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  • Surveillance footage shows moments mob loots Compton bakery

    01/05/2024 12:46:06 PM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 25 replies
    KCAL News ^ | January 2, 2024 | KCAL News
    New video from the scene of a street takeover turned robbery shows the moments that a car rams the entrance to Ruben's Bakery in Compton before a mob of more than 100 people ransack the store.
  • Mob of over 100 looters smashes car through Compton bakery, trash store after street takeover

    01/04/2024 6:14:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/04/2024 | Nicholas McEntyre
    A mob of over 100 looters purposefully crashed a Kia into a small Compton bakery before they flooded in and ransacked the store during a night of rampage on the streets earlier this week. The thieves had gathered in the area for an illegal street takeover around 3 a.m. Tuesday before making the mile-long trek to Ruben’s Bakery & Mexican Food. When they got to the locked store, a white Kia emerged and backed into the front doors, clearing an entryway for the crowd of pillagers to get to their loot.
  • In pictures. The evolution of "Fentanyl Island" in the city of Oakland, California from March 2018 to January 2023.

    08/08/2023 6:04:25 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 10 replies
    08/08/2023 | Self
    Located near 7th St & Brush St, Oakland, CA 94607.
  • Shocking moment mob ransacks gas station store and steals thousands of dollars worth of alcohol, snacks and condoms during illegal street takeover

    04/17/2023 1:33:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 17, 2023 | Vanessa Serna
    A massive mob ransacked a Los Angeles gas station and stole thousands of dollars worth of alcohol, condoms and snacks during an illegal street takeover - as cops said they were unable to intervene due to being outnumbered. Footage from Sunday around 2am showed a group stopping traffic in the Compton intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Central Avenue to drift their cars before charging toward a nearby Arco. Deputies said they couldn't intervene as a mob of about 100 people broke the windows of a mini-mart and wiped it clean because they were outnumbered. Those involved appeared to be mostly...
  • Huge mob ransacks California gas station; police 'outnumbered': video

    04/17/2023 12:57:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/17/2023 | Greg Norman | Fox News
    A shocking video captured a mob of California youth breaking into a gas station convenience store and then stealing what police say was thousands of dollars of products. The incident happened early Sunday morning in Compton, California, after a large group of people blocked an intersection as part of a street takeover, with video footage capturing cars drifting in circles and screeching around 2:30 a.m., according to KLTA. "It's unbelievable. Unreal. I've never seen anything like that happen here," Greg Johnson, a Compton resident and customer of the Arco Station that was looted, told ABC7 in reaction to the ransacking....
  • Wild video shows mob of looters bum-rushing Compton gas station, stealing thousands in goods

    04/17/2023 8:11:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 16, 2023 | Staff
    Wild video shows mob of looters bum-rushing Compton gas station, stealing thousands in goods 55,237 views Apr 16, 2023 A large mob of looters was caught on video bum-rushing a gas station in Compton and stealing thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. READ MORE: https://abc7.la/3ofu2Vi
  • Compton rapper Slim 400 shot and killed after sharing tribute to Young Dolph

    12/10/2021 2:56:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 12/09/21 | Deena Zaru
    Compton rapper Slim 400 was fatally shot in California on Wednesday evening, police confirmed to ABC News. He was 33. The shooting occurred hours after the hip-hop artist shared a tribute on Instagram to fellow rapper and collaborator Young Dolph, who was shot and killed last month while visiting a bakery in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. **SNIP** Cohran shared a video last week paying tribute to Dolph in an Instagram post, saying Dolph "was the 1st artist that show'd love" when Cohran was injured in 2019 after reportedly being shot nine times. Cohran reflected on the shooting in an...
  • Compton [CA] city councilman, 5 others charged with election fraud in runoff that was decided by 1 vote

    08/13/2021 3:28:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    KTLA ^ | Aug 13, 2021 | Cindy Von Quednow
    Councilman Isaac Galvan, 34, Jace Dawson, 34, Kimberly Chaouch, 48, Toni Morris, 34, Barry Reed, 61 and Reginald Streeter, 51, have all been charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud. Galvan and Dawson, a former candidate for the Compton City Council, worked together to secure votes to ensure Galvan would retain his District 2 seat during a runoff election in June, the criminal complaint alleges. Chaouch, Morris, Reed and Streeter, meanwhile were allegedly registered to vote at Dawson’s address in Compton, even though they didn’t reside there. All four are charged with voting illegally in the election. Galvan ended up...
  • 800 Compton residents to get guaranteed income in two-year pilot program (kali-fornia)

    10/21/2020 4:16:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10-18-20 | ALEJANDRA REYES-VELARDE
    Dubbed the Compton Pledge, the guaranteed income program will begin distributing free cash to 800 residents of the city in Los Angeles County for a period of two years. Compton Mayor Aja Brown has said that the ambitious program is the largest of its kind in for any city in the U.S. The majority Black and Latino city is just the latest in a growing list of cities across the country, and the world, that is experimenting with new ways to put money in residents’ hands give the grave economic calamity caused by the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. “I recognized...
  • Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

    09/30/2020 4:00:54 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    AP News ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 | STEFANIE DAZIO
    Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station.
  • Compton shooting: Charges filed in ambush of 2 deputies earlier this month

    09/30/2020 11:36:44 AM PDT · by Boomer · 22 replies
    FNC ^ | 9/30/2020 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Deonte Lee Murray, the man accused in the ambush shooting of two Los Angeles County deputies in Compton earlier this month, has been charged with attempted murder, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Murray, 36, was taken into custody after a lengthy standoff three days after the deputies were shot, though his arrest was unrelated to the attack on the deputies, Sheriff Alex Villanueva initially said. The deputies, a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, were shot in the face and head while sitting in their patrol car near the Compton metro station. Both underwent surgery and have been released from the hospital....
  • Suspect arrested in ambush shooting of two LASD deputies in Compton

