CAL MATTERS: Date Rape is Not a Violent Felony in California. Seriously

CAL MATTERS: Date Rape is Not a Violent Felony in California. Seriously

Nina Salarno Besselman, President of Crime Victims United, wrote a must-read article:


You can pimp a child for sex, beat a spouse or rape a young woman who passes out at a frat party, and it’s not considered a violent offense under state law, and that’s offensive wordpad downloaden kostenlos.

This was a dangerous flaw with Proposition 57, which California voters approved in 2016 by a wide margin, after being reassured by its proponents that the measure would apply only to non-violent offenders, and that only those inmates who posed no threat to public safety would be released from prison early horizon go herunterladen.  

What voters weren’t told is that the list of non-violent offenses includes many crimes that most people would agree are very serious and violent. 

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The article goes into detail about offenders like Gregory Gadlin, who is eligible for parole under California law after violently slashing his girlfriend’s hands and face with a butcher knife.  Keep in mind that his rap sheet includes the rape of an 11-year old girl and gang rape of another minor jitsi meet herunterladen.

These are facts.

This is not a one-off policy flaw. This same story is recurring over, and over again across California.

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The author accurately points out that Prop 57 was actually passed by the voters.  So did the Gas Tax and Prop 47 which lessened the offense for theft and possession of highly-addictive drugs heroin and meth.  These measures passed because the public was in the dark and fooled by Democrats in the legislature with deceiving ballot language.  They give these new laws names like “The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act”, but in reality that law lessens from felony to misdemeanor heroin, meth, crack cocaine and any theft under $950 fortnite kostenlos download chip.

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LA Times: ‘I still have nightmares’: Four women accuse O.C. assemblyman of misconduct

LA Times: ‘I still have nightmares’: Four women accuse O.C. assemblyman of misconduct

From the LA Times – Full Article HERE


Four women, including an Orange County supervisor, have accused Assemblyman William Brough (R-Dana Point) of unwanted touching and other misconduct mails download gmx.

The allegations came to light last week, when Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett spoke out against an endorsement for Brough at an Orange County Republican Party meeting and claimed she’d had a negative encounter with the lawmaker herunterladen. In an interview with The Times, Bartlett said Brough propositioned and “attacked” her at an official event in 2011 when they were both on the Dana Point City Council kinderschutz software kostenlos downloaden.

Three other women, who spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity citing fear of reprisal, have also alleged that Brough made unwanted advances toward them visi cad download for free. One woman, a governmental affairs manager who filed a 2017 complaint against Brough with the Assembly Rules Committee, alleged that Brough propositioned her in a Sacramento hotel lobby ezb kurse herunterladen. An Assembly investigation later found Brough did not violate Assembly policy. And a former Assembly staffer and former lobbyist claim that the legislator sexually harassed them in separate incidents in Capitol-area bars and implied he could help their careers if they obliged his overtures herunterladen.

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Bartlett said she decided to speak up against Brough’s endorsement because she was a “recipient of inappropriate behavior” by the legislator word microsoft 2010 kostenlosen.

“I stated [in the meeting] that I still have nightmares about that incident, and that, sadly, I am not the only one,” she said.

Bartlett said she could feel Brough trying to steer her toward an exit door on the side of the restaurant xbox profil herunterladen. She said she repeatedly asked Brough to let go of her and that his grip was so strong that she initially couldn’t wriggle free.

“I was thinking, ‘I don’t really have anything to protect myself, I’m in high heels, I can’t run,’” Bartlett said word kostenlos deutsch vollversion windows 7. “I was petrified.”

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Assembly Rules Committee records obtained by The Times also show that Brough was investigated in late 2017 and early 2018 by the committee for a separate incident that it later determined did not violate Assembly policy amazon music playlist herunterladen.

In that case, a governmental advocate with business in the Capitol alleged that in February 2015, Brough followed her into the lobby of her Sacramento hotel and propositioned her for sex. In a March 2018 appeal letter to the Assembly Rules Committee, the woman described being “sexually battered” by Brough, claiming that he pressed his erection against her and said, “You know I’m really into you, right?” She wrote that when she told Brough she was married, he replied, “So am I.”

