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Fallen Angel: Ex- CDCR Sgt’s molestation conviction

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
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Bad apple pending 292 year return engagement Former sergeant guilty of molestation Visalia Times-Delta A former correctional sergeant could spend the rest of his life in prison after a Tulare County jury found him guilty of 19 separate counts of child molestation. The jury reached its verdict Thursday afternoon, just four days after the trial started. The former state prison guard, Angel Duran, was accused of 17 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, two counts of forcible lewd acts on a child and one count of attempted lewd acts on

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7 year old shooter shot

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
Putting aside all the death and gore, little kids and firearms really go together.
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Bad parenting trending as more kids handed guns In yet another example of why little children shouldn’t be permitted to handle firearms, the Sacramento Bee reports a 7 year old firing a “.22 caliber youth rifle on a home built firing range” in Georgetown (El Dorado County) was shot in the chest and life-flighted to

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Labor Day, CCPOA and the next play

Sep 1st, 2014 | By
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Making Do, Making Dues Paco endeavors to maintain a corrections-based website appealing to readers outside the once golden state.  More to the point, whenever the CCPOA is the topic, the commentary invariably devolves into supporters and detractors of  Mike Jimenez and Don Novey, respectively, rehashing old matters, most of which should be discussed at union meetings, not a public blog. In fact, I unpublished the PacoVilla Forums as they had become an echo chamber of the same stripe–Posts there were actually admitted as evidence by the plaintiff successfully suing CCPOA for defamation.  The site turned a profit with the Forums but it

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More on morons’ kids with Uzi’s

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
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15 year old boy was UZI gatekeeper Yesterday’s news about the 9 year old girl “accidentally” killing a “firearms instructor” had a familiar ring to it.  So, Paco conducted extensive research (read “Googled”) and hit pay dirt–the 2008 incident in Massachusetts wherein an 8 year old was similarly handed a fully loaded, automatic Uzi. In that instance, 8-Year-old Christopher Bizilj shot himself in the head when the automatic pistol recoiled.  The boy’s father, Dr. Charles Bizilj, MD, was cautioned twice by the person in charge against letting the boy handle the gun, suggesting a single fire version be issued.

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Guns, kids, safety and common sense

Aug 27th, 2014 | By
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Girls just wanna have fun–Why give them a gun? The Washington Post reports, Monday August 25, 2014, “An Arizona shooting instructor died after the 9-year-old girl he was teaching to use an Uzi accidentally shot him in the head.” The 39 year old instructor, Charles Vacca, was a range safety officer or rangemaster  employed by “Bullets and Burgers” of Las Vegas, NV.  The firm’s resort is located in Last Stop, Arizona.  There, patrons may fire fully automatic weapons (actual assault rifles) and other exotic firearms prohibited in most jurisdictions. As of the drafting of this post, http://bulletsandburgers.com/ was offline.*

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Attacks on BOP CO’s discounted, whitewashed?

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By
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Federal correctional officers assaulted at USP Atwater BY ROB PARSONS | Merced Sun-Star ATWATER–Two federal correctional officers are recovering at home after they were allegedly assaulted last week by federal inmates at U.S. Penitentiary Atwater. The Aug. 15 incident, which apparently resulted in separate and controversial lockdown orders, was not disclosed until a Merced Sun-Star reporter called seeking comment… Donald Martin, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1242, the union representing the 325 correctional officers working in Atwater, declined to comment directly on the assault because of the investigation. Martin did say

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Alabama introduces commuter CO academy

Aug 21st, 2014 | By
Alabama is allowing some cadets to commute to  the basic academy.
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Here are 2 ways Alabama prisons are attracting more people to work as correctional officers Jullie Bennett | AL.com News ELMORE, Alabama – When Chance Webster recently returned to Montgomery from a military deployment, he quickly sought a job in law enforcement. “I had been on the military side, and now I want to be on the civilian side for a time,” he said. Webster is among 15 trainees participating in a new program to work for the Alabama Department of Corrections. The department traditionally has required employees to undergo an intensive 12-week residential program

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Realignment a gift to chronic drunk-drivers

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
Habitual drunk drivers might end up spending some time in jail, thanks to Realignment.    After all, we don't want prisons full of non-violent offenders who really just need rehabilitating.
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Wheeling Wino’s: Cheers, Gov’ner! Shasta County DA: Multiple DUIs won’t land you in prison Stephanie Montano | KRCR News RED BLUFF, Calif. -Law enforcement agencies spend a lot of time and money putting away impaired drivers but due to prison realignment many of them end up driving again. Christian James Hughes is currently facing DUI charges in Shasta County for his fifth DUI in the last ten years. Shasta County Deputy District Attorney Toby Powell said the reason Hughes isn’t going to prison is because there isn’t enough room to hold Hughes due to the

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Exorcising our Constitutional Riots!

