Attempted Murder Suspect Escapes: Armed and Dangerous

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Authorities in Gilroy, CA are on the lookout for a suspect accused of attempted murder. The suspect, Christopher Croul, 64, is considered armed and dangerous. The incident occurred after an altercation in the 6000 block of Mt. Madonna Road near Pole Line Road. Due to the dangerous nature of the suspect, residents in the area were advised to take shelter in their homes. Despite a search on Saturday night, authorities called off the search due to lighting and terrain conditions. The nearby park was also closed for the rest of the night. The sheriff’s office urged anyone who sees the suspect to call 911.

In other news, thefts in La MisiĆ³n have decreased after a ban on street vendors, according to authorities.

Here are some recent laws that have been passed in California:

1. Immigration Permit Act for Undocumented Agricultural Workers (SB 831): This law allows the governor to develop a program that grants work permits to undocumented farmworkers in California, protecting them from deportation and allowing them to work legally in the state.

2. Firearms and Ammunition Sales Tax (AB 28): This law imposes an 11% tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition in California, with funds raised going toward gun violence prevention and school safety programs. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

3. Strengthening the concealed weapons law (SB 2): This law limits the possession of firearms in certain public places and requires more training in firearms safety. It also sets a minimum age of 21 to obtain a concealed carry permit.

4. Prohibition of using “excited delirium” as a cause of death (AB 360): This law prohibits the use of “excited delirium” as a cause of death in California, both by coroners, medical examiners, and physicians, as well as by law enforcement officers to describe someone’s behavior.

5. Elimination of time limits for claims of child sexual abuse (AB 452): This law eliminates time limits for victims of child sexual abuse to file claims for civil damages in California, starting January 1, 2024.

6. Increased sentences for child trafficking and sex trafficking (SB 14): This law increases prison sentences for those convicted of trafficking minors for prostitution and imposes harsher penalties and sentencing enhancements for those convicted of sex trafficking.

7. Creation of Ebony Alert for missing persons (SB 673): This law creates the alert system Ebony Alert in California to help find missing black women and youth in the age range of 12 to 25 years.

These new laws aim to address various issues in California, from immigration to public safety and law enforcement practices.

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