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South Los Angeles is experiencing a murder epidemic, as Murder in the First 3 Weeks of 2021 Up 150 percent

Sunday night, 1/18, the Los Angeles Police Department sent two rather shocking tweets. Victims Shot in South LA are up 742% compared to last year, says the LAPD. And homicides are up 150% in the...

 

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...

 

Should I Sue or Should I Not?

I just don't know how anyone maintains any interest in fiction when real life is so damned riveting. I have a dilemma on my hands. Should I practice the simple principle of forgiveness? Or should I fi...

 

Mental Health Techs Sent to Prison Cells Rather than Relax Severe Lockdown Rules

I sincerely wish a Happy New Year to you, Santa Monica, and beyond!! I do not let the fact that I've been on almost one month straight of 23 1/2 hours in my cell a day keep me from at least trying to...

 

California Inmates Already Received Vaccine - Before Our Elderly Population, and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Sex offenders can qualify for early parole, California court rules The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that inmates who have been convicted of nonviolent sex crimes may be...

 

LA District Attorney Gascon's Prosecutors File Lawsuit to Stop Him from Breaking the Law

Los Angeles, December 30, 2020 – This morning the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County (ADDA) filed a civil lawsuit seeking a writ of mandate, as well as declaratory and i...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    January 2, 2021

Police Arrest Car Thief in Santa Monica Alley, Recover Stolen Vehicle in Ten Minutes

"Get out of the car and put your hands on your head!" shouted one of six uniformed SMPD officers to a young female driver in a stolen white Prius C. They had been trailing the Prius for ten minutes,...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    December 31, 2020

Jeffrey Epstein's Last Cellmate Dies in Prison of Coronavirus

In what is quickly becoming a conspiracy theory wrapped in an enigma buried in a prison graveyard, reports out of Sing Sing prison say that Jeffrey Epstein's final prison roommate has died of yeah,...

 

Santa Monica Physical Trainer Maurice Taylor Charged with Decapitating Two Children, Abuse of Two More

A Lancaster father of four has been charged with decapitating his teenage son and daughter and abusing his other two boys last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. Taylor...

 

Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Santa Monica Robbed

Police captured a bank robber who used a shotgun to rob the Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Santa Monica Tuesday morning. Aaron Koehler-Marsh, 27, from Bend, Indiana, had used a shotgun to obtain...

 

No Parole for Charles Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Juvenile justice reform's legal challenge impacts Santa Cruz child murder case Adrian "A.J." Gonzalez, now 21, was arrested and charged with murder as a 15 year old. The...

 

DEA, SMPD Seize 30 pounds of methamphetamine, a Glock Gun, From a Car in North Hollywood

The SMPD announced that it busted into a house in Santa Monica Monday, seizing weapons and drugs from a suspected cocaine dealer in North Hollywood. Guadalupe Zuniga was arrested for narcotics...

 

What Happens When a Prisoner Tests Positive for COVID-19?

Here we go again. For anyone just now tuning in, I'm located here at the California Institution For Women in Corona, California. Earlier this week, all California state prisons were placed on...

 

California State Prisoners to Have Priority in Getting Covid-19 Vaccine

As of Tuesday Dec. 1st, all California prisons went into a "quarantine" lockdown coupled with mandatory testing of ALL inmates. This is to brace for the covid-19 surge impact. As Governor Gavin Newsom...

 

Armed Arsonist Pleads No Contest for Century City Mayhem Last September

A 27-year-old Missouri man pleaded no contest today to setting a fire inside the Westfield Century City Mall last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Friday. Nicholas...

 

Two unlucky defendants get additional charges for gang association shortly before Gascon takes over

Two defendants face possible life sentences for extorting a transgender woman. On October 4, Javier Trimin-Rodriguez aka Golden, 22, and Margarita Valencia aka Inquieta, 23, extorted the transgender...

 
 By HumaneWatch    Crime    December 8, 2020

Stealing Turkeys Doesn't Pay: Judge Rules against DxE (Direct Action Everywhere) and Forbids them from Approaching Turkey Farm They had Wanted to Close

November was a tough time for Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) founder Wayne Hsiung. At the start of the month, the animal liberation extremist lost his bid for Mayor of Berkeley, California by about 40...

 
 By Greg Risling    Crime    December 7, 2020

Real Estate Developer Pleads Guilty to Funneling Money to LA Politicians to get Project Approved

A 70-year-old man pleaded guilty today to illegally donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of eight local politicians that led to the approval of an apartment complex to be built...

 

Los Angeles Superior Court Continues Juvenile Dependency and Criminal Cases Due to Covid-19

In an attempt to limit the spread of Covid-19 in courthouses, the Los Angeles County Superior Court announced Wednesday that it would extend the time for criminal trials, under emergency powers...

 

5X More Mask Use in Crimes and other stories: Calif. Supreme Court says February bar exam will be online

Alleged cop killer whose 1988 conviction was overturned sent to state hospital for psychological evaluation A San Bernardino Superior Court judge on Thursday, Nov. 19, remanded Dennis Mayfield to...

 

California Prisons Are a Major Source of EDD fraud, Including Identity Theft, Writes a Women's Prisoner

What good would it be to have your own women's prison weekly columnist if I held back on some of the most interesting and least known elements of what goes on in this place? I've given this a lot of...

 

When a Prisoner Goes to the parole board, She must have a 5 year plan. Days of My Life...Sentence

Most people here just float along, knowing their release is comming on a specific date. I don't get that luxury. I dare not imagine the undetermined, unknown day of my release. How old will I be?...

 

Child-killer released from prison early due to COVID-19 edict and other stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Governor Newsom appoints 10 to Los Angeles Superior Court Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday made 10 appointments to the Los Angeles Superior Court, among 19 selections for judgeships...

 

Los Angeles DA-elect George Gascón meets with Black Lives Matter and other Criminal Procedure News Stories

In an appearance on FoxNews, newly elected George Gascón laid out initiatives for his first term as Los Angeles County District Attorney Los Angeles District Attorney-elect George Gascón outlined...

 

Pair Charged with Illegally Attempting to Register 8,000 Homeless to Vote this Fall

Two men have been charged in a 41-count criminal complaint for allegedly submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registration applications on behalf of homeless people, the Los Angeles County...

 

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