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UCLA: As Suspensions Dropped, California Students Performed Better

By Megan Burks A study out this week suggests school discipline reform is helping to close the achievement gap in California. Out-of-school suspensions have dropped nearly 30 percent statewide since 2011. And researchers with UCLA’s Center for Civil Rights Remedies … Continue reading

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Prop. 47 A Year Later: 12K Petitions Processed, 24K Pending in San Diego

By Megan Burks Wednesday marked one year since California voters approved Proposition 47. The measure made some low-level felonies misdemeanors in an effort to reform the criminal justice system. The law’s supporters said it would save the state millions by … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Dangerous Time of Year for Pedestrians

Pedestrians cross near the intersection of Friars Road and Frazee Road By Mario Koran Sunday didn’t just bring a time change, it meant more drivers and pedestrians are sharing roadways in the dark. In the past, those circumstances have helped … Continue reading

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Why Immigrant Spouses Are Uniquely Vulnerable to Domestic Violence

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Looking back to when her nightmare began at age 32, Mariel Cota said she never thought she would become a victim of domestic violence. “But the circumstances of me thinking that I … Continue reading

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Study Shows Scope of Sex Trafficking in San Diego

Ami Carpenter, assistant professor at USD’s School of Peace Studies, and Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan, discuss new research on sex trafficking with Even Edition Host Peggy Pico. By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Listen to the … Continue reading

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Release of San Diego Police Racial Profiling Analysis Delayed

By Megan Burks San Diegans concerned about police racial profiling will have to wait eight more months for the results of an independent study on the San Diego Police Department. Councilwoman Marti Emerald announced Wednesday she’s postponing a report promised … Continue reading

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Study: Corrections Spending Up, Crime At Historic Low Under AB 109

By Megan Burks The state is four years into its program to reduce prison overcrowding by shifting lower-level offenders to county jails and probation, and reducing some sentences. Lawmakers expected fewer people in prison would mean fewer costs, while critics … Continue reading

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Justice Is Served

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and others at a news conference touting the results from the City Heights Restorative Community Conference Pilot Project, which takes qualified youth offenders and puts them in face-to-face meetings with the people against whom they have … Continue reading

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Clearing a Hurdle For Ex-Offenders — Lack of Identification

By Megan Burks It’s something many may take for granted, but nearly three-quarters of people surveyed in San Diego County jails say they won’t have a valid form of identification when they get out. Now the county is partnering with … Continue reading

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City Heights Family Accused of Burglarizing Their Own Store Files Suit Against SDPD

By H.G. Reza Hedy Julca was arrested inside her store while her 3-year-old son watched from close by. Her son Diego Lobaton, right, was detained by officers outside the store. | Photo by Dustin Michelson San Diego police officers acted … Continue reading

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