http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-vnsupes22aug22,1,242598.story?coll=la-headlines-california Ventura County, Ca., long has favored the criminal justice system when it allocates public funds. Now that arrangement is under attack, the Los Angeles Times reports. An 8-year-old law gives proceeds from a special half-cent sales tax to four public safety departments – sheriff, district attorney, public defender, and probation. Critics, the Times says, complain that the result is a "a gold . . .
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