Case Filed by District Attorneys Union Against County’s DA Put on Hold Pending Appeal

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes A judge who in February ruled mostly in favor of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County in a petition brought against District Attorney George Gascon over a series of new directives he handed down after taking office last December put the case on hold Tuesday while the county’s top prosecutor appeals.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant issued a preliminary injunction in favor of the union on Feb. 8, finding that Gascon cannot order his prosecutors to ignore laws that the union says protect the public, including three-strike allegations and sentencing enhancements.The case was back before the judge to set a date for a trial on whether the injunction should be made permanent. But after discussing Gascon’s appeal with the lawyers, Chalfant accepted the agreement made by lawyers on both sides that the case should not move forward until the appeal is decided.“The court hereby stays the case in its entirety,” Chalfant’s clerk wrote in a minute order.The union contends that the directives — handed down the day that Gascon was sworn into office Dec. 7 — violate state law.But lawyer Robert E. Dugdale, on behalf of Gascon and the District Attorney’s Office, said the judge did not put a stop to Gascon’s policy prohibiting deputy district attorneys from filing most sentencing enhancements in new cases.Gascon has drawn criticism from some crime victims and prosecutors over the directives and is facing a potential recall effort. Organizers announced last week that signature-gathering has been approved for the recall effort.The city councils of at least 14 of Los Angeles County’s 88 cities have passed votes of no confidence against Gascon, including Beverly Hills, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Diamond Bar, Santa Clarita and Lancaster. Business News Subscribe More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Case Filed by District Attorneys Union Against County’s DA Put on Hold Pending Appeal CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 7:49 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News center_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Facebook Removes Pro-Trump ‘Stop the Steal’ Election Group

first_imgThe social network acted as ballot counting continues in battleground states two days after Tuesday’s vote, with Democrat Joe Biden still confident of capturing the presidency from incumbent Donald Trump.“In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal,’ which was creating real-world events,” Facebook said in response to an AFP inquiry.“The group was organised around the delegitimisation of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from some members of the group.”- Advertisement – Facebook on Thursday shut down a pro-Trump group organising protests against vote-counting, saying it was being used to delegitimise the election process and included “worrying” calls for violence.The group, called “Stop the Steal,” was just days old but had topped 3,00,000 members by the time it was removed for violating Facebook policies.- Advertisement – But his tweets have been masked with notices telling people the claims are misleading.Facebook and Twitter have been scrambling to prevent the platforms from being used to spread false claims regarding the integrity of voting or ballot counting.The platforms have pledged stepped-up scrutiny of false election information, including premature claims of victory, seeking to avoid a repeat of 2016 manipulation efforts.Separately, Facebook said it implemented its policy banning political ads after the close of polls. A Facebook spokesperson said the goal was “reducing the chance for confusion or abuse” and that the ban will likely last about a week.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. “Stop the Steal” was calling for “boots on the ground” to protect what it called the “integrity” of the vote, according to the Washington Post, and encouraging donations to help send supporters to battlegrounds such as Georgia and Pennsylvania.Some of the commentary warned of being “on the verge of civil war” and asked supporters how they would go about “overthrowing the government,” the Post reported.Since Election Day the president has fired off tweets calling for ballot counting to be stopped, and contended without proof there has been voter fraud.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more