Category archives: Civil Rights

“DG” – LAPD and Former Police Chief Charlie Beck Liable for Officer’s Police Brutality

Trial in "DG" Lawsuit to Hold the LAPD and Former Police Chief Charlie Beck Liable for Officer’s Police Brutality by Promoting the Officer After a Federal Court Jury’s Verdict for…

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DeSimone to argue in 9th Circuit on December 9 2015 in Federal Civil Rights case of Xue Lu vs. United States of America.

On December 9, 2015, at 9:00 a.m, V. James DeSimone will argue to preserve the $1.2 million verdict and $881,000 in attorneys’ fees awarded in the Federal Civil Rights case…

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The DMV is Required to Publish a Driver’s Handbook that Includes Citizen’s Civil Rights During a California Police Stop

Amid the profusion of increasing claims of civil rights violations during California traffic stops, on September 23, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2918, Chapter 723, that…

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Pretrial Incarcerated Defendants Seek Freedom in California

It is not a crime to be poor in the United States. Therefore, lengthy pretrial incarceration of individuals charged with, but not convicted of, a crime is a violation of…

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Esteemed California Lawyer’s Relentless Fight for Minorities’ Civil Rights

In March 2018, legislation was introduced by U.S. representative, Mike Takano, that would require federal authorities to examine unfair racial disparities in California auto insurance premiums.  Takano’s legislation was proposed…

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Judge Grants Trial in San Bernardino Sheriff Helicopter Shooting

On February 1, 2019, Judge Donna Garza, of the San Bernardino Superior Court, gave the Villegas family the green light to proceed to trial by denying the County of San…

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Understanding SB396 – Transgender Work Opportunity Act

Many progressive Californians continue to push against sex discrimination in the workplace under the protections of Title VII of the 1963 Civil Rights Act and recently enacted Senate Bill (SB)…

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It’s Time to Reform Los Angeles Jails

The activist group Reform L.A. Jails’ voice against the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ proposed $3.5 billion budget to expand the jail system was heard loud and clear during…

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