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The benefits and potential pitfalls of using jailhouse informants

The benefits and potential pitfalls of using jailhouse informants

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas speaks during a news conference.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk The use of jailhouse informants to help prosecutors convict criminals is in the spotlight in Southern California after the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it would open an investigation into the Orange County District Attorney’s […]

The benefits and potential pitfalls of using jailhouse informants

The benefits and potential pitfalls of using jailhouse informants

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas speaks during a news conference.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk The use of jailhouse informants to help prosecutors convict criminals is in the spotlight in Southern California after the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it would open an investigation into the Orange County District Attorney’s […]

Fatal shooting of Bakersfield man with dementia highlights challenges of caretaking

Fatal shooting of Bakersfield man with dementia highlights challenges of caretaking

A great number of senior Citzens struggle with various forms of dementia at Villa Albrecht.; Credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk On Monday, Bakersfield Police shot and killed 73-year-old Francisco Serna, who they later learned was suffering from dementia — a tragedy that highlights the challenges of maintaining the stewardship and safety of […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]