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Homeless Man Out on Zero Bail Rapes, Murders, Kills Dogs and Sets House on Fire; California May End Criminal Sentencing Enhancement Statewide ala Gascon; LA Anti-Camping Law Goes Into Effect; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Federal court upholds ban on seizure of oversize items in public areas by LAPD, sanitation workers A federal appeals panel on Thursday affirmed a ruling prohibiting Los Angeles police...

 

Suspect Still at Large in Santa Monica Carjacking

September 10, 2021 - Shortly after midnight this morning, a victim was held up at gunpoint outside La Condesa restaurant at 1519 Wilshire Boulevard, and then driven around the block in their own car w...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    September 10, 2021

'Ambush Shooting' Lands 1 Suspect in Hospital, 2 in Culver City Jail

Culver City police have arrested two people on attempted murder charges and one man on accessory charges in connection with an ambush shooting last month. One of the suspects was apparently shot by...

 

LAPD Seeking Suspect in Sexual Assault near UCLA

Los Angeles police are looking for a sexual predator who broke into a Westwood apartment and groped a sleeping woman Friday morning. The assault occurred around 4 a.m. in the 11000 block of...

 

Homeless Man Burglarized Same Store Three Times While Out on Zero Bail

In an example of the consequences of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon's zero bail policy, a suspect was able to break into and rob the same restaurant on the Third Street Promenade three ti...

 

OC School Board Ordered to Put Masks on Kids; Palmdale to Prosecute Their Own Misdemeanors Since Gascon Won't; 2 Judges Order Defendants to Get Vaccinated and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

California Supreme Court rejects attempt to make it harder to impose death penalty California's top court rejected an attempt to make it harder to impose the death penalty, ruling Thursday in favor...

 

Adult Film Star Ron Jeremy indicted on More Than 30 Sexual Assault Counts

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that adult film star Ron Jeremy has been indicted on more than 30 sexual assault counts involving 21 victims dating back more than...

 

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...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    August 25, 2021

Cyclist Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Venice Intersection

A woman cyclist reportedly riding in circles in the middle of a Venice intersection was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver last Friday and Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help...

 

Half of Defendants Released Without Bail Committed New Crimes; 4 Wealthy Donors Behind California's Soft-on-Crime Prosecutors; LA Sheriff Won't Enforce Mask Mandate; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Removing boy from mother's custody appropriate despite lack of blameworthiness on her part The Court of Appeal for this district declared yesterday that a suicidal and aggressive...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    July 30, 2021

Homeless 'Advocate' Busted for Allegedly Dealing Drugs in Venice

A man who describes himself as a homeless outreach advocate was arrested last Thursday on charges of selling drugs to the transients near the "Venice Bridge Home," sheriff's officials said. Garry Feat...

 

Fund Manager Pleads to Stealing $336,000 From UCLA's History Department

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a fund manager at UCLA's history department pleaded no contest today to stealing more than $300,000 from the university through...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    July 30, 2021

DA Gascon Actually Includes a Sentencing Enhancement for a Crime Committed in Santa Monica

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon condescended to add a sentencing enhancement to a defendant accused of assaulting and attempting to rob a Korean woman in the middle of the day in...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    July 28, 2021

Santa Monica Police Use Taser to Subdue Stabbing Suspect

Santa Monica police deployed a Taser to subdue a homeless man who allegedly stabbed another man at the beach last Sunday, authorities said. The incident occurred at 6:35 p.m. on July 18 in the block...

 

Condom Program Suspended at CIW Women's Prison After Transgender Women Arrive

CIW administration didn't think it through. They gave condoms to prisoners. Men could now rape women and leave no evidence behind. Amid the controversy and questions swirling around the California...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    July 26, 2021

Grigsby Named Criminal Division Chief of City Attorney's Office

Jenna Grigsby has been appointed as Chief of the Criminal Division of the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office, civic officials announced this week. Grigsby has served for more than 10 years as a...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    July 24, 2021

3 Women Nabbed for Allegedly Selling Counterfeit Contact Lenses

Three women were arrested in downtown Los Angeles this week on charges of selling counterfeits. Not fake leather products or art forgeries or faux designer watches. The counterfeited items were...

 

Big Brother is a Gift To Women's Prison

As I write this, a team of technicians are at work installing cameras in my housing unit. For the first time ever here at CIW. So, all activities will now be able to be monitored and used to prove...

 

Defund-Police Minneapolis Ordered by Court to Hire More Police; CA Sex Abuse Damages Ruled Unconstitutional; OSHA Sues LA Court System Over Covid Violations and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Thomas slams 'One-Size-Fits-All' immunity approach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas used a college campus First Amendment case to sound off Friday about jurisprudence that...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    July 16, 2021

Unsafe Conditions at Santa Monica's Parking Garages Were Known Before Near-Deadly Carjacking, Murder, and Rape Attempt - And Still Nothing is Being Done to Address Them

For 19 months prior to the rape attempt, carjacking, and violent assault in Santa Monica's Parking Structure 8, property owner John Alle had been sounding the alarm to public officials and Downtown Sa...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    July 12, 2021

Homeless Man Arrested On Deadly Weapons Charge

A 43-year-old homeless man was arrested this week after he allegedly chased another man through traffic along Lincoln Boulevard while brandishing two knives, local police said. The incident occurred...

 

California Women's Prison Passes Out Condoms to Inmate Population As Arrival Of "Transwomen" Causes Explosion Of Risky Sex

UPDATE: 3 of the 4 transwomen subjects of this story are HIV positive, according to an officer at CIW. Thus, CDCR's rush to get out the condoms to the population and avoid liability. Too late. The...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    July 8, 2021

Carjacking Results in Serious Injury Friday Morning in Parking Structure 8

Santa Monica police have confirmed a serious assault, carjacking and life threatening injury from downtown Santa Monica this holiday weekend. A young couple were confronted by a homeless man in Parkin...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    July 6, 2021

Suspect Smashed a Window to Enter Home, Arrested by SMPD for Burglary

June 30, 2021 - Around 4:20 am, a man smashed in a window at a residence on Urban Avenue and entered the home, terrorizing a woman and her juvenile daughter. Both mother and daughter locked...

 
 By Michele Hanisee    Crime    June 28, 2021

Nearly 90 Percent of Criminal Cases - Even for Murder - Result in Probation Under Los Angeles District Attorney Gascon's Directives

Since the Special Directives of the District Attorney were announced in his first moment in office, they have been the topic of discussion in the public and in the press. But some significant...

 

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