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More death row inmates die of natural causes and suicide

According to a press release sent today announcing the death of condemned inmate Keith Richardson, 52, more inmates have died from natural causes and suicide than any other cause since California reinstated capital punishment in 1978. Stats: 66 have died from natural causes, 23 from suicide, 13 have been executed in California, one was executed [...]

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X-Ray of hand gun found at Stockton courthouse

The X-Ray of the loaded hand gun found in a woman’s purse as she went through screening in the Stockton family court. In today’s paper: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20141119/NEWS/141119517/0/SEARCH

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“ID theft” in the case of Jaime Ramos

In this story http://www.recordnet.com/article/20141101/NEWS/141109956/0/SEARCH false IDs were seized from the homes of the suspects in the July 16 robbery of Bank of the West. To be clear, it doesn’t mean the people on the false IDs were identified as suspects in the robbery. At least one of those persons – Jefferey Olvera – is the alleged victim [...]

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Brown signed bills developed by Pacific students

Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed into law four bills that were were created by students at University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. Developing the bills was part of a unique program, the school’s new Legislative and Public Policy Clinic, that looks at issues facing Californians. The students’ contributions, Pacific stated: “Getting “revenge [...]

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View court order-San Joaquin must pay $2 mill retaliation lawsuit award

On Tuesday a federal judge denied motions from San Joaquin County to overturn a jury’s decision to award former assistant chief investigator Janis Trulsson $2 million because District Attorney James Willett retaliated against her by not hiring her to be chief of her division after she had complained of discrimination in the agency (http://www.recordnet.com/article/20140924/NEWS/140929774/0/SEARCH). Willett’s [...]

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Local prosecutor challenges Calaveras judge

Good story on San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney challenging a Calaveras County judge in the election by former Record reporter Dana Nichols, who is now at the Calaveras Enterprise: http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_e1ed0498-42b1-11e4-8eb5-d7952d79aac9.html

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City to adopt anti-human trafficking resolution

The City of Stockton is proposing a resolution in support of a “slavery-free,” anti-trafficking community. City council members will vote on the decision at Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. meeting. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal activities in the world, the resolution states. And California is a major place for recruitment, transportation and solicitation point because of [...]

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Victim’s interview in search warrant

This is one of the search warrant returns The Record obtained in the People vs. Jaime Ramos case. We have chosen to withhold the names of the surviving victims; therefore, their names have been redacted in this report : Ramos search warrant return

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Health Care Facility warden has been reassigned

California Health Care Facility in Stockton is undergoing management changes. Warden Ron Rackley has accepted a position at Folsom. He will be replaced by Vacaville’s Warden Brian Duffy. Rackley said his decision has nothing to do with issues at the facility, including scrutiny from the Prison Law Office, which is questioning inmate deaths that have [...]

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Snippet from interview with DA-Elect Tori Verber Salazar

On June 17, we published a Q&A with District Attorney-Elect Tori Verber Salazar, who will take office in January.  We couldn’t publish all of it because of space. Here is a piece that didn’t make it on how things will change at the District Attorney’s Office:  Q: What will your management style be? Verber Salazar: “I [...]

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