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 By Jack Simon    Crime    September 21, 2022

Beverly Hills Man Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Hiring Hit Man to Kill Woman He Dated

In June, Scott Berkett, 25, pleaded guilty to a single count of using interstate facilities to commit murder-for-hire, which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. However, prosecutors agreed...

 

Argentina Mulls Law against Hate Speech; Chile saves its Democracy; Colombia to Extradite Lawmaker's Brother and Other Stories: Interamerican Watch

Argentina Argentina seeks to create a law against "hate speech" Former President Macri and other opponents assure that the leftist government is taking advantage of the moment to create the "Gag...

 

Sister of San Carlos Beheading Victim Karina Castro Launches Go Fund Me Page for her Kids

Geneva Castro, the sister of Karina Castro who was beheaded by ex-boyfriend Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta on Thursday, has launched a go fund me account in her memory. The goal is to raise $25,000 for...

 

You Have the Right to Carry Cash Says Court; Federal Disabilities Act Covers Trans People; Criminal Records to Be Sealed After 4 Years; Gmail users to get more Spam and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Los Angeles deputy DA: Gascón is creating a 'ticking time bomb' by releasing murderers back on the streets A Los Angeles County deputy district attorney says that...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    August 22, 2022

SMPD Arrests Woman for Animal Cruelty on Washington Avenue Near 5th Street in Santa Monica

Six units of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to neighbors calls Monday afternoon, about a dog who was squealing in pain. This included one unit from the Animal Control division, who ended...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    August 17, 2022

Santa Monica Police Seek a Serial Sexual Assault Suspect who is also a Convicted Sex Offender

Santa Monica Police say they need the public's help to find a suspect who grabs women and girls' from behind, then runs away. They are also looking for other victims. The SMPD arrested Anthony...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    August 17, 2022

Boyfriend Kills Girlfriend Then Goes to Jack in the Box. Santa Monica Police Release Details of Murder on Lincoln Blvd

8.11.22: Santa Monica police are investigating a murder that took place Thursday morning at 1453 Lincoln Blvd. "SMPD is working a homicide investigation at a residence in the 1400 block of Lincoln...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    August 3, 2022

Stabbing Death at Main Santa Monica Public Library After Altercation Between Two Homeless Men

7/31: Santa Monica Police announced today that they have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a homeless man at the Santa Monica Public Library. The stabbing occurred in the North Courtyard of...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 31, 2022

LA City Attorney Ignores Incidents of Violence Committed by Dodger Security Against Fans, Alleges their Lawyer

Five new lawsuits have been filed against the Los Angeles Dodgers alleging that the club provided security security intentionally assaulted fans who attended Dodger games in 2022. They allege that...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 27, 2022

Apparent Mass Shooting Said to be Gang Related at Peck Park in San Pedro, South of Los Angeles

The LAPD and others are reporting a mass shooting around 3 pm Sunday afternoon in San Pedro's Peck Park, directly South of downtown Los Angeles. "Around 3:50 p.m. Harbor Division officers responded...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 25, 2022

Jury Convicts Decorated Navy Seal for Murder of 58 Year Old Santa Monica Resident With His Bare Hands

A former U.S. Navy Seal has been found guilty to a June 11, 2016 murder of a 58 year old Santa Monica resident, after a confrontation on Santa Monica Beach. Theodore Krah became concerned that a man w...

 

Film Producer and Actor Charged with Double Murder; CA Forgives Late Traffic-Ticket Fees; Supreme Court Tells CA to Rethink Gun Magazine Ban; Newsom Enables Prostitution and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascón recall proponents deliver 717,000 signatures to county Campaign organizers seeking to recall embattled Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón submitt...

 

LA County Has Bail Again; Texas-style Lawsuits Against Illegal Gun Sales in CA; Feds Barred Again From Vax Mandate on Their Employees; CA Legislature Moving Toward Drug Injection Sites and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón claims L.A. County is safer 'in some areas' because of his policies despite rise in violent crime over past year Los Angeles County District Attorney Georg...

