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By LEILONI DE GRUY
Jury deliberations in the trial of a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accused of killing an unarmed Black man in Oakland on New Year's Day 2009 are expected to resume Thursday after they were restarted Wednesday.
The jury began deliberations for 2 1/2 hours last Friday, but when jurors reassembled Tuesday after the long weekend, one of the original jurors had been excused because of a pre-planned vacation and another juror was ill.
By Michael Doyle
The drug gangsters who grow marijuana and cook meth in Sierra Nevada forests would face stiffer penalties under a bill introduced Wednesday by a San Joaquin Valley lawmaker.
Amid fears that public lands have become riddled by illicit drug plots, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Visalia, authored a bill to impose 10-year prison sentences for drug production in national parks, national forests and other federal properties.
"There are a lot of dangers up in the forests," Nunes said Wednesday, "and I think this will make a dent in that."
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