Family of Slain Sacramento Man Pushes for Criminal Charges Against Officers
The family of an African-American man killed by Sacramento police in July is calling for murder charges against the officers who shot him 14 times. They're also asking for a federal civil rights investigation by the Justice Department.
For Some, Fixing the Death Penalty Means Speeding Up Executions
The death penalty evokes strong feelings for and against it. California has nearly 750 inmates on death row, but the last execution was more than a decade ago. Backers of capital punishment are supporting Proposition 66 in hopes of speeding up the legal appeals process so that death sentences are carried out more quickly.