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
The line between civil free assembly and mob behavior is blurred to some.
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Militarized police and militant momentum, Rinse, Repeat The events in Ferguson Missouri stand as a reminder the line between a peaceable assembly and a riot is, if not fine, all too easy to cross.  At risk of appearing to condescend, I offer the following from our supposedly binding Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” For

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DUI killer of Folsom CO arrested following pursuit, collision

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
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Man who killed Folsom correctional officer in DUI crash arrested again Bill Lindelof | Sacramento Bee A man who was convicted a decade ago for the traffic death of a Folsom Prison correctional officer was involved in another crash overnight that injured a driver. Scott Richard St. Pierre, 39, was arrested on suspicion of evading

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Lawsuit: Atheist, and ‘non-traditional chaplains’ needed

Aug 15th, 2014 | By
If the PLO and ACLU have their way, CDCR's Chapels will take on a decidedly different look.
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“Discriminatory hiring” of chaplains unconstitutional? Complaint alleges atheists, “non-traditional faithful” deserve state-funded “chaplains” Noam D. Plume |Los Angles Times SAN FRANCISCO– California’s Atheist, Druid and Satanist inmates, among others, are being “systematically deprived of equal protection under the law” according to a federal court filing submitted by Berkeley’s Prison Law Office (PLO) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU). To remedy the alleged discrimination, “plaintiffs assert the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) must provide chaplains representing all faiths and, specifically, no faith” according to the lawsuit. Don Spector, Director of the

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CHCS slammed over inmate-patient deaths

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
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PLO Report notes negligence and incompetence, CO responds Following is a memo from the overseers at the Prison Law Office to California Correctional Health Care Services Receiver Clark Kelso, the incompetent boob responsible for the mess at CHCF, his “model prison hospital.”  The document was forwarded by a regular reader, with the following preface: “This memo was discovered on the counter of a unit I was sworn to protect. The information enclosed is not surprising. I want to set the record straight for my brothers and sisters with badges. We are on these units as

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Looking for an Internet Dating Service?

Aug 13th, 2014 | By
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…or a lead on a Parolee-At-Large?



NYPD lighting up!

Aug 12th, 2014 | By
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Do Kitchen lights prevent roaches? NYPD ordered to ‘drive around flashing lights’ to deter crime Kenneth Garger and Dana Sauchelli | New York Post Members of the NYPD’s elite Emergency Services Unit — many ex-military members who scale bridges to rescue jumpers and turn into rooftop snipers to nail hostage-takers — have been ordered to drive around the city’s worst neighborhoods with their lights flashing to deter crime, The Post has learned. The voluntary overtime shifts were ordered last month… The detail has some of the most highly trained cops driving around the most crime

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Escape with force: Prison invaded, officers shot

Aug 11th, 2014 | By
The Old Prison in Port Au Prince, above, was destroyed by earthquake.  A new prison, pictured below, was gifted by the People of Canada-- It was the target of the takeover escape.
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Are US Prisons at risk of invasion escapes? Armed Haiti prison break frees unknown number of inmates CBS News Gunmen attacked Haiti’s main prison from within and without on Sunday, freeing an undetermined number of inmates, including a member of a prominent family who faces kidnapping charges… Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told reporters the raid apparently was aimed at freeing Clifford Brandt, a businessman who has been imprisoned since 2012 on charges of kidnapping at least two children. …at least two guards suffered bullet wounds in the attack, which occurred shortly before noon at the

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Hep-C drug costs $84k per inmate

Aug 8th, 2014 | By
It is a virtual certainty CDCR's medical costs will triple once Sovaldi is added to the official formulary.
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“We don’t have a choice — it’s the new standard of care” Why the Hepatitis Cure Sovaldi Is a Budgetary Disaster for Prisons Margot Sanger-Katz | New York Times Prisoners, unlike most Americans, have a constitutional right to medical care. That is why the introduction of an expensive new drug to treat hepatitis C is forcing prison administrators to begin wrestling with a big dilemma — save their budgets or treat their inmates. The drug, Sovaldi, which sells for $1,000 a pill, is also a source of consternation for health insurers and state Medicaid directors.

