UPDATE, NOV. 29, 3:26 P.M.: Based on corrected information from the Orange County Public Defender, this post has been corrected throughout.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 28, 4:44 P.M.: Jean Pierre Nguyen holds the distinction of being the first person arrested in Irvine for violating the city's limited ban on ... More >>
Former LA-based Black Panther Party leader Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt died
earlier today in Tanzania at the age of 63. He spent twenty-seven years
of his life behind bars after being falsely convicted and imprisoned in
1972 for the earlier shooting death of schoolteacher Caroline Olson.
Pratt, go ... More >>
Ramona RipstonRamona Ripston, who has been executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for 38 years, announced her retirement today."This organization has not only been my work but also my life for a long time, so a decision like this one certainly comes with m ... More >>
Years after the glove didn't fit and we had to acquit, countless Larry King Live appearances and actor Phil Morris' career zenith with the Seinfeld Jackie Chiles parody, Johnnie Cochran Jr. is coming back to Orange County to right an alleged racial injustice. OK, so Mr. Cochran departed for tha ... More >>