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Prison Staff Must Vaccinate; Court Rules Motels' Insurance Doesn't Cover Covid; SF DA Chesa Boudin Charges all of 9 People for Mass Smash-and-Grabs; Facebook Wants Police to Stop Policing on Their Site

Courts & Rulings Federal judge rejects California's bid to postpone vaccination of prison staff With COVID-19 already having taken the lives of nearly 300 California inmates and prison staff, a...

 

Saving the US Postal Service From Budget Cuts, Politics and Neglect Must be a National Priority

Saving the United States Postal Service and stopping disingenuous forces from dismantling and privatizing it must be a national priority. We have witnessed the destruction of our post office and that...

 

Kobe Bryant's Widow Ordered to Take Psychiatric Exam; CA Attorney General Destroys 1.2 M Marijuana Plants; 51% More Police Officers Murdered in 2021; Soros Spends $1 M to Keep Austin From Hiring Cops and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Qualified immunity: Supreme Court sides with police, overturns denial of immunity in two cases The Supreme Court sided Monday with police in two cases in which plaintiffs claimed...

 

Open Letter to California Bar Requesting an Investigation of Santa Monica's Interim City Attorney George Cardona Before He Assumes Duties As Chief Trial Counsel

To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to express my concerns regarding the news of the State of California Bar appointing George Cardona as Chief Trial Counsel. Since the California State Bar is...

 

Infectious Disease Doctor From UCLA Health Warns City About Threat of Typhoid and HIV in Garages Used as Campground by Homeless

Infectious Disease Doctor From UCLA Health Warns City About Threat of Typhoid and HIV in Garages Used as Campground by Homeless Third Street Promenade property owner John Alle asked Dr. Lewis Simon,...

 

Convicted Double Murderer Walks Out Free Thanks to Gascon; Homicide Victims in LA Nearly All Black and Latino; Man Who Supplied Gun that Killed Chicago PD Ella French Released and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California Supreme Court rules prison inmates not allowed to have marijuana The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's law allowing the use of recreational...

 

July Deadliest Month in a Decade in LA; Generic Drugs Hit Potential Legal Block; Killer of BofA Exec Faces only 5 Years if Convicted and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

A rising tide of violence in Los Angeles There were more aggravated assaults in Los Angeles in July than during any month in over a decade, with 1,299. The spike highlights one of the emerging...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 9, 2021

Santa Monica College Mandating Vaccines for Students, Staff on Campus this Fall

If you are planning to attend classes on campus at Santa Monica College this fall, you need to be vaccinated. So says the local college as it is gearing up for the fall semester which starts August...

 

Judge To Dismiss BLM's Civil Rights Suits Against Jackie Lacey's Husband; Norwalk 19th City to Vote No Confidence in Gascon; LA County Wants to Allow Illegal Aliens as County Workers and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge asked to boot Gascón's special assistant from case Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brian C. Yep will be asked this morning to recuse a prosecutor who, according to a...

 

Hundreds of Criminals Tricked into Using FBI Messaging App; 44 District Attorneys Challenge Early Release of 76,000 Inmates; El Chapo's Wife Admits Helping Run His Criminal Empire and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings CHP not liable for shooting by drunken off-duty officer Conclusory allegations pinning blame on the California Highway Patrol for a non-fatal shooting by one of its deputies...

 

Science Debunks Gascon's "Science" Claims Regarding Light Sentencing; Parolee Shoots Officer Dead; Bar Owner Sells Fake Vaccination Cards and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Ninth Circuit overturns drug conviction because search for weapon surpassed frisking Police conducting a "stop-and-frisk" can pat someone down for guns or other weapons if they...

