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Rejection of Prop. 20 Means ‘No Justice for Victims,’ Orange County Sheriff Says

Rejection of Prop. 20 Means ‘No Justice for Victims,’ Orange County Sheriff Says

BY BRAD JONES California law enforcement agencies were dealt a blow at the ballot box Nov. 3 when voters shot down a motion to crack down on crime. Proposition 20 was supported by many law enforcement officials across the state.  The ballot measure sought to strengthen jail sentences by countering the effects of Prop. 47 and […]

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 Media Marginalization of Crime Victims

The Media Marginalization of Crime Victims

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . We have noted multiple times how the California Legislature, in pursuit of “criminal justice reform,” has repeatedly ignored the victims of crime and instead focused compassion on criminal defendants. However, it is not just the Legislature that has marginalized crime victims. The media has contributed as well. One […]

Illegal Alien Crime Victims Slam Boehner Absence At Border

Illegal Alien Crime Victims Slam Boehner Absence At Border

by Matthew Boyle Several victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens criticized Speaker John Boehner’s absence at an event on the southern U.S. border in McAllen, Texas Saturday, saying the Ohio Republican and champion of immigration reform should witness the violence spilling over from Mexico first hand. The group had earlier invited Boehner and his […]