Rampant Misconduct In Orange County Criminal Justice System

A civil rights group has accused Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas of running a longstanding, secret and illegal jail informant program that has violated the rights of countless defendants for... Read more
A civil rights group has accused Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas of running a longstanding, secret and illegal jail informant program that has violated the rights of countless defendants for over 30 years, according to a bombshell lawsuit filed Wednesday. The complaint, filed in Orange County Superior Court by the American Civil Liberties Union along with the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, bolsters the allegations of Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders that the county was running an expansive jailhouse informant program. The corruption scandal has rocked the county’s criminal justice system for more than four years and has led to the unraveling of nearly 20 high-profile cases and threatens to upend still more. Read less
CA ( Local)
May 10, 2018
Submitted by: Justin Hartfield
Project endorsers:

Recent activity


    No activity to show

Justin Hartfield

May 10, 2018

One thing little mentioned is the Drug War's disproportionate effect on continuing a steady supply of criminals and informants. With at least legalized marijuana, many non-violent offenders wouldn't be radicalized by a failed prison system into further criminality. Repeal marijuana and other common street drugs and we can rehabilitate users like we do with other addicts. 

No comments
Reply
Reply

John Frank

May 18, 2018All solutions start with the same first step: Rackauckas has to go. There is plenty of work to be done with the unelected officials who are part of this disgusting system they run in our name; but the easiest and best catalyst is for the voters to speak out against this serial power abuser. With a DA in place that fights for the people... Read more
May 18, 2018

All solutions start with the same first step: Rackauckas has to go. There is plenty of work to be done with the unelected officials who are part of this disgusting system they run in our name; but the easiest and best catalyst is for the voters to speak out against this serial power abuser. With a DA in place that fights for the people and freedom, we can then turn our eyes to the police and jail operators that have been doing Tony's dirty work and operating in the filthy gutters of the justice system.

Read less
No comments
Reply
Reply

 

Your solution

Supporting info

ACLU Accuses Sheriff, Top Prosecutor Of Rampant Misconduct In California’s Orange County

2018/04/04 - Huffington Post

How Orange County Prosecutors Covered Up Rampant Misuse of Jailhouse Informants

2016/05/14 - The Intercept

Under fire, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens says she won't seek reelection

2017/06/27 - LA Times