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AG Xavier Becerra Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Executive Order Regarding Refugees

SACRAMENTO, CA, Jan. 28, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement, in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding refugees: “Justice in America doesn’t live or die on the stroke of one man’s pen regardless of how high his office. The Trump Administration’s anti-religion, anti-refugee executive order is in so many […]

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Attorney General Xavier Becerra Issues Statement on President Donald Trump Signing Executive Orders Regarding Immigration

SACRAMENTO January 25, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement, in response to President Donald Trump signing executive orders regarding border security, sanctuary jurisdictions and immigration enforcement: “It is important to put these White House executive actions in context. Executive orders do not change existing law. Executive orders cannot contradict existing law. […]

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AG Kamala D. Harris, California Coastal Commission File Lawsuit Challenging Fracking Off California Coastline

LOS ANGELES, December 19, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the California Coastal Commission today filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior’s final environmental assessment, which clears the way for hydraulic fracturing (fracking), acidizing, and other advanced well treatments on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California. […]

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AG Kamala D. Harris Announces Proposed Regulations for the Collection of Data During Law Enforcement Stops

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the proposed regulations for the collection of stop data that law enforcement agencies must report under California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, Assembly Bill (AB) 953. The proposed regulations are available at oag.ca.gov/ab953/regulations, and individuals are encouraged to provide comment […]

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Kamala D. Harris, 42 Other Attorneys General, Announce $19.5 Million Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company Bristol-Myers Squibb Over Unlawful Promotion of Abilify Drug

SAN FRANCISCO December 8, 2016 – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that California, along with 42 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached a $19.5 million agreement with biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb over allegations that the company illegally marketed the popular atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify. Attorney General Harris secured $1.3 […]

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AG Kamala D. Harris Issues Bulletin to Law Enforcement to Remain Vigilant Against Hate Crimes

LOS ANGELES, Calif. November 10, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to law enforcement agencies across California, outlining state laws that prohibit hate crimes and other hate-related acts.  Local California law enforcement agencies have reported an uptick in threats of hate crimes and other violent extremism. As a result, […]

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AG Kamala D. Harris Urges Consumers to Protect their Devices from Potential “Botnet Attacks”

LOS ANGELES, Calif. October 31, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is advising Californians to protect their electronic devices from potential hacks and urges Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers and developers to take immediate steps to help secure home electronic devices against capture by a potential “botnet attack” from a cyber criminal. The IoT […]

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AG Kamala D. Harris Releases Firearms Sales Data On OpenJustice, Unprecedented Criminal Justice Open Data Initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 12, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the unprecedented release of firearms sales data in California on OpenJustice, the first-of-its-kind open data initiative she launched last September. The new firearms data section of OpenJustice shows how firearms sales have changed over the last two decades and includes a county-by-county breakdown.  […]

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AG Kamala D. Harris Announces California Cyber Crime Center Initiative in Fresno

FRESNO, Oct. 10, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the California Cyber Crime Center (C4), a new initiative within the California Department of Justice to fight crime in the digital era by bringing state-of-the-art digital forensic capabilities and cyber security expertise to law enforcement across the state. “As the […]

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AG Kamala Harris Launches New All-Digital Tool to Collect Data on Law Enforcement and Civilian Uses of Force

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2016 – Following last year’s launch of an unprecedented criminal justice open data initiative, OpenJustice, and the passage of Assembly Bill 71, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today launched a web-based tool that allows California law enforcement agencies to digitally report law enforcement or civilian uses of force. As part of […]

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AG Kamala D. Harris Applauds Passage of OpenJustice Data Act of 2016 in California State Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 30, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released a statement on the California State Legislature’s unanimous passage of Assembly Bill 2524, the OpenJustice Data Act of 2016. Assembly Bill 2524, introduced by Attorney General Harris and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), will convert Crime in California and other annual reports published […]

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AG Kamala Harris, 16 states, and D.C. Call for More Student Loan Debt Relief for Students Harmed by Predatory For-Profit Colleges

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along Attorneys General from 16 states and the District of Columbia today submitted official comments to the United States Department of Education, urging the Department to do more to create and implement fair, streamlined, and efficient processes to enable students harmed by predatory for-profit […]