Marsy’s Law, A Funeral, and a Water Crisis


APRIL 17, 20 and 21, 2015

Two things happened to interfere with my blogging. One, the stories didn’t inspire me much, and two, Friday I got knocked down with a nasty migraine and passed out in the back of the newsvan halfway through the day, leaving Vikki to join another photographer to finish the day.

A brief synopsis of the past few days…


 

FRIDAY:

Marsy’s Law:  The Act protects and expands the legal rights of victims of crime to include 17 rights in the judicial process, including the right to legal standing, protection from the defendant, notification of all court proceedings, and restitution, as well as granting parole boards far greater powers to deny inmates parole.

Covered Marsy’s Law in action, when a victim’s family member once again had to go before a parole board judge to convince him to deny parole to the man who killed her father and sister in 1977, along with two other people.

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MONDAY:

The funeral for televangelist, Dr. Robert Schuller. 4-21-2015 5-32-17 PM I won’t say much here, other than it was just… odd. With the divisions in the family, a pall of tension overrode the service. Plus, the audio was terrible. 4-21-2015 5-31-50 PM The link:


Tuesday:

Water. Water. Water. It’s a big topic of conversation in California right now with the drought.

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The city of San Juan Capistrano went to a tiered billing a few years ago, resulting in a lawsuit, and a ruling that the tiered system is unconstitutional. We shot in a restaurant and learned how they’re conserving, and also spoke to the man who brought the suit.

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None of these are my finest work. I’m hoping for a visually inspiring shoot today. Wish me luck!

Until next time…

Later gators!

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