Archive | Special Order 40

KTLA: Gang Member Faces Death in Jamiel Shaw case

BREAKING NEWS KTLA-TV in Los Angeles has just published a report stating that prosecutors will seek the death penalty for accused killer Pedro Espinoza. Espinoza is charged with killing high school football star Jamiel Shaw II last year. It’s not only an emotionally charged case, but a political one, too. Espinoza, an illegal immigrant, had […]

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“Jamiel’s Law” petition falls short of making LA’s May ballot

It’s a murder case that broke many hearts, strained race relations and fueled intense debate over illegal immigration.  Some had hoped that “something good” could emerge from the March 2, 2008 shooting death of a 17-year-old boy named Jamiel Shaw II. Shaw (archives) was a high school football star (Rise Magazine named Shaw’s murder one […]

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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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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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Challenge to LA media: Rule “it” out

COMMENTARY Pardon me as I peek out from the blogosphere with hopes of capturing the eye of a reporter in LA. Not trying to tell you how to do your job. I respect what you do. And I’m 500 miles from your turf and don’t have the connections you do. Maybe I’ve even got this […]

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Student gunned down while Mom serves country in Iraq

Recent updates: Los Angeles Times, LAPD chief vows to clarify policy on immigrants, April 17 Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton said Wednesday that the department’s controversial policy on dealing with illegal immigrants was widely misunderstood by the public and some of his own officers, and he would clarify the rule in the next […]

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