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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...

 
 By Kathy Cady    Crime    October 27, 2021

Gascon Uses Loophole in the Law to Resentence and Release Violent Felons

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón's focus is not on prosecuting crimes, but on resentencing defendants who were convicted, sentenced and had their appeals denied, sometimes decades ago....

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    October 27, 2021

After ATM Robbery, LAPD Apprehends Suspect on the 2200 Block of Midvale in West Los Angeles.

One local resident reported that a suspect had attacked four people in the parking lot at Chase Bank, corner of Olympic Blvd and Westwood. The suspect had fled to a backyard on Midvale. After a...

 

Newsom OKs Shorter Terms for Gang Members; Former SEIU Union Chief Charged with Evading Taxes and Grand Theft; Ghost Guns Used in 24 LA Homicides and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings 6th Circuit sides with student-athletes: Western Michigan University's vaccine policy 'burdens their free exercise of religion A Michigan attorney was preparing to file another...

 

Mentally Ill Woman Attacks "Survivor:Fiji" Contestant Michelle Yi and Two Others in Santa Monica

October 19, 2021 - A mentally ill woman from Fresno attacked three people early in the morning on October 14, including a former "Survivor: Fiji" contestant, Michelle Yi. The suspect, identified as...

 

Austin Releases 5 Men Linked to Gang-Related Homicide; Former NBA Players Indicted in Insurance Fraud Scheme; Newsom Approves Process to Decertify Policemen; Sheriff Won't Enforce Vaccine Mandate; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

California federal court announces vaccine mandate for workers--The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California now requires all employees, volunteers and judiciary contractors working...

 

Newsom Strikes the Word 'Alien' from All Laws; Downey is 31st City to Vote No Confidence in DA Gascon; CA Prison on the Hook for Cellmate Murder : Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge: California prison guards can't invoke qualified immunity after sticking homicide victim into cell with Aryan Brotherhood killer A year after hearing arguments, a federal...

 

Composite Sketches of Attempted Homicide Suspects Released for Ocean and Pacific Shooting

October 7, 2021 - Police have released composite sketches of the two suspects in a shooting involving an attempted carjacking in the early morning of September 22. At approximately 3:00 am on that...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    October 8, 2021

After Second Brentwood Murder in a Month, Calls to Disperse Vets Living in Tents on San Vicente

After the second killing of one homeless man by another at a homeless encampment on San Vicente on September 14th, local officials said they would redouble efforts to house the veterans elsewhere. Nei...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    October 6, 2021

Four Southland Residents Indicted in Alleged Target Gift Card Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted four Southland residents in connection with an alleged fraud scheme that induced people into purchasing thousands of Target gift cards, which were...

 

Drone, Swat Team Used to Arrest Suspect in Shooting at Yorkshire and Kansas Ave. on Sept. 6th.

9/23: Santa Monica Police called on the LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team (Drone Team) to arrest Eliott Ferrando, 24 of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County...

 

Man Sleeping in His Car Near the Beach Shot in the Face

September 23, 2021 - At approximately 3:00 am on Wednesday morning, Santa Monica police received multiple calls regarding the sound of shots fired. Shortly thereafter, the victim himself called...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    September 27, 2021

SM Business Executive Pleads Guilty in Conduit Campaign Contribution Case 

A Santa Monica business executive pleaded guilty on Thursday to a federal charge of conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions during the U.S. presidential election in...

 

Recall DA Gascon Campaign Gives Up For Now; Assembly Passes Law to Eliminate Gang Enhancement Sentencing; Armed Robberies are Increasing in LA and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Ninth Circuit denies bid by California DAs to challenge death penalty moratorium In a divided opinion, a Ninth Circuit panel upheld a lower court decision that prevented a group...

 

Beach-Going Sexual Predator Caught and Charged with Rape Attempt

9/21/21 - A registered sex offender who was preying on homeless women on the Santa Monica beach was charged yesterday with one count of Assault to commit rape and 1 count of Sexual Battery for two...

 

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...

 

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