Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
David Perdue, the LAX baggage handler whose pickup truck was riddled with bullets fired by Torrance Police officers on the lookout for now-dead rogue LAPD cop Christopher Jordan Dorner, has been paid $20,000 for his ride. But in announcing that payment from the city of Torrance, Perdue's attorney a ... More >>
The last time we checked in with David Perdue, he was holding one of the bullets a Torrance police officer fired at him in those tense SoCal days in early February when rogue ex-LAPD cop Christopher Jordan Dorner was on the loose. As Perdue demonstrated, police were so freaked out by the threat pose ... More >>
Just about everyone has weighed in on Christopher Jordan Dorner, the rogue ex-LAPD cop said to have taken himself out as fiery Big Bear walls collapsed around him on Feb. 12, the same day he committed his fourth alleged murder.Count Marxists among those chiming in, asking whether Dorner was a "revol ... More >>
Regular readers of Navel Gazing already know that of all the cities that have cracked down on marijuana in Southern California, none have been as lame and hypocritical as Long Beach. First, the city welcomed in pot clubs, offering to provide a chance to obtain a permit to grow and distribute mariju ... More >>
See the updates at the end of this post about one of the eight parties shut out from the $1 million Christopher Dorner reward going to court to stop the distribution of funds today, and a judge in Los Angeles shutting him down.The Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday released a three-judge pane ... More >>
As Gustavo revealed, it was impossible for us Navel Gazers to gaze at our navels since Thursday afternoon . . .Gremlins Attack OC Weekly Website!But that did not stop the more hopeful among us from writing blog posts all day Friday in case we were suddenly online again. History shows we were not, s ... More >>
See the update at the bottom of page 2 on the belief that a single gunshot killed the suspect, the San Bernardino County sheriff defending his deputies and the latest on the reward.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 14, 10:56 A.M.: Had Christopher Jordan Dorner lived and been taken into custody, the Orange County ... More >>
I know the name of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's-Coroner Department (SBCSCD) deputy whose life was tragically cut short today by Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles police officer who's been on a murderous rampage this past week. In fact, I knew almost from the moment he was confirmed dead ... More >>
Perhaps lost in the manhunt for Christopher Jordan Dorner, who is accused of this week's cold-blooded shooting deaths of a Riverside police officer, Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence, are the results of the slain engaged Irvine couple's autopsies.
Ruben Fleischer's film desecrates the symbols of the movies it alleges to homage
Two years after pissing off countless L.A. motorists with a publicity stunt that created a massive traffic jam on the 101 freeway, Garden Grove rap-rock band Imperial Stars pleaded no contest Monday to several charges, including conspiracy. They were each given probation sentences but no jail time. ... More >>
Two decades later, the world still burns
[Moxley Confidential] In recent police-brutality cases, jurors decided the violent cops are also brazen liars
That crazy Barbara Coe is at it again! The aging cigarette that is the head of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform has been a bit quiet on her email blasts as of recent, preferring to send out stories that claim pedophilia is an acceptable part of Afghan culture with no comment. But t ... More >>
The DJ from San Clemente headlines the biggest New Year's parties in the Southwest
Remember that Rand Corporation study from earlier this year that claimed crime actually increased in L.A. neighborhoods where cops closed medical marijuana dispensaries? The one that forgot to include crime statistics compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department?? The one that Rand had to retrac ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should the Scouts share the blame?
UPDATED Oct. 25, 11:30 A.M: Two weeks after lifting the report from its website, Rand Corporation, the research organization that helped crunch body count numbers during the Vietnam War has officially retracted its study from last month that claimed crime increased near medical marijuana dispensa ... More >>
UPDATE, 2:39 p.m.: Francisco Javier Bravo, one of the arrested OC DREAMers, sent out an email to friends explaining the reasoning behind the protest."Hello Family/Friend/Ally," his email began. "Today I will be risking arrest to bring attention to one of my very important issues."
