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  • Ex-LAPD sergeant broke city rules by leaking recording of 'Django Unchained' actress,

    12/06/2016 12:13:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    LAT's ^ | 12/6/16 | Kate Mather
    full title............................Ex-LAPD sergeant broke city rules by leaking recording of 'Django Unchained' actress, ethics group says .................... The Los Angeles Ethics Commission decided Tuesday that a former police sergeant broke city rules by leaking to reporters an audio recording from his controversial stop of an actress from “Django Unchained.” In a nod to what one commissioner described as the “extraordinary circumstances” of the case, however, the board opted in a 4-0 vote to fine now-retired Sgt. Jim Parker $500 — far less than the $10,000 maximum penalty he faced. Tuesday’s ruling caps an unusual investigation by the Ethics Commission and...
  • California Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Assaulted With Skateboard

    11/25/2016 8:07:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The incident occurred on Thursday at approximately 2:20 p.m. Pacific time in South San Francisco, after the officer was waved down by someone who was reporting a person causing a disturbance at a local business, South San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Azzopardi said at a news conference today. "Several patrons reported a subject acting aggressively and irrationally. The officer made contact with the suspect, who immediately became confrontational. During the contact, the suspect attempted to flee from the officer," Azzopardi said. "After a short foot chase, the subject turned on the officer and intentionally struck him in the head with...
  • Eric Garcetti assures undocumented immigrants are safe under a Donald Trump presidency(Sedition)

    11/11/2016 10:16:47 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 40 replies
    CNS KFI AM640 ^ | 11-11-2016 | CNS Staff
    “Los Angeles is special, we have special order 40, special order 7, we have a long history of protecting the rights of immigrants, and that will continue,'' he said. “This police department is not going to cooperate with immigration. It's not an immigration force, it's a police force. Our community relations are paramount to us.'' LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos said city leaders and officials are in “solidarity'' following Trump's election to protect the rights of Angelenos. “Regardless of the results of the election, nothing is changing in the Los Angeles Police Department's policy, procedure commitment and compassion to all...
  • LAPPL Blog Update: Protesters had a plan, LAPD's command staff did not

    11/10/2016 6:03:28 PM PST · by Mark · 2 replies
    Lapd Protective League ^ | 11/10/16 | LAPD Blog
    The LAPPL has posted the following blog regarding public safety. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/lappl and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/protectiveleague. LAPPL Blog Update: Protesters had a plan, LAPD's command staff did not Command staff embraces political correctness, puts officers in harm’s way When did some LAPD command staff stop being cops, instead becoming politicians worried about their next promotion rather than the safety of those under their command? Why do some LAPD command staff only worry about the rights of those protestors who clearly go out of the way to break the law? Why are they willing...
  • LAPD Prepping For “Riot Mode” In Some Neighborhoods If Donald Trump Wins

    11/08/2016 8:21:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    deadline.com ^ | November 8, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    While not overtly ramping things up as much as the New York Police Department is tonight on the East Coast, the Los Angeles Police Department has quietly put in place plans to counter any disturbances on the streets if GOP nominee Donald Trump is elected president. “The polite thing to say is that this is not unusual, but this has been a very unusual election,” said a senior law enforcement official with knowledge of tonight’s LAPD plans. “We are ready to go into riot mode if required, if the order comes.”
  • Kurtis Blow: ‘I Died And These Officers Saved My Life’

    11/04/2016 1:30:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cbs2la ^ | November 4, 2016 9:56 AM
    Blow, whose name is Kurtis Walker, had collapsed at a bus stop near the Westfield Topanga mall at about 9 p.m. last Saturday night, according to police. ... A mall security guard had seen a younger man yelling at an older man at a bus stop Saturday night, so the initial 911 call described the incident as a robbery. When LAPD officers arrived, they determined there was no robbery happening, but an argument between the 57-year-old man and his son, who is his twenties. As Officers Chris Vege and Calvin Hill, Jr., walked up to the group, the older man...
  • Woman sought in dust-up at Donald Trump's Hollywood star

    10/30/2016 12:54:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Los Angeles police are looking for a Donald Trump supporter who was harassed and fell to the ground as she apparently protected the presidential candidate's Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
  • Islamic Center in LA unites with community members after terrorist threats