The woman also alleged in the letter that Brough’s behavior followed “almost two years of sexual innuendo and advances,” which she said began when he was an Assembly staffer. She said that in other alleged incidents, she declined Brough’s requests for a walk on the beach during a business lunch and his offer of a hotel room should she decide to volunteer on another candidate’s political campaign.

“[Brough] repeatedly propositioned me for an extramarital affair,” the woman wrote in the letter. “I repeatedly declined or ignored his propositions, and his propositions were severely unwelcome and caused me an immense amount of stress.”

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California lawmaker was accused of harassment. Now his campaign spending is under investigation

California lawmaker was accused of harassment. Now his campaign spending is under investigation

California ethics officials have opened an investigation into Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point, over concerns about his use of campaign funds. He is accused of using the money to pay off his family’s cell phone bill, go out to fancy restaurants and take a personal trip to a Boston Red Sox game netflix filme herunterladen dauer.

The complaint, prompted by the work of a conservative blogger, is being reviewed by the Fair Political Practices Commission, according to an Aug fortnite free for android. 20 letter the commission sent. Aaron Park, who frequently posts to his “Right on Daily blog,” also raised concerns over a $1,200 restaurant bill, a $1,321 custom-made liquor cabinet and $1,311 for cigars and a high-end humidor zoom mac.

Brough was elected to the Assembly in 2014. The total payments in question since he took office add up to nearly $200,000.

The Orange County Republican came under fire earlier this summer after multiple women accused him of making unwanted sexual advances herunterladen. One accuser claimed Brough was drunk at the time.

“I’ve been advised by the FPPC that they have not made any determination about the validity of the allegations made or about the culpability, if any, of any person,” Brough said in a statement neverwinter nights download deutsch kostenlos.

Brough received a letter from the commission on July 12 informing him of the concerns raised. Jay Wierenga, a spokesman for the FPPC, did not offer a timeline for when the investigation would be completed ard mediathek videos to download.

Assembly Republican leader Marie Waldron called the complaints “serious” but did not push for Brough to resign. She and Senate Republican leader Shannon Grove previously called the sexual harassment allegations against him “serious and troubling.”

“I was just made aware of the investigation into Assemblyman Brough’s campaign finances,” Waldron said in a statement herunterladen. “While these claims are serious, it would be premature to make a judgment on the validity of the allegations before the FPPC investigators have completed their work.”

Assemblyman Bil Brough, R-Dana Point, has been accused of sexual harassment herunterladen.

California lawmaker under investigation for alleged sexual harassment

California lawmaker under investigation for alleged sexual harassment

A California lawmaker is under investigation for alleged sexual harassment, according to the leader of the state’s Republican Party and people familiar with the investigation kostenlos gb bilder herunterladen.

Multiple women have accused Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point, of making unwanted sexual advances, prompting party leaders to distance themselves from him and withhold a possible 2020 re-election endorsement until a pair of investigations are complete thumbnails herunterladen.

While it’s already known that the Fair Political Practices Commission is looking into potential campaign finance violations, California GOP Chairwoman Jessica Patterson said at a Sacramento Press Club event Wednesday afternoon that Brough is also being investigated by the state for accusations of sexual harassment herunterladen.

“We now have a process within the Legislature with the workplace conduct unit that protects both those that are accusers and those that are being accused,” Patterson said warframe kostenlos herunterladen. “There is an investigation in progress, and same with the FPPC side of things, there’s an investigation that is in progress.”

Lincoln Club pulls back its endorsement of Assemblyman Bill Brough

Lincoln Club pulls back its endorsement of Assemblyman Bill Brough

One prominent Orange County Republican group has rescinded its endorsement of Assemblyman Bill Brough in the race for the 73rd Assembly District, while another has endorsed challenger Ed Sachs film aus mediathek downloaden mac.

Brough is facing allegations of sexual assault and an investigation by state ethics officials over his use of campaign funds. Brough has repeatedly denied wrongdoing in both cases tomodachi life kostenlos. But with those issues in the background, the Orange County Congress of Republicans, a grassroots organization chartered by the state GOP, formally is backing Sachs free fortnite.

