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SLO County criminology 101

In a court of law, what constitutes robbery or conspiracy or a hate crime? To help reporters accurately cover criminal court, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has sent media a criminal justice system glossary. It defines everything... (Continue reading)

SLO makes top 10 crime surging list

While crime rates in the United States have been dropping for two decades, in the past five years the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles area has recorded a 48.3 percent increase in violent crime. [24/7 Wall St.] Between 1991... (Continue reading)

California jails letting inmates go early

In the wake of California prison realignment, local jails across the state are releasing more and more inmates before they have completed their sentences. [LA Times] California jails are currently releasing more than 13,500 inmates early each month in order... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria makes the top 10 most violent city list

Santa Maria made the top 10 most violent California city list with a crime rate of 6.78 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, according to the FBI’s 2012 crime report. Leading the state is Oakland, followed by Stockton, Richmond, Antioch, Modesto... (Continue reading)

Bullet bill shoots from committee

Ammunition sales in this state would be more tightly regulated under provisions of a bill passing its first committee test Tuesday. (Sacramento Bee) Attempting to increase what she called “reasonable safeguards” on the purchase of ammunition, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley,... (Continue reading)

SLO burglary suspect arrested

San Luis Obispo police arrested a 35-year-old man early Wednesday morning in connection with a string of recent burglaries across the city. Police conducted a traffic stop on Aaron Kirby’s Ford pickup truck around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara Police chief’s bogus statistics

Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez’s claims that 50 percent of all burglary arrests in November were committed by former state prisoners released because of realignment has been shown to be completely false. [Noozhawk] Speaking in front of the Santa... (Continue reading)

Two men attempt robbery in Oceano RV park shower

Two men attempted to rob a man while he was taking a shower Thursday at the Pacific Coast RV Resort on Highway 1 in Oceano. The victim said two Hispanic males between the ages of 20 and 30 demanded his... (Continue reading)

Central District U.S. Attorney’s collected over $430 million from defendants

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California collected more than $430 million as a result of criminal prosecutions, civil lawsuits and asset forfeiture actions during the 2012 fiscal year, United States Attorney André Birotte Jr. announced... (Continue reading)

The eyes of dummies are upon you

More and more eyes are on shoppers these days, and not all of them belong to humans. (San Francisco Chronicle) Store mannequins outfitted with hidden cameras are scouring the aisles, using facial recognition software like that utilized by police and... (Continue reading)

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