The Chief’s Monthly Advisory Board Meeting (CAB) was held at Fresno City Hall on August 31st. Notes regarding the meeting were made by CCCJC member Rebeca Rangel and are posted here for review. CABaug2017 Any comments or suggestions are eagerly sought by the CCCJC.
Dear Friend, Hello, and welcome to this month’s issue of the Focus. The issue of mental illness and the death penalty was at the center of debates in several states in the past month, including Virginia, Alabama, and Texas. Ohio has a new lethal drug protocol and is getting ready to begin executions after along …
Working for alternatives to the death penalty Dear Friend, As I sat in the gas chamber, the door clanged shut. I was alone and suddenly dizzy and disoriented. Fear welled up inside of me. In the profound silence I could hear my heart beat, and realized that people had sat here before me until their heart …
On September 2nd this year, the California Department of Justice launched a new website that publishes data about police interactions with the public, including the number of people who die at the hands of police. Called Open Justice, the initiative is being billed as the first of its kind to provide detailed data to the public …
August 15, 2015 To our supporters and friends: There are some exciting developments the CCCJC would like to share with you regarding police oversight in Fresno. Our group was instrumental in the City hiring Rick Rasmussen, our police Auditor. Changes in the Police Department since his arrival have been pretty dramatic. When he arrived in …