 

After Homeless Removed From Echo Park, So Are 35.7 Tons of Their Solid Waste; Gun-Control California May Soften Gun Crime Laws and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Depp to get drafts of article at center of defamation case against Heard--WHAS Johnny Depp's lawsuit accusing his ex-wife Amber Heard of defamation enters its third year in court with a ruling that...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 21, 2021

SMPD Says to Prepare for a Riot Even Though No Specific Information Any Will Occur

As the trial of Derek Chauvin begins to draw to an end with the jury beginning its deliberations this week regarding the death of George Floyd, Santa Monica's Police Chief, Jacqueline Seabrook, delive...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    April 19, 2021

Criminal Gang Controls Vendors on Santa Monica Pier as City Officials Do Nothing to Protect Pier Businesses or the Public

A fight that broke out among pier vendors on Sunday afternoon highlights a persistent and dangerous problem at the Santa Monica landmark: criminal gang involvement in illegal street vending. Several...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    April 2, 2021

SMMUSD Will Fully Reopen Elementary Schools April 19, Secondary Schools April 26

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has just announced it will officially reopen its campuses for full-time, in-person instruction on April 19 for elementary students and on April 26 for...

 

Suspect Used Drone to Deliver Drugs; Roscoe Chicken Robber Arrested; Couple Kidnapped During Zoom Call, and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Commissioner Campos says DA's policy doesn't override CA's remand order Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Benjamin Campos on Friday reconsidered his March 3 order that...

 

Retired Policeman Using Racial Slur Prompts Review of 370 of His Cases; Gascon Wants to Abolish Hard Core Gang Unit; No More Forced Work for Prison Inmates? and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Grieving family shocked as getaway driver freed in bloody murder of USC grad student from China: 'Reluctant' judge has 'no discretion' Saying he had no choice under a new...

 

Murder Suspect Released and At Large Due to Data Entry Error; Gascon Turns Down Sheriff's Offer to Probe Government Corruption (Sheriff Supports his Recall); AG Becerra Witholds Gun Violence Statistics and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Court narrows law used to target white supremacists A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down portions of an anti-riot law used to target white supremacists. Still, the ruli...

 

Gascon Asks Only for Probation for Man Who Hired Hitman to Torture and Kill Ex-wife; Psychedlic Drugs May be Decriminalized; State Wants to Sue Cities with High Homelessness and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

ADDA Lawsuit Association of Deputy District Attorneys on LA DA Gascón's reforms (Audio) Last month, we spoke with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón about his various criminal...

 

Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused of Attempting to Kidnap Joe Montana's Granddaughter; 2 Court Interpreters Get Covid and Die Because Traffic and Eviction Court Held in Person; and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

ADDA Lawsuit Judge blocks some of LA district attorney's reform policies A judge has decided some of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon's justice reform policies aimed at reducing...

 

Newsom Gives Freedom to Man Who Sexually Assaulted and Murdered a 17-year-old Boy, Woman Charged with Attempting to Murder Counterprotestors at Anti-Police Rally, and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

ADDA Lawsuit How to listen to live court audio in the ADDA vs. DA lawsuit For those interested in listening to the Court proceedings in Association of Deputy District Attorneys v. George Gascón et...

 

Reform-minded DA Gascon Claims to Have a New Friend in the White House, Child Decapitator Could Get as Little as 20 Years, and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Sementilli judge torpedoes LADA's scheme to go easy on accused black widow A Toronto family is breathing easier after a Los Angeles judge torpedoed a gambit from the city's new...

 

Parolee Caught and Released by SF District Attorney 5 Times in 7 Months Proceeds to Kill Two in DUI

Courts & Rulings Allegation of strike as to one count applies to others The Court of Appeal for this district, in a 2-1 opinion, held on Friday that where an information alleged in connection...

 

Open Letter to Santa Monica City Council Regarding Reselection of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem on January 12, 2021

The main purpose of this letter is to urge the City Council and Councilmember McCowan to reconsider Mr. Cardona's position as stated in his January 6, 2021 response to Olga Zurawska's Demand to Cure...

 

Can Gascon Hack it? With His Reversal on Sentencing Enhancements, New Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon Reveals it was George Soros's Money Rather than Gascon's Political Savvy that Got him Elected

Newly installed LA County District Attorney George Gascon was forced to reverse his initial shot at eliminating all sentencing enhancements in charges filed against criminal defendants last week. On F...

 

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