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May 2012

The controversy over Bail Reform and California’s Overcrowded Jail

Bail has been a part of justice systems throughout the world since Medieval Times. And, after all these years, it can be said that the bail system has been successful in assisting offenders who are granted bail for their release while they await their trials. In fact, these offenders are more likely to appear at all their court dates because they ultimately have involved their...

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May 2012

To Bail or Not to Bail – That is the Question!

The issue of bail reform has been a major topic of discussion lately by putting the bail industry under a microscope across the country. The pros and cons of the value and functionality of the private commercial bail industry have been dissected to the point that the real value and functionality of the bail process is being diminished. The bail bond business has had its...

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May 2012

MADD says Roger Hernandez bill too lenient on DUI offenders

  Assemblyman, Roger Hernandez (D – West Covina), who was charged with a DUI last April, had  introduced a new bill, AB 2127, at the end of February, which calls for expansion of  the kinds of work a prisoner can do, including DUI offenders, to become eligible for early release from a county jail. On Wednesday, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) urged the senate to reject...

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May 2012

Accused killer of bail bondsmen brothers in Bakersfield appears in court

Zachary and Brandon Sims, bail bondsmen brothers, who worked for their father, the owner of Bad Dog Bail Bonds in Bakersfield, were found dead after attempting to apprehend a young man, Zachary Perrick, at his home, who had skipped bail on drug charges. Apparently, in their attempt to take Perrick back to jail, they were murdered by Stephen Stewart, who was a friend of Perrick’s...

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Apr 2012

California Prisons Facing More Realignment Chaos

Since the launching of AB 109 Realignment on October 1, 2011, there have been many debates regarding the review of the program’s success…or not. It appears that the California State Prisons have shifted their overcrowding problem to the county jail levels, which are totally unprepared for the massive influx of inmates and in a quandary as to how to handle this problem sufficiently. Funding for...

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Apr 2012

California prison system blocking cell phone use by inmates

Apparently, with the explosion of Smartphone technology, inmates have gotten their hands on cell phones through a variety of ways, allowing them to use these devices to “commit more crimes, organize assaults on staff members and terrorize victims.”  Plus, they have discovered that inmates set up email, Facebook and Twitter accounts to communicate with the outside world, as well as each other, internally. Now the...

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Apr 2012

Man charged with rape in raw egg ‘spiritual cleansing’

Santa Ana police arrested Alberto Flores Ramirez, 36, of San Clemente, on Tuesday, charging him with rape and making criminal threats to a Simi Valley woman he met on a social network site. Apparently, he lured the woman to a Santa Ana motel by telling her that he could help bring her children to the United States from Mexico by performing a spiritual cleansing ceremony...

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Apr 2012

Oakland, CA – Oikos Christian College Shootings

On Monday, April 2, 2012, One L. Goh, 43, a former nursing student at Oikos Christian University in Oakland, went on a shooting rampage, and shot and killed six women, one man and wounded three others. Goh stated his motive was that, “younger students showed him disrespect and made fun of his difficulty with the English language.”


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Mar 2012

Trayvon Martin’s death creates protest in LA as part of national outburst for justice

Talk about a shock heard around the world…the story about Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Florida teen, being shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, has attracted national attention primarily because he has not been charged or arrested for this crime, claiming self-defense. At the “Justice for Trayvon Martin rally” here inLos Angeles, hundreds of protesters gathered to pay homage to this young man whose...

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Mar 2012

Tide detergent theft suspect held on $1-million bail in O.C.

There appears to be a nationwide theft wave of Tide Laundry Detergent, and Orange County, California is riding that wave as well. On Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, it was confirmed that a Vons in Mission Viejo saw a numerous containers of the big orange bottles stolen off its shelves. It seems that the well-known product is being sold on the street at a discount and...

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