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February 10, 2013

LAPD sets large reward for renegade former cop Christopher Dorner

  • $1M reward for information as to the whereabouts of renegade LAPD cop Christopher Dorner. The reward was set after a fruitless weekend where Dorner appeared to evade arrest. “Why so large?” Police Chief Charlie Beck asked during a press conference. He then proceeded to answer his own question: “This is an act, and make no mistake about it, of domestic terrorism. This is a man who has targeted those who we entrust to protect the public. His actions cannot go unanswered.” source
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February 9, 2013
21:28 // 1 year ago
December 6, 2012

Operation Roman Empire deals blow to Mexican Mafia-aligned gang

  • 18 people were arrested on federal charges relating to alleged criminal activity on behalf of the Harpys Dead-End gang, including at least one family member of the gang’s incarcerated leader Danny Roman. 
  • 29 defendants will face charges in total, though eight of those charged were already incarcerated in the state of California. Danny Roman’s sister Vianna and her husband Aaron Soto were both arrested on Thursday, and stand accused of passing orders to/from Danny during his incarceration. Police also say that they collected taxes for the jailed Harpys leader, and brought him the money during their visits. source
16:53 // 1 year ago
December 4, 2012
16:33 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2012

nprfreshair:

In Focus: A Space Shuttle on the Streets of Los Angeles

The space shuttle Endeavour is on its last mission today, a 12-mile creep through Los Angeles city streets on a 160-wheeled carrier. It is passing through neighborhoods and strip malls, headed toward its final destination, the California Science Center in South Los Angeles. At times, the shuttle has barely cleared trees, houses and and street signs along a course heavily prepared for the trip. The move will cost an estimated $10 million, according to the Exposition Park museum. Gathered here are a few images of Endeavour’s last journey.

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Today in doing things just because we can.

9:00 // 1 year ago
September 27, 2012
not sure if folks know this yet, but johnny lewis (halfsack) died last night. the sad irony of it happening two days after opie’s death is not lost on me. it was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way. i wish i could say that i was shocked by the events last night, but i was not. i am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path. yes, it’s day or mourning, but it’s also a day of awareness and gratitude. sadly, some of us carry the message by dying.
"Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter • Reacting on Whosay to the death of actor Johnny Lewis, who starred in the first two seasons of Sutter’s show. Before Lewis died, he was suspected of killing an 81-year-old woman in Los Angeles, after which he fell to his death. Lewis had a series of legal troubles before his death, including a bar fight and an attempted burglary. A probation officer reportedly expressed grave concern for Lewis’ mental health months before his death, and suggested he had chemical dependencies. Lewis had been released from jail a week before his death. source
22:32 // 1 year ago
nbcnews:

Purported anti-Muslim film producer arrested in probation violation case
(Photo: NBC News)
LOS ANGELES — Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Cerritos man who many believe to be behind an anti-Muslim video that has inflamed the Islamic world, was arrested Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles said.

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It will be interesting to see how this case plays out.

nbcnews:

Purported anti-Muslim film producer arrested in probation violation case

(Photo: NBC News)

LOS ANGELES — Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Cerritos man who many believe to be behind an anti-Muslim video that has inflamed the Islamic world, was arrested Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles said.

It will be interesting to see how this case plays out.

(via nbcnews)

19:53 // 1 year ago
September 3, 2012

Are we better off than we were four years ago? Let’s ask Obama’s surrogates

  • we aren’t On Sunday, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said we weren’t better off than we were four years ago, but blamed Bush, not Obama. ”Without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, Bush recessions, the Bush deficits, the series of desert wars, charged for the first time to credit cards,” he told ”Face the Nation.”
  • we are But everyone deserves to be contradicted sometimes, and in this case, Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disagrees with the Maryland governor. ”We are better off. We’ve had 29 consecutive months of growth - 4 1/2 million jobs. In fact, more jobs in that time than the 8 years under [President] Bush.” What do you think? Are we better off than we were? source

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10:48 // 2 years ago
July 25, 2012
L.A. City Council places ban on medical marijuana dispensaries
In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the L.A. City Council voted to end the era of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Letters demanding an immediate end to all operations will be sent to all 762 registered dispensaries in Los Angeles; however, some older dispensaries may be allowed to re-open at a later date thanks to a “grandfather clause” proposal which also passed a vote. Many activists have pledged to fight the new measure — both in court and with ballot initiatives if necessary — including the California branch of Americans for Safe Access. So, do you think this was the right move? (Photo via Dank Depot) source
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In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the L.A. City Council voted to end the era of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Letters demanding an immediate end to all operations will be sent to all 762 registered dispensaries in Los Angeles; however, some older dispensaries may be allowed to re-open at a later date thanks to a “grandfather clause” proposal which also passed a vote. Many activists have pledged to fight the new measure — both in court and with ballot initiatives if necessary — including the California branch of Americans for Safe Access. So, do you think this was the right move? (Photo via Dank Depot) source

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16:38 // 2 years ago
July 3, 2012
The Associated Press is reporting that former Secretary of Commerce John Bryson will not face charges related to two hit-and-run accidents that took place in California last month.

The Associated Press is reporting that former Secretary of Commerce John Bryson will not face charges related to two hit-and-run accidents that took place in California last month.

16:13 // 2 years ago