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County officials move to close Men’s Central Jail in downtown L.A., invest in health care-based responses

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to initiate a plan to close the Men’s Central Jail in downtown L.A. within the year, officials said. The panel vowed “to reinvest any savings from closing the facility towards health-based respo

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Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park To Be Charged

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office says it is initiating a prosecution of Amy Cooper over false reporting of an incident. In a cellphone video, she claimed a Black man was threatening her.

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Disturbing Video Shows Sleeping Homeless Person Attacked With Fireworks By Laughing Man

On Sunday morning, a sleeping homeless man in New York City was attacked with fireworks, suffering burn injuries to his back. “Earlier yesterday morning, a homeless male was sleeping on the sidewalk in front of 67 Lenox Avenue, in the confines of th

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‘Defund The Police’: NYC Shootings EXPLODE Amid Disbanding Of Anti-Crime Units, Reassignment Of Hundreds Of Officers

As calls from the Left intensify to abolish the police, and New York City takes action to remove officers and dismantle vital anti-crime units, the city that never sleeps surged in gun violence by a stunning 358% since this time last year. “It has b

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Observations from inside Seattle's CHOP

In my nearly two days at the CHOP, I was in search of the truth, the leaders, and the message.

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Protest Live Updates: More Shooting in Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’

A shooting Sunday night was the second round of gun violence over the weekend in an area where officers had pulled out of the police station.

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After deadly CHOP shooting, activists and officials look for ways to prevent protest zone violence

June 21, 2020 at 8:11 pm Updated June 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

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iPhone 11 Stolen From Looted T-Mobile Store Tracked To San Bernardino Home; 2 Arrested – CBS Los Angeles

Siante Lockridge, 28, and Anthony Flewellen, 36, both of San Bernardino, are in custody on burglary charges.

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Several officers wounded in shootout with ambush suspect

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several police officers were wounded Thursday in separate shootouts with a man suspected of ambushing and seriously injuring a deputy a day earlier. The suspect was “secured and...

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LA homicides up by 250 percent over last week, LAPD reports

Los Angeles saw a massive spike in homicides during the first week of June, authorities said Tuesday.

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In some protests, local officials say white instigators are causing mayhem

An arrest warrant for a 20-year-old white man accused of inciting riots in Pittsburgh sheds light on how some protests for racial justice create opportunity for pandemonium.

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NYC stores destroyed by looters, riots during George Floyd protests

ooters stormed Lower Manhattan on Saturday night -- destroying store windows and lighting fires in another night of violent George Floyd protests. The NYPD s...

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Valley retail worker creates Facebook support group for workers attacked during pandemic

Retail rage. It's happening all over the country. A woman attacked a Walmart cashier with Lysol disinfectant spray to the face in Massachusetts. A 7-eleven clerk in Indiana gets coffee in the face and kicked and punched. And two men refusing to wear a mas

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Michigan man charged with terrorism in death threats to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel

A man accused of making credible death threats against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel has been charged on a terrorism count, the Wayne County prosecutor's office said Friday.

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Father and son arrested and charged with murder in death of Ahmaud Arbery

Both men were taken into custody and face charges of aggravated assault and murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Watch Phoenix Man Outrun Police In A Lowly Smart Car

An incident at a Walmart in a Phoenix suburb apparently led to a police chase involving a man in a Smart Fortwo, and the driver got away.

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Space Crime Allegation Leads to Charges Against Astronaut’s Ex-Wife - The New York Times

The astronaut Anne McClain had faced accusations that she had improperly accessed a bank account from the International Space Station. But prosecutors said her accuser lied about some details.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Major crimes up 12 percent in NYC despite COVID-19 outbreak

Five of the seven major index crimes — robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and car theft —  showed a marked increase this year compared to last year.

Politics | Illegal Immigration

Trump endorses bill allowing victims of illegal immigrant crimes to sue sanctuary cities

President Trump centered the immigration portion of his State of the Union speech on "sanctuary cities," calling for Congress to pass a Senate bill that would allow victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue the local or state government if

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1 Person Critically Injured In Century City Shooting, Police Searching For Multiple Suspects – CBS Los Angeles

Police were investigating a shooting at a restaurant at Century City Mall Monday night that left one person in critical condition.