    09/30/2020 10:27:07 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 37 replies
    FOX 11 LA ^ | 09/30/2020 | Mary Stringini
    Deonte Lee Murray, 36, of Compton, was charged with two counts of attempted murder of the two police officers. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted on all charges. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Compton. Murray is a convicted felon, according to Homicide Bureau Captain Kent Wegener. He was arrested two weeks ago in connection with a carjacking and shooting of a man in Compton. At which time, the sheriff's department told FOX 11 that the arrest was not related to the ambush shooting. He also faces charges as a result of...
  • Trump calls California deputies injured in ambush shooting

    09/20/2020 11:34:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20 2020 | David Aaro
    The two deputies injured during an ambush shooting in California on Sept. 12, received a call from President Trump last week as they were recovering in the hospital, according to authorities. The deputies, a 31-year-old mother, and a 24-year-old man, were in their marked patrol vehicle outside a Metro train station in Compton on Sept. 12, when police said a suspect approached the passenger-side window, shot them multiple times, and ran from the scene around 7 p.m. "This week #potus45 @realdonaldtrump called both of our deputies to check on their spirits, wish them a speedy recovery and remind them that...
  • Lynwood Defies Order To Hold Recall Vote (Abuse of Power Alert)

    07/03/2007 7:21:18 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 19 replies · 823+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2007 | Hector Becerra, Staff Writer
    A battle over the integrity of the election process is coming to a head this week in Lynwood, where the City Council has defied the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder and refused to set a date for a recall election targeting four of its members. The registrar-recorder's office concluded in June that there were enough signatures on recall petitions to force a special election for the four officials, two of whom were recently indicted on public corruption charges. But when Lynwood's elected city clerk tried to certify the recall petition, the City Council voted to strip her of all election duties,...
  • SoCal officials charged with misappropriating city funds (Lynwood, CA)

    04/12/2007 8:52:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 328+ views
    Five current and former leaders of this suburban Los Angeles city were charged Thursday with the misappropriation of more than $100,000 in public funds. Mayor Louis Byrd, Mayor Pro-Tem Fernando Pedroza and former City Council members Armando Rea, Arturo Reyes and Ricardo Sanchez were scheduled to be arraigned Friday, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said in a statement. Authorities allege the five collected thousands of dollars in taxpayer money by charging personal expenses to city credit cards and other schemes. In one case, prosecutors said Pedroza charged $1,500 on a city credit card to pay for an exotic...
  • Ex-mayor of LA suburb convicted of federal corruption charges

    11/01/2005 3:25:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 560+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 11/01/05 | ap - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - A former mayor of suburban Lynwood was convicted Tuesday of federal charges involving the funneling of millions of dollars in city contracts to a sham consulting company he secretly controlled. Paul Richards, 49, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit extortion, fraud, money laundering and depriving the public of honest services. Prosecutors accused Richards of arranging to have more than $2.5 million in city contracts awarded to a consulting company, Allied Government Services, that listed his sister, Paula Cameo Harris, as its president. Last week, Richards denied wrongdoing and told jurors he did not disclose his ties...
  • Mexican drug cartels take over U.S. cities

    06/18/2006 9:46:31 PM PDT · by seastay · 38 replies · 2,290+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 18, 2006 | Joseph Farah
    Mexican drug cartels operating in cities in the U.S. are buying up legitimate businesses to launder money and using some of the proceeds to win local mayoral and city council seats for politicians who can shape the policies and personnel decisions of their police forces, according to Rep. Tom Tancredo "The Tijuana-based Felix drug cartel and the Juarez-based Fuentes cartel began buying legitimate business in small towns in Los Angeles County in the early 1990s," "They purchased restaurants, used-car lots, auto-body shops and other small businesses. One of their purposes was to use these businesses for money-laundering operations. Once established...
  • Terrorist cell detected in USA?

    03/27/2009 7:32:11 PM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 5 replies · 358+ views
    Mortgage Implode-O-Meter ^ | March 27, 2009 | Implode-O-Meter
    A maintenance firm contracted to work on an abandoned and foreclosed home in Illinois owned by Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. made a startling discovery while draining the flooded basement: pipe bombs and tear gas grenades were uncovered when the water had been removed, leading the surprised workers to notify both Countrywide and local authorities. Police were reported to have responded to the scene at 3245 203rd St. in Lynwood (Chicago Heights), IL.......
  • Los Angeles-area city manager put on leave over social media post on two shot deputies

    09/15/2020 11:06:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15 2020 | Louis Casiano
    The city manager of a Los Angeles-area suburb was put on paid administrative leave Tuesday after his social media post on the ambush shooting of two sheriffs' deputies over the weekend was heavily criticized. Jose Ometeotl was put on leave pending an internal investigation, Lynwood City Councilman Salvador Alatorre told Fox News following the council's closed session meeting Tuesday night. Alatorre put forth the motion to discipline or dismiss Ometeotl following his personal Instagram post that read "chickens come home to roost" after two deputies were shot multiple times while sitting in their patrol vehicle Saturday in the nearby city...
  • Suspect in Custody After Hours Long Standoff in Lynwood

    09/15/2020 10:29:39 PM PDT · by pnut22 · 8 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | 1/29/2020 | Mary Stringine
    LYNWOOD, Calif. - A suspect is in custody in Lynwood after a standoff connected to a carjacking in the city, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which added the suspect was not immediately connected to the shooting of two deputies in Compton on Saturday.