Tully Weiss In the News

60 Minutes

Informant says he was planted in Orange County jail to snitch

Mark Cleveland tells 60 Minutes he shaved 40 years off his sentence by becoming a jailhouse informant for Orange County law enforcement officials, now under investigation

San Francisco Chronicle

Supes Extend Deadline For Cannabis Business Applicants

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday morning to extend the application timeline for entrepreneurs seeking land use permits for cannabis-based businesses like retail storefronts, commercial grows and manufacturing operations.

San Jose Mercury News

SV Chat: Joseph Tully, bringing legal system to light

California’s justice system — especially the ranks of cops, district attorneys and judges — are “Machiavellians,” “sadists” and “sociopaths.”

That’s the message put forth in “California: State of Collusion,”…

California: State of Collusion

Power, Conspiracy, and Cover Ups in a Failed Criminal Justice System

An Inside Look at California s Corrupt Criminal Justice System and the Very Real Dangers Citizens Face
In California: State of Collusion, legal gladiator Joseph Tully exposes California’s alarming culture of power, conspiracy, and cover-ups. 

Rolling Stone

Peter Tosh’s Son in Coma: Inside Fight for Jawara McIntosh

In a coma since a February beating in a New Jersey jail, the late reggae star’s son is holding on – and his family is fighting for justice

Rolling Stone

Drone operator wants to apologize to CHP pilot for near miss in Martinez

On the night of December 6th, a young man who was flying his drone near his Martinez home nearly caused it to collide with a California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter.

Benno family trial continues with new judge, no mistrial declared

KRCR ABC 7 - Local News by Josh Copitch, March 7, 2017 In a turn of events since Monday, the Benno family marijuana and weapons trial was not declared a mistrial Tuesday morning. On Monday court officials believed that Judge Stephen Baker discovered some "undisclosed...

Is Cannabis Cash in California Being Used to Bribe Public Officials?

Proposition 64 was approved by voters in November 2016. This passage legalized recreational marijuana, one incentive had been to dry up the black market for the drug that was linked to other, more serious criminal activity. However, The Los Angeles Times recently...

Major Study Shows Police Traffic Stops Often Based on Racial Profiling

The largest amount of data ever collected regarding police traffic stops shows racial profiling is alive and well among police officers. The Stanford Open Policing Project, (“SOPP”) consisting of an interdisciplinary team of journalists and researchers at Stanford...

Florida Cop Allegedly Used Police Database to Obtain Dates

A Florida police officer allegedly used a police database as a ‘date-a-base,’ using the information he found there to meet women. Bradenton Police Sergeant Leonel Marines, 36, is alleged to have called approximately 150 women, actually going on dates with some of...

New Law on Police Transparency Passes Final Hurdle in CA Supreme Court

A law mandating greater transparency for law enforcement officer personnel records, signed by former Governor Jerry Brown in September of last year, has survived a legal challenge in the California Supreme Court and is free to be implemented. At issue was the scope of...

Charges Dropped against Heidi Lepp in Marijuana Case

The Davis Vanguard by David Greenwald, March 5, 2019 Heidi Lepp will not have to return to court after all.  Ten days after a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case where Ms. Lepp was charged with two felony conspiracy charges, prosecutors decided that they...

Can Brain Scans Predict Your Risk of Committing a Crime?

You’ve been convicted of a violent crime. You walk into the courtroom for sentencing and see a scan of your brain projected on the big screen. A neuroscientist is on the stand circling an area of the scan with her laser pointer. “You can see here,” she says, “that the...

San Francisco Wipes Out More Than 9,300 Marijuana Convictions

California legalized recreational cannabis more than two years ago, but thousands of people still have felony pot convictions on their records. This affects their ability to find employment, attend school, and obtain loans or housing. On February 25, 2019, San...