And on Thursday, Sept. 12, board members for the Lincoln Club of Orange County — a decades-old, influential conservative political group — unanimously voted to rescind their prior endorsement of Brough and evaluate other AD-73 candidates herunterladen.

“Serious allegations have been made against Assembly Member Brough, and the Lincoln Club takes them seriously,” organization president John Warner said apple photos. “Republicans need strong, unencumbered leadership, undistracted by disturbing accusations about personal behavior.”

Brough is the only GOP incumbent not currently endorsed by the Republican Party of Orange County, though the local GOP also hasn’t yet endorsed any of Brough’s challengers download the original font.

But at the group’s monthly Central Committee Meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, in Costa Mesa, the featured speaker will be Patricia Wenskunas, founder of Irvine-based non-profit Crime Survivors sims 4 häuseren. Wenskunas was quoted in a recent Sachs’ press release that called for Brough’s resignation after the assemblyman sent an email to OCGOP members that named two women who had filed complaints accusing him of sexual harassment but had chosen to stay anonymous herunterladen.

“Such tactics have a chilling effect on victims of sexual assault and are intended to intimidate them into staying quiet,” Wenskunas wrote gamecube games.

Orange County assemblyman accused of sexual harassment asked not to seek re-election by OC GOP

Orange County assemblyman accused of sexual harassment asked not to seek re-election by OC GOP


COSTA MESA, Calif apps downloaden op smart tv lg. (KABC) — An Orange County lawmaker accused of sexual harassment by multiple women was called on by the Republican Party of Orange County on Monday to not seek re-election and retire at the end of his current term fachbücher kostenlos herunterladen.

Assemblyman Bill Brough is accused of unwanted touching and other misconduct involving at least three women, including Lisa Bartlett, the Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors wwe supercard download required content not possible (2).

Bartlett alleges she was the recipient of inappropriate behavior at a retirement party at a restaurant in Dana Point, during a time she and Brough were on the Dana Point City Council in 2011 lustige hörspiele kostenlosen.

Bartlett spoke up against his endorsement after Brough sent an e-mail to committee members last month.

In the e-mail, he names the women making accusations against him herunterladen.

“We have victims that came forward anonymously,” said Patricia Wenskunas, founder of Crime Survivors. “They should have been respected, but yet, Assemblyman Brough decided to call them all out in an e-mail, calling them liars, bullying them.”

In a statement, Bartlett said:

“In regard to Bill’s unhinged email and denials about my claim, he is lying… I did file a complaint against Bill with the City, there was an investigation.”It’s been investigated and they found no wrongdoing,” Brough told Eyewitness News barbie spiele download kostenlos.

A 2011 memo from the Dana Point city attorney stated there was not sufficient facts or evidence to come to any conclusions regarding the matter prime videos pc.

Brough says the allegations are politically motivated by bitterness over his efforts to try to rein in a toll road agency.

Brough abruptly left the committee meeting Monday after the Republican Party of Orange County called on Brough not to file for re-election and retire at the end of his term automatisches herunterladen von apps verhindern.

“Based on the totality of the circumstances and controversies surrounding the Assemblyman, the Republican Party of Orange County calls on Bill Brough to not file for re-election to the state assembly, and retire at the end of his current term,” said a resolution from the Republican Party of Orange County herunterladen.

“They just made a political judgement. They think I should not run for re-election, but I’ve done nothing wrong, so we’ll see,” Brough said windows iso downloader for free.

A plea aimed at Brough by Wenskunas called on him to resign, a comment made during the OC GOP Central Committee meeting before a vote on the resolution.

Brough is looking at re-election in 2020 for the 73rd State Assembly District race.

Brough told Eyewitness News he would not resign.

The state campaign watchdog is also investigating Brough for alleged misuse of campaign funds. Brough has denied any wrongdoing.

Homeless in California

Homeless in California

What is the Problem

Much of the homeless we see today have come from a rise of our military heroes returning from war with mental issues and PTS.  In addition, we have seen the courts deinstitutionalize mental healthcare facilities, and finally the rising cost of housing ratio over wages and salary growth are making it impossible to sustain rents or mortgages.  We have failed as a society to care for our Veterans and the mentally ill.  Honestly, we have neglected both and we are paying the price for that today wii u games download for free.

