Friday, October 11, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


NAACP asks federal judges to release three-strikes prisoners

Paige St. John, The Los Angeles Times

This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

SACRAMENTO -- The NAACP is weighing in on California's prison crowding problem, asking federal judges Thursday to order the state to seek release of some 2,000 prisoners eligible for shorter sentences under the state's revised three-strikes law.

Gang member receives life in prison in connection with death of 3-week-old baby
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A gang member has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the shooting death of a 3-week-old baby who was hit by stray gunfire near a Los Angeles park.

Man convicted of murder in 2010 Rancho Cordova shooting
Andy Furillo, The Sacramento Bee

Robert Vasquez Jr. called it a mistake, but a jury said Thursday that his fatal shooting of an innocent woman in Rancho Cordova still amounted to first-degree murder.


CrimeFighters Manhunt: Juan Maldonado Lopez
Carlo Cecchetto, CBS 8

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The News 8 CrimeFighters are helping authorities in a countywide manhunt tonight looking for a registered sex offender who may have been hiding out in Mexico for a few years. 

The California Parole Apprehension Team is on the hunt for 54-year-old Juan Maldonado Lopez.


Happy Valley Parolee Found with Crossbow, Heroin, Meth

Santa Clarita Valley News

[LASD] – On Thursday, Oct. 10, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit (CPU), along with probation officers from the Los Angeles County Probation Department, and deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Crime Impact Team (CIT) conducted a multiple location parole / probation compliance operation during the early morning hours.


State job applications won't ask about criminal past
Bob Egelko, The San Francisco Chronicle

People who seek jobs with state or local government agencies in California will not be asked on their initial applications whether they have been convicted of a crime, under legislation that was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown.