California Near to Ending 150-Year-Old Posse Comitatus Law

SACRAMENTO — California is moving to eliminate what state legislators call an outdated Wild West law requiring that citizens help police upon demand. Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a measure eliminating the California Posse Comitatus Act of 18...
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Bay Area School District Changing Name Tied to Confederacy

SAN RAFAEL — The Dixie School District board voted Tuesday night to change the name of the 150-year-old district after critics linked it to the Confederacy and slavery. Dixie is a nickname for the southern U.S. states that formed the pro-slavery Confederacy...
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Kanye West Apologizes for Saying Slavery Was ‘a Choice’

Kanye West apologized Wednesday on a Chicago radio station for calling slavery a "choice," and he broke down on air over an old friend. "I'm sorry for hurting, I'm sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment." — Kanye West "I don'...
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DA Lisa Smittcamp Targets Sex Trafficking

"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery." Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp says that is the unvarnished reality of prostitution and for those who become ensnared by it. "They live in fear tha...
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Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an affront to all of us and a threat to the youth of our community. Breaking the Chains is one of the Fresno-based organization working to end human trafficking. In cooperation with local law enforcement agencies and other partners, Breaki...