California is home to 12% of the U.S youtube video ipad herunterladen. population, but 25% of the homeless in the nation.  Weather counts for some of the attraction here.  Who wants to live on the streets in New York or Philadelphia in the winter?  Orange County has seen a 42% spike in homelessness recently.  50% of California residents in homes today, are but one house payment away from becoming homeless themselves.  There are estimates that 600,000 people living in Los Angeles today are paying 90% of their income to rent herunterladen.

20% of low-income housing has disappeared due to gentrification.  The homeless population in Los Angeles has grown by 75% in the past six years.  Los Angeles takes 300 people off the streets per week, but 480 more people turn out on their streets each week.  San Francisco and Los Angeles are seeing significant increases to policing, ambulances, fire and emergency room healthcare.  Portable toilets cost upwards of $170,000 a year including maintenance per year while permanent toilets run as much as $320,000 a year per unit.  San Francisco has even set up space in public parks to urinate on the ground black desert herunterladen.

Our unsheltered population (new, politically correct name for homeless) comprises 25 to 35% that are considered to be mentally ill.  Portland and Seattle have declared their cities in a state of emergency due to homelessness.  Predators continue to pursue the homeless population including assault and battery.  Major cities in California are soaking in urine and human feces, disease and neglect play store error when downloading.

Medieval disease including typhus and the Black Death are emerging in our wealthiest city streets.  Rats are the fastest growing population on our streets today.  Architecture of our once beautiful cities are being replaced by row after row of Port-a-Potties thunderbird all mails.

Housing permits in the State have fallen 12% in the past year.  New apartments for low income housing in Los Angeles ranges from $520,000 to $700,000 per unit due to land cost, labor cost, material cost and unnecessary regulations and the time it takes to get permits.  Reports from Federal housing programs indicate that all of the anti-building regulations in our State may account for 40% of the homeless population tarzan spiel pc kostenlos downloaden.

CEQA has become weaponized by unions, environmental activists and NIMBY populations.  We find that NIMBYism is not a particular partisan issue.  Liberals in San Francisco and conservatives in Orange County both contribute to the NIMBY condition.  Yet we see that in our Legislature the passage of laws giving tax credits benefiting owners of historic or architecturally significant homes will slide right through to the Governor for signature outlook alle mails herunterladen.

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California has become the 5th largest economy in the world.  In the World people!   Orange County spends $300 million a year on the homeless.  Nine Counties around the Bay Area Region have a GDP of $748 Billion which is greater than that of Switzerland or Saudi Arabia.  San Jose job growth is double that of the nation, but in the past 5 years San Jose has only built one housing unit for every 6 jobs they have created.  The result is obvious.  Rising rents equal greater competition for available housing units and will lead to economic evictions.  All this wealth is not going to solve our homeless problem.  The cities with the greatest wealth, the most rigidly regulated housing markets, and the most lenient civil laws are an attraction for the homeless.  Housing has increased at a rate of 32% greater than median income in the State, while Los Angeles housing is 49% greater than the median income rate herunterladen. Our progressively run cities and State continue to pass rent control laws that only go to raising rents and reduce investment in projects that will not pencil profitably for developers.  Democrats in the State continue to propose legislation that increases demand but inhibits supply herunterladen.

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South County Homelessness + Crime: the Problem, the Sources and the Solutions

South County Homelessness + Crime: the Problem, the Sources and the Solutions

I’ve always been a big believer in that you need to understand the problem before you can fix it.

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Not the magnets made up of metals, rather the magnetic pull that bad public policy can create towards a region and the magnetic pull that keeps the problem here where it festers and grows in severity with each passing day Download and install windows.

The perfect storm of bad public policy magnets was particularly present here in Orange County.

Predatory or unscrupulous rehab homes, particularly those in our South Orange County region, created a magnet for those struggling with addiction across the country seeking help.  Upon arriving and after their checks cleared, many of these people battling addiction found themselves on the suburban streets of our neighborhoods, away from their families and support networks srf posts download.

The second policy magnet, undoubtedly has helped fuel the fire and that is the fraudulently labeled State Prop. 47.

