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Juveniles Get Chance With New Laws

How juveniles are treated in the justice system has long been a topic of debate. In the latest development, California will be joining 19 other states in ending life sentences for children and teens.

New Laws Give Juveniles a Chance

Juveniles that face sentencing early on in their young lives often find themselves rotating through the revolving door that is the criminal justice system. But now that might be changing. New state laws will give juveniles more opportunities and fewer punishments, in hopes that juveniles will be rehabbed instead of institutionalized.

Sexual Battery Investigation Against Singer Seal

Singer Seal is under investigation for an alleged incident of sexual battery that took place in 2016. The allegations come just a few days after the singer offered his support for the #MeToo movement.

Seal Being Investigated for Sexual Battery

Seal has been accused by actress Tracey Birdsall. Birdsall was a neighbor of the singer’s in 2016 and alleges that at that time the singer lunged at her, groped her, attempted to kiss her, and also belittled her for wearing a tank top and shorts. The singer had come over to her house to return a salad spinner she had loaned him.

Rodman Arrested on DUI Suspicion

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after being arrested for a DUI over the weekend.

Dennis Rodman Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Darren Prince, the basketball player’s agent, has announced the former player has admitted himself into rehab for the second time. This past weekend he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence when he was pulled over for a traffic violation.

False Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Paul Haggis?

Paul Haggis is firing back at his sexual misconduct accusers, claiming that the charges he’s facing are backlash from the Church of Scientology. The writer left the church in 2009 and has since become one of its greatest critics.

Paul Haggis False Sexual Misconduct Allegations?

Could the allegations against Paul Haggis just be a means for the Church of Scientology to get back at him for his harsh criticisms?

Holiday DUIs Presents Handed Out by CHP

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the California Highway Patrol arrested 1,057 for DUIs, compared to 902 in 2016 and that uptick in numbers continued into and through the holiday season.

The CHP Handed Out DUIs for the Holidays

During the 2017 holiday season, CHP arrests for driving under the influence spiked dramatically compared to 2016.

New Insight into Los Angeles Traffic Violations

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin has given LA residents a new look into traffic and parking ticket metrics.

Los Angeles Traffic Violations – A New Insight

Los Angelenos are now able to check out stats on parking tickets thanks to the open data portal called Street Talk: Parking Tickets in LA. Residents using the portal are able to access information and suggestions for avoiding parking violations. According to that portal, the most frequently issued tickets in Los Angeles are given for street cleaning (26 percent), expired meters (23 percent), and expired car registration tabs (10 percent). While residents might feel the most picked on, it appears that delivery companies like UPS and FedEx receive the most tickets per year. Together, the companies received more than 45,000 tickets in one year alone.

Thousands Accused as Juveniles Can Now Challenge Punishment

According to a Supreme Court ruling that was just handed down, more than a thousand inmates across the nation who were sentenced to life without possibility of parole when they were juveniles will now be able to challenge the punishments.

Thousands Accused as Juveniles Can Now Challenge Punishment

In January, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision extended a previous 2012 ruling that had invalidated future life-without-parole sentences for juveniles to all similar offenders that had been received life sentences in the past.

California’s Pot Laws in 2018

If you are a fan of marijuana you might be looking forward to 2018 for another reason – the sale of pot will be legal on Jan. 1, 2018.

2018 Pot Laws in California

When Proposition 64 passed the state legislature January 1, 2018 was designated it the official opening of the adult-use marijuana market in California.

Senator Franken Announces Resignation

This morning, amid numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, Senator Al Franken announced he will be resigning from the Senate.

Al Franken Announces His Resignation

Addressing the media from the Senate floor, Franken said serving in the Senate has been “the great honor of my life,” and that nothing he has done as a senator “has brought dishonor” on the institution. He went on to say, “it’s become clear that I can’t both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an effective Senator” for the people of Minnesota.

Senator Al Franken on Allegations of Sexual Assault

Senator Al Franken released a statement Monday morning regarding allegations of sexual misconduct.

Al Franken Speaks About Sexual Assault Allegations

Franken admitted he is “embarrassed and ashamed,” of his past behavior. Multiple women have come forward accusing the senator of groping and inappropriate touching, including radio anchor Leeann Tweeden.

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