    10/30/2016 8:00:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 10/28/16 | Wes Woods
    In a show of unity in the face of hate, members of the religious, political and police communities joined together Friday at the Islamic Center of Southern California for a weekly prayer service. The gathering came three days after Los Angeles police announced an Agoura Hills man is facing charges for allegedly making criminal threats against a member of the center.
  • Police ordered to run away from armed criminals in Los Angeles

    10/06/2016 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team | 10/6/16 | Doug Book
    In left-wing Los Angeles, where defending oneself with a firearm is strictly frowned upon by the upper crust (after all, that’s what highly paid body guards are for) it has now been decided that police officers must run away like frightened children rather than challenge anyone brandishing a deadly weapon. In short, officers of the Los Angeles Police Department—Angelino’s first and last line of defense in the MAY issue, concealed carry license State of California—have been instructed to allow armed lunatics to go their merry way, attacking defenseless citizens, before confronting and threatening them with potential harm! Such was the...
  • LAPD issues citywide tactical alert after protests erupt in South LA over fatal police shooting

    10/03/2016 8:49:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    abc7.com ^ | October 3, 2016 | Chelsea Edwards
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Protests erupted at a South Los Angeles intersection Sunday night not far from where a teenager died in an officer-involved shooting after police say he fled from a suspected stolen vehicle. Shortly before 10 p.m., authorities issued a citywide tactical alert and asked protesters standing at the intersection of Western Avenue and 108th Street to disperse or they would be arrested. As the evening went on, at least four people were taken into custody. The alert was called off around midnight. Chaos in the intersection of Western and 108th in #southla after vigil for #Carnellsnelljr.@ABC7...
  • LIVE: (Singer) Chris Brown In Standoff With LAPD

    08/30/2016 11:52:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 174 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 8-30-2016 | Breaking 911
    <p>Singer Chris Brown was barricaded inside his home Tuesday as LAPD attempted to contact him regarding an incident report.</p> <p>According to TMZ, a woman called 911 overnight and claimed the artist threatened her with a gun. LAPD says no shots were fired.</p>
  • Men Armed With Rifles, Dressed In Tactical Gear Arrested After Pursuit

    08/16/2016 2:20:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    CBSLA ^ | 08/16/2016
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday arrested two men who were allegedly seen dressed in full tactical gear threatening to ambush officers. Two armed black men were seen about 12:45 a.m. dressed in military garb walking on Century Boulevard between Yukon Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, according to police. While the men carried “assault-type gear”, officers monitored their activity but took no action for the safety of several bystanders watching, according to Inglewood Police Lt. Greg Held. The men were reportedly walking the neighborhood in a Black Lives Matter-type protest. The men were taken into custody for questioning shortly...
  • Violent crime soars in LA, up 16 percent since January

    07/22/2016 5:23:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    //mynewsla.com ^ | 22 July 2016 | Debbie Sklar
    Violent crime in Los Angeles increased by nearly 16 percent during the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, authorities said Friday. Statistics released Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department also showed an increase in property crimes by 3.8 percent, and a 6.3 percent hike in overall crime in the past 12 months. The number of homicides rose by 3.1 percent, from 130 to 134; and the number of shooting victims rose by 1.3 percent, from 537 to 544. The “year to date” figures covered the period from Jan. 1 through July 16....
  • LAPD Called When Terrorist Threats Are Made By This Woman At LAX!

    06/30/2016 5:41:40 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 28 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-30-16 | Wayne Dupree
    If this was an American citizen demonizing Islam and threatening the takeover of the Muslim World, that person would have been immediately placed in handcuffs, forced into a paddy wagon, and hauled off to the police office where that person would have been interrogated for ours, and then placed in jail until sentencing. But because she was a Muslim, she was released because it might be construed as being Islamophobia. But at the airline counter, she must have opened her big mouth again, which caused the FBI and Homeland Security to be notified, and then finally arrested by the LA...
  • UCLA Murder-Suicide Suspect Had ‘Kill List’; Woman on List Found Dead: LAPD Chief Beck

