Talk about a shock heard around the world…the story about Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Florida teen, being shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, has attracted national attention primarily because he has not been charged or arrested for this crime, claiming self-defense. At the “Justice for Trayvon Martin rally” here inLos Angeles, hundreds of protesters gathered to pay homage to this young man whose...
There appears to be a nationwide theft wave of Tide Laundry Detergent, and Orange County, California is riding that wave as well. On Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, it was confirmed that a Vons in Mission Viejo saw a numerous containers of the big orange bottles stolen off its shelves. It seems that the well-known product is being sold on the street at a discount and...
The bail bond business is focused on getting people out of jail, but a Mission Viejo bondsman now faces 11 years in prison himself. Prosecutors are charging Kenneth Lance Hendrick, 49, with 15 felonies, saying. They say Hendrick worked with a prisoner to offer other inmates bail inside Orange County Jail, which violates state law. Hendrick is also accused of carrying methamphetamine in his sock...
Reported by Maura Dolan, LA Times, March 9, 2012 – Ruling in a Santa Clarita case, it says students may sue districts for alleged abuse by school employees if administrators ignore warning signs or fail to monitor the workers. School principals and other supervisors “have the responsibility of taking reasonable measures to guard pupils against harassment and abuse from foreseeable sources,” Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar,...
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for investigation of committing lewd acts on a child. Police say, Deputy Oscar Rodriguez, a 10-year department veteran, was taken into custody last Thursday and was immediately relieved of duty pending the outcome of criminal and administrative investigations.
On Monday, February 13, 2012, Remington Orr, a 24-year old Custody Assistant at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, was arrested on allegations that he was bringing contraband to jail inmates in exchange for monetary considerations.
Itzcoatl Ocampo, 23, is an Iraqi war veteran who was awarded medals in recognition of his service in the war and is now accused of stalking and fatally stabbing four homeless men with evidence that he intended to kill others. He is currently being held in the Orange County Jail under a “suicide blanket” with no possibility of bail, and faces life in prison or death...