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$1M Federal Grant Will Fund Investigations Of Meth Manufacturing, Distribution

The California Department of Justice will use a nearly $1 million federal grant to try to slow the flow of methamphetamine into the U.S through Southern California.

10/06/2014

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Previously Convicted Pimp Sentenced For Forcing SoCal Woman Into Prostitution

A man previously convicted of acting as a pimp was sentenced Friday for forcing a local woman into prostitution.

05/09/2014

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350 Guns Seized, 2 Men Held For Alleged Gunrunning

State agents have seized some 350 guns and arrested two California men on suspicion of illegal firearms trafficking.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2014

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FBI Opens Investigation Into Possible Violation Of Kelly Thomas’ Civil Rights

After two Fullerton police officers were acquitted of killing a homeless man, the FBI says it will look at the evidence for possible further investigation.

01/14/2014

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DOJ Opens Civil Rights Probe Into LA County Jails

Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2013

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DOJ Accuses 2 LA Sheriff’s Stations Of Discrimination

The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it found that Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at two stations in the Antelope Valley have engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional stops, searches, seizures and excessive force targeting African-Americans and Latinos.

06/28/2013

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Nurse Sentenced To 10 Years On Child Porn Charge

A Riverside County nurse who pleaded guilty after being caught by federal investigators in a child pornography sting was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday.

05/20/2013

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Calif. Senate OKs Spending $24M For Gun Seizures

State lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would provide more money for a state program that confiscates guns from felons, those deemed mentally unstable and others who are prohibited from owning them.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013

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Calif. US Senators Call For Federal Probe Into High Gas Prices

Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are calling for a federal investigation into whether or not big oil companies are manipulating the high prices at the pump.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2012

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Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

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8 Indicted In Inland Empire Teenage Sex Trafficking Ring

Several Los Angeles-area gang members are among eight people indicted on sex trafficking charges for allegedly prostituting teen girls, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/09/2012

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Opinion: Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

08/06/2012

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Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

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Opinion: Treason In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.

07/26/2012

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