California's new law is the latest development in the nationwide debate over bail, which many people say unfairly punishes people for being poor. Other states including New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems, although no other state has completely eliminated bail. ... read more »
Bradford made a pointed remark about the makeup of law enforcement organizations. During public testimony, supporters of the bill shared their support for the bill and their stories, including the uncle of Oscar Grant (who was shot in the back in the San Francisco area). ... read more »
During a press conference by the California Black Legislative Caucus on the state of Black California and how it has changed over the past 10 years, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talks about the importance of encouraging Black students to achieve. ... read more / watch video »
The Sentinel caught up with Mitchell recently to talk about her role as a state senator, the challenges that come with overseeing a budget, and some of the new legislation going into effect January 1. ... read more »
Calif. State Senator Holly J. Mitchell goes one - on - one with the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper. Mitchell sits down for an exclusive interview with managing editor Brandon I. Brooks. ... read more / watch video »
LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell gets things rolling as she takes a turn or two (or three) in the rolling hamster cage, one of several activities offered during last weekend's Christmas in July event. For more, click HERE: (Photo by Charles Steward; video by Ray Sotero).
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California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law the first in a package of criminal justice-reform bills seeking to improve public safety, save taxpayers money and put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion. ... read more »