Tommy Arthur, 75, was put to death on his eighth scheduled date. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented over the use of a controversial sedative in the lethal injection process.
Los Angeles voters allowed the creation of an all-civilian disciplinary review board for police. Officers will have the option to take their cases to another board with fellow police on it.
Voters in eight states have legalized marijuana. Legislators in 17 states now have tried to legalize the drug, with mixed results.
Democratic progressives didn’t have any problem with Montana House candidate Rob Quist’s backing of gun rights. Quist lost yesterday’s primary election to Republidan Greg Gianforte.
The National Criminal Justice Association says President Trump’s budget proposal to Congress would harm state and local law enforcement by making another big cut in Byrne JAG grants, which help fund state and local innovations in crime-fighting. In the last seven years, funding for Byrne JAG already has been cut by one-third.