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Second-In-Command Paul Tanaka Found Guilty In L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Corruption Scandal For Obstructing Justice In Fed. Probe Of Brutality Against Inmates

Former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka at the Los Angeles Times on April 25, 2013. (Los Angeles Times)

On Wednesday Paul Tanaka, 57, once the second-in-command of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. He is the highest-ranking Sheriff’s Department official to have stood trial after nine other department officials have already pleaded guilty or been convicted of corruption in …

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Unarmed Man Killed By Deputies In Los Angeles Who Claim He Had Assumed A “Shooting Stance” Identified

Detectives investigate the fatal shooting of a man by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at Holmes Avenue and 64th Street in the Florence-Firestore area.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Today authorities identified the man killed Wednesday in a deadly deputy-involved shooting as 23-year-old Cristian Rene Medina. The shooting occurred around 4:30 am Wednesday in the Florence area of Los Angeles. Deputies had been called to 64th Street and Holmes Avenue after reports of a “robbery in progress” and matched …

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Two LAPD Officers Worked Together To Rape And Sexually Assault Women Arrested For Narcotics, Finally Charged After Two Year Investigation

(Credit: Bob Chamberlin, LA Times)

Two veteran LAPD officers were arrested by detectives from the same police force on Wednesday and charged with a series of sexual assaults, most of which occurred while they were on duty.  The officers are expected in court on Thursday and are now held on more than $3.5 million bail. Prosecutors allege …

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Los Angeles Schools Ban ICE Agents — No Raids On Campus

mmigrant rights activists protest in front of the White House in December ahead of deportation sweeps. (Shawn Thew / EPA)

In a unanimous vote by the school board of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, immigration agents will be barred from conducting their raids on school campuses.  The vote was held after immigrant parents spoke out that they distrusted the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and were afraid to send their …

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Judge Publicly Declares Kevin Cooper’s Innocence, California Set To Execute Him Nonetheless

Photo Credit: Counter Current News

The State Of California seems poised to execute death-row inmate Kevin Cooper for first-degree murder charges, despite defense attorneys having convinced judges overseeing the case of his innocence. The brutal murder of a family in Chino Hills, an affluent suburb of Los Angeles, outraged the public and prompted an immediate …

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Justice System’s Double Standards Exposed Again: Retired judge gets probation for firing at LAPD officer from West L.A. townhouse

Credit: LA Times

Once again, we see a criminal justice system in action working overtime to protect certain citizens.  If James Bascue was a minority firing on an LAPD officer, would he only on probation? Would he be alive? Via LA Times: A retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has pleaded no contest …

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Will the LAPD finally bring a cop to trial for killing an unarmed man?

Demonstrators protest the killing of an unarmed homeless man by a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer, in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California May 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn - RTX1C0UA

Via The Atlantic: “While a Los Angeles Police Department officer hasn’t been charged in an on-duty killing in more than 15 years, it suddenly seems likely that it may happen. On Monday, L.A. police chief Charlie Beck, who typically defends his force, publicly announced that Officer Clifford Proctor, 50, should …

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