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Orange County California DAs' Office disqualified from seeking death penalty against Seal Beach murderer

Since the 1980s, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) in California and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) apparently have been routinely violating the constitutional rights of incarcerated defendants awaiting trial to remain silent (Fifth Amendment), to counsel (Sixth Amendment) and to due process of law (Fourteenth Amendment) by placing jailhouse informants in adjoining cells with instructions to elicit confessions from them in return for extra privileges, reduced sentences and cash payments. 750 more words

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Des Moines Makes City Manager Choice

DES MOINES, Iowa — The search for Des Moines’ next city manager is over.

Officials announced Wednesday morning that they’re promoting current assistant city manager Scott Sanders to replace Rick Clark. 127 more words