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Time is running out to stop parole of two cop killers

Time is running out to stop parole of two cop killers

A strong precedent needs to be set for those who murder peace officers and create an imbalance in our society. The recent alarming attacks on law enforcement officers nationwide are a prime example of what happens when the consequences for murdering a peace officer slowly begin to fade away.

On Tuesday, August 4, Voltaire Williams CDC# E17796, just a year after being denied parole again, has been considered for parole by the CDCR, after his conviction in the murder of LAPD Detective Thomas Williams, according to Luis Patino, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman.

On Friday, August 28, Jesus Cecena CDR# C08487, also just a year after being denied parole by Governor Brown, has been considered for parole by a state parole board, after his conviction in the murder of SDPD Officer Archie Buggs. Cecena had been denied parole 13 times before.

Time is of the essense so if you haven’t already, please take a minute to call the Governor’s office at (916) 445-2841 or email the governor at govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php.

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LA Police Commission To Consider Ban On ‘Personal, Profane’ Remarks At Public Meetings

LA Police Commission To Consider Ban On ‘Personal, Profane’ Remarks At Public Meetings

The Los Angeles Police Commission was expected Tuesday to consider a new rule that would allow for the removal of people who make “personal, impertinent or profane remarks” during a commission meeting.

In recent weeks, Commission President Steve Soboroff halted two consecutive meetings due to demonstrations by Black Lives Matter activists which he deemed too disruptive.

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Time is running out to stop parole of two cop killers

Time is running out to stop parole of two cop killers

A strong precedent needs to be set for those who murder peace officers and create an imbalance in our society. The recent alarming attacks on law enforcement officers nationwide are a prime example of what happens when the consequences for murdering a peace officer slowly begin to fade away.

On Tuesday, August 4, Voltaire Williams CDC# E17796, just a year after being denied parole again, has been considered for parole by the CDCR, after his conviction in the murder of LAPD Detective Thomas Williams, according to Luis Patino, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman.
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Putting officer-involved shootings in perspective: Part II
In Part I of this blog, posted on July 24, 2015, we explained the importance of putting officer-involved shootings (OIS) in perspective. The media coverage of sensational officer-involved shootings over the past 18 months should not be seen as part of a pattern of police activity.
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LAPD's long-awaited body cameras will hit the streets on August 31

LAPD's long-awaited body cameras will hit the streets on August 31

Starting Monday, August 31, many Los Angeles police officers will hit the streets with new equipment: body cameras.

After nearly two years of fundraising, testing and negotiating policy, Monday's rollout marks a significant moment for the police department's long-awaited body camera program. The city plans to purchase and deploy more than 7,000 devices in the coming months, making it the largest in the country to use the cameras on a wide scale.

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Attorney General: Reed initiative eliminates constitutional protections for vested pension benefits

Attorney General: Reed initiative eliminates constitutional protections for vested pension benefits

The California Attorney General has acknowledged that the scope of Chuck Reed’s initiative is to eliminate constitutional protection for the vested pension benefits for all current public employees, and subject their future salaries and benefits to a public vote.

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Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Roberto Sanchez was one of four LAPD officers to die in a traffic incident since early March, his funeral coming less than a week after a veteran detective was killed off-duty in Beverly Hills.
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Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
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A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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