    06/02/2016 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 2, 2016
    The man suspected in an apparent murder-suicide on the UCLA campus had a “kill list,” and a second victim named on that list has been found dead in Minnesota, Los Angeles Police Department Charlie Beck said Thursday. Based on a note found at the crime scene, authorities performed a follow-up investigation at the former UCLA Ph.D student's residence and Minnesota, where they found an alleged "kill list" with multiple names on it, Beck told KTLA during an interview Thursday.
  • Police Call for Peace Ahead of Trump Rally at Anaheim Convention Center

    05/25/2016 10:00:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    ktla ^ | 05/25/2016
    A large police presence was expected to be on hand in hopes of keeping any possible protests outside of Donald Trump's rally in Anaheim under control Wednesday. The event at the Anaheim Convention Center was scheduled to begin about noon as Trump returns to Orange County for the first time since a campaign rally in Costa Mesa on April 28. Seventeen people were arrested when violence erupted outside the Pacific Amphitheatre on the OC fairgrounds that day. Video from Sky5 showed a protester jumping on top of a parked patrol car at the event. One of the protesters was charged...
  • Alleged Bin Laden Contact in Iraq Gov't

    08/11/2005 11:03:21 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 15 replies · 1,412+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 12, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An American accused in court papers of having ties to Osama bin Laden is now working for the Iraqi government's Foreign Ministry, U.S. officials and a former CIA counterterrorism chief say. Iraqi-born Tarik A. Hamdi was the ``American contact'' for one of bin Laden's front organizations and gave a satellite telephone battery to a bin Laden aide in Afghanistan for a phone used by the terrorist leader, according to an affidavit from Customs Agent David Kane.The affidavit was unsealed this week in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., along with a federal indictment charging Hamdi with lying...
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPD’s 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the city’s 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Blood-stained knife found buried on OJ Simpson’s estate

    03/04/2016 5:55:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 94 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris Perez
    A construction worker found a blood-stained knife buried on OJ Simpson’s property “years ago” — and gave it to an off-duty cop who kept it in his home before finally turning it over to police, a report says. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the blade is a folding buck knife, which is now being tested for hair and fingerprints after being handed over to the L.A.P.D.’s Robbery Homicide Division in January. It will be tested for DNA and other biological evidence at the department’s Serology Unit next week, sources told the site.
  • Fired after fatal shooting of Corvette driver, ex-LAPD officers sue to get their jobs back

    01/29/2016 1:43:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    l a times ^ | 01/29/2016 | Jack Dolan
    Two former Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist from behind, on live TV, were fired and now are suing to get their jobs back. Michael Ayala and Leonardo Ortiz were among about two dozen officers who pulled up behind 51-year-old Brian Beaird’s mangled Corvette after he crashed in downtown Los Angeles in 2013, ending a long, high-speed pursuit. As TV news helicopters circled overhead and water from a damaged fire hydrant rained down, adding to the chaos of the scene, Beaird stumbled around the back of his car, turned away from officers and appeared to be...
  • LAPD Officers Won’t Face Charges After Opening Fire on Delivery Women During Dorner Manhunt

    01/27/2016 5:19:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Tiems ^ | 01/27/2016 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather•
    ight Los Angeles police officers who mistakenly opened fire on Los Angeles Times newspaper delivery women thinking they were rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner in 2013 will not be criminally charged, the L.A. County district attorney’s office announced Wednesday. The officers opened fire in the predawn hours of Feb. 7, 2013, as Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, were slowly cruising though a Torrance neighborhood in a pickup truck delivering papers. Law enforcement officers around the region were on edge during the massive manhunt for Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer who sought vengeance against police officials he blamed for his firing....
  • LAPD underreported serious assaults, skewing crime rate for 8 years

    10/15/2015 5:40:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 15, 2015 | Ben Poston, Joel Rubin and Anthony Pesce
    The Los Angeles Police Department misclassified an estimated 14,000 serious assaults as minor offenses in a recent eight-year period, artificially lowering the city's crime levels, a Times analysis found. With the incidents counted correctly, violent crime in the city was 7% higher than the LAPD reported in the period from 2005 to fall 2012, and the number of serious assaults was 16% higher, the analysis found. When presented with the findings, top LAPD officials acknowledged the department makes errors and said they were working to improve the accuracy of crime data reporting. "We know this can have a corrosive effect...
  • LEFT-WING CARTOONIST TED RALL FIRED BY LA TIMES FOR LYING ABOUT LAPD

