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REPORTS SHOW CRIME INCREASING ACROSS CALIFORNIA
An April report from California Police Chiefs indicates that the 2015 increases in property and violent crime in California's largest cities are also occurring in smaller communities across the state. CJLF attributes these increases to the adoption of AB109 (Public Safety Realignment law) and Prop. 47 (which reduced drug and theft felonies to misdemeanors). >>
DRUNK DRIVING TEST REQUIREMENT CHALLENGED IN HIGH COURT
Oral argument will be heard Wednesday in Beylund v. Levi: a motorist's challenge to North Dakota's implied consent law, which allows the state to impose criminal penalties upon lawfully arrested drivers who refuses to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test to determine the presence of intoxicants. >>
GOVERNOR BROWN IS NO FRIEND TO CRIME VICTIMS
Governor Jerry Brown addressed crime victims at a rally last Thursday, empathizing with them. However, his release of 30,000 felons into CA communities (AB109), his veto of SB333 to restore felony status to "date rape" drugs, and recent announcement of "The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016" for the November ballot, seem only to disregard victims' concerns on crime. >>