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Hollywood Murder Raises Realignment Concerns: The man charged with stabbing a Hollywood tourist to death was a parolee released under California's Realignment law just 11 days prior to the attack.  CBS Los Angeles reports that the suspect, Dustin Kinnear, had been arrested at least 46 times before the attack, seven of those arrests being for assault with a deadly weapon.  Under the so-called Public Safety Realignment law, assault with a deadly weapon is not considered a serious or violent crime.

Oklahoma Executes Man Despite Parole Board Objection: An Oklahoma man convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend's mother was executed despite a recommendation by Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board.  Fox News reports that the recommendation made by the parole board came after the suspect apologized for his actions and took responsibility for his victim's death.  Governor Mary Fallin stands by her decision and is "satisfied that justice is being served in this case." 

Texas Prepares to Execute 500th Inmate: Texas is set to execute death row inmate Kimberly McCarthy later today marking their 500th execution since the state resumed carrying out death penalty sentences in 1982.  The Associated Press reports that McCarthy was convicted of first-degree murder after robbing and fatally stabbing a retired professor in 1997.  Texas has carried out almost 40 percent of the more than 1,300 executions in the U.S. since the Supreme Court voted to reinstate capital punishment in 1976.

Four LAPD Officers Shot in Less Than 24 Hours: Two separate attacks resulted in four officers from the Los Angeles Police Department being shot on Tuesday.  The Associated Press reports that the first incident involved two undercover officers being ambushed as they returned to a police station.  The suspect in that incident has yet to be found.  Later in the day, officers conducting a parole-probation search were shot at, resulting in one officer being shot in the face.  The incidents appear to be unrelated, and all of the officers are expected to survive.

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| "An Oklahoma man convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend's mother was executed despite a recommendation by Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board.

| Fox News reports that the recommendation made by the parole board came after the suspect apologized for his actions and took responsibility for his victim's death." |

-- This was sufficient grounds for the Parody & Pretension Board? Not OK. --

Governor Mary Fallin -- and likely 90% of OKlahoma -- stands by her decision and is "satisfied that justice is being served in this case."

~Adamakis

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