San Francisco State Senator Scott Weiner has authored and proposed a bill that would decriminalize the personal use and possession of psychedelic substances. The bill points to the therapeutic benefits of the drugs and is seen as a step toward the decriminalization of all illicit drugs.
After decades of injustice and fear, Governor Cuomo has signed the legislation to repeal the law known as the “Walking While Trans’ ban. Since the 1970s, transgender women in the State of New York have lived in worry of walking down the street and being arrested.
Los Angeles County’s new District Attorney, George Gascón, has introduced a series of reforms to the county’s legal system. These include getting rid of the death sentence, ending sentencing enhancements, abolishing money bail, reviewing Use of Force cases, and stopping the sentencing of juveniles as adults, along with a change in misdemeanor prosecutions.
The new California Racial Justice Act that comes into effect this month makes it possible for defendants to challenge their trial if they believe racial bias is involved. See how racial bias can be proved in court.