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Over the weekend, District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that the Sacramento police officers who killed Stephon Clark would not face criminal charges.
Mr. Clark, a 22-year-old, unarmed black man, was shot last year in his grandmother’s backyard. Police officers fired their weapons 20 times in Mr. Clark’s direction within seconds of turning a blind corner. A Times analysis of video of the shooting found that the gunfire continued after Mr. Clark had fallen to his hands and knees.
“Was a crime committed? There’s no question that a human being died,” Ms. Schubert said on Saturday in Sacramento. “But when we look at the facts and the law, and we follow our ethical responsibilities, the answer to that question is no.”
The announcement led to a new round of protests in the city, as well as renewed calls for justice from Mr. Clark’s family, including from his brother, Stevante Clark.
“I would like for the attorney general to prosecute the officers,” Mr. Clark said at a news conference. “I want justice and accountability.”
Attorney General Xavier Becerra is expected to release the results of his own investigation into the shooting soon and has previously said his office has the authority to bring charges, regardless of Ms. Schubert’s decision, according to The Sacramento Bee.
Mr. Becerra’s office has recently been involved in a range of high-profile issues.
He’s positioned his office at the forefront of California’s resistance against President Trump’s policies, suing the administration more than 45 times.
And the tenure of his predecessor, Senator Kamala Harris, has been scrutinized as she runs for president.
It’s a big job — and a clear launchpad for leaders with big political ambitions. (Ms. Harris’s predecessor? Jerry Brown.)
But what are the limits of the attorney general’s power? And does the office have a core mandate?
I asked David A. Carrillo, executive director of U.C. Berkeley’s California Constitution Center, about the job.
Essentially, he said, its charge is very broad.
“The office has a wide array of responsibilities under two broad categories: acting as the state’s lawyer, and as its highest law enforcement official,” Mr. Carrillo said in an email. The latter gives the attorney general some power over local prosecutors, sheriffs and police chiefs.
While he wouldn’t comment on any specific attorney general, Mr. Carrillo said that breadth of responsibility means whoever’s in the role sets his or her own legal priorities during the term.
In the case of PG&E’s bankruptcy, for instance, the attorney general has the power to file lawsuits or intervene in existing actions, including appearing on California’s behalf in a federal bankruptcy proceeding, Mr. Carrillo said.
If the attorney general believes it’s necessary, they can also take on any criminal investigations, refer matters to county prosecutors or convene a grand jury to consider any criminal matters. In the event of a conflict of interest, the attorney general could employ a special counsel to handle a prosecution.
Finally, Mr. Carrillo said, the sheer volume of issues the attorney general’s office deals with means that while battles with the federal government might be more attention-grabbing, they’re actually a sliver of the office’s caseload. In fact, he said, it was recently estimated that federal cases absorb about 1 percent of the departmental budget.
Nevertheless, Mr. Carrillo said it’s important for states to occasionally push back against the federal government.
“These conflicts happen frequently, across the nation, regardless of the party in power or era,” he said. “States should advance their citizens’ interests, and doing so is essential to maintaining the balance of power between the states and the federal government.”
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• Over the last two decades, The Times found more than 100 documented reports of sexual assault of undocumented women along the border in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. It’s a number that most likely only skims the surface. [The New York Times]
• There’s an aquifer the size of Rhode Island under the Mojave Desert. Can it help solve California’s water woes? [The Washington Post]
• Speaking of Attorney General Xavier Becerra, he hasn’t ruled out legal action against journalists at U.C. Berkeley who got a secret list of California police officers convicted of crimes by filing a public records request. [The Mercury News]
• Don’t get too used to sunshine: Another storm is on its way, bringing the usual risk for floods and mudslides on Tuesday and Wednesday. Also, more snow. [AccuWeather]
• District officials are investigating after social media posts appear to show Newport Harbor High School students saluting a swastika made out of red plastic cups at a party. [The Daily Pilot]
• A video appears to show Larry Baer, the chief executive of the San Francisco Giants, pulling his wife out of a chair as she screams. Mr. Baer and his wife later issued a joint statement saying it was an embarrassing family dispute. The M.L.B. is looking into the incident. [The New York Times]
• Zumper survey data shows that median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco reached a new height: ,690. [Cnet]
• Yesterday, we were exactly one year away from California’s presidential primary election. Here are some helpful deadlines. (Last day to register to vote? Feb. 17, 2020.) [California Secretary of State]More California stories
• The real-life Green Book reflects painful truths about the Central Valley in the middle of last century. But it also paints a picture of pockets where black-owned businesses thrived, like West Fresno and Fresno’s Chinatown. [KVPR]
• Cardi B may be known as a daughter of the Bronx, but her latest music video with Bruno Mars takes place at Tacos Mexico in East Los Angeles. [L.A. Taco]And Finally …
It’s Monday, so you may be in need of some affirmation.
If so, look no further than this profile of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Galaxy striker who joined the Los Angeles club after playing for European powerhouses like Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester United.
When he signed with the Galaxy last year, he took out a full-page ad in The L.A. Times that said simply: “Dear Los Angeles, You’re welcome.” He pledged to break every record in the M.L.S. this season.
“I will do mistakes, and I will learn from mistakes, and I will do mistakes again, and I will learn. I’m not perfect. I’m just being myself,” he told my colleague Scott Cacciola. “I am coming, and I am original.”
