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Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, April 25, 2012


(BayCitizen) //  A necessary step in San Mateo's ability to accept and house an expected influx of low-level prisoners was approved at the County Board meeting yesterday. Last year 66 low-level prisoners entered the county's jail system sas part of the 2011 statewide realignment mandate. That number could be closer to 600 this year...

(Contra Costa Times) // Mark Sedlock of San Jose will be filling one of those vacated slots in state prison after reaching a plea bargain with Santa Clara County prosecutors. Sedlock will likely serve 2.5 years for possession of explosives and 48 guns because, as a convicted felon,  he was not permitted to possess any guns. He could have faced 36 years imprisonment...

(Mercury News) // The head of East Bay rap label Thizz Entertainment faces felony charges, along with two dozen others, after federal agents raided company offices and confiscated large quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, and Ecstacy yesterday. The company has long been suspected by law enforcement of being associated with national drug distribution and other major crimes...

(Oakland Tribune) //  “Occupy the Farm” protesters in Albany won't be facing jail time, at least at present. Instead, they're hearing daily warnings from UC-Berkeley police, notifying them that they are trespassing on school-owned property. A campus spokesperson said the decision to use “the tools of dialog and discussion may lead to a better outcome” than a forceful removal. Ironically, the fenced-off space being occupied, and planted, by protestors was already being used for agricultural research.

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