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Anita Chabria

Anita Chabria covers California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times and is based in Sacramento. Before joining The Times, she worked for the Sacramento Bee as a member of its statewide investigative team, and previously covered criminal justice and City Hall.
What families of murder victims have to say about Gavin Newsom’s death penalty ban

As word of Gov. Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty reached victims' families, there was little consensus among those who have lived through so much pain.

Cautious on police reform, Becerra risks losing progressives — and his political future

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra has tried to walk a fine line amid the Black Lives Matter protests, portraying himself as both a civil rights defender and a friend of law enforcement. Critics say he's become too cautious on police use of force, including in the Stephon Clark case.

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