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California lawmakers may trim repeat nonviolent offenders’ sentences

“This enhancement is disproportionately used against persons of color and those that are low income,” said Democratic Assemblyman Ash Kalra of San Jose, who carried the bill in the Assembly. “It is…

Politics | Media Watch

Liberal NY Times RIPS Competitor New York Post for Actually Reporting on Street Crime

Wednesday’s signed lead editorial by Mara Gay of the New York Times editorial board attacked a conservative news rival the New York Post while demading that New York Democrats to buck up on the newly instigated "bail reform," despite the street violence t

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Chicago among top 5 cities for organized retail crime - Chicago Tribune

Seeing empty shelves at the store? It could be the holiday rush – or organized retail theft. Chicago is one of the U.S. cities most affected by organized retail theft, according to a 2019 report from the National Retail Federation.

Politics | Leftist Lunacy

Richard Grenell: California needs a reality check after reading San Francisco DA’s stance on ‘quality of life’ crimes

San Francisco's new DA won't prosecute “quality-of-life” crimes like vehicle break-ins, drug dealing, and petty theft.

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How Crime Scene Analysts Collect and Preserve Fingerprints | WIRED

A veteran analyst explains the work of gathering fingerprints that can link a suspect to a crime—even after it rains.

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The real reason Amber Guyger was convicted

It’s the rare case of a police officer being held accountable for taking a black life. And it tells us a lot about juries.

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Ex-Dallas Officer Who Killed Man In His Own Apartment Is Found Guilty Of Murder

Amber Guyger, who is white, had testified that she entered Botham Jean's unit after a long day at work, thinking it was her own home and mistaking the 26-year-old black accountant for an intruder.

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15-Year-Old Dies Protecting Little Sister During Burglary, Police Say

Khyler Edman died after a violent encounter with an intruder who was arrested nearby in Port Charlotte, Fla., the police said. His 5-year-old sister survived.

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Neighbors are using these smart cameras to track strangers' cars — and yours

Neighborhoods around Los Angeles are signing up for a new service: security cameras that automatically read the license plates of every car that drives by from a company called Flock Safety

Politics | Illegal Immigration

DOJ: In 2018, Non-Citizens, 7% Of Population, Accounted For 15% Of Prosecutions In U.S. District Court For Non-Immigration Crimes

A new report from the Department of Justice revealed that the percentage of federal arrests has practically reversed itself in the last twenty years, as in 1998, 63% of all federal arrests were of U.S.

Politics | Right to Bear Arms/2nd Amendment

Good Guy With Gun Stops Potential Attack At Walmart After Man Shows Up With Rifle, Body Armor

An off-duty firefighter who had a firearm with him stopped a potential attack from taking place at a Walmart in Missouri after a 20-year-old man showed up to the store with a rifle, body armor, and over 100 rounds of ammunition.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Progressive pol’s unpleasant surprise: Handcuffing the cops means trouble

Yuh-Line Niou, who represents lower Manhattan in the state Assembly, had an unpleasant experience getting off the subway at Bowling Green the other day. “I was just threatened,” she wrote on Twitte…

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Loud fart gives away suspect's hiding spot, leads to arrest

When tracking down a suspect, law enforcement might use a K-9 to track down a scent.

Politics | Leftist Lunacy

California Legislature Passes Bill To Put Trans Men In Women’s Prisons, Even Rapists

Transgender people who think themselves to be women should not be housed with female prisoners for obvious safety reasons. Naturally, California disagrees.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Reported antisemitic incidents in NYC in Q1 FAR more than all other hate crimes COMBINED. (22x more than anti-Islam incidents.)

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Male sailors created ‘rape lists’ of female shipmates on Georgia-based submarine

Recent reports cite a Navy investigation uncovering

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Of 27 Deadliest Mass Shooters, 26 of Them Were Fatherless | RealClearPolitics

Of 27 Deadliest Mass Shooters, 26 of Them Were Fatherless | RealClearPolitics

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Chicago police chief angry over alleged Smollett hoax

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took it personally when detectives determined that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and...

