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The Attempt to Buy District Attorneys Continues

The Attempt to Buy District Attorneys Continues

. . . By Michele Hanisee . After the Supreme court decided Citizens United, special interest dark money flooded political campaigns. District Attorney races, traditionally non-partisan, non-political, were not spared from this onslaught. Eighteen months ago we wrote about an example of this problem. Special interest groups, funded by George Soros, pumped millions of dollars […]

Stop Overcharging Probationers & Direct Money to Crime Victims

Stop Overcharging Probationers & Direct Money to Crime Victims

. . . By Michele Hanisee A new lawsuit filed against Los Angeles County over probation costs has highlighted how victims are being shortchanged by the County. The lawsuit claims that the County is overcharging probationers with fines and fees they can’t afford, while the Board of Supervisors is putting that money in their own coffers instead […]

LA County Board of Supervisors needs to ensure “Civil Justice” for crime victims

LA County Board of Supervisors needs to ensure “Civil Justice” for crime victims

. . . By Michele Hanisee . The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently passed a motion to study the feasibility of creating a “Civil Defense Justice Unit” in the Public Defenders Office to represent “justice involved” individuals in various civil proceedings. (“Justice involved” is the newest politically correct term for “criminal defendant”:. This unit would assist […]

The Racial Disparity of Murder Victimization

The Racial Disparity of Murder Victimization

    By Eric W. Siddall Every year since the early 1990s, nearly half of all homicide victims have been black men. Given that African-American males represent only about seven percent of the U.S. population, their disproportionately high victimization rate represents a staggering and often-ignored figure. Despite this disheartening statistic, there is some good news. […]

Prosecutors Volunteer Time To Teach Kids How to Make Good Life Choices and Avoid Negative Influences

Prosecutors Volunteer Time To Teach Kids How to Make Good Life Choices and Avoid Negative Influences

    By Eric Siddall, Association of Deputy District Attorneys It is September and that means it’s back to school for about 300 Project LEAD volunteers. Project LEAD, which stands for Legal Enrichment and Decision Making, is a partnership between the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Constitutional Rights Foundation. The program is […]

New DNA tool helps identify murder victims and elusive killers and rapists

New DNA tool helps identify murder victims and elusive killers and rapists

By Michele Hanisee . They’re neighbors. Church leaders. Business executives. . They’re also murders and rapists who share a common bond in addition to their horrific crimes: they were all identified with a cutting-edge new tool called investigative genetic genealogy, or IGG. . IGG itself is not new – it’s what millions of genealogists, family […]

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