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Santa Monica City Council Still Struggling to Develop Strategies to Curb Homelessness

Most cities in California have struggled to come up with solutions to curb homelessness in their municipalities and it was no different for the Santa Monica City Council last night. At its annual...

 

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...

 

Los Angeles County to Allow Schools to Reopen But Don't Celebrate too Soon: It Won't Last and Santa Monica Will Not Be Included

FEBRUARY 16 Los Angeles County's Department of Public Health announced yesterday that they expect to reach a level of Covid-19 cases that will allow elementary schools to reopen today. The state of Ca...

 

Some Criminals are More Equal Than Others, Says LA District Attorney Gascon: He Seeks Life Sentence for Murderer of Transients But Parole Possibility for Cop Killer

Los Angeles's new district attorney, George Gascon, announced yesterday that he is seeking a life sentence for Tracy Walker, 56, accused of murdering three transients between June 7, 2020 and...

 

Suspicious Bill Proposed in California State Legislature to Limit Access to Contract Tracing Information

2/17: A bill was introduced yesterday in the California State Assembly that would limit the ability of government agencies that are not health departments from using information collected in contact t...

 

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...

 

Newsom Backs Down, Lets Churches Meet Indoors Again After SCOTUS Rules Against Him 6-3

Over the weekend, California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to change the current lockdown guidelines regarding places of worship in which all indoor worship is prohibited. Newsom's change in policy...

 

Recall George Gascon Campaign Prepared to File Papers on March 8, the Earliest Possible Moment, in Order to Oust "Reform-minded" Los Angeles County District Attorney

The Recall George Gascon Campaign is prepared to file a Notice of Intention and serve Los Angeles County's new district attorney with the papers on March 8. This is the earliest possible date, 90...

 

Santa Monica City Council Approves Combat Pay for Grocery Store Workers

The Santa Monica City Council voted to approve a temporary pay increase of $5 per hour for grocery and drug store employees in the city. A similar measure in Long Beach resulted in Kroger (parent...

 

Group Seeks Order to Stop the Ballona Restoration Project

A group called Protect Ballona Wetlands, has filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate with the LA Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks to restrain the Calif. Dept of Fish and Wildlife from approving a projec...

 

Protest Over Russian Arrest of Alexei Navlny Comes to Santa Monica Pier

On Sunday, a crowd of about 30 demonstrators met at the Santa Monica Pier to protest the arrest of Alexei Navalny. He was sentenced today to two and a half years in Russian prison on a parole violatio...

 

They Will Create Utopia by Failing to Prosecute Criminals: Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascon Swears in Reform-Minded Chief of Bureau of Investigations

February 1 - Today Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon gave the oath of office to Robert Arcos, who will serve as head of the Bureau of Investigation. The Bureau of Investigation...

 

Heavies from the Political Past and Present Recommend Recall of California Governor Newsom

After eleven months of varying stages of lockdown in the State of California and during a botched local delivery of COVID vaccine, a campaign to recall Governor Newsom appears to be gathering steam....

 

Los Angeles Police Union is Aghast at Spike in Homicides and Shootings

Los Angeles (CA) Last night, Chief Michel Moore released new statistics on the shocking increase in shootings so far this year, compared to last year, with South Los Angeles suffering from the...

 

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin Claims Police Union to Blame for Layoffs when LA Cut $150 million from the Police Department: Makes Sense, Right?

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin continued his attack on the city's police union January 12, with an emailed statement claiming the police union alone is standing in the way of the metropolis...

 

State Assemblymember Richard Bloom Sets His Cap for County Supervisor Seat to be Vacated by Sheila Kuehl

State Assemblymember Richard Bloom announced he will run for Los Angeles County Supervisor in 2022. There are five county supervisors, representing roughly 10 million people in Los Angeles county....

 
 By Pico Pio    Politics    January 18, 2021

City Council Approves Formation of Public Safety Oversight Commission

The Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to establish a Public Safety Reform and Oversight Commission which would "promote best practices in community-based policing for the fair tre...

 

Gascon Asks for a Mere 15 Years for 2 Adults who Bludgeoned to Death Their Family Youth Counselor, David McKnight-Hillman

LA County District Attorney George Gascon announced today that he is charging two "young adults" with one count of murder each in the fatal beating of David McKnight-Hillman, a counselor at the Wayfin...

 

The Man Who Holds the US Nuclear Launch Codes Deemed Too Dangerous to Have Twitter, Facebook Accounts

The person with the nuclear codes has been deemed too dangerous to have a twitter account, as the Social Media giant locked down the president's account for 12 hours. "I am asking for everyone at the...

 

Georgians are Not Funding the Campaigns of Those Running for Senators of Georgia - and That Isn't Right

The most expensive U.S. Senate race in history was that of incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison, where between the two $238 million was spent in South Carolina...

 

Deputies Lose in Court to Gascon, and He gives Biden-esque Phony Message of Healing and Unity

UPDATE: The Association of Deputy District Attorneys dispute Gascon's interpretation of today's court ruling as a victory. In fact, says the ADDA, the court ordered Gascon to show cause why an...

 

Egghead Berkeley and Stanford Law Professors Lash Out to Protect Gascon From His Deputy District Attorneys

A group of law professors from prominent, left-leaning California law schools sent out a press release preemptively striking against a yet-to-be-filed lawsuit by the Los Angeles Association of Deputy...

 

Newsom Always Knew We Would Be Curfewed and Restricted for More than Three Weeks

The state's Stay Home Order has been extended past the 3-week term originally given at the beginning of December. This is no surprise. Officials warned us when they instituted the additional...

 

Can Gascon Hack it? With His Reversal on Sentencing Enhancements, New Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon Reveals it was George Soros's Money Rather than Gascon's Political Savvy that Got him Elected

Newly installed LA County District Attorney George Gascon was forced to reverse his initial shot at eliminating all sentencing enhancements in charges filed against criminal defendants last week. On F...

 

Are Christmas Carols, Cards and Greetings at School Constitutional?

In the present year of COVID-19 tyrannical governors shut down religious services, a 1st Amendment right, as fast as they could. During the summer months Antifa defaced and with ropes tore down...

 

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