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SCAAP Data Suggest Illegal Aliens Commit Crime at a Much Higher Rate Than Citizens and Lawful Immigrants | Federation for American Immigration Reform

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has reignited a key debate about American immigration policy. Do illegal aliens commit crimes at a higher rate than native-born U.S. citizens and lawful immigrants? And, if so, how should that

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How an Olympic Hopeful Robbed 26 Banks on His Bike

Tom Justice was once a cyclist chasing gold. Then he began using his wheels for a much different purpose: stickups.

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'Whitey' Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster found secretly living in Santa Monica, dies at 89 - Los Angeles Times

James J. “Whitey” Bulger Jr., a Boston mobster who topped the FBI’s most wanted list and was found quietly living in Santa Monica in 2011, has been found dead in prison. He was 89.

Politics | Politics

If the Left Treated Immigrants the Way They Do Guns ...

... There would be calls for ‘common-sense restrictions’ on all foreigners coming here after every heinous crime by an illegal alien

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Opinion | One Test Could Exonerate Him. Why Won't California Do It?

Kevin Cooper is awaiting execution for a quadruple murder. But he may have been framed.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley: Sentencing reform bill will fight crime | Fox News

In the 1980s, with our nation facing an influx of drug crimes, Congress passed into law stiff penalties targeting all levels of offenders. The goal was to deter crime through harsh sentences.

Politics | Immigration

DHS reveals dozens of MS-13, other gang members released by 'sanctuary' policies | Fox News

Dozens of gang members, some of whom belonged to the notorious MS-13, were shielded from deportation and released due to sanctuary policies last year, according to newly released stats from the Department of Homeland Security.

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London murder rate overtakes New York's

An ex-senior Met Police officer says he is "absolutely devastated" by the figures for 2018.

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As Britain cracks down on weapons, criminals turn to acid attacks - The Washington Post

There were more than 700 acid attacks last year — double the number in 2015.

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CATO: Illegal Immigrants More Likely to Commit Crimes than Ones Who Came Legally

A report by the Cato Institute released on February 26 reveals that illegal immigrants are much more likely to commit violent crimes than immigrants who follow the law to get here.

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This city fights crime with gardening | Science | AAAS

Picking up trash and mowing vacant lots makes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, neighborhoods safer

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How homicide charges for two skippers will shake up the entire Navy

It could spur fleet-level skippers and chiefs to push back against relentless demands from the Navy's senior leaders.

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Chicago cop given 5 years in prison for shooting at car, wounding two teens

Officer Marco Proano told the judge he was just trying “to protect human life” when he fired 16 times at the car. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

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AG Madigan sues to enforce Chicago police reform; Emanuel pledges cooperation

Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday plans to announce she's going to federal court to get a judge to oversee police reform in Chicago.

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'We found who killed your sister.' 48 years later, a cold case is solved

Forty-eight years after a 22-year-old art student was strangled to death, her body found in the trunk of her car parked along Fairfax Avenue, DNA helps the LAPD crack the case.

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Reputed New York gangster released from prison at age 100

Franzese has been in and out of prison for much of his adult life, having been granted parole by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons at least six times, Newsday reported. Federal prison officials could not be reached immediately to confirm his release or details o

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Ring modernized the doorbell, then its inventor, Jamie Siminoff, went to war against crime

Ring Chief Executive Jamie Siminoff has a unique management style: Employees wear dog tags, there are no formal meetings or budgets and for years staffers had to clean up after themselves.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

NBC ends the age of Aquarius · Newswire · The A.V. Club

In what feels like a pretty classic example of the “Holy crap, why was that still on?” school of TV news, Variety is reporting that NBC has canceled its Charles Manson-based drama Aquarius.

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Official: Son of 'El Chapo' has been kidnapped - CNN.com

A son of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was among those kidnapped from a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Jalisco Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer said at a news conference Tuesday.

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The 'Grim Sleeper' is sentenced to death for string of murders - LA Times

A man approached Laura Moore at a bus stop in the spring of 1984 and offered a warning: You shouldn’t be out here alone.

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Grieving and Hunting for an ‘Evil Person’ After a Jogger Is Killed

Karina Vetrano, an avid photographer and blogger, was killed during a run through the marshland in Howard Beach, Queens.

