Curtis Flowers has been in a Mississippi jail since 1996 awaiting trial, and was previously tried for the same four murders in 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2008. All either ended in hung juries or overturned convictions.
Columbia's Winter Shelter closed for the spring Thursday morning, sending hundreds of the city's homeless back outside at nights. "250 people are headed nowhere," said Billy, a 56-year-old homeless man who'd been staying at the Winter Shelter.
This week, I unveiled the California Jobs Budget, a plan designed to confront and resolve the two most urgent priorities facing California: closing our budget deficit and putting Californians back to work.