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Bay Area Wind Farm Exempted From Prosecution If Eagles Die From Turning Blades

A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.



Alameda County May Reduce Charges To Avoid Mandatory Deportations

A new policy in Alameda County is instructing prosecutors to consider filing lesser criminal charges for some legal immigrants in an effort to avoid mandatory deportation.


Tony Bologna (left) was shot and killed along with his sons Michael and Matthew in San Francisco’s Excelsior District on June 22, 2008. (CBS)

Prosecution Rests In 2008 SF Excelsior District Triple Killing Case

The trial of Edwin Ramos, an alleged MS-13 gang member accused of killing a father and two sons in San Francisco in 2008, will enter a new phase next week after the prosecution rested its case on Tuesday.


A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train operator waits for passengers to enter the train at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Board Declares Zero-Tolerance For Attacks On Station Agents

Reported assaults include biting, kicking and punching of station agents. Train operators said they’ve also been subjected to spitting.


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San Francisco Program To Funnel Low Level Crimes Out Of Criminal Court

A new San Francisco program is leaving prosecution of low level crimes in the hands of a neighborhood prosecutor.


Steve Hoskins (l.), seen during his time as an assistant for Barry Bonds (r.) (AP)

Federal Prosecutor Praises Bonds Case Prosecutor

A longtime federal prosecutor is drawing praise for his closing argument in the Barry Bonds perjury trial.

CBS San Francisco–04/09/2011

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Santa Clara District Attorney Unveils ‘Integrity Unit’

Perhaps the most egregious case of alleged prosecutorial misconduct involved a former prosecutor who has been suspended by the California State Bar Association for violating defendants’ rights.


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California Assemblyman Pushes For Changes In Pot Prosecution

State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced legislation that would decrease penalties for people convicted of illegally growing marijuana, in certain cases.