    07/28/2015 6:03:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    Ted Rall, a noxious left-wing political cartoonist who has advocated violence against conservatives and on more than one occasion revealed himself as a racist, finally went too far, even for the same LA Times that champions those who threaten Jews with curb-stomping. According to the Times, in a May 11 article, Rall outright lied about a 2001 experience he had with the LAPD. Ted Rall — a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Times — described an incident in which he was stopped for jaywalking on Melrose Avenue in 2001. Rall said he was thrown up against a...
  • LAPD Responds to Man With Gun in Studio City (Los Angeles)

    07/24/2015 4:17:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    cnbc los angeles ^ | 7/24/15 | Jason Kandel
    Officers are responding to a man with a gun call with possible shots fired in the area of Ventura Boulevard and Vantage Avenue in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police. Firefighters responded to a shooting call at 3:28 p.m. in the 12000 block of Ventura Boulevard. Further details were not immediately available. Shoppers in the area were evacuated from businesses. A long line of cars could be seen leaving a parking lot.
  • Man in Los Angeles Flags Down LAPD Officer, Gets Shot in the Head

    06/20/2015 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Altariel · 72 replies
    ABC7 ^ | June 19, 2015 | ABC7 Staff
    LOS FELIZ, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man attempting to flag Los Angeles police officers down with his arm wrapped in a towel was shot in the head Friday in Los Feliz. The man was shot at about 6:35 p.m. on Los Feliz Boulevard and Tica Drive. He was allegedly raising his arm wrapped in a towel, possibly holding a gun. "The officer exited the vehicle and quickly said, 'Drop the gun, drop the gun,'" LAPD Lt. John Jenal said. Moments later, the officer opened fire. It was unclear if the man had a gun, but the officers believed the...
  • Jihad in Los Angeles?

    05/28/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Jihad in Los Angeles? The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested a suspect, Dawud Abdulwali, 56, on arson charges connected with the massive downtown fire last December that consumed the Da Vinci apartment complex. The Los Angeles Times reports that Abdulwali was arrested Tuesday morning during a traffic stop, and after a lengthy investigation. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the arrest Wednesday, saying: “This arrest illustrates that crime will not be tolerated in Los Angeles.” Abdulwadi’s alleged motive has not been revealed. He was arrested by the LAPD’s anti-terrorism unit, though officials say that there is no reason to suspect...
  • Unexpectedly: Crime Rates Begin to Rise in Los Angeles: Shootings up 31 % as MSM demonizes Police

    04/03/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/03/2015 | Jack Dunphy
    I bring you shocking news, gentle readers. If you take thousands of incarcerated felons and turn them loose on society, and you then allow the federal government and cultural elites to demoralize the police officers charged with keeping these liberated hoodlums in line, you end up with higher crime. Who would have dared imagine it?This is the state of affairs in California, where a succession of imprudent decisions by judges [1], lawmakers [2], and the electorate [3] have combined to throw open the prison gates to swarms of men who in a sane world would have remained locked away...
  • LAPD Officer Accused of Trying To Smuggle Mexican citizen Across Border [Illegal In Trunk}

    03/16/2015 5:28:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | JOSEPH SERNA
    LAPD Officer Accused of Trying To Smuggle Mexican citizen Across Border By JOSEPH SERNA LAPD officer arrested at Otay Mesa border on suspicion of human smuggling is 10-year veteran LAPD officer charged with trying to smuggle man into U.S. A 10-year LAPD officer and a second person were charged by federal prosecutors Monday with trying to smuggle a Mexican citizen into the United States in the trunk of a car at the Otay Mesa border crossing. Officer Carlos Curiel Quezada Jr., 34, and Angelica Godinez, 31, were stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Saturday evening when they drove...
  • 2 LAPD officers injured in South Los Angeles shooting; gunmen at large (another targeted shooting)

