Clayton Lockett’s execution botched due to new drugs administered

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By Stefani Camille WWW.Streetgangs.com Staff Writer April 30, 2014 Streetgangs.com Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: http://www.streetgangs.com/race/042914-donald-sterling-banned#sthash.4GcdPLhK.dpuf By Stefani Camille Streetgangs.com Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: http://www.streetgangs.com/race/042914-donald-sterling-banned#sthash.4GcdPLhK.dpuf Streetgangs.com Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: http://www.streetgangs.com/race/042914-donald-sterling-banned#sthash.4GcdPLhK.dpuf Clayton Lockett, 38, was convicted of the killing of 19-year-old, […]

Sheriff candidates step up rhetoric at second debate

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By Robert Faturechi / La Times March 13, 2014, 6:55 p.m. The candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff sharpened their attacks Wednesday night, accusing each other of mismanagement and opportunism in front of a Van Nuys audience gathered for their second debate. Assistant Sheriff Jim Hellmold, one of two candidates tapped to run by former […]

Fla. Rep. Trey Radel to Take Leave of Absence Following Guilty Plea

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By Jessica Gresko | NBC News Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 | Updated 4:49 AM PST Florida Republican Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel said Wednesday he was taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating his salary to charity after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and receiving a sentence of a year’s […]

Police release sketch of suspect who may be linked to Gatto slaying

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By Richard Winton and Kate Mather / LA Times November 19, 2013, 4:59 p.m. Los Angeles police released a description of a suspect sought in connection with a Silver Lake assault that officials said “may be connected” to the slaying of Joseph Gatto, father of a state assemblyman, found shot to death in his home […]

Bell’s Robert Rizzo pleads no contest, to get 10 to 12 years in prison

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By Shelby Grad and Kimi Yoshino / La Times October 3, 2013, 11:38 a.m. Longtime Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo, who became a national symbol for public corruption for alleged graft in the small city, pleaded no contest to 69 charges, prosecutors said Thursday. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement […]

Ex-Metra board member has ties to former gang leader’s family

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BY ROBERT HERGUTH AND ALDEN LOURY/Chicago Sun Times Septempber 16, 2013 In the mid-1990s, Winndye Jenkins ran a concert-promotion business that federal authorities alleged was used by the Gangster Disciples to launder drug money. Also around that time, Jenkins was serving as a “conduit” between the street gang’s imprisoned leader — Larry Hoover Sr., her […]

Ray Nagin former New Orleans Mayor’s trial postponed again

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Stef Camille Streetgangs.com Staff Writer August 28, 2013 | 12:37 p.m. PST   Former New Orleans Mayor, Ray Nagin got a break this week by getting his trial postponed a second time to an October 28, 2013 date. He had already received an initial postponed date from U.S. District Judge Helen “Ginger” Berrigan, who is […]

Notorious Jordon Downs housing project in Watts get the OK to for new “urban village” project

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Stef Camille WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER August 16, 2013 The famous Jordan Downs housing project located in Watts will be replaced with a project called “urban village”. This new village will include shops, town homes, a park and garden. The Los Angeles City Council voted on the project last Wednesday. The vote on the project was […]

MORENO VALLEY: Co resigns as councilman, a day after arrest

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SUZANNE HURT, JOHN ASBURY AND RICHARD BROOKS (Press-Enterprise) | August 13, 2013 Marcelo Co resigned as a Moreno Valley councilman Tuesday, Aug. 13, the morning after he was arrested and charged with “pocketing” nearly $15,000 in government aid to care for his ailing mother who was in the Philippines and Taiwan. His resignation came hours […]

Sen. Roderick Wright raises almost $300,000 for his legal defense

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By Jean Merl, LA Times July 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. As Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright prepares for his often-delayed trial on perjury and voting fraud charges this fall, he has raised nearly $300,000 for his legal defense fund, fed largely by large interests with business before the Legislature. Records he filed with the state […]

A Prosecutor, a Wrongful Conviction and a Question of Justice

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by Joaquin Sapien ProPublica, May 23, 2013, 9 a.m. This is part of a series. Read Part 1 and Part 2. May 23: This story has been corrected. Michael Vecchione, head of the rackets division in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, takes questions from the media in 2008. Vecchione is named in the wrongful conviction […]

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo arrested for DUI

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NBC’s Frank Thorp and The Associated Press | December 23, 2012 U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho was arrested early Sunday morning in a suburb of Washington, D.C. for driving under the influence, according to a statement released by Alexandria, Va. police. Crapo, a Republican, was stopped after a patrol officer saw his vehicle go […]