Reporter, Sacramento Bee
FROM Denny Walsh
Gov Brown Wants Feds to Give Back Control of Prisons Governor Brown picks a fight with the federal courts over the health and safety of inmates, claiming that California prisons aren’t overcrowded any more. Due to overcrowding and a sometimes fatal lack of health care, federal courts seized partial control of prisons in California. Governor Schwarzenegger ordered that inmates be sent to other states. Today, Governor Brown said the prison population has been reduced enough…
The Tomato Racket If you've bought tomato-based products like sauces, soups or salsas, you may have received less than you paid for. A former tomato-sales broker has admitted he bribed purchasing agents at some of America's largest food companies, including Safeway and Kraft. Randall Rahal works for SK Foods , which federal agents have labeled a "racketeering enterprise." Denny Walsh reports on the federal courts for the Sacramento Bee .
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?