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DEVELOPING STORY: Phillip Craig Garrido

SIGNIFICANT BLOG FIND? Normally, I wouldn’t rush a blog post like I’m about to do here. The Phillip Craig Carrido story out of California is still growing in media magnitude as details of Carrido’s arrest emerge. I had no time to write about about the story when it first broke this morning…the unbelievable development concerning …

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Judge throws out lawsuit against LAPD’s Special Order 40

Long before an illegal immigrant was charged with murdering a star high school athlete named Jamiel Shaw II earlier this year, Los Angeles resident Harold Sturgeon had filed a lawsuit aimed at repealing LAPD’s Special Order 40. Today, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge threw out the lawsuit. Special Order 40 took effect in …

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Dramatic testimony emerges in Jamiel Shaw II murder case

ESPINOZA TO STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER Update (June 20): LA Times, Defense lawyer seeks to link slain L.A. student to gang Update (June 19): Associated Press, Man, 19, to stand trial in LA athlete murder case Update (June 19): KNBC, Suspect in Jamiel Shaw slaying to stand trial Update (June 19): KABC, Judge orders Espinoza …

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Photos offer closer look at condo rented by Redding

Nearly 20 pictures appearing on a Los Angeles-area real estate Web site offer a closer look at the Santa Monica condo rented by the late Juliana Redding. Redding, an aspiring actress and model from Tucson, was found murdered in the condo March 16 after her concerned mother called police. No arrests have been made. No …

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Santa Monica’s third homicide of 2008

(Santa Monica, California) A Santa Monica man who’d been hospitalized following an assault in a crime-ridden neighborhood earlier this month has died. Word of the death came today in a Santa Monica Police Department news release . According to police, Preston Brumfield had been found lying unconscious on the sidewalk May 11 on the 1900 …

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Shaw’s father to those alleging gang ties: “Shut the hell up!”

It’s an extremely sensitive claim not addressed–to my knowledge–in the mainstream media. But it’s been rumbling on the Web for more than two months now. Some suspect it’s politically motivated and aimed at protecting illegal immigrants by diffusing support for a proposed amendment to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Special Order 40. The allegation is …

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