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Enjoy A Good Mystery? Private Detective Jobs Are Steadily Growing

Jill Schlesinger says private detective employment is expected to grow 11 percent by 2022.

02/27/2015

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San Francisco’s Public Defender Explains Racial Disparities In The City’s Criminal Justice System

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi explains racial disparities in the city’s criminal justice system and what is being done on a local level to address the issue.

01/19/2015

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Still Professing Innocence, Man Gets 26 Years To Life For 1984 Murder Of His High School Classmate

A man with an extensive criminal history was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old high school classmate in Pleasanton more than 30 years ago.

01/09/2015

Protesters upset with a grand jury's decision not to charge a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner march in Oakland on December 3, 2014. (CBS)

What Legal Reforms Are Likely To Come Out Of Recent Officer-Involved Deaths?

As protests against police brutality in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases continue, a variety of legal reforms could likely come out of all this action.

12/22/2014

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Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47

A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.

11/10/2014

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Group Opposed To Equipping Berkeley Police Officers With Taser Guns Hosting Forum Thursday

As Berkeley plans a study on potentially equipping police officers with Tasers, a coalition opposed to the use of the stun guns is holding a forum Thursday night to discuss the topic.

09/04/2014

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Napa Becomes Latest CA County To End Jail Immigration Holds Without Probable Cause

The Napa County Department of Corrections is the latest California county to decide against detaining inmates past their release date for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unless a court finds a probable cause to detain them.

06/06/2014

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Attorney Advises San Francisco Law School Students To Focus On A Specialty Before Law School

South Bay Attorney Tom Flores explains why he believes finding a speciality is an important first step to becoming a lawyer.

04/14/2014

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Legendary San Francisco FBI Agent Shares Advice For People Seeking A Career In Law Enforcement

Bay Area resident Terry Turchie led the Unabomb Task Force that finally captured and convicted Ted Kaczynski, in one of the most famous criminal investigations of the 20th century.

03/31/2014

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San Francisco CEO Of Security Company Foresees Added Growth In 2014

CEO of Shaw Security Management in San Francisco, expects to see added growth in security services for 2014, ranging from ‘mall cop’ to para-military contractor.

01/06/2014

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