Los Angeles Board of Supervisors confirm Allocation of 1.2 Billion Dollars Received from Federal Government Through the CARES Act

Chairwoman Kathryn Barger confirmed the allocation of 1.2 billion dollars that Los Angeles County received from federal government through the CARES Act. She ensured these funds will provide the county with significant resources for residents and business owners. It will equip and encourage small businesses and organizations with knowledge and tools to remain open.

Judge Denies Challenge to Rachel Rossi’s Ballot Designation as ‘Public Defender’ in Race for L.A. District Attorney

Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff ruled that Rachel Rossi lawfully listed “Public Defender, Federal’ as her ballot designation in her campaign for Los Angeles County District Attorney.  Last week, Rossi was made aware by George Gascon’s campaign that they were leading a challenge to her ballot designation filed for the March 3rd Presidential Primary election. Gascon, the former San Francisco District Attorney, is also running for Los Angeles County District Attorney. 

ESPN Personality Gives Back to Alma Mater, Winston-Salem State

Stephen A. Smith, co-host of ESPN show “First Take” has committed to donate $50,000 every year for five years to his Alma Mater, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Smith made this commitment during the WSSU fundraiser breakfast, 400 people attended the event and the university raised $33,000 from the breakfast. Winston-Salem is a historically black college (HBCU) that was founded in 1892. Smith attended on a basketball scholarship, though injuries hindered his playing time, and graduated from the university in 1991. His service to the university made Smith a member of the Big House Gaines Hall

Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act a Significant Step Forward

On Thursday October 1, a bipartisan group of Senators unveiled The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. The bill would lower costs in the federal prison system and reform sentencing for non-violent offenders. Among the package of reforms, the bill reduces certain mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders and gives judges increased discretion by expanding “safety valve” laws. Such efforts could potentially divert low-level offenders away from harsher punishments intended for the leaders and organizers of criminal conspiracies. One immediate change that could benefit over 6,000 federal inmates is that the bill makes the 2010 FAIR Act retroactive, which means that