Santa Clara County Local News: Crime & Justice


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04/18/2024
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Eddie Aubrey, currently working with the Richmond Police Department, has been investigating police misconduct since 2016

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04/17/2024
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Milpitas residents can review police data on crimes and other incidents with the launch of a new digital dashboard.

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04/17/2024
Alejandro N. Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant who grew up in California, is the first U.S. Cabinet official impeached in nearly 150 years.

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04/16/2024
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San Jose has appointed a new independent police watchdog after months of scandal and instability plagued the office responsible for investigating officer malfeasance.

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04/08/2024
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Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is moving to eliminate the county’s death row, looking to sentence the 15 local men still sitting on it to serve life in prison without the chance of parole instead, according to an April 5 press release.

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04/08/2024
Thirty years after prisoners with disabilities sued the state of California and 25 years after a federal court first ordered accommodations, a judge found that state prison and parole officials still are not doing enough to help deaf and blind prisoners.

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03/30/2024
After sending more than a hundred California Highway Patrol officers to Oakland earlier this year for a fleeting crackdown on crime, Gov. Gavin Newsom is tapping Caltrans to help clear homeless camps near major freeways throughout the city.

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03/28/2024
Sam Bankman-Fried was sentenced to 25 years in prison for fraud.

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03/25/2024
A judge ruled GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene can move forward with their lawsuit against two California cities where rallies were canceled.

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03/20/2024
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Councilmembers unanimously voted in their March 19 meeting to explore adding another mobile field team, known as TRUST, in the budget to help those in mental health or substance use crisis.

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03/18/2024
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Former Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has lost her appeal of a court case that barred her from public office in 2022.

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03/18/2024
California prison officials announced they will move the last 457 condemned prisoners out of San Quentin's death row by summer. They will be transferred to other state prisons and housed in the general population.

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03/12/2024
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Weed is now legal to possess and use, but that use might lead to trouble when it comes to driving.
But unlike with alcohol, there’s no reliable measure of “impairment.”

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03/12/2024
Incidents of copper wire theft reported at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority sites have resulted in over $500,000 of damages so far this year.

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03/09/2024
After receiving bipartisan support, California Senate Bill 400, legislation intended to increase law enforcement transparency, was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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03/08/2024
Proposition E broadens police surveillance powers and Proposition F mandates drug screening and treatment for people receiving county welfare benefits who are suspected of drug use.

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03/01/2024
A report of a 12 month study which ended in February indicates almost half of those cited for drug usage were not residents of the city, leading to questions about city approaches to drug addiction.

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02/23/2024
Of all the races on your ballot, the least information is often available on local judges. Here are some ways to find out more about these candidates.

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02/22/2024
Proponents of Santa Clara’s Measure B have removed a series of Facebook and digital ads that wrongfully portrayed former police chiefs’ positions on the measure.
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