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September 20, 2013

Here’s a clip of one of the victims of the scumbag iPhone scam artist, interviewed by KTLA’s Rich DeMuro. Extra lame.

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August 27, 2013

California needs to cut its inmate count, so it wants to move them to other prisons

  • $315M the amount California Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing the state spend on a program that would move prisoners to private jails or county jails—a response to a court order which requires the state de-crowd its prisons. Rather than releasing the prisoners—as has been done in the past—Brown is suggesting moving them to other spaces, a costly proposition which is far from certain to pass. source
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August 20, 2013
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August 15, 2013
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August 8, 2013
I was with him and he asked me if I wanted to go to Venice with him to do laundry. But I told him I didn’t need to go. When he left, I felt like everything was fine. I was shocked when I heard. Maybe if I’d have gone, he wouldn’t have done this.
Los Angeles man Mark Hewitt • Discussing his interactions with Nathan Louis Campbell, the man who was accused of driving into a number of pedestrians on the Venice boardwalk on Saturday, killing one. Hewitt, a homeless man who was friends with Campbell, says he seemed normal prior to the incident. Campbell, a laborer who had numerous police run-ins over the past decade, had floated between states in recent years and had returned to California last month.
10:19 // 1 year ago
July 27, 2013
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July 5, 2013

Scariest fireworks display ever: Last night in Simi Valley, Calif., as many as 28 people were injured after a fireworks display accidentally detonated into the crowd, creating this dramatic scene shown above. “Everybody started screaming and everything that was supposed to happen didn’t happen,” explained one eyewitness, Joanne Herrera. “It was pretty frightening. And a block of wood … came shooting down into the side of my leg.” Some of the injured had projectile-style wounds caused by the explosions. Yikes.

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June 29, 2013
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How the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings are affecting state politics

  • changing gears Politicians in a number of states, most notably Oregon, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, have started discussing repealing laws which bar same-sex marriage in the state, whether through laws or through amendments. (29 states have amendments similar to the one struck down in California.) In the case of Oregon, the state’s Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber, argues that the federal ruling underscores the urgency of the issue. “Oregon has not yet lived up to the ideal of equal rights for all,” he stated. A court decision in Michigan involving a same-sex couple adopting one another’s children could also play a factor in that state—that decision was on hold due to the Supreme Court decisions.
  • doubling down In the case of West Virginia and Indiana, however, Republicans in the states are considering strengthening state laws barring same-sex marriage through the usage of amendments. One advocate in Indiana, the American Family Association of Indiana’s Micah Clark, argues that the decision should be left up to voters. “The future of marriage matters,” he told the Associated Press. “And it belongs in the hands of Hoosier voters, not the courts, not Hollywood, and not the activists seeking to change it from what it is and always has been.” source
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June 18, 2013
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