California has become the first state to completely eliminate the cash bail system. The controversial move is set to take effect October 1, 2019 – a date which will likely be deferred by opposition tactics from the bail bonds industry. Back in October 2017, California state lawmakers made a pledge to overhaul the bail bond…

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets across the United States on Saturday in solidarity against the Trump administration’s immigration policies. According to CNBC, more than 700 marches took place on Saturday. The practice which has received the most press, the separation of children from their parents, was at the forefront of the rallies….

How many lives can a word save? That’s the question on California lawmakers minds, as they consider a proposed bill to change the word reasonable to necessary. We’re talking of course about use of force laws as they apply to when a police officer is allowed to shoot at people. The debate follows another shooting…

The latest story in America’s gun violence narrative is the apparently bizarrely motivated shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno. Three employees were shot, two of those are dead and one is currently in critical condition. After firing on employees the suspect, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, then turned the gun on herself. Aghdam was a…

New Year’s Day 2018 meant that Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act or Proposition 64 is now in effect. In layman’s terms, cannabis for recreational use for anyone 21 and older has now been legalized. Adults can grow as many as six plants and possess up to an ounce or eight grams of…

February 13, 2018 After the release of a video from a bystander, a veteran officer was charged in October 2017 with attacking a teen male by federal authorities. He and two others have also been accused of lying about the incident to protect the 20-year officer. All three pled not guilty and were then released…

February 7, 2018 On January 26, 2018, an African-American woman filed a lawsuit against a Walmart in Southern California after she was walked to the cash register to pay for black beauty products. She was at the store in Perris, California and observed that the cosmetics for black women were locked up while other cosmetics…

January 28, 2018 Since President Trump took office in January 2017, California has filed lawsuits against the administration 24 times. A brief outline of some of the most weighty actions follows. Travel Ban Washington filed the President over an executive order than banned refugees entering the U.S. from some Muslim countries, claiming that the decision…

January 16, 2018 An Anaheim janitorial firm reportedly paid employees only $400 monthly for about four years, just a fraction of the minimum wage. The California Attorney General announced the filing of a lawsuit against the company that services dozens of retailers across the state as he called the firm “unscrupulous.” The retailers, including JoAnn’s…

January 6, 2018 After a 42-year-old man was shot and killed by a San Francisco police officer, lawyers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the man’s mother. On Dec. 1, 2017, the man reportedly stole a government vehicle as police chased him. He then jumped from the van as a police vehicle…

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