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OC Plans Major Bump In Mental Health Care For Inmates

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| The proposed budget calls for $17 million to hire psychiatrists, behavioral health counselors and nurses to work in county jails.

Anaheim cop dismissed after firing 64 shots at suspect

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The two Anaheim PD officers fired dozens of shots from their moving patrol vehicle. The suspect they were chasing, Eliuth Penaloza Nava, was killed.

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Supreme Court's Conservatives Defend Their Handling Of Death Penalty Cases

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Amid controversy and criticism from religious groups on the right and left about their decisions in recent death penalty cases, the court's five-man majority is striking back.

Appeals Court Rules Trump Administration Can Keep Sending Asylum-Seekers To Mexico

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A Ninth Circuit panel overturned a lower court's injunction on the administration's policy requiring asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico as they await court proceedings in the U.S.

Georgia's Governor Signs 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law

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The legislation bans abortions as soon as a heartbeat can be detected, which typically occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy. The controversial law is expected to trigger a lengthy legal battle.

Alabama Judge Rules 'Systematic Inadequacies' Fueled Prison Suicides, Orders Monitor

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The current prison system fails to protect inmates from killing themselves, a federal court ruled. The decision comes after 15 state inmates died by suicide in 15 months.

LA supes move towards ending cash bail

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors took a step Tuesday towards ending the requirement that people hand over cash before being released from jail.

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LA police union backs state bill that would boost training on dealing with mentally ill

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This story aired on March 14, 2019.

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Seven LA Sheriff's deputies claim 'Banditos' deputies gang harassed, attacked them

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This story aired on March 8, 2019.

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