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...
On January 29, 2012, the Associated Press released a story about two U.S. senators, Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, who believe that “the federal government should help police departments nationwide obtain the tools and training needed to attack a rising scourge of driving under the influence”…that is, drugged drivers. “Cops need a Breathalyzer-like technology that works to identify drug-impaired...
Once upon a time there was a girl named, Stephanie Plum, who doesn’t know what to do with her life after being fired from her job at Macy’s. Knowing that she needs to get a new job as soon as possible, she is hired as a bounty hunter in Trenton, New Jersey. For those of you who may not know,Trenton is the state capital of New...
Government Run Pre-Trial Release Programs vs. Release through Bail Bond Agencies… What the public needs to know.
The controversy over whether to release violent defendants from custody directly through the court system due to overcrowding in our state prisons, versus release by using a commercial bail bond agency is not a new topic by any means. The pros and cons of this issue have been an ongoing discussion between the Criminal Justice system and the commercial bail bond industry for years. What...
The Burkhart’s surely do get around and apparently leave their mark. It appears that they have caused various problems over the past few months and years. With the recent fires, allegedly set by Harry Burkhart, the 24 year old German nationalist, and his mother, Dorothee Burkhart, 53-year-old, who’s being held on a provisional arrest warrant, it could be the end of the road for both mother and...
Occupy LA finally hit a high note when the LAPD, 1400 strong, arrested 292 protesters on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 for failing to disburse after being warned that they could no longer occupy the City Hall area and nearby intersections for unlawful assemblies. The 292 protesters arrested were sent to three different LA County jail facilities to be processed, which made for a very hectic...
Seal Beach is a lovely quiet seaside community in Orange County California, where homicides are few and far between. Years can go by with not one homicide in the small town, but on Octover 12th, 2011, tragic history was made. “On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, an Orange County Superior Court judge scheduled an April 24, 2012, preliminary hearing for Scott Evans Dekraai, 41. Dekraai is charged with eight...