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Police Use of Force and Misconduct in California

By Deepak Premkumar, Alexandria Gumbs, Shannon McConville, Renee Hsia

About 195 people die each year from interactions with California law enforcement. Gunshots are by far the most common cause of death: nearly 250 people are ...

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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Mary Severance

Apr 4, 2019 ... When asked whether the penalty for first-degree murder should be death or imprisonment for life with no chance of parole, a record-high 62% ...

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California’s Criminal Courts

By Sonya Tafoya, Viet Nguyen

... Supreme Court has the discretion to review decisions made by the Court of Appeal—and must review any case in which the death penalty has been imposed.

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, Jui Shrestha

Likely voters prefer life imprisonment over death as the penalty for first-degree murder. Job Approval Ratings: President Obama [PDF] Governor Brown [PDF]