Local news highlights include:
Angeles sheriff's deputies apparently desperate for a group
sadomasochistic, homosexual experience have been accused of pulling a
jail inmate out of his cell, yanking down his underwear to expose his
genitals and pepper-spraying the man's penis and anus, according to a
story by Robert Faturechi of the Times. Not surprised? Right,
well, sexually-demented deputies obviously is not the breaking news
here. Here's what is: Sheriff Lee Baca says he will no longer wait for a
district attorney's office probe into such complaints because the DA's
office is lazy or uninterested. Baca's says he's going to do his own internal affairs investigation. The deputies' union objects.
R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.