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New DA Begins The Purge in San Francisco

New DA Begins The Purge in San Francisco

. . . By Michele Hanisee   When George Gascón abandoned his position as San Francisco District Attorney with more than a year left in his term, the law required an election be held to replace him. The winner of that election was a  public defender and former translator for the late Venezuelan dictator President Hugo […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anti-Recidivism Coalition Provides Transformational Criminal Justice Reform

Anti-Recidivism Coalition Provides Transformational Criminal Justice Reform

  By Michele Hanisee …   The ADDA has long advocated rehabilitation as an alternative to incarceration – so long as that rehabilitation is effective and successful. We also believe reducing the prison population is a laudable goal so long as it can be done without endangering public safety. However, the initial focus should be […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 6

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 6

  By Michele Hanisee …   This is the seventh and final article that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these vicious […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 6

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 6

  By Michele Hanisee … This is the sixth in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 5

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 5

  By Michele Hanisee . This is the fifth in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 4

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 4

  By Michele Hanisee . This is the fourth in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these […]

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