June 2021

PEOPLE V. YANG HONG Jun 18, 2021

On June 16, a jury found defendant Yang Hong, 55, guilty of a lewd act with a minor by force.

On Nov. 13, 2016, the female victim was 13 years old; Hong was 50. The victim lived with her father in Fremont, where the defendant was a tenant.

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A JUNETEENTH MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY NANCY O’MALLEY Jun 17, 2021

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is encouraged by the good news that Juneteenth is now a federally-recognized holiday, signed into law by President Joe Biden.

Juneteenth National Independence Day, a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, will become the 12th legal public holiday, the first since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

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DA O’MALLEY RESPONDS TO THE RECENT OVERTURNING OF ASSAULT WEAPONS IN CALIFORNIA BY A FEDERAL JUDGE Jun 8, 2021

A federal judge’s recent decision to overturn California’s long-standing ban on assault weapons overturns not only years of state law, but undermines the awareness that assault weapons are used in mass shootings, and not for hunting or personal safety.

“I am so dismayed that a federal judge would overturn California’s ban on assault weapons. No one needs an assault weapon for personal safety and assault weapons are mostly used to commit crimes,” stated District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley. “With the incidents of mass shootings, we must protect our citizens from others who use assault weapons to inflict massive harm.”

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