Many in the public policy arena in major cities like San Francisco will tell you half truths and selectively cited statistics about Prop itunes mediathek download kostenlos. 47 and it’s profoundly disastrous impact on our communities.  Prop. 47 – labeled: “the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” is anything but safe and has been the source of a statewide spike in crime epson herunterladen.

You see when someone finds themselves homeless on the street, they need to feed an addiction.  With no conventional way to fund the purchase of street drugs their only resort is to engage in property crimes or stealing as it is commonly known.  While this is nothing new, the laws meant to address these forms of drug use and property crime were fundamentally altered by Prop wie kann ich bei amazon prime music herunterladen. 47 that made possession of drugs like methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine low-level misdemeanors as opposed to felonies as they had always been classified due to their severity.  So, when an Orange County Sheriff Deputy busts someone for possession of heroin, even if it is tenth time, and even if it is outside of a preschool, most of the time that person faces is a misdemeanor ticket and release with an order to show up to court – that they will undoubtedly not show up for.  Compounding this issue is that, let’s say the Orange County Sheriff Deputy busts someone who is homeless breaking into a car to steal something inside.  Well provided the total value of what is being stolen is is under $950, the crime is also considered a low-level misdemeanor same as the heroin bust above wie kostenlos musik downloaden.

example of plea dealsPreviously, law enforcement had the threat of a felony and jail time to hang over the head of someone convicted of possession of a highly dangerous and addictive drug like heroin.  The felony charge could be reduced to misdemeanor contingent on the person convicted entering drug rehabilitation at a certified treatment facility.  However, that tool is now gone herunterladen.

So, not only do we have unscrupulous drug rehab centers luring those with bourgeoning drug problems from out of state into our region, we also are nearly powerless to force them into treatment and equally powerless to keep them off of our neighborhood streets where they are left no choice but to steal to fund their habit omsi 2 metropole ruhrgebiet kostenlos.

Many efforts in the legislature to fix the most egregious parts of Prop 47 have failed, however I believe that is because we have not made our case in the court of public opinion – as I am doing now.  I am running for Assembly so that I can take this message to Sacramento, where I will draft legislation to mandate that repeat drug offenders face felonies if they do not seek treatment.  Further, the use of drugs near schools and parks must face similar felony consequences if we are to keep the blight away from our children hits kostenlos herunterladen.

We must stem the sources or magnets that feed our homeless crisis if we ever hope to fix it.  If we fail to do this we will keep seeing episodes like the one in 2018, when a judge ordered a homeless tent city to be placed next a school in my district.

While I am an elected official in Mission Viejo, when I heard about the County’s plan, I knew I had to lend whatever regional support I could to the city and the residents effected in Laguna Niguel.  I spoke at an emergency meeting of the Laguna Niguel City Council and was joined by hundreds of other local residents that demanded a stop to this new placement.



While we were successful in halting this, it was merely placing a band aide on the massive wound.  The fact of the matter is that by the very nature of the problem, we cannot control where our homeless reside.

The numbers are clear: we have pumped billions of dollars into resources for those that are homeless but the population of homeless people is growing faster than the people we are saving.

We need to go to the source and weaken the magnet that draws and keeps so many in our region.  If we fail to do this we’ll keep merely placing band aides on the problem.

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Candidate for State Assembly, Ed Sachs Pro-Life Platform

Candidate for State Assembly, Ed Sachs Pro-Life Platform

January 22, 2020 was the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

In the nearly fifty years since, over 57 million lives have been snuffed out.  Not according to God’s plan or even luck, but due to someone else’s failure to plan excel kostenlos downloaden für mac.

I believe that life begins at inception and at that point, it is only God that has a say in who lives or dies. 

The good news is that science is now undeniably on the side of being pro-life bts spiel herunterladen.

We have improved neonatal technologies that allow us to see that even at 18 weeks, a fetus is capable of human acts like smiling, clapping or sucking a thumb mobile.deen.

We must use these advances in science to share with the world the beauty of life and what is at stake when we end a life while in utero.

Once elected to the Assembly, I will draft legislation that prioritizes fetal rights and mandates imaging before an abortion can be granted.  A woman should not be allowed to turn a blind eye and just like any medical procedure must make a fully informed decision mac outlook bilder herunterladen.


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