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PIPELINE TO PRISON: Women tell stories of surviving rape, abuse

After serving 19 years of a life sentence for first-degree murder she committed at age 17, Sara Kruzan was granted clemency and released from Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla in 2013.  Her abuser and pimp had raped and forced her into prostitution when she was 13. Charity Chandler was arrested for stealing a T-shirt Read More…

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Mitchell legislation removes ‘lynching’ reference from state law

LOS ANGELES — Legislation that removes the word “lynching” from a state law used to describe a person interfering with law enforcement personnel has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 629, introduced by state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Culver City, will take effect Jan. 1, 2016. “I applaud Governor Brown and the Read More…

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Police agencies reap benefits of seized assets

Area police departments and their city administrators are paying close attention to a bill by state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Culver City, which would tighten up rules for asset forfeitures, the seizure of money and goods from arrested suspects for use by police departments involved in the case. Such actions are legal under federal and state Read More…