    03/15/2015 10:04:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 14, 2015
    A search is underway for two male suspects who opened fire in South Los Angeles Sunday, leaving two LAPD officers injured. The shooting was reported in the area of 65th Street and Broadway just before 6 p.m., police said. The officers, who were in plain clothes at the time of the shooting, were treated at the scene and are in good condition.
  • Man Killed by LA Cops Was Bank Robber Using Fake Name: Authorities

    03/03/2015 10:06:33 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrew Blankstein and M. Alex Johnson
    The homeless man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police in a confrontation that was captured on dramatic cellphone video was a convicted bank robber living in the U.S. under a stolen French identity, authorities told NBC News on Tuesday night.
  • Ezell Ford autopsy: Four experts give their verdicts

    12/29/2014 7:59:40 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/29/2014 | Scott Glover
    The Times asked four use-of-force experts to review the autopsy of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man killed by police in South Los Angeles in August.SnipMerrick Bobb, who for years was the civilian overseer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said he didn’t see anything “particularly remarkable” in the autopsy report that would color his opinion of the officers’ actions.SnipEd Obayashi, an Inyo County sheriff’s deputy who is also an attorney and a legal expert on police use of force, said he found nothing in the autopsy to contradict the police version of events.SnipSid Heal, who was the...
  • LAPD officers fired on in 'unprovoked attack'

    12/29/2014 2:16:55 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/14 | FoxNews
    A Los Angeles Police Department patrol car was fired on in an “unprovoked attack” Sunday night that put police officers around the city on tactical alert. The shooting took place late Sunday in a neighborhood in South Los Angeles as two officers were responding to an unrelated radio call. “A couple of officers were rolling down the street when they observed the muzzle of a rifle firing in their direction,” LAPD Sgt. James Shray told MyFox LA. “They responded to the muzzle flash.” LAPD spokeswoman Officer Nuria Venegas told The Associated Press Monday that one man was under arrest and...
  • LAPD DECLARES TACTICAL ALERT CITYWIDE AFTER TWO SUSPECTS FIRE AT PATROL CAR

    12/28/2014 11:19:01 PM PST · by Nextrush · 79 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 12/28/2014 | ABC7.comstaff
    The Los Angeles Police Department has declared a citywide tactical alert after two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle Sunday night. The incident occurred at 62nd and Hoover streets at around 9:20 p.m. Police say every available officer has been sent to the area. One suspect is in custody. A perimeter was set up as officers searched for the second suspect.....
  • LAPD declares tactical alert citywide after 2 suspects fire at patrol car

    12/29/2014 5:18:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 29, 2014 | ABC7.com staff
    NEWS LAPD declares tactical alert citywide after 2 suspects fire at patrol car By ABC7.com staff Updated 42 mins ago LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department has declared a citywide tactical alert after two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle Sunday night. The incident occurred at 62nd and Hoover streets at about 9:20 p.m. Police say every available officer has been sent to the area. One suspect is in custody. A wide perimeter is set up from Gage Avenue to 61st Street and between Hoover Street and Vermont Avenue as officers search for the...
  • Bill Cosby reportely hires private investigators to dig up dirt on accusers

    12/28/2014 8:13:26 AM PST · by SteveH · 109 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/28/2014
    Bill Cosby has hired a battalion of private investigators to dig up dirt on his many accusers, The New York Post has learned. The comedian, fighting an onslaught of accusations that he sexually assaulted more than two dozen women over many years, is paying six-figure fees to private investigators for information that might discredit his alleged victims. Multiple sources confirmed that Cosby, through his Hollywood attorney Martin Singer, is implementing a scorched-earth strategy in which anything negative in his accusers’ pasts is fair game. At least one Glendale, Calif.-based firm with a half-dozen former LAPD detectives on staff is muckraking...
  • LAPD Investigating Song Mocking Michael Brown

    12/24/2014 9:06:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    nbclosangeles.com ^ | Dec. 24, 2014 | City News Service and Gadi Schwartz
    Someone in a party was heard in a recording making fun of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot by Ferguson police Officer Darren WilsonLos Angeles police said Tuesday they are conducting a preliminary investigation into a party apparently hosted by a retired officer that included a parody song mocking Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. A video of the song, which was sung during a Dec. 15 party at the Elks Lodge in Glendale, was obtained by the website TMZ.com.
  • L.A. police look for ex-cop suspected in shootings (3 dead, cops & Irvine couple targeted)