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Gaines’ bill would fund county jail exports

Aug 7th, 2014 | By
State Senator Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) proposes a bill allowing Sheriffs to export overflow inmates anywhere in the USA.  The state would help fund transporting the hazardous material.
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Sheriffs could trade, export or privatize State Sen. Ted Gaines Seeks to Add Jail Space Through Legislation Jon Lewis | aNewsCafe.com …a tour of the Shasta County Jail simply reinforced what state Sen. Ted Gaines expected when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Public Safety Realignment Act, the Rocklin Republican told Redding business owners on Tuesday. “This is a community overrun with crime,” Gaines said… “We predicted this would happen.” The legislation, which Gaines opposed, was enacted in 2011 to reduce California’s prison population by diverting certain non-violent offenders to county jails and shifting

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Nude parolee rubs one off…cliff

Aug 6th, 2014 | By
Oregon Parolee Ernest Kirk choked the chicken in front of Clackamas County Deputies before falling off a cliff into the river
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Intoxicated masturbating man arrested after falling into Oregon river UPI OREGON CITY (UPI) — An Oregon man…is facing public indecency charges after allegedly falling into the Willamette River while masturbating… Oregon City Police spotted the suspect, Ernest Kirk, on a cliff…naked and touching himself… It was difficult for officers to communicate with the 31-year-old because he was about 75 feet below them, and Kirk “continued to masturbate in front of them for several minutes,” KPTV reported. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit was called in to assist with the situation. When a boat approached

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Altered auricle augers masticatory mayhem

Aug 5th, 2014 | By
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KY con goes Tyson on jailmate, Poultry puns abound Floyd Co. inmate facing felony charge after biting another inmate’s ear off (VIDEO) Hillary Thornton | WKYT/WYMT PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) – It is not a crime you hear about often. Floyd County jail officials say an inmate bit another inmate’s ear off. …Brian Caudill, a habitual criminal with a record dating back at least to 1992…faces a felony assault charge and the incident was all caught on camera. Just after 10 p.m. on July 22nd, deputies in the detention center control room saw a fight break out

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Parolee detained by family, faces rape charges

Jul 30th, 2014 | By
All in the  Family Velasquez did what decent people do when one of their own commits a heinous crime: They gave him up.
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Kudos: Hanford’s Velasquez Family no enablers Parole violation turns into sexual assault arrest Shannon Williams | Hanford Sentinel HANFORD — Police say a man who was arrested for a parole violation Monday was discovered to be a possible suspect of a rape committed in Tulare…25-year-old Joseph Velasquez was taken into custody for violating his parole and later turned over to the Tulare Police Department for an investigation into a sexual assault. Police first contacted Velasquez around 8 p.m., after officers were called to the Hanford Burger King for a report of an intoxicated man. When officers arrived

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Brown signs ‘Jail Stay Savings Time’ for illegal’s sake

Jul 29th, 2014 | By
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Does anybody really know what time is? Last week Governor Brown signed SB1310 into law, limiting the maximum penalty for misdemeanor convictions to 364 days in jail. As such, California limbos under the bar requiring states to cooperate in the deportation of illegal aliens convicted of misdemeanors–Effective 2015 illegal aliens jailed for misdemeanors need no longer worry about ejection from the country they unlawfully entered to commit crime. In other words, as of New Year’s Day, the Jail Year is born–it will no longer be possible to do an actual year in jail. Unless, that

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Utah parole agent caps armed man in hospital lobby

Jul 25th, 2014 | By
Utah Parole Agent Clint Lund, left, confronts armed suspect Jason Burr.  Seconds later, Lund shot Burr 3 times, resolving the matter.
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Videos show action behind the scene, shooting 3 shots, 3 hits, 1 pacified idiot Submitted for your approval are 2 videos, the soundtrack being badly out of sync, of the shooting of an armed man in a North Park, Utah hospital lobby. 2 views are provided: the lobby where the shooting happened and the back office from where parole agents verbally engaged the suspect, summoned police and planned their response. Two parole agents were at the hospital providing security over an offender being treated there. The suspect, 34 year old Justin Burr, entered the lobby armed with

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Word Crime proliferates

Jul 24th, 2014 | By
Weird Al Yankovich's latest  send up skewers the current trend mangling the English language.
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 Yankovich’s latest video a lesson to many This morning I came across an article castigating musical parody master Weird Al Yankovich for his latest spoof, “Word Crimes,” a send-up of the Robin Thicke tune “Blurred Lines.” The parody is clearly intended to entertain while simultaneously castigating Americans for an unending assault on the English language.  However, Kevin Gallagher, in a FirstThings.com article, objects strenuously to what he deems a pedantic, unnecessary, mean spirited assault on people who aren’t very smart–Only a person who isn’t very smart could watch the embedded video and/or read the attached lyrics

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Unprincipled principal smuggled dope for inmates

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
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Rising from low life, touted teacher is low-life Principal tried to smuggle heroin, prescription drugs into upstate prison KERRY BURKE and BEN CHAPMAN | New York Daily NewsA highly touted Brooklyn principal was yanked from her post Monday, three days after state police caught her trying to smuggle heroin into a maximum-security prison upstate with a 10-year-old in tow… Public School 28 Principal Sadie Silver, 40, of Bushwick, was arrested Friday with Michael Acosta, 34, after cops caught the educator and her partner carrying heroin and prescription drugs into Coxsackie Correctional Facility… State Police Maj. Patrick Regan said…“Silver and Acosta were found

