RAND Corp. recalls study that crime increased after pot shops closed

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak

A controversial study published by the RAND Corp. that claimed crime increased in Los Angeles after medical marijuana dispensaries were closed was officially retracted. The RAND study was published in September, linking increases in various crimes to the closure of dispensaries. The report prompted public safety advocates to question the study. A Santa Monica think-tank reviewed all the data used …

Rasmussen national poll ties Cain with Romney at 29 percent

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak

With primary season approaching quickly, the Republicans have hoisted a new favorite — Herman Cain. A new Rasmussen poll shows Cain and Romney with 29 percent of the primary vote and Newt Gingrich moving up to third with 10 percent. What a difference a month makes. Cain insists he will ride the wave all the way to the White House, …

Brown signs DREAM Act part two — Will give illegal aliens taxpayer money for college

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak

California Governor Jerry Brown finally signed the Golden State’s version of the DREAM Act. Part two of the controversial bill will release taxpayer money to illegal aliens seeking to attend public colleges without proving their immigration status to financial aid offices. The move will allow prospective illegal alien students to compete with American citizens for precious college financial aid. Keep …

CIS says illegal immigration deportation numbers over reported

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak

DC immigration think-tank, Center for Immigration Studies, released a new study today. The report concludes the current Department of Justice legal process used to query and deport illegal aliens or visa overstayers is ripe with flaws. “Built to Fail: Deception and Disorder in America’s Immigration Courts,” details the inherent flaws immigration courts continue follow. Mark H. Metcalf, a former immigration …