Miranda Rights

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Orange County Man Who Killed Girlfriend's Mother: Police Cheated For Confession

    After turning 18 years old days earlier, Brian Paul Landry broke into his teenage girlfriend's Santa Ana home while wearing a mask in Sept. 2008, fired three shots into the skull of the girl's mother as she prepared food in the kitchen, shoved a knife deep into the woman's neck and then sent a text ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Shocking Revelation from Sheriff's Department About Drones: They Aren't Using Them Already!

    My reaction to a news item about the Orange County Sheriff's Department considering the use of drones is pretty much the same as my reaction to the recent re-revelations about the federal government spying on U.S. citizens. I figured cops were already using drones here, just like I figured NSA spyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Doing Drugs at Coachella? Here's How to Avoid Trouble With the Police

    Hate to say it, but some of you at Coachella (which starts today!) are going to be approached by police officers assuming you have drugs. Well, you just may, but guess what? You still have rights, man. Cameron Bowman is here to help! As a music festival lover and attorney at San Jose firm Valencia, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] 'I Had a Dream That I Woke Up, But It Was Too Late!'

    [Editor's Note: Our esteemed punk-rock columnist Exene Cervenka decided she wanted to share a short story with you. It comes in parts, starting this week. Since most everything she does is badass, we figured this would be no different. The following is part one of "I Had a Dream That I Woke Up, But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Santa Ana Pedophile: Police Unfairly Tricked A Confession About Boy Rape

    For several months leading up to early 2010, a woman on her way to work routinely dropped off her three children at her sister's house in Santa Ana where she assumed they would be safe.One day in February, one of the kids, an eight-year-old boy, told his mother that he had been repeatedly sodomized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Manuel Flores Says He's Not Crazy; Wants Out of Mental Hospital

    Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas didn't want convicted sex offender Manuel Flores freed from prison after serving a 16-month sentence for throwing rocks and a bottle of beer at a police officer, and then speaking in tongues when he was read his Miranda rights.By labeling Flores a ment ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 26, 2012

    Now You're Famous

    [Hey, You!] Drunk driver seeks exposure

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Better Call Glew: A Case of Improbable Cause

    ​This weekend I got a DUI. The way the cop stopped me seemed weird to me though. He said he pulled me over for speeding.  I knew I wasn't speeding because I saw him behind me and when I asked how fast I was going he said 66 mph!!! He immediately started asking me questions about how much I ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Better Ask Glew: I Got Busted With Coke. Now What?

    ​Hi Mr. Glew, This past weekend, my girlfriend and I were out at the bars for a bit of fun.  We wanted to keep the fun going past 2 A.M., so we decided to pick up a white energy supplement...and by white energy supplement, I mean cocaine.  Shortly after leaving my "friend's" house, I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Citizen of the Week! The Sword-Wielding Cholo

    ​One day in April 2006 in the City of Orange, wanted criminal Tyrone "Thumper" Christopher Rye got high on marijuana and stood at a street intersection holding a sword.What Rye--an uneducated, convicted felon tied to the Orange Varrio Cypress gang and the Mexican Mafia--was planning may never be k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Dream Team Assembled at UCI Law School Squeezes Boring Right Out of 2010-11 U.S. Supreme Court Term

    ​For the UC Irvine School of Law's first-ever Supreme Court Review Wednesday, the assembled panel was saddled with a reportedly "boring" 2010-2011 term. Fortunately, the legal all-stars who enlightened about 170 lunching students, lawyers and professors on campus (and an equal number watching the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    [UPDATED] Edgar Calvillo Loses Appeal in Murder After Spat Over Girl and Vandalized Car

    ​UPDATE, MARCH 28, 1:39 P.M.: The same day the third and final defendant was sentenced in the 2008 shooting death of a 22-year-old Lake Forest father, the shooter in that case lost an appeal over his confession.The California Court of Appeals, Fourth District, disagreed with the contentions of Edg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    OC Restaurant Manager's Employee Rape Conviction Upheld

    Mohammad Yaqoob, rapist​Village Inn Restaurant manager Mohammad Yaqoob may not have had any prospects for a Valentine's Day date in February 2007, so he decided he'd focus his lust on a 17-year-old high-school girl who was working for him part-time.Indeed, there's evidence the then-29-year-old Yaq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Elementary School Girl Asked Man to Molest Her?

    Olarte: Should I try a different excuse?​Israel Antonio Olarte offered what he thought was a valid explanation for sexually molesting an 11-year-old Orange County girl in April 2008:She wanted it.I'm not making this up.

  • Columns

    October 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Citizen of the Week!

    ​If you're a daughter, there are probably thousands of things you hope you'll never hear from your father.One of them might be, "I promise you that I'm not going to have sex with you."But one 18-year-old Orange County woman actually wanted her father to utter those alarming words.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Citizen of the Week!

    Coto de Caza residential weed picker Raul Salvador Marin wanted to tell the petite 20-year-old at a June 2004 Trabuco Canyon patio party that she was "a really pretty girl, white, young," but he didn't speak English and she didn't speak Spanish. The woman wasn't interested in Marin anyway. She spurn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Bootlicker on Tasers

    Welcome to the Real IC: We should change the name of this place to Irony County. Latest reason? Peggy Lowe, a sleuth at the Register, reports today that during the very same meeting that the Orange County Board of Supervisors talked about slicing into generous pensions for sheriff’s deputies they ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    'Gay Panic'

    Three men go wilding; the gays made them do it