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Bankrupt Stockton gives CDCR’s Carney job, 50k raise

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By
Scott Carney was the point man as CDCR "blew its budgets or failed to deliver timely reports to lawmakers."  Small wonder the compulsive spenders in Stockton want him.
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$192k annual payments for city’s new dump-truck CDCR deputy leaving for Stockton administration job Jon Ortiz  |  Sacramento Bee Scott Carney, who sometimes endured withering criticism from lawmakers for his department’s perceived inefficiencies, is leaving his administrative post at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to become a deputy city manager for Stockton… Carney is stepping down from state job that paid him $143,774 last year as director of Corrections’ Division of Administrative Services to take a city job with an annual salary of $192,000. Administrative Services has an annual operating budget of $178 million

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The Dirtiest Guards

Jul 21st, 2014 | By
A conspiracy between WALLmart guards and inmates involved dozens of contraband filled footballs tossed onto the yard.
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WALLmart guards, cons compete for contraband 4 Guards Eyed in Mississippi Prison Football Fight JACK ELLIOTT JR. |  (AP) ABC News JACKSON, Miss.–A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi’s top prison official said Tuesday. Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps said four guards accused of conspiring with inmates to collect the footballs have been suspended. …police…arrested a man just outside the fence of the Walnut Grove prison. Marcus Warnsley was caught with a bagful of 11 footballs packed with knives, razors,

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Family unification program excludes men: So what?

Jul 18th, 2014 | By
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Intercourse makes children, Responsible adults make families Suit charges California prison program discriminates against men Denny Walsh | Sacramento Bee A California prisons program meant to expedite the reunification of inmates with their families – but which excludes male prisoners – is being challenged in federal court as discriminatory… An inmate enrolled in the Alternative Custody Program receives a day off her sentence for each day she participates. The inmate is released from prison and allowed to live in a residential home, transitional care facility, or residential drug treatment program for the remainder of her sentence.

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Detroit Chief: Give Pieces a Chance

Jul 17th, 2014 | By
Detroit thugs are wary of armed citizens, says Police Chief
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Detroit police chief says armed citizens are curbing crime Jessica Chasmar | The Washington Times Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies than it did last year, and Police Chief James Craig is crediting armed citizens for the drop. “Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” Chief Craig, who has been an open advocate for private gun ownership, told The Detroit News in an interview. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in

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Water waste now a criminal offense

Jul 16th, 2014 | By
Landscape water 3 or more times a week, Direct application of water to wash sidewalks and driveways.

• Landscape irrigation that causes runoff to streets and gutters.

• Washing a motor vehicle using a hose without a shut-off nozzle.

• Using drinkable water in a decorative fountain unless it recirculates the water.
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Use a squirt gun, Go to prison? California adopts $500 criminal penalty for water waste Matt Weiser | Sacramento Bee It will now be considered a criminal act to waste water in California. …the State Water Resources Control Board took the unprecedented step of declaring certain types of water waste a criminal infraction similar to a speeding violation. Water use deemed excessive – such as allowing landscape watering to spill into streets, and hosing off sidewalks and driveways – can be subject to fines of $500 per day… Residential and business water use in California rose

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Commish: Beating shows CHiPs need more training

Jul 15th, 2014 | By
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In one of the most obtuse official statements in California history, CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow told the Sacramento Bee a viral video of a CHiPpie sitting on a woman’s chest and punching her head repeatedly demonstrates the need for better training in interacting with the mentally ill. Paco is virtually speechless. But not literally. CLEARLY, the video demonstrates one or two shortcomings with the traffic enforcement agency, and 51-50 sensitivity training isn’t one of them. Without question, the officer is using excessive force–No California agency approves punching people in the face.  Punching a supine detainee’s head

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Offender Recognition Day?

Jul 14th, 2014 | By
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Self-esteem dream survives John Vasconcellos! Bill creating ‘Offender Recognition Day’ stalls in Assembly committee Noam D. Plume | Los Angles Times SACRAMENTO- The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill designating the first Monday in October, “California Offender Recognition Day,” but the measure stalled Tuesday in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. The prison guards union and a coalition of victim’s advocacy groups, including Crime Victims United of California, oppose the bill, Senate Bill 938, as an “ill-conceived effort to foster public sympathy for offenders.” Those criticisms were challenged by the committee’s liberal members, including chairman Tom Ammiano, a

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Mr. Smoke’s pot plot source of Shasta’s Bully fire

Jul 13th, 2014 | By
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Illicit dope grower’s supply truck source of ignition Man accused of starting Shasta County wildfire KTVU-AP REDDING, Calif. — A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned more than 4 1/2 square miles of forested land in Shasta County. Freddie Alexander Smoke III

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