Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty in jail scandal, his attorney says

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By: Joel Rubin, Cindy Chang and Harriet Ryan | LA Times February 10, 2016 Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty in a downtown courtroom Wednesday to making a false statement, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff’s Department. Baca’s attorney, Michael Zweibeck, said his […]

Chicago Police Superintendent Is Fired

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By MONICA DAVEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA | The New York Times DEC. 1, 2015 CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel ousted Chicago’s police superintendent on Tuesday, after the city’s police department came under fire over an officer shooting a teenager 16 times, and for resisting, for more than a year, to release of a video of […]

#100days100nights fuels fear in South L.A.

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Sandy Banks | Los Angeles Times July 31, 2015 The #100days100nights campaign may be fake, but the fear in parts of South Los Angeles is very real. “I’ve been in prison, and I’ve never been as nervous as I am right now,” a middle-aged man in a baseball cap admitted to the crowd gathered for […]

What kind of police officer steals evidence?: Editorial

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By The Editorial Board, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune July 08, 2015 at 6:31 AM, updated July 08, 2015 at 10:43 AM A disturbing question hangs over the shooting death of New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway: How did the suspect he was transporting to Central Lockup get his hands on the .40-caliber weapon that killed […]

Challenging the Suge Knight narrative and getting it correct

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By Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer February 2, 2015 | 6:29 p.m. LOS ANGELES – There has been an abundance of coverage connected to Suge Knight’s most recent legal matter related to an incident that occurred in Compton last Thursday. Knight visited the lunch set of the film Straight Outta Compton, uninvited and started […]

El Salvadorian man convicted of Chandra Levy’s murder says confession was a lie

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By Stefani Camille WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 13, 2013 Do you remember the 2001 Chandra Levy case? She was a 24 year old intern for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in 2001 who was found dead in Washington’s Rock Creek Park, a year after she had gone missing. At the time, Levy was reportedly having […]

Ex-city controller says don’t vote for Trutanich

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Streetgangs.com Staff Writer October 09, 2012 | 9:58 p.m. PST Former Controller Laura Chick says don’t vote for city attorney, Trutanich. Chick urged voters in an open letter to think twice before re-electing him to a second term. Chick, who supported Trutanich publicly in April 2009, said in a letter Tuesday that she had “made […]

Trutanich’s claim of being shot at is under question during campaign for DA

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Streetgangs.com Staff May 15, 2012 | 4:55 p.m. PST Carmen Trutanich has been questioned about an incident that occurred in 1985 when he was under oath in a legal proceeding in 2008. He said he had a hazy recollection and described an encounter in which his investigator saw somebody with a gun in Green Meadows […]

Francesco Schettino, Costa Concordia captain, lied & whined after abandoning ship

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Helen Kennedy (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) | January 17, 2012 The Italian captain who ran his cruise ship aground last week was exposed as a cringing chicken of the sea who repeatedly refused orders to return to his sinking ship. In a remarkable phone recording made public Wednesday, a raging Coast Guard chief commandant shouts […]

Poverty Figures May Be Wrong

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Sharon Bernstein (NBCLA) |  December 16, 2011 You may have heard worried news reports that 50 percent of Americans had either fallen into poverty or are considered low income. But while poverty in the United States is certainly an important issue, those figures appear to be wrong, perhaps based on a misunderstanding of the data […]

Chris Hansen caught on tape cheating on wife

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Andrew N. Farrens Streetgangs.com Staff Writer July 4, 2011 | 1:16 p.m. There have been many times on the reality show “To Catch A Predator,” when Chris Hansen, the host, would wonder on air, exactly what the men who were caught in his undercover sex-stings for NBC’s Dateline were thinking when they found out they […]

Rep. Anthony Weiner claims Twitter account hacked as a prank

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Andrew N. Farrens Streetgangs.com Staff Writer June 3, 2011 | 1:09 p.m. Social media is a wonderful tool that keeps us informed and connected to our friends and family in ways that we could not have imagined fifteen years ago. If abused or used inappropriately, it can also create a scandal or an embarrassing moment […]