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Age no opponent for some of NFL’s veteran stars

August 21, 2014

 

Associated Press

  

 

There’s something stunning happening on Michael Vick’s head.

 

You can’t see them from far away, but... Read more...

Stress a key factor in mental health

August 21, 2014

 

By Stacy M. Brown

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer

  

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body.

 

Until now, it hasn’t been clear... Read more...

Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

August 21, 2014

 

By MATT HAMILTON

Associated Press

 

Students caught misbehaving in the nation’s second largest school district will be sent to the principal’s office rather than... Read more...

Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

August 21, 2014

 

Associated Press

 

 

 

Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.

 

They... Read more...

Fake deliveryman charged with two home invasions

August 21, 2014

 

City News Service

 

  

A 34-year-old man was charged this week with posing as a deliveryman in two home invasion robberies in Garden Grove this month. Jerry Cleveland... Read more...

November 01, 2012

By Assemblymember Mike Davis

 

Anyone who tells you that the Three Strikes law in California should be credited for reducing or controlling violent crime is mistaken.

In fact, studies show that there is no correlation between Three Strike imprisonments and a drop in crime rates or recidivism.  Counties that are inflexible about implementing the Three Strikes law saw an increase in violent crimes as compared to counties that have not been so strict.

Furthermore, national crime trends show states without the Three Strikes law have exhibited a drop in crime since the early 1990s.

So why not reform the Three Strikes law?

Mike Reynolds, the author of the Three Strikes law that passed in 1994, says that passing Prop. 36 would weaken it.

Not true. Prop. 36 is a modest reform to our current Three Strikes law. The law will continue to empower prosecutors to put violent repeat offenders in prison for life and sentence nonviolent offenders twice the ordinary prison term.

More importantly, as it was originally intended, crimes such as rape, murder and child molestation will not receive any benefit from the passage of Prop. 36. And, no prisoner will be released without resentencing in front of the judge.

Prop. 36 will make sure that the punishment fits the crime, so that precious financial resources are used effectively to impose life sentences for violent criminals. At this very moment, dangerous criminals are being released early from prison because jails are clogged up with non-violent offenders. We have to make more room in our prisons for violent criminals.

Prop. 36 was drafted by professors at Stanford Law School in conjunction with law leaders in California and lawyers at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. It is based on policy that was implemented by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley. Other law enforcement leaders, professors, civil rights leaders and taxpayer advocates are supporting the proposition because the law today is costly, ineffective and unfair.

And as Assemblymember, I work hard to find ways to reduce our state budget deficit each year. It makes perfect sense to reform the law so that California saves upwards of $100 million dollars every year by making this modest reform.

Furthermore, three strikes reform in California will put our state in concert with the 22 other states in the country that have three strikes policies which require a violent and serious offense for every offense including the third strike. This is a just and fair policy.

So Vote Yes on Prop 36 because it is smart, fair and just.

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November 01, 2012

LAWT Wire Service

 

Legendary athlete and respected businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson endorsed Jackie Lacey for Los Angeles County District Attorney today.

 Johnson joins a growing group of bipartisan business and community leaders in supporting Lacey in her bid to become Los Angeles County’s next District Attorney.

“Jackie Lacey is, by far, the best candidate for Los Angeles County District Attorney,” Johnson said.  “She has a proven record of working with the community to implement groundbreaking programs that offer nonviolent offenders, including veterans, a one-time opportunity to turn their lives around.  We need someone like Jackie who is innovative and dedicated to improving public safety for us all.”

For a complete list of Lacey’s endorsements, visit her website at www.JackieLacey.com.

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November 01, 2012

LAWT News Service

 

Judge Greg Mathis, star of the award-winning nationally syndicated television court show “Judge Mathis” has endorsed Laura Richardson for California’s 44th Congressional District.

“I’m proud to support Laura Richardson for Congress in Southern California because it’s the right thing to do and she’s the right person for the job,” Mathis said. 

“As one of three African-American members in Congress from Southern California, Laura has the track record of getting the people’s work done and we need her in Washington. Join me on Tues. November 6 in supporting Laura Richardson for Congress.”

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the California Legislative Black Caucus are also endorsing Richardson, they said as well as numerous community, civic, faith-based, and local elected leaders.

California’s new 44th Con­gressional District includes the cities and communities of Compton, Carson, Watts, Willowbrook, North Long Beach, Lynwood, South Gate, Walnut Park, Wilmington, and San Pedro.

For a complete list of Richard­son’s endorsements, please visit her website at www.LauraRichardson.us.

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November 01, 2012

Associated Press

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s publicist says the ailing Illinois congressman has voted by absentee ballot.

However, Kevin Lampe says in a statement that Jackson won't hold an election night event next week.

Jackson has been at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic for treatment for bipolar disorder. He recently checked in for the second time and there's been no indication of when he'll return to work.

The Chicago Democrat took medical leave in June and hasn't campaigned beyond a recent robocall to voters. In it, he asked for patience and says he wants to return to work.

Jackson first took office in 1995 and is widely expected to win again. He faces two little-known challengers on the Nov. 6 ballot, including a Republican college professor and postal worker running as an independent.

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News

Obama gives France $10 million to fight terror in Africa

Obama gives France $10 million to fight terror in Africa

August 21, 2014   By Saeed Shabazz   Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News       Incensed by the news that President Barack...

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Community

Donating blood saves lives; Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation Annual blood drive is back for the ­community September 27th and sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California.

Donating blood saves lives; Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation Annual blood drive is back for the ­community September 27th and sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California.

August 21, 2014   By Brian W. Carter   LAWT Staff Writer       Blood donation is so important and vital to many lives being saved.  It can...

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Sports News

The dubious Sterling era is officially over – former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is in

The dubious Sterling era is officially over – former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is in

August 14, 2014   Associated Press   Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday August 12.   The team...

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Arts & Culture

Ray Jay faces misdemeanor charges

Ray Jay faces misdemeanor charges

August 21, 2014   City News Service       Entertainer Ray J, who was arrested in May for allegedly groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar...

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