Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

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Huffington Post Posted: 10/10/2014 7:30 am EDT LOS ANGELES — With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of […]

Police are claiming Ceebo’s protest video is a threat to the LAPD

Rapper Ceebo, family and friends of Ezell Ford, who was slain by the LAPD. August 24, 2014 | 11:45 p.m. LOS ANGELES – In the wake of the officer involved shooting on 65th and Broadway, where Ezell Ford, 25, was shot and killed by two LAPD Officers out of the Newton Division as he was walking down the street, community protests have be energetic and forceful for several […]

Interim Sheriff Wants OIG Bound to LASD in Attorney-Client Relationship

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Taylor Walker (L.A. Witness) | July 11, 2014 SHERIFF SCOTT PUSHES FOR INSPECTOR GENERAL AND LASD TO HAVE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE Back in November, the LA County Board of Supervisors selected Max Huntsman to fill the newly established role of Inspector General for the Sheriff’s Department. County officials are still trying to establish what kind of […]

Los Angeles Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Fee Award


NALFA | July 10, 2014 A recent L.A. Times story, “L.A. Asks High Court to Reverse Fee Award in Homeless Case,” reports that the City of Los Angeles has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a $700,000 fee award to lawyers for skid row homeless people who successful challenged a ban on sleeping in […]

MS-13 gang members and jihadists let in over the border as children


Judi McLeod (Canada Free Press) | July 7, 2014 Not all of the tens of thousands of border rushers flooding the U.S. sleep with teddybears; not many of them would stand in awe at the appearance of border greeter Nancy Pelosi, and some would never be mollified by the lollipops distributed by Texas Rep. Sheila […]

LAPD detective Frank Lyga secretly recorded talking about killing black officer and criticizing the department

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By Stefani Camille Staff Writer June 13, 2014 Update: Interview with Brian Bentley, Kevin Gaines’ former partner, June 24, 2014 In March 1997, LAPD undercover detective Frank Lyga, shot and killed fellow LAPD Rampart CRASH officer Kevin Gaines in what was described as a “road rage” incident. According to Lyga, Gaines, who was not […]

IMPD: Gang recruiting ends in torture

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Bill McCleery (IndyStar) | May 21, 2014 A failed attempt to entice a man into a street gang ended in torture, according to court documents. The victim, a 20-year-old man, was held at gunpoint May 13 inside an Eastside home and handcuffed, beaten, burned with cigarettes and forced to play Russian roulette, police said. Police […]

Stockton gang survivor helps others avoid his mistakes

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Tim Daly (News 10) | May 9, 2014 STOCKTON – Seeing his two older siblings die in gang-related violence didn’t steer Daniel Bobian away from that lifestyle. He was so soured, he embraced it. “My sister was murdered when I was 13. I was on the fence of being a good guy or bad guy. […]

Walnut man admits being gang ‘shotcaller,’ faces 27 years in prison


Brian Day (Inside SoCal) | May 8, 2014 LOS ANGELES >> A Walnut man and “shotcaller” of a South Los Angeles street gang faces 27 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to federal racketeering and dug trafficking charges for helping the gang’s incarcerated leader continue managing the gang from behind bars, authorities said. Manuel […]

Two wounded in Boyle Heights intra-gang dispute

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City News Service | May 5, 2014 LOS ANGELES – Two men were wounded today in an intra-gang dispute in Boyle Heights and one victim drove them both to White Memorial Hospital where police were called and an investigation begun, a sergeant said. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. at Soto and Houston streets, said […]

LA Clippers owner receives lifetime ban from NBA commissioner

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By Stefani Camille Staff Writer April 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Clippers team owner, Donald Sterling, 80, was apparently recorded having a racially insensitive conversation with mistress prior. The audio of that conversation was released and made public over the weekend. V. Stiviano, 31, the other woman in Sterling’s life is being accused of […]

Alleged Tongan Crip gang member shot and killed in Salt Lake City courtroom


By Stefani Camille Staff Writer April 22, 2014 Salt Lake City’s federal courtroom had an unusual occurrence yesterday when Siale Angilau, 25, an alleged member of the Tongan Crips was shot and killed by deputy U.S. marshal during court proceedings. Angilau attacked a witness who was testifying against him, federal law enforcement official said. […]