I’m wishing you all that same level of wisdom and self-assurance this week.
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Jill Cowan grew up in Orange County, went to school at U.C. Berkeley and has reported all over the state, including the Bay Area, Bakersfield and Los Angeles — but she always wants to see more. Follow along here or on Twitter, @jillcowan.
California Today is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from U.C. Berkeley.B:
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【本】【章】【设】【为】【防】【盗】【章】【节】，【看】【到】【本】【提】【示】，【请】【明】【早】【九】【点】【以】【后】【清】【除】【缓】【存】【再】【看】，【谢】【谢】 【请】【支】【持】【正】【版】！ == 【皇】【夜】【阑】【一】【路】【悄】【无】【声】【息】【地】【跟】【在】【黎】【梦】【雨】【身】【后】，【最】【后】【隐】【于】【走】【廊】【拐】【角】【处】，【见】【证】【了】【事】【情】【的】【全】【部】【经】【过】。 【在】【黎】【梦】【雨】【被】【白】【牧】【遥】【叫】【住】【时】，【她】【不】【知】【道】，【走】【廊】【拐】【角】【这】【边】【的】【低】【气】【压】【甚】【至】【能】【让】【空】【气】【里】【结】【出】【冰】【渣】。 【这】【是】【今】【天】【第】【二】【次】，【黎】【梦】跑狗图蜘蛛代表什么【时】【间】【一】【到】，【秦】【妙】【心】【立】【即】【着】【手】【治】【疗】。【从】【药】【箱】【中】【拿】【出】【银】【针】，【准】【备】【开】【始】【施】【救】。【秦】【家】【压】【箱】【底】【的】【医】【术】【便】【是】【针】【法】，【秦】【妙】【心】【已】【然】【炉】【火】【纯】【青】，【梦】【乙】【神】【针】【早】【已】【臻】【至】【化】【境】！ 【看】【到】【秦】【妙】【心】【拿】【出】【银】【针】，【本】【来】【都】【快】【困】【死】【的】【玉】【木】【弥】【生】【和】【铃】【木】【奈】【精】【神】【过】【来】。【东】【樱】【也】【有】【针】【灸】，【是】【由】【华】【国】【传】【过】【来】，【但】【在】【如】【今】【西】【医】【的】【冲】【击】【下】【早】【已】【没】【落】。【且】【因】【为】【东】【樱】【的】【针】【灸】【之】【法】
【吴】【小】【天】【和】**【聊】【完】【电】【话】，【便】【将】【事】【情】【的】【经】【过】【大】【概】【和】【周】【峰】【以】【及】【韩】【晨】【说】【了】【一】【遍】，【他】【们】【也】【这】【才】【恍】【然】【大】【悟】。 【原】【来】【中】【间】【有】【这】【样】【的】【经】【过】，【怪】【不】【得】【今】【天】【的】【谈】【判】，【容】【易】【的】【有】【点】【离】【谱】，【他】【们】【甚】【至】【有】【点】【不】【敢】【相】【信】。 【不】【过】，【正】【如】【刚】【刚】【吴】【小】【天】【对】**【所】【保】【证】【的】，【既】【然】**【和】【央】【视】【选】【择】【了】《【神】【雕】【侠】【侣】》【电】【视】【剧】，【特】【别】【是】**，【承】【受】【了】【相】【当】【大】【的】【压】
“【你】【真】【的】【打】【算】，【就】【在】【这】【里】【站】【一】【晚】【上】【吗】？” 【一】【道】【熟】【悉】【的】【声】【音】，【从】【薄】【荷】【的】【背】【后】【传】【来】，【薄】【荷】【僵】【直】【的】【背】【脊】【猛】【地】【一】【顿】，【难】【以】【置】【信】【的】【猛】【地】【转】【过】【头】。 “【你】……” 【薄】【荷】【指】【了】【指】【大】【荧】【幕】，【又】【指】【了】【指】【突】【然】【出】【现】【在】【她】【眼】【前】【的】【人】。 “【你】【怎】【么】【会】【在】【这】【儿】？” 【这】【个】【人】，【他】……【他】【不】【是】【应】【该】【在】【电】【里】【吗】？ 【修】【叶】【黎】【一】【身】【笔】【挺】【的】【西】【装】，
【这】【本】【书】【写】【到】【现】【在】【仍】【旧】【没】【有】【任】【何】【起】【色】。【每】【个】【月】【拿】【着】【全】【勤】【心】【里】【很】【不】【是】【滋】【味】【儿】，【倒】【不】【是】【因】【为】【嫌】【弃】【钱】【少】。【而】【是】【觉】【得】【对】【不】【住】【一】【直】【照】【顾】【我】【的】【编】【辑】【大】【大】！ 【毕】【竟】【没】【创】【造】【什】【么】【价】【值】，【没】【给】【大】【大】【带】【来】【什】【么】【收】【益】。【再】【这】【样】【混】【全】【勤】【实】【在】【于】【心】【不】【忍】。【写】【到】【现】【在】【只】【好】【停】【了】！ 【再】【有】【就】【是】【有】【了】【孩】【子】，【开】【销】【忽】【然】【增】【加】【了】【许】【多】，【靠】【教】【师】【微】【薄】【的】【收】【入】【已】【经】【不】