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How the broken windows theory led to police misconduct

The broken windows theory essentially says that crime is more likely in an area that has been neglected. For instance, if the windows have been smashed out of a number of homes in a neighborhood, people in the area then feel emboldened to commit more serious crimes than pure vandalism.

A Visalia man arrested, accused of selling heroin near children

Officers with both the Visalia Police Department's Special Enforcement and Narcotics units took a local 55-year-old man into custody on Wednesday, Jan. 24. He was later charged with various crimes, including drug possession and child endangerment, among others.

Is bullying against the law?

Your child has been accused of bullying at school. When you were a child, that just meant after-school detention and a note from the teacher. It was frowned upon, but it wasn't a serious issue in the grand scheme of things.

A Visalia teen is found guilty for running over a father of 2

A Visalia teen, who'd allegedly struck and killed a 35-year-old Visalia man with her car this past Memorial Day weekend, has been found guilty of second degree murder for his death. The 18-year-old is now awaiting sentencing. She's facing anywhere between 25 years and a lifetime in jail.

New legislation is signed to benefit juvenile offenders

An ongoing discussion in the Visalia, California, (Tulare and Kings counties, Central California) area is how crimes committed by minors should be handled. Attorneys handling criminal defense cases that involve minors often address the contention that crimes committed by minors should be handled. Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will ease punishment and fines for juvenile offenders.

3 Tulare residents are charged with attempting to murder a child

Tulare police arrested and charged three area residents with child torture and attempted homicide on Saturday, July 15. The three defendants were taken into police custody after a representative with Tulare Regional Medical Center reported that a 2-year-old boy was brought there unresponsive and with obvious signs of abuse.

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