Orange County and Juveniles in Prison

There was a recent piece that ran on NPR about the disproportionate amount of African Americans youths that are being arrested as juveniles in Orange County. In a story entitled “In Prison by Sixteen”, it was revealed that Orange County has the most...

The Politics of the Death Penalty

In the Markieth Lloyd case, the Orange County State Attorney Aramis Ayala declined to seek the death penalty and her office was removed from prosecuting this case by the governor. This decision caused distress in the law enforcement community and among those who...

Representing Yourself in Court is NOT a Good Idea

Orange County courts have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Alleged cop-killer Markieth Lloyd made a splash when he refused his court-appointed attorney and demanded that he be allowed to represent himself. Markith Lloyd has continued to further his request...