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Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting Rights

California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.

08/04/2015

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Secretary Of State Sued Over Criminals’ Voting

The American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and other groups filed the lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of nearly 60,000 convicts .

02/04/2014

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Investigators Combing Through Dead Killers’ DNA In Effort To Solve Cold Cases

California authorities are combing through DNA left behind by dead killers, rapists and other criminals in an effort to solve cases that went cold years ago.

03/23/2013

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LA Judge Tasked With Reviewing Three-Strikes Law Cases

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has started the process of reviewing cases of California inmates who are serving time under the three-strikes law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2013

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Giving Juveniles Second Chance

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced signing a bill that could one day bring the release of some criminals who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison.

CBS Los Angeles–09/30/2012

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LA Department Of Water And Power Warns Customers Of Imposter Employees

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power warned customers Wednesday of criminals posing as employees trying to collect money on supposed overdue bills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/05/2012

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Deported Felons Among Illegal Immigrants Arrested In Wayward Fishing Boat

The “panga” boat that washed ashore had over a dozen illegal immigrants onboard with criminal records.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2012