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Client's estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

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Forme L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested Under Suspicion of Child Pornography Distribution

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Lorne Reed, 32, an ex Los Angeles county sheriff’s deputy was arrested on Wednesday under the suspicion of distributing child pornography. Police came to his home in Santa Fe Springs, where Reed was arrested without any incident. Law enforcement from … Continue reading

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11 Arrested at Jay Z/Beyonce Concert

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On Saturday, 11 people were arrested at a concert that took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. 55 Thousand Fans came to see Jay and Beyonce perform. Out of those 55 thousand, 8 were arrested for public drunkenness, 2 … Continue reading

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LAPD Using New Computer Techniques to Predict Crimes

The LAPD says they are now using a new tool to help them lower the crime rate. What the LAPD is calling “predictive policing” is a technique were the police use a computer that takes data from all types of … Continue reading

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Elliot Rodger’s Attacks UCSB Students: Six Dead, Thirteen Injured

Elliot Rodger in his BMW

With all the tragedy around the world, it is sad when tragedy strikes so close to home. With the murder of 6 UCSB students, locals are mourning and asking themselves how this happened. It was last Friday when Elliot Rodgers, … Continue reading

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Woman Injured, Dog Killed in Sacramento Shooting

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Yesterday Evening on Olmstead Drive, Sacramento one person was injured and a dog was killed during a drive by shooting. The Police Department was called at 6:55 in the afternoon about a reported shooting. The injured person was a woman, … Continue reading

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Universal CityWalk: One Dead and Three Injured During Officer Involve Shooting

A picture of James White Jr. provided by his siter

Yesterday Morning, James White Jr. was killed during an officer-involved shooting. White was shot when police officers opened fire in Universal City Walk after hearing gunfire and seeing an individual with a gun. The shooting took place near the Infusion … Continue reading

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Mourning of LAPD Officer Killed in Collision Continues

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LAPD Officer Roberto Sanchez, was killed early in the morning of Saturday May, 3rd. According to the LAPD, Officer Sanchez was involved in a Hit & Run accident at 3:45 am, when an SUV “T-boned” his patrol car, killing Officer … Continue reading

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LAPD Squad Card Tampered With by Field Officers

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Although the LAPD is currently in the middle of a pilot program testing new on the field recording equipment, it turns out the older recording equipment is being sabotaged. Officers tampering with the video cameras in their squad cars is … Continue reading

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California DNA Collection Law For Felony Arrests Upheld

Much to the dismay of various civil liberties advocates who have challenged the law, a five year old California law that permits the collection of DNA sample during a felony arrest is being upheld. The samples may be collected without … Continue reading

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Victory in the Courts for Gun Rights Advocates in California

On Thursday, the 20th, A federal appeals court overturned some restrictions that will allow gun owners to carry a concealed weapon. The majority of votes said that the restrictions imposed on gun owners are in violation of the 2nd amendments … Continue reading

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Eighteen Sheriff’s Deputies Charged With Engaging In Corruption and Civil Right Abuses.

Eighteen current and former Los Angeles County deputies are currently facing charges for engaging in corruption and civil right abuses. The charges include beating inmates and visitors, as well as falsifying reports and trying to block an FBI investigation. The … Continue reading

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Reward Offered for Information on the Hit and Run that Killed a Probation Officer

Kenneth Hamilton

On Wednesday, a 50 thousand dollar reward was offered for any information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the person who committed the fatal hit and run that killed Kenneth Hamilton, an employee with the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Child Shot Multiples Times During Gang Related Shooting

Last night an adult in his 20s and a 5 year old child were shot in Orange Avenue, Long Beach. The child, a 5 year old playing in his yard is believed to be an innocent bystander in a gang-related … Continue reading

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State Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Father Shot During Home Invasion

State Assmeblyman Mike Gatto and his father Joseph Gatto

The Father of California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Joseph Gatto was found dead at his residence in Silver Lake Wednesday night. A member of the Gatto family arrived at their home to find 78 year old Joseph’s body over a … Continue reading

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Former Texas Prosecutor, Ken Anderson Convicted of Criminal Contempt

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  A former Texas district attorney plead guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence. Ken Anderson, former district attorney for Williamson County will be serving 10 days in jail and is giving up his license to practice law. Anderson withheld … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Shoppers Accidentally Discharge a Gun Outside the Store

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A southern California man, Robert Duncan and his wife, Helen Marie Duncan were arrested after a gun Helen was carrying inside a fanny pack accidentally went off outside of Sam’s club in Glendora. The incident took place outside the Sam’s … Continue reading

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California Punishes Sex Offenders Who Tamper With Their GPS Devices

California Governor Jerry Brown

On Saturday Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring sex offenders who disarm or disable their GPS trackers while on parole to return to jail. A recent investigation showed that because of jail crowding many sex offenders who were detained for … Continue reading

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“Make it Quick Bandit” Suspected of 12 South Bay Bank Robberies

Captured Images of the "Make it quick bandit."

On September 20th the criminal dubbed the “Make it quick bandit” made his 12th bank robbery in the South Bay area. According to local authorities this is the fourth time he has robbed the same U.S. Bank branch. This is … Continue reading

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San Diego Man Arrested for Marijuana Possesion and Child Endangerment

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A 23 year old man from San Diego, Christopher Palmer is currently being held in custody after police officers found dozens of cannabis plant along with 13 puppies, 3 adult dogs and a 3 month old baby at his home. … Continue reading

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Undocumented Immigrants in California Will be Eligible to Receive a Driver’s License

Luis Alejo and fellow lawmakers

Joining nine other states and the District of Columbia, California is giving driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. An issues that has come up many times in recent years, California was among the first states to give driver’s licenses for undocumented … Continue reading

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Deputy of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Charge With Lewd Acts with a Minor

Deputy John Rose (left) along with a colleague.

John Augustus Rose, A deputy of the Los Angeles county sheriff’s department was arrested after allegations of him having sexual relation with an underage girl arose. When the sheriff’s department became aware of the allegations against deputy Rose, they immediately … Continue reading

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How the War on Drugs is Changing

Currently, the United States imprisons more people than any other country, a large portion of U.S. prisoners are there because of drug sentencing policies that are not helping people in need, instead they are throwing nonviolent drug offenders into state … Continue reading

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Undocumented Immigrant Fights for His Right to Practice Law

Sergio Garcia

  On Wednesday, Sergio Garcia, 36, was the subject of a Supreme Court hearing in California. Garcia is an undocumented immigrant who was brought to the U.S. as a baby, then returned to Mexico when he was 9 and came … Continue reading

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16 Year Old Facing Two First-Degree Murder Charges

Daniel Marsh

Daniel Marsh, a 16 year old who is currently facing murder charges for the deaths of Chip Northtrup and Claudia Maupin, an elderly couple from Davis, CA. Marsh is facing two counts of first degree murder with special circumstances relating … Continue reading

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Costs of a first time DUI

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In the United States, DUIs are the most frequently committed crimes. It is estimated that DUIs account for 32% of all fatal car accidents. Because of the dangers of drunk driving, strict penalties have been put in place for DUI … Continue reading

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