    02/07/2013 9:27:56 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 141 replies
    A former Los Angeles cop who had allegedly warned he would target law enforcement in retribution for being fired is now suspected of shooting three officers early Thursday, killing one, The shootings -- which come a day after Irvine, California, police named Christopher Jordan Dorner as the suspect in a double slaying there Sunday be on the lookout for the onetime officer and Navy lieutenant. The manhunt stretched from Los Angeles to San Diego He worked for the LAPD from 2005 until 2008. Multiple law enforcement agencies linked Dorner, 33, to the shooting of two Riverside police officers in...
  • Probe Underway After Deadly Police Shooting In Hollywood

    12/06/2014 6:45:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12-6-14 | unattributed
    A police shooting is under scrutiny Saturday, a day after officers fatally shot a man they say was armed with a knife. Hundreds of protesters in an already scheduled march against police brutality staged a “die-in” at the iconic corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, where a man was fatally shot by police. Cellphone video captured the aftermath of the incident, which unfolded Friday night about 7 p.m. after officers said they responded to an “assault with a deadly weapon” in-progress call. The Los Angeles Police Department says the man did not comply with officers’ orders to “get down.”...
  • COSBY: LAPD Ready to Investigate Playboy Mansion Sexual Assault Claim

    12/04/2014 10:14:04 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 33 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/04/14
    he LAPD is ready, willing and able to investigate sexual assault claims against Bill Cosby that allegedly occurred at the Playboy Mansion ... even though the incident is way past the statute of limitations. As we previously reported ... a woman named Judy Huth sued Cosby Tuesday ... claiming Cosby got her drunk and then sexually assaulted her at Hefner's pad when she was 15 years old back in 1974.
  • LAPD Cops Are Disabling Their Own Recorders. Not Just a Few Cops Either, Half Of Them!

    10/02/2014 10:42:52 AM PDT · by redreno · 89 replies
    http://www.mintpressnews.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | By MintPress News Desk
    What good are lapel cams and microphones if the cops are disabling them? Why aren’t they being fired for this? “No one likes to be monitored,” says Sid Heal, recently retired commander who evaluated technology during his decades-long tenure at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. And? If you do not want to be filmed and recorded don’t be a cop. According to the arstechnica.com, The Los Angeles Police Commission is investigating how half of the recording antennas in the Southeast Division went missing, seemingly as a way to evade new self-monitoring procedures that the Los Angeles Police Department imposed...
  • Pictures emerge of Django Unchained actress straddling and grinding her boyfriend in his car...

    09/17/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    DilayMailUK ^ | 17 September 2014 | Annabel Grossman and Michael Zennie
    The Django Unchained actress who claimed she was harassed by LAPD officers who unfairly arrested her when she was making out with her boyfriend appears to have been doing a lot more than just kissing. Pictures obtained by TMZ show Daniele Watts straddling her boyfriend Brian James Lucas in his car while the couple steady themselves with their hands on the car sunroof. Eyewitness accounts suggest that Watts was grinding on top of her boyfriend with her shirt pulled up and her breasts exposed. An eyewitness who saw the couple as he worked in a nearby office told TMZ that...
  • Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her

    09/14/2014 2:51:14 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 121 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2014 | Jill Reilly
    A Django Unchained actress is claiming she was 'handcuffed and detained' by police after being mistaken for a prostitute as she kissed her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film, posted the news on her Facebook page on 2 September and said her arm was cut when she was handcuffed. Watts and her husband Brian James Lucas claim that they were kissing on a Hollywood street when police were called and they were asked to show their ID card to which Watts refused.
  • 'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop (race card)

    09/15/2014 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/2014 | CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week. The African-American actress and her white boyfriend accused police of racism for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection. "I believe in America and what it stands for," Watts said Monday in an interview on CNN's "New Day." Police responded to a citizen complaint that "a male white and female black were involved in a sexual act inside a Mercedes" outside the gate of CBS Studio Center on...
  • ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Has Sex In Public – Cries Racism When Cops Ask Her To Stop (Video)

