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It’s Time to End Prosecutorial Immunity

It’s Time to End Prosecutorial Immunity

By Evan Bernick Prosecutorial misconduct is a reality. So is the lack of any meaningful legal recourse for its victims. Over at The Daily Beast, Jay Michaelson uses the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri to draw attention to this pressing and increasingly well-documented problem. Michaelson notes that...

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Llao

Aug 13, 2015
Llao

One of the highlights of our trip to Crater Lake was the ranger-guided boat tour around the lake.  This photo, taken during our boat tour, shows the section of the mountain, Llao, thought to be the origin of the eruption 7,700 years ago.  It ...

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Vanguard Hosts Community Discussion at UC Davis Regarding Economic Development

Aug 13, 2015
Vanguard Hosts Community Discussion at UC Davis Regarding Economic Development

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Analysis: Data Can Answer Key Questions About AIM Identification But District Has to Be Transparent

Aug 13, 2015
Analysis: Data Can Answer Key Questions About AIM Identification But District Has to Be Transparent

On Monday, based on conversations that the Vanguard had with key members of the community and a review of the reports by Tobin White and Scott Carrell, the Vanguard noted among other things that 331 of 492 retested through TONI (Test of Nonverbal Intelligence) had no risk factors at all. Since then, the Vanguard...

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Polling Finds Solid Majority of California Voters Support Bill to Curb Racial Profiling

Aug 13, 2015
Polling Finds Solid Majority of California Voters Support Bill to Curb Racial Profiling

A poll was released yesterday, conducted by Tulchin Research, showing 69 percent of likely California voters support AB 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, a state bill introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to combat racial and identity profiling by law enforcement. The statewide poll, conducted in July for the...

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Man Held to Answer on Possession of Meth with Intent to Sell

Man Held to Answer on Possession of Meth with Intent to Sell

By Haroutun Bejanyan The courtroom was assembled with jurors for the preliminary examination of Jose Antonio Garcia Felix, who is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell. The incident had taken place on December 7, 2012. Sitting on the stand was Officer Jeff Moe, who had been the one to...

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Crater Lake Sunrise

Aug 12, 2015
Crater Lake Sunrise

We're just back from a fun camping trip to Crater Lake National National Park.  This sunrise photo was taken our first morning in the park.  Crater Lake is the deepest fresh water lake in the US.  It fills the basin of a collapsed volcan...

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District Moving to Modify Board Policy on Suspension and Expulsion

Aug 12, 2015
District Moving to Modify Board Policy on Suspension and Expulsion

Under current Education Code, the law allows for home suspension for students in grades 4-12 who have disrupted school activities or defied valid authority.  The problem with the current policy is that it is highly subjective and has been found both locally and statewide to be disproportionately applied to students of color. According to...

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City Child Care Service Changes Lead to Questions

Aug 12, 2015
City Child Care Service Changes Lead to Questions

Last week, an editorial in the local paper by Donita Stromgren and nine others questioned the loss of child care service programs “that have been a stable part of city services for more than 40 years.” They write, “We are writing on behalf of a group of early childhood advocates who worked tirelessly for many...

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Governor Signs Bills Banning Use of Grand Juries in Police Shootings and Allowing Citizen Recording of Police Officers

Aug 12, 2015
Governor Signs Bills Banning Use of Grand Juries in Police Shootings and Allowing Citizen Recording of Police Officers

Nearly a year to the day after a Ferguson police officer was accused of killing unarmed black teen Michael Brown, Governor Jerry Brown announced his signing of SB 227 authored by state Senator Holly J. Mitchell into law. The killing spawned protests, a police crackdown, but ultimately the prosecutor was criticized for using a Grand Jury...

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