State Legislature Continues Its Unwavering Commitment To Undermining Public Safety

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

The most dangerous number in Sacramento these days? 1182. That’s the designation of the latest assault on public safety. Assembly Bill 1182, introduced earlier this month by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, D-Los Angeles, would reduce the amount of time even dangerous offenders must spend on parole after being released from prison. If passed, it will march […]

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Newsom Supports Killers, Rapists And Torturers Over Victims And Their Survivors

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

In 2016, the people of California spoke loudly and unequivocally by passing Prop. 66, a ballot measure to reform and maintain the state’s death penalty. Last week, Governor/Emperor Gavin Newsom thumbed his nose at voters and victims of crime sided squarely with the state’s most monstrous murderers, rapists and torturers by imposing a moratorium on […]

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Does the Governor Have the Authority NOT to Enforce Laws?

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order declaring a moratorium on the death penalty is a test of the boundaries of executive privilege. California Constitution Article 5, Section 1 states, “The supreme executive power of this State is vested in the Governor. The Governor shall see that the law is faithfully enforced.” But does the governor […]

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Emperor Newsom and Californians Distrust of Government

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

If you want an example of why a staggering 61% of Californians distrust their state government, look no farther than Governor/Emperor Gavin Newsom. In the past seven years, California voters three times voted on death penalty initiatives and made clear they want the death penalty in place and enforced. This week, in spite of the […]

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The Well-Founded Legal Challenges To SB 1391

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

In a recent op ed, UC Berkeley Dean Erwin Chemerinsky criticized the legal challenges filed against SB 1391 by multiple District Attorney Offices in California. These legal challenges were based on the grounds that the legislation was an unconstitutional amendment of Prop 57. As detailed in a letter from Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff […]

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The Long Stall

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

Every time the issue of capital punishment has been put before California voters, they have voted to keep the death penalty and rejected efforts to eliminate it. Yet our paternalistic elected officials and their appointees smugly substitute their own values over the ratified votes of the majority. This includes the Attorney General, who is supposed […]

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The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

We have repeatedly documented how ex-Governor Jerry Brown, falsely promised that violent felons would not be freed early from prison under Prop 57. Brown knew if he admitted the truth voters would reject his pet initiative. Reality has struck again.

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A Common Sense Public Safety Blueprint for Gov. Gavin Newsom

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

Governor Gavin Newsom enters office with a liberal resume and promises to fulfill a progressive agenda. But this doesn’t condemn the Governor to stumbling down the dangerous path that his predecessor carved out. This path is littered with a series of public safety experiments that former Gov. Jerry Brown championed and signed, including Props 47 […]

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Rebuked Repeatedly by the Supreme Court, Brown Sues to Prevent Voters from Following Suit

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

Governor Brown, having been rebuked multiple times last month by the California Supreme Court for “abuse of power” in issuing pardons and commutations, has now resorted to a lawsuit aiming to prevent voters from enacting common sense fixes to his badly flawed Proposition 57.

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Legislature and Governor to Crime Victims:  Drop Dead

Michele Hanisee
President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys

The utter disdain for crime victims by Governor Brown and the State Legislature has been apparent for some time now. Two bills signed into law this past week are punctuation points on that fact. SB 1391 will prohibit 14 and 15-year-old juveniles from being tried in adult court for a crime, even if it was […]

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