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Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. to be freed

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Black Lives Matter Leader Charged With Sex Trafficking | The Daily Caller

A Black Lives Matter activist who operates a social justice charity in Baltimore was arrested last month on charges of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Chumlee from 'Pawn Stars': No Sex Assault Charges ... Plea Deal Struck for Guns & Drugs | TMZ.com

Chumlee is dodging serious jail time in his drugs and guns case, and will NOT face any sex assault charges ... TMZ has learned. The "Pawn Stars" cast…

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Board recommends parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten; victim's daughter vows to oppose

A California review board recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted along with other members of the cult in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

Politics | Politics

Iran's Executions and Human Rights Abuses Hit 27-Year High

The Islamic Republic hit the highest rate of executing people since 1989. The official number indicates that Iran executed nearly two times more people in 2015 in comparison to 2010 when the hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in office, as well as roughly 10 times more than the number of executions in 2005.

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How a Ragtag Gang of Retirees Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in British History

The police and public gasped at the audacity of the Great Hatton Garden heist of 2015, where millions in cash and jewels were taken from an underground vault in London’s diamond district. Mark Seal investigates the unorthodox daring of the perpetrators�

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Knife reportedly found on former O.J. Simpson property is being tested by LAPD - LA Times

In another twist in the long-running O.J. Simpson saga, Los Angeles police are investigating and testing a knife that was reportedly recovered on the Brentwood property once owned by the former football star.&a

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Knife Found Buried on OJ Simpson's Estate Years Ago Finally Turned Over to LAPD

The bloody knife reportedly found on O.J. Simpson's estate was stored in a police officer's house for years.

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Heavily armed Louisiana police captain taunts local gangsters in video

A Louisiana police captain sent out a blunt message Wednesday for members of a local street gang. 'You will be hunted. You will be tracked,' Captain Clay Higgins (pictured) said.

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'El Chapo' Has Been Captured, Mexican President Says - Yahoo

From Yahoo: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted today that the infamous drug lord known as “El Chapo” has been captured."Mission accomplished: We have him. I want to inform the Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been detained,"

Politics | Politics

California's Prop. 47 revolution: Voters were sold a bill of goods

As crime rates rise, Californians are realizing that they were sold a bill of goods on Proposition 47, the 2014 ballot measure that converted some felonies to misdemeanors. The campaign spin was all about reducing the punishment for drug possession. But p

Sports | My Sporting News

Oscar Pistorius to be released from prison on parole | Fourth-Place Medal - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The former track star will be released to house arrest following a year in prison.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

I Liked ‘Black Mass’ Until Johnny Depp Shot A Guy... | ClickHole

I’m a pretty big fan of gangster films. Donnie Brasco and The Departed rank as two of my fave movies of all time, so I had to see Black Mass right when it hit theaters...

Sports | My Sporting News

Cris Carter told NFL rookies to get 'fall guy' for when they get in legal trouble | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: One part of the Chris Borland story by ESPN The Magazine that didn't fit with the rest of the tale but was still pretty surprising was Borland's "fall guy" story.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Guardian Angels return to New York's Central Park

Rising crime rate has brought back the famous red-beret wearing crimefighters after more than two decades absence

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

Compare arrest rates from different police stations around the country

Blacks are far more likely to be arrested than people of other races, and in some places, dramatically so. Using FBI arrest records, USA TODAY found nearly 1,600 places where the disparity in arrest rates is more pronounced than in Ferguson, Mo.

News | That's News to Me

Mexico: Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnel - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a scheme befitting a caper movie, Mexico's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the sh

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Police: Man shoots, kills would-be carjacker outside store - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: OREM, Utah (AP) — A shopper with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man who was trying to carjack a woman Saturday outside a Utah grocery store, officers said.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

UPDATED: The Jinx’s Robert Durst has been arrested for murder

(If you haven’t gotten around to watching last night’s episode of The Jinx yet and don‘t want to know what happens, stop reading here and click away. It’s okay, we won’t take it personally. Thanks.)Much of the discussion surrounding Serial revol

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Video: Bystanders Pull Carjacker From Vehicle, Beat Him, Hold Him Till Police Arrive

On July 13 bystanders pulled an alleged carjacker from a vehicle in City Heights, San Diego, then beat him and held him until police arrived.