    09/16/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-15-2014 | Mara Zebest
    "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts cried out as a victim of racism this week after she was caught having sex in public. The usual Liberal media bought her story attacking the police as racists. Daniele Watts claimed she had been profiled (by police) for "kissing" her white boyfriend.THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM... The facts of Daniele Watts' story don't add up.The police didn't approach Daniele because she was "kissing" her boyfriend. The police were responding to multiple complaints from locals that Daniele was having lewd sex in broad daylight for everyone to see in a car — with the car door...
  • LAPD officer defends handcuffing, detaining actress Daniele Watts amid controversy

    09/16/2014 9:36:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 42 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 9/16/14 | BY CHIDERAH MONDE
    LAPD officer defends handcuffing, detaining actress Daniele Watts amid controversy The officer, Sgt. Jim Parker, said he didn’t expect the situation to escalate as quickly into a ‘long, drawn out drama.’ BY CHIDERAH MONDE he police officer heard on tape demanding Daniele Watts' identification after she was detained in Studio City last week with her boyfriend says there was nothing racial about the incident. Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Jim Parker told the L.A. Times on Tuesday that the "long, drawn out drama" with the actress could have been over within minutes, but instead it escalated quickly. "I figured I...
  • Actress Daniele Watts handcuffed for failing to show ID to police

    09/14/2014 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    At first glance, this story doesn’t look like the sort of thing which would normally catch our attention, but it really does tie in to broader issues currently under discussion nationally in terms of race relations and how the police interact with those they serve and protect. Out on the left coast, quite close to the liberal Ground Zero of Hollywood, actress Daniele Watts ran into some trouble this week. (You may remember Watts from her appearance in Django Unchained among other roles.) As Reason tells the tale, she was outdoors, hanging out with her husband and talking on the...
  • Civil Rights Activists Call on 'Django Unchained' Actress to Apologize to LAPD

    09/21/2014 6:36:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11:04 AM PST 09/20/2014 | Ryan Gajewski
    Several advocates are changing their stance on Daniele Watts' incendiary Facebook post: "It's like crying wolf" Civil rights leaders who initially defended Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts in her dispute with the Los Angeles Police Department are now calling on her to apologize. Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable president Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Project Islamic Hope president Najee Ali and other activists held a press conference Friday, telling reporters that they now have doubts about Watts' side of the story. "I was one that was very outspoken about it," Hutchinson said about having come to Watts' defense when her story first...
  • LAPD Misclassified Nearly 1,200 Violent Crimes As Minor Offenses

    08/11/2014 4:20:46 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Oce police had Nathan Hunter in handcuffs, they tended to his wife. She was covered in blood. She told the officers Hunter flew into a rage that night in February 2013 because she hadn't bought him a Valentine's Day gift. He beat and choked her before stabbing her in the face with a screwdriver and throwing her down a flight of stairs at their apartment in South L.A., according to police and court records. Hunter, 55, was convicted of felony spousal abuse and sentenced to six years in prison.
  • O.J. Simpson took us for a ride 20 years ago today and changed us forever

    06/17/2014 12:39:27 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Alabama ^ | 6-17-2014 | Kevin Scarbinsky
    It was 20 years ago today when O.J. Simpson climbed in the back of his white Ford Bronco and took us all for a ride. On June 17, 1994, you, me and 95 million of our closest friends turned our heads away from the opening night of the City Stages music festival in Birmingham, Game 5 of the NBA Finals or whatever else we were doing to watch live as the Hall of Fame running back - one of the most beloved athletes of his generation - sat in the back of a white Ford Bronco with a gun to...
  • It Looks Like Raging Hockey Fans Destroyed An LAPD Drone Last Night

    06/14/2014 6:16:27 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 104 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 14, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Multiple videos have been posted online showing what uploaders described as hockey fans destroying a Los Angeles Police Department drone outside the Staples Center Friday night after the LA Kings won the NHL's Stanley Cup. Riot police were called in to break up what the LA Times described as a "melee" outside the arena following the King's victory over the New York Rangers. In one clip posted online, a drone can be seen hovering over the crowd of hockey fans before it was knocked out of the sky by people throwing shoes and clothing: