Mayor Villaraigosa promised that an early retirement deal would save enough money to prevent furloughs and layoffs, but tax revenues have dropped so much it's not affordable. Which services will be cut and which will be saved? Will the LAPD get precedence over everything else? What about the early retirement deal made with so-called "civilian workers?" How much longer will the city spend a million dollars more than it has everyday? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the US Supreme Court says a defendant found guilty after a fair trail does not have the same rights as a free man. Does that mean a condemned man should be put to death, even if new evidence shows he was innocent?
Union-City Showdown over Budget Cuts
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Capital Punishment, Due Process and the Constitution
Three young children died in a house fire in Corsicana, Texas in 1991. In a two-day trial, their father was convicted of murdering them by setting the fire. Just before he...
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