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School Resource Officers are Also Being Defunded

As communities across the nation evaluate their policing institutions amidst the “defund the police” movement, many school districts are examining their use of “school resource officers” (SROs), i.e., the use of sworn police officers in schools. Police presence in schools was once viewed as a critical resource in reducing violence in public schools, but recently the conversation has shifted as …

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Revered LA Philanthropist Murdered by Career Criminal

The progressive dismantling of California’s criminal justice system has been going on for over ten years.  The ballot measures and legislation reducing or eliminating consequences for crimes have enjoyed the support of rich democrats living in and outside of the state.  While one of the primary contributors has been New York billionaire George Soros, dozens of rich California liberals living …

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District Attorney lashes back against Governor: “Either he’s ignorant… or he’s a liar”

Marie Edinger has this report with the above title for KMPH in Fresno: The law enforcement community is fired up after comments Governor Gavin Newsom made about crime in California Wednesday. The Governor talked about Proposition 47. That law changed certain felonies to misdemeanors. From the police perspective, it runs in tandem with Proposition 57, which reduced prison sentences, and …

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Nearly 1,500 Homeless Died on LA Streets

A UCLA study examining deaths among LA’s homeless population during the Covid-19 pandemic reports that 1,493 died in shelters and on the streets.  Nicholas Morgan of the International Business Times reports that most of the deaths over the 17 month study period (March 2020 to July 2021) were not attributed to the virus.  Roughly 40% of those who died on …

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Methamphetamine Use: It’s Getting Worse

The new issue of JAMA Psychiatry has an alarming article on trends in illicit methamphetamine use.  Not only are more people using; more are dying: Among adults aged 18 to 64 years from 2015 to 2019, we found a substantial increase (180%) in overdose deaths involving psychostimulants other than cocaine (largely methamphetamine), but this increase was considerably larger than the …

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Breaking News: The Media is Pushing Racism

As if we already did not know this, but sometimes the national media exposes itself so blatantly it defies logic.  Jason Riley has this piece in the Wall Street Journal discussing the amazing double standard in the way the national media covered the death of George Floyd, the Rittenhouse case and the Waukesha massacre.  “The protests that followed Floyd’s death …

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Do Firearms Offenders Recidivate at Higher Rates?: New USSC Report

On November 30, 2021, the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) published new findings on 8-year recidivism rates of 5,659 federal firearms offenders released in 2010. This report is part of a larger multi-year recidivism study of more than 32,000 federal offenders and also serves as an update to a previous USSC report on firearms and recidivism that examined an earlier …