Jerry Brown wants to make it easier for non-violent offenders to get parole

By David Siders | The Sac Bee January 27, 2016 11:04 AM In a conference call, California Gov. Jerry Brown explains his history with sentencing law and his rationale for a prison sentence reform measure. Forty years after signing strict, fixed-term sentencing standards into law – and more than a decade after panning them as […]

Mos Def held on immigration charges in South Africa, family ordered out

Maria Puente | USA TODAY 12:35 p.m. EST January 20, 2016 The American-born artist formerly known as Mos Def was formally charged with using a fake passport in South Africa, where he and his family have been living illegally since 2014, South African officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, he’s enlisted Kanye West to help defend him, […]

Clayton Lockett’s execution botched due to new drugs administered

By Stefani Camille Staff Writer April 30, 2014 Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: By Stefani Camille Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: Staff Writer April 29, 2014 – See more at: Clayton Lockett, 38, was convicted of the killing of 19-year-old, […]

Sheriff candidates step up rhetoric at second debate

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

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

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

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

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

Stef Camille 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

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

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

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 […]

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