 

Recall Gascon Campaign Has Sufficient Signatures; Federal Study Shows Longer Prison Sentences Reduce Recidivism; 43% Increase in Officers Shot on Duty and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascon policy blamed for man's release from life prison term before arrest in killing of Pacoima transient A man arrested in the slaying of a transient in Pacoima was rel...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    July 4, 2022

Thousands of Illegal Fireworks Seized in Azusa Just Before July 4th Holiday Weekend

A tip developed by a Community Violence Reduction Division investigator led to the seizure of 14,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in Azusa ahead of the 4th of July weekend. In a press release, Los...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    June 27, 2022

Santa Monica Police Arrest Catalytic Converter Thief and Meth Dealer on 4th Street Near Idaho Avenue

Santa Monica Police say they have arrested yet another catalytic converter thief. The auto parts are stolen from vehicles in people's driveways, because they contain precious metals such as silver...

 

Firefighters Make Headway in Anti-Vax-Mandate Lawsuit; Forging SS Number Cause for Deportation; Garcetti Advocates Pressured Sen Mark Kelly; Homeless Cleared from Downtown for Summit and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón recall campaign prompts gang member's push for deal (Video) Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin reports on the recall effort against Los Angeles D...

 

Most of CA Child Abuse Reports Missing From Database; Supreme Court Punts on Social Media Free Speech; Gascon Must Follow Law, Says Appeals Court; Compton Election Overturned and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Los Angeles DA George Gascon 'overstates his authority,' can't ignore California law, court rules A California appeals court of Thursday upheld an injunction that said...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    June 6, 2022

Santa Monica Police Arrest Two Men After Purse Snatching, Car Chase Involving a Baby Stroller, And a Foot Chase

On Saturday, two men snatched a woman's purse, then stole her Ford Explorer and left the scene. Police were called. They tried to pull over the Explorer, which hit a parked car near 14th Street and...

 

Government Can Legally Track Your Location Via E-Scooter; Tesla Auto-Pilot Driver Faces Manslaughter Charges; LA Jail Diversion Program a Flop and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Barger supports recall of Gascón as district attorney Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger voiced her support to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    June 3, 2022

No Serious Teeth to Street Vending Legislation: Senator Ben Allen's Proposed Law Does not Allow Criminal Punishment of Unpermitted Street Vendors

May 27, 2022 - California State Senator Ben Allen's law, SB 1290, which he alleges addresses regulating street vendors, such as those who've spent time crowding the Santa Monica Pier, does not...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    June 3, 2022

Two Men Charged With Stealing 10,000 Postal Money Orders Worth $5.1 Million

U.S. Postal Service employee Dewayne Morris Sr. and his son and namesake were charged in federal court with multiple felony counts of bank fraud and conspiracy in connection with the theft of $5...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    June 3, 2022

Three girls found unresponsive May 25th in Santa Monica had taken Ecstasy Laced With Fentanyl

6.1.22: The three girls who overdosed last week in Santa Monica took MDMA pills (“ecstasy” in street lingo) laced with fentanyl. They suffered neurological damage per statement released today by...

 

Laguna Woods Shooter Allegedly Hated Taiwan; Gascon Will Allow Some Cash Bail; SF DA Chesa Boudin Secured Only 3 Drug Convictions Last Year; Angel Stadium Sale Held Up for FBI Probe and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Policy/Legal/Political A 'no party preference' prosecutor could shake up California attorney general's race As a prosecutor, Anne Marie Schubert has thrived on being able to pull off what seemed...

 

DA Gascon Backs Off (Slightly) from No-Cash-Bail Policy; Trans Hannah Tubbs Now Charged with Murder; Gun Case Dismissed against Jackie Lacey's Husband; $32 Million Settled by County in 10-Year-Old's Torture and Death

George Gascón's reform initiatives put to the test One of D.A. George Gascon's reform initiatives has been heard at a state appeals court. NBC4's I-Team has been following Gascon's efforts to reduce...

 

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