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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Monday

In January 2004, brothers Addam Pettit, left, and Jason Pettit right, hold a balloon release with students and community members at Del Oro High School to memorialize their murdered brother and mother. The Sacramento Chapter of Parents Of Murdered Children will host a free balloon release event in honor of loved ones claimed by violence Monday, April 11, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the International Rose Garden at Capitol Park.
In January 2004, brothers Addam Pettit, left, and Jason Pettit right, hold a balloon release with students and community members at Del Oro High School to memorialize their murdered brother and mother. The Sacramento Chapter of Parents Of Murdered Children will host a free balloon release event in honor of loved ones claimed by violence Monday, April 11, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the International Rose Garden at Capitol Park. Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

Balloon release to honor victims of violence

The Sacramento Chapter of Parents Of Murdered Children will host a balloon release in honor of loved ones claimed by violence. The free event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the International Rose Garden at Capitol Park, 13th and L streets, Sacramento. The balloon release is scheduled at 12:30 p.m.

Film about autism scheduled

Charles Jones will attend a screening of his documentary “Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. After the screening, a panel of fathers will discuss the challenges of raising children with special needs and the effects of autism on their families. Event organizers note some language used in this film may be unsuitable for young children. Parental discretion is advised. The screening is free, but reservations are required. Call 916-703-0336.

ACLU and Black Lives Matter rally planned

The American Civil Liberties Union and Sacramento’s Black Lives Matter chapter will be rallying on the Capitol’s south steps at 11:30 a.m. for a couple of ACLU priority bills aimed at law enforcement. One would give the public greater access to records about police misconduct or use of force, building on a transparency push that last year produced a barricade of Gov. Jerry Brown’s office in support of a law requiring more data on stops. The other measure deals with civil asset forfeiture, a process by which law enforcement can confiscate suspects’ property. While police call it an effective way to attack drug traffickers and other sprawling criminal enterprises, civil libertarians warn it is being abused to pad police budgets. Senate Bill 443, which would place new limits on the practice, fell far short last year amid law enforcement opposition. Author state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, is on the rally agenda.

Subculture to close run

This collection of short plays will close its more than two-week run with an industry-night performance at the Capital Stage at 2215 J St. in Sacramento. Run by the 2015-16 Capital Stage Apprentices, the plays depict a “dimly lit, overstimulated, and paranoia-fueled world that exists just underneath the dominant popular culture” and offer glimpses “into some of the most simultaneously intimate and harrowing moments of everyday life.” The show starts at 7 p.m., and admission is free.

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