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CA CRIME INCREASE WORSE THAN NATION AND OTHER LARGE STATES
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual Crime in the United States report today. The final report confirms that California s crime increase in 2015 was substantially worse than the changes in the nation as a whole, according to CJLF. >>
GOVERNOR’S INMATE RELEASE LAW INCREASED CRIME IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY
A report released today by CJLF finds that a major contributor to the increased crime in Sacramento County is that criminals are no longer eligible for prison under the 2011 law AB109, Public Safety Realignment. Offenders released into Sacramento County were arrested for over 12,000 crimes between October 2011 through 2015. >>
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LAWS REQUIRING DRUNK DRIVING SUSPECTS TO CONSENT TO BREATH TESTING
Laws in every state that require suspected drunk drivers to consent to a breath test were protected by a 6-2 U. S. Supreme Court decision June 23. The high court agreed to review three drunk driving cases involving motorists’ challenges to North Dakota’s and Minnesota’s implied consent laws. These laws allowed the state to impose criminal penalties upon a lawfully arrested driver who refused to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test to determine the presence of intoxicants. >>