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U.S. Attorney’s Office Brings Federal Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office Brings Federal Charges

. .. By Michele Hanisee In the past election cycle, we commented on candidates running for district attorney whose campaign promises involved ignoring criminal statutes they disagreed with and minimizing punishment of those who violate the law.   Fortunately, in California, those efforts were soundly rejected by voters.  Not so in Philadelphia. In 2018, a defense attorney […]

The Well-Founded Legal Challenges To SB 1391 (No Longer Prosecuting Dangerous Juveniles in Adult Court)

The Well-Founded Legal Challenges To SB 1391 (No Longer Prosecuting Dangerous Juveniles in Adult Court)

. ..   By Michele Hanisee . In a recent op ed, UC Berkeley Dean Erwin Chemerinsky criticized the legal challenges filed against SB 1391 by multiple District Attorney Offices in California. These legal challenges were based on the grounds that the legislation was an unconstitutional amendment of Prop 57. As detailed in a letter […]

Parole Board Again Wants To Free Brutal Manson Family Killer

Parole Board Again Wants To Free Brutal Manson Family Killer

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . Here we go again. For the third time in three years, a state parole board panel wants to free cold-blooded killer Leslie Van Houten. Van Houten, a member of the notorious Manson family, admitted to participating in the slaughter of Los Angeles grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, […]

The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . We have repeatedly documented how ex-Governor Jerry Brown, falsely promised that violent felons would not be freed early from prison under Prop 57. Brown knew if he admitted the truth voters would reject his pet initiative. Reality has struck again.  An appellate court just ruled that Gregory Gadlin, a convicted […]

California Department of Corrections Rehabilitation Programs Documented to be Total Failure

California Department of Corrections Rehabilitation Programs Documented to be Total Failure

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . You won’t find much disagreement that it is good public policy to offer rehabilitation programs for inmates to increase the odds that they will be law-abiding citizens after they’re released. Good intentions, however, are not enough. The success of rehabilitation programs depends on several factors. One is developing […]

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 […]

A Common Sense Public Safety Blueprint for Gov. Gavin Newsom

A Common Sense Public Safety Blueprint for Gov. Gavin Newsom

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . Governor Gavin Newsom enters office with a liberal resume and promises to fulfill a progressive agenda. But this doesn’t condemn the Governor to stumbling down the dangerous path that his predecessor carved out. This path is littered with a series of public safety experiments that former Gov. Jerry […]

Rebuked repeatedly by the Supreme Court, Brown sues to prevent voters from following suit

Rebuked repeatedly by the Supreme Court, Brown sues to prevent voters from following suit

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . Governor Brown, having been rebuked multiple times in the past month by the California Supreme Court for “abuse of power” in issuing pardons and commutations, has now resorted to a lawsuit aiming to prevent voters from enacting common sense fixes to his badly flawed Proposition 57. The soon […]

California Supreme Court Interrupts Governor Brown’s Pardon Spree

California Supreme Court Interrupts Governor Brown’s Pardon Spree

. , , . . By Eric Siddall . Governor Jerry Brown’s historic and unprecedented eight years of pardons and commutations faced a rare roadblock this past week for abuse of power.  In a rebuke not undertaken by the California Supreme Court since 1930, the governor’s pardon of murderer Borey Ai was reversed. In 1996, Ai murdered Manijeh […]

Juvenile Rapists Cheer Governor Brown

Juvenile Rapists Cheer Governor Brown

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . We are compelled to write a follow-up to our blog “Legislature and Governor to Victims: Drop Dead” to specifically address how SB 1391 is a brutal slap in the face to victims of rape committed by 14- and 15-year-old juveniles. . The number of juveniles who are tried as adults […]

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