District Attorneys on LA DA Gascón's reforms (Audio) Last month, we spoke with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón about his various criminal...

 

Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused of Attempting to Kidnap Joe Montana's Granddaughter; 2 Court Interpreters Get Covid and Die Because Traffic and Eviction Court Held in Person; and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

ADDA Lawsuit Judge blocks some of LA district attorney's reform policies A judge has decided some of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon's justice reform policies aimed at reducing...

 

Gascon Cannot Ignore the Law, says Judge today: County District Attorney Will be Forced to Follow Current Law Rather Than Imposing His Own "Justice Reform" Version

2/8/21: Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant ruled in favor of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County (ADDA) in a lawsuit against District Attorney...

 

Gascon Won't Oppose Parole for Manson Murder Family Member; Murder Charges Dropped Against Long Beach Man with Corpse Buried in His Yard; and other stories: Monday Morning Memo

ADDA Lawsuit Judge mulls DA union request to stop Gascón from enforcing directives The union representing Los Angeles County prosecutors urged a judge Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction...

 

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