The issue is...

The Issue Is... series will dive deeper into a range of issue affecting Placer County. This series will cover what we are seeing in the District Attorney's office, hearing from the community, what the experts are saying, what we are doing about it and broader policy solutions to address these major issues. 

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Seeking justice can help break the cycle of abuse.  Read more

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Stalking

While stalking can be a complicated, nuanced topic – the awareness surrounding it doesn’t have to be. Like anything else, people need to go with their gut. If it feels wrong, victims need to honor that feeling. Learn more

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Strangulation

Strangulation is one of the least talked about threats seen in society. While the act often goes unreported or untreated, it is the most lethal form of domestic violence short of homicide. Learn more

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl is now the #1 killer of 18-45 year olds, surpassing car accidents and suicides. Since taking office in 2020, Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire has made the fighting fentanyl crisis one his priorities for the office. Learn more

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CDCR Accountability

In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 57 with the promise of rehabilitation programs to better help inmates re-integrate into society upon release. Is CDCR keeping that promise? There is no way to tell. Learn more


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Grooming 

Grooming stories range from a  cool uncle, to a  teacher, to an  online friend – survivors' stories are beginning to be told. Many survivors claimed they didn’t know anything was wrong until later in life. Learn more

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The Fraternal Order of Police reported that 2022 was one of the most dangerous years for law enforcement. There were 331 officers shot, including 62 killed by gunfire, according to the Fraternal Order of Police, an organization representing US law enforcement officers. Learn more

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Human Trafficking 

Human trafficking is one of the most complex and heartbreaking issues to affect the nation and the world at large. Deeply seated in coercive control, unregulated forums and black market dealings – trafficking has become one of those issues that haunt law enforcement professionals to their very core. Learn more