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Animal Rights Activist Charged With Animal Cruelty

March 17, 2022 - Ellen Kessler is an aggressive animal rights activist and political appointee who made the news in Colorado for attacking the state's ranchers. Now she's in the news for a different r...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 11, 2022

SMPD Officers Arrest Homeless Man for Stabbing Another Man in front of the Salvation Army in Downtown Santa Monica

Homeless men often congregate in front of the Salvation army in Downtown Santa Monica. When one of them stabbed another, SMPD Officers were sent to investigate. The following is from their press...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    March 9, 2022

Ghost Gun Suspect Arrested After One Shooting at Pico and Lincoln, Another at Jack in the Box

3.4.22: Santa Monica police announced today that they had arrested a suspect in a series of shootings at Lincoln and Pico, writes SMPD Public Information Officer Myesha Morrison. On March 2, 2022 at...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    March 6, 2022

Arson Investigators Seeking Firebug Who Set String of Trash Fires in Venice

Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a man who allegedly set a series of trash fires in the Venice area last Saturday. The suspect is described as a Black man between ages 25 and 35,...

 

78% of Voters Think Crime Has Gotten Worse; LAPD Chief Withdraws Support of DA Gascon; Mayor Candidate Caruso Pledges to Hire 1500 More Police; LA City Spokesman Attacked Near City Hall and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge denies injunction staying enforcement of commissioner's order A judge today denied a request by the California FAIR Plan Association for a preliminary injunction staying...

 

SMPD Catch Felony Hit-and-Run Suspect

2/15/22: It took Santa Monica Police less than two days to identify and locate a suspect who allegedly downed a female bicyclist at Chelsea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard during a nighttime crash....

 

No More Impounding of Cars for Unpaid Parking Tickets; No More Traffic Stops for Vehicle Equipment Issues; CA Legislature Seeks to Blunt 3-Strikes-You're-Out Law; Most Homicide Victims are Black and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney LA DA declines invitation to chat ahead of employee no confidence vote Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón declined an offer to meet with the union...

 

LA Superior Court Resumes Jury Trials, In a Sign that the Covid Pandemic is Waning

The Los Angeles Superior Court will resume jury trials this week. The order from the presiding judge covers both Civil and Criminal jury trials. Jurors will be expected to wear face masks. "I remain i...

 

After gunshots were heard, Drug Dealers Arrested on 7th and Broadway

2/7/22: At about 9:30 PM SMPD Officers responded to a call about gunshots fired in the area of the 1500 block of 7th Street. A witness told police that he saw a red truck fleeing the area at a high...

 

California's Women Inmates Locked Down Since Christmas Eve

On the 9th, all prisons in California will began 2 week modified program (lockdown), even though this prison, CIW, is already on quarantine due to Covid-19. Who's calling the shots? This Department...

 

Returner of Lady Gaga's Dog Arrested; UCLA Death Threat Lecturer Held Without Bail; Courts Sued Over Fees for Parking Tickets; Jurors Can Be Biased Against Police and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascón recall is being funded by Hollywood power players The first attempt to recall Los Angeles district attorney George Gascón - a grassroots effort led by right-...

 

California Inmates No Longer Get Hot Meals Due to Omicron

What's really going on with CDCR? A massive blunder. With officers retiring, some early, others quitting and all the other BS that comes with the negative political climate towards all law...

 

Pill Poppin', Manipulating Lifer Gets 5 Year Rollover

Remember the chair of the PURR Cat program I first told you about a few months ago? She's also the Inmate Advisory Council White Rep here in my own housing unit. She holds these positions of trust...

 

California May Share Gun Owner's Personal Information; Google's NDA's Illegal; Gascon Lets Child Molester Walk; Apple Air Tags Being Used by Criminals to Target Cops and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California high court greenlights suit by assault victim, despite prior settlement In a ruling being hailed as a major win for victims of sexual assault and harassment, the...

 

Omicron Outbreak at Cal Institution for Women, 16 Positive Prisoners, Over 600 Inmates Quarantined

The Covid-19 Omicron is a double edge sword. At present, over 100 CIW staff are out sick. Plunging the institution into a condition we've never seen before. And you see it all here in prison. So many...

 

LASD Seek 3 Suspects in Three 7/11 Robberies Monday Night Near Lakewood

LA County Sheriff's are seeking 3 suspects in a series of armed robberies that occurred at convenience stores on Monday night, officials said. Suspects wearing the same clothing took place in all...

 

LA County Owes $1M to Jailhouse Whistleblower; Wealthy Socialite Free on Bail After Allegedly Running Over Two Children; CA's Recycling System Rifled with Fraud and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings A court upheld the firing of 2 LAPD officers who ignored a robbery to play Pokémon Go An appeals court in California has upheld the firing of two former Los Angeles Police...

 

LA Superior Court Extends Deadlines for Criminal Cases by Two Weeks Because of Omicron Variant of Covid-19

Citing the surge in Covid 19 infections caused by the kinder and gently Omicron variant, the LA Superior Court has extended criminal deadlines two weeks. Unlike Civil litigants, criminal defendants...

 

FBI Agents Storming Ft. Worth Synagogue to Rescue Hostages Seen in Raw Video

Video released by a local TV news station shows FBI agents storming the Beth Israel synagogue to rescue the hostages Saturday night, 1/15/22. In it, four or more men from the FBI’s Hostage Rescue...

 

Juvenile Caught with a Ghost Gun at the Santa Monica Pier

January 11, 2022 - On Saturday evening about 5:30 pm, Santa Monica police officers were conducting a routine patrol of the Santa Monica pier when they approached a group standing near a pickup in...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Crime    January 18, 2022

Murcia Crime Family Member Arrested at Santa Monica Pier for Assault with Hot Oil

January 11, 2022 - On Saturday evening, SMPD were able to arrest a female suspect in a vendor altercation incident that occurred in November. The original incident on November 21 involved two female...

 

Legislature Considers Blunting Prop 47; 1,000 LA First Responders Test Positive, Must Quarantine; Beverly Hills Unanimously Supports Gascon Recall; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California Supreme Court rejects early releases for violent crime The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that corrections officials need not consider earlier...

 

Christmas Eve Death Of Female Prisoner - Christmas From Hell

Hello 2022!! Goodbye to the single worst Christmas I've ever seen in or out of prison! It all kicked off Christmas Eve with the death of a prisoner, to start things off. The woman died of an apparent...

 

Women's Prison Officer Staffing Shortages Halt Inmate Programming and Cause Lockdowns

The excuses are numerous but the problem is singular. Not enough correctional officers to run the prison. When officer levels fall below a minimum number, things begin to close. The inmate population...

 

Justice Reform Takes a Hit - Courts Rule Against Early Release of Violent Offenders and DUI Diversion; Gascon Dismissed 12,000 Criminal Cases; Jan 6 Riot Deemed Unprotected by 1st Amendment and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge halts California earlier releases for repeat offenders A judge on Wednesday temporarily halted California's plans to speed the potential prison release dates for repeat...

 

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