The ANSWER Coalition is busy trying to sway public opinion against America going to war in Libya, let alone continuing to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. But a local off-shoot of the grass-roots national movement (which stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is not so preoccupied that it can ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 13, 5:26 P.M.: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has informed the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) that it is dropping deportation proceedings against Isaura Garcia. Meanwhile, Joseph Huprich, the woman's pro bono attorney, says Ga ... More >>
DMVUPDATE, FEB. 1, 4:04 P.M.: The family of Cheryl Rose Wynn, the 48-year-old mother found in a pool of blood in a bedroom of her Orange home last year, is offering $50,000 for information leading to her killer.Orange detectives report they have no leads, suspects or evidence in the murder ... More >>
RadarOnline.comFrom the Strange Bedfellows File comes word that Rodney King--yes, that Rodney King--has found love with a juror who awarded him a multi-million dollar settlement in wake of the infamous 1991 beat down he took from LAPD officers.In fact, the love birds are getting married.But here' ... More >>
If you swing by Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach today and notice an unusually large presence of law enforcement types running around like chickens with their heads cut off, you are witnessing neither an actual terror attack nor filming of pick-up scenes for Monday night's 24 finale.
Courtesy of LAPDDaryl Gates, the 83-year-old former LAPD chief, died today in Newport Beach, the LA Times, OC Register and other sources are reporting. Gates, for those who didn't know, served as LA's police chief from 1978 to 1992, when he retired in the aftermath of the riots that began on Apri ... More >>
Dave Wielenga wrote years ago about a police sting targeting man-on-man sex in the restroom at Estancia Adobe Park in Costa Mesa. Something similar just went down in the Los Angeles Harbor area and--wouldn't you know it?--one arrestee may very know the Orange County locale. After all, he was wear ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly police blotter--now with more alleged rummy mommies, ex-cop robbers, sticky fingers, douches on bikes and really bad karaoke singers.MONDAY, NOV. 23 Insert car here.That Walled-In Feeling A man crashing his black Toyota Corolla into a wall at the Shell gas station at Lake ... More >>
During the jury selection phase in a Santa Ana murder trial this afternoon, a twenty-something Orange County Asian male pulled a maneuver I can't recall having witnessed in two decades of covering trials: He guaranteed that he wouldn't become a juror by manipulating both the prosecution and the defe ... More >>
Orange County Register: Not only did your sales tax rise today, but the federal tobacco tax more than doubled. . . . Orange County health clinics for low-income residents will receive federal stimulus dollars. . . . Former Garden Grove police chief Frank Kessler, 76, pleaded guil ... More >>
A visibly nervous Ralph Cameron Lakin II (pictured) stood out this morning in Superior Court Judge Steven Bromberg's courtroom not just because he wore a natty suit (tan slacks, green coat and floral-patterned tie), but also because the other criminal defendants awaiting attention were hoodlums or ... More >>
Remember the wandering homeless patient we wrote about a few months back who had been shipped from an Orange County hospital to L.A.'s Skid Row and dumped there? Well such incidents have been the subject of a federal investigation initiated in 2006 after the LAPD began looking into reports of hospi ... More >>
Tomorrow is May Day, celebrated by socialists across the globe and by illegal immigrants in the United States to march for amnesty (as an Aztlanista, I can tell you the shared dates ain't no coincidence, I tell ustedes what). Locally, pro-amnesty folks will meet at SanTana's Civic Center Plaza at 2 ... More >>
Not Sure Why His Head Continued to Slam Into My Baton: Norberto Santana, Jr. at the Register reports that an unidentified “28-year-old inmate at the Orange County jail died Friday after deputies used a taser gun to subdue him.” Damon Micalizzi, the taxpayer-paid flack assigned to get Sheriff Mi ... More >>
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Last year, I wrote a piece comparing the different responses that OC and LA law enforcement officials took with the pro-amnesty marches. My, how the times have changed. Now it's the LAPD putting the beatdown on activists, just like their OC counterparts last year, while OC's finest just looked on. N ... More >>
Yesterday, with little or no warning, LAPD officers attacked unarmed Fox News personnel as well as men, women, children and the elderly gathered peacefully in Los Angeles--during the May 1 immigration rallies. Women? Children? Elderly? And Fox News personnel? We can guess that those cops rarely ... More >>
You've got to wonder how state assemblyman Todd Spitzer--a former Orange County supervisor, prosecutor and LAPD reserve officer--tolerates continual Sacramento BS even within his own Republican Party. McClatchy news reported today that GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger--who oddly still enjoys The Ter ... More >>
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