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 people for ticket scalping and 1 man who was accused of biting another man’s finger tip off.
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 crime in a specific area.
Computer algorithms take this data and maps out 500 square Continue reading “LAPD Using New Computer Techniques to Predict Crimes”
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 lounge.
The L.A. County Fire Department pronounced the suspected gunman dead at the scene of Continue reading “Universal CityWalk: One Dead and Three Injured During Officer Involve Shooting”
Although the LAPD is currently in the middle of a pilot program testing new on the field recording equipment, Continue reading “LAPD Squad Card Tampered With by Field Officers”
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 a judge’s review over the matter and even if criminal charges are not pressed Continue reading “California DNA Collection Law For Felony Arrests Upheld”
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 right to bear arms.
This decision is being celebrated by gun rights advocates all over, Continue reading “Victory in the Courts for Gun Rights Advocates in California”
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 charges were announced yesterday after 16 of the 18 deputies were arrested. The two deputies Continue reading “Eighteen Sheriff’s Deputies Charged With Engaging In Corruption and Civil Right Abuses.”
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 County Probation Department.
On October 28, Kenneth Hamilton was struck and killed, while riding his Continue reading “Reward Offered for Information on the Hit and Run that Killed a Probation Officer”
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 information that led to the conviction of an innocent man, Michael Morton, Continue reading “Former Texas Prosecutor, Ken Anderson Convicted of Criminal Contempt”
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 club located at 1300 block of South Lone Hill Avenue just before Continue reading “Sam’s Club Shoppers Accidentally Discharge a Gun Outside the Store”
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.
Firefighter’s arrived at Palmer’s home in the City Heights after a garage fire was reported Continue reading “San Diego Man Arrested for Marijuana Possesion and Child Endangerment”
Supporters of the inmates protesting outside twin towers correction facility
Monday morning nearly 30,000 inmates stopped eating in order to protest prison conditions and rules. The protest has spread over two-thirds of California prisons, and many inmates are also refusing to attend their work assignments.
The strike is centered on the state’s solitary confinement practices Continue reading “Largest Prison Hunger Strike in California History”
Detroit, currently facing a $380 million deficit is paying its lawyers $1,000 an hour because as Charlie Langton, a legal analyst at WWJ (A Detroit based TV Channel) explains it “that’s the going rate.”
Jones Day, the company hired by Detroit government to restructure its finances has already stacked a bill of $1.4 million according Continue reading “Detroit, Nearly Bankrupt and Paying its Lawyers $1000 an Hour”
Wenyi Xu and Nicholas Bowen
Davis police have arrested a couple under charges of indecent exposure and lewd acts in public after a city park worker saw Wenyi Xu, 30, flashing bicyclists.
Police say the couple was targeting kids at a popular Davis bike trail yesterday morning at 9:30 am. Her accomplice, Nicholas Bowen, 61 Continue reading “Couple Arrested in Davis for Indecent Exposure”
Criminal law is the area of our justice system that relates to behavior that is dangerous to the public, or damaging to society. This behavior labeled as “crime” is punishable by monetary fines, prison or jail sentences, or other means of punishment. What exactly is labeled a crime, and what its corresponding punishment is varies Continue reading “Criminal Law”
The Mill Fire in Yucaipa
On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Stephen Taylor Rutherford, 47, was charged with 13 felony counts of arson. He has been accused with the burning of more than 600 acres in the San Bernardino and Riverside counties, including the Mills Fire in Yucaipa. Rutherford is currently behind bars with a set Continue reading “Arson Suspect Faces Charges for Nine Fires”