The federal government routinely fails to list the amount of toxic chemicals spilled into the nation’s waterways, leaving the public in the dark about spills’ impacts on residents, neighborhoods and the environment.
A man hospitalized after being shot by a Sacramento, California, security guard outside a convenience store now is suing the guard and his prior employer, claiming the guard used excessive force.
A catch in state law gives local law enforcement officials complete discretion to interpret California’s primary requirements for anyone wanting to carry a concealed gun. Some counties grant permits to anyone who’s eligible, while others maintain a strict standard.
When a police officer pulls the trigger, it touches off a prescribed set of events, including an investigation. But that’s not the case with security guards.