Friday, March 22, 2019

Tag: California

Justice for Stephon Clark: Protests erupt as DA fails to charge...

This marks the 34th consecutive police shooting review in which Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert found that the officers acted legally, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Can Native American tribes protect their land if they’re not recognized...

State laws and policies in California have made some progress possible, but many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.

San Francisco erases more than 8,000 marijuana-related convictions

District Attorney George Gascón partnered with Code for America to use a technological approach to help identify eligible cases, some going back decades.

California Attorney General sued to force disclosure of police misconduct files

Although the new police transparency law took place on January 1, Becerra refuses to provide records involving police misconduct that occurred before the law took effect.

California to pull National Guard from border

“This whole border issue is a manufactured crisis. We are not interested in participating in this political theater."

CHP officers suspended for taking $360K in fake overtime pay

“This ongoing investigation serves as a reminder to us all of the important bond of trust we share with the public we serve and the importance of carrying out our duties with the integrity expected of our profession.”

Nation’s largest school strike: 30,000 Los Angeles public-school teachers walkout

The strike follows months of failed negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union to reach a deal for smaller class sizes, increased support staff along with pay raises.

California governor proposes nation’s longest paid family leave

Newsom and his administration proposed six months paid family leave, the nation's longest if approved.

30,000 LA teachers ‘strike ready’ as district refuses to spend $1.86...

"A strike is not a first resort for anyone. It's a last resort – especially for teachers who are asked to do more with less every day. And enough is enough."

Pet stores in California to sell rescued animals only under new...

The aim is to save the state's taxpayers from the millions of dollars spent on sheltering animals and protect animals from inhumane treatment from "kitten factories" and puppy mills" that could cause long-term emotional and physical health problems.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Monsanto loses millions of dollars after Indian farmers switch to indigenous seeds

Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?

As if it couldn’t get worse, Trump budget would cut all funding for arts,...

The White House says the cuts are part of the elimination of "wasteful or unnecessary spending."

Judge rejects sale of public lands for fracking, halts drilling in Wyoming

"[The] agency must consider the cumulative impact of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions generated by past, present, or reasonably foreseeable BLM lease sales in the region and nation.”

SUNY uses taxpayer dollars to torture kittens in useless experiments

The State University of New York is being sued for refusing to turn over documents about cruel animal experiments.

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