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California Bill Would Prohibit Deportation of Illegals: Governor Brown has been presented with a bill that will prohibit police officers from helping to deport some of the state's illegal immigrants.  William La Jeunesse of Fox News reports that the Trust Act applies to illegal immigrants arrested for minor crimes, and would bar the police from reporting the crimes to Immigration officers.  Those not in favor of the bill, which must be either signed or vetoed by October 13, believe the law puts citizens in danger and is a violation of federal law.

Lawyers for Boston Bomber Ask for More Time to Prepare Defense: Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked for more time in order to develop a proposal aimed at blocking prosecutors from seeking a death sentence.  The Associated Press reports that federal authorities are planning on announcing their decision on whether or not to seel the death penalty by the end of October.  Tsarnaev has been charged with 30 counts for his role in the bombings, 17 of the charges are eligible for the death penalty.

Los Angeles Homicide Rate May Increase: Los Angeles County saw ten homicides over the weekend, leading some to believe this may be the first year since 2005 that the homicide rate has been higher compared to the previous year.  Patrick Healy of NBC 4 reports that Los Angeles County has seen increases in both violent and property crimes after experiencing decades of declining crime rates.  Counties across the state have reported increases in crime rates since the implementation of Realignment in 2011.

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