Pedro Espinoza mug shot and booking sheet

Pedro Espinoza mug shot


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 couple of weeks. -Los Angeles Times

  • KNBC, 19-year-old pleads not guilty in Jamiel Shaw, Jr. homicide case, April 9
  •, Shaw’s family proposes law to help curb violence (VIDEO), April 8
  • FOX News, “Jamiel’s Law” targets illegal immigrant gang members, April 8
  •, Jamiel Shaw’s parents meet with city leaders, April 8
  • The Daily Collegian (Penn State University) Cities bleed with ‘death by percentages, April 8
  •, Fear of a Black-Brown race war in Los Angeles, April 3
  • Independent Weekly (North Carolina), For Eve and Jamiel, and everyone else (commentary), April 2
    •, Family of Jamiel Shaw to voice support for “Jamiel’s Law” on Doug McIntyre tomorrow morning (posted April 1) *note: Doug McIntyre is a radio host on KABC (Los Angeles). You can listen to his program here.


  • Having just surfed YouTube’s collection of Jamiel Shaw, Jr. videos, I learned that The O’Reilly Factor recently obtained this same mug shot. You can see the report here.

*** has obtained a mug shot and a jail booking sheet for a man named Pedro Espinoza who was arrested by the Culver City Police Department November 18, 2007. formally submitted a written request for this information with the city of Culver City on March 17. This request was made because had learned from a source within law enforcement that the suspect in the Jamiel Shaw Jr. case had been previously arrested in Culver City. The Los Angeles Times had also reported that Shaw’s accused killer had served time for a November 18, 2007 arrest in which he was charged with exhibiting a firearm and resisting arrest.

According to a Los Angeles County Booking and Property Record obtained by, Pedro Espinoza was initially charged with assault with a firearm when booked on November 18, 2007 at 3pm. His bail was set at $50,000.

According to the November booking sheet, Espinoza stands five-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 130-pounds. The booking sheet also states that Espinoza “declined” to provide the name of a person to contact in the event of an emergency.

At the time of his November arrest in Culver City, Espinoza was 18. However, his date of birth is redacted on the copy of the booking sheet provided to

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9 Responses to Pedro Espinoza mug shot and booking sheet

  1. avatar
    Walter Moore April 16, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    Thank you for researching Espinoza’s criminal record. I have proposed “Jamiel’s Law” so we can deport gang members who are in the country illegally BEFORE they murder people, rather waiting until afterwards. For details, visit

  2. avatar
    hornerscorner April 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    You’re welcome, Mr. Moore. The Web site is already provided in link form on this post (please see above) and elsewhere on where I’ve posted additional stories about developments in the Jamiel Shaw Jr. case.

    Thank you very much for visiting and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and insights here. They are certainly welcome here!


  3. avatar
    upity one May 19, 2008 at 12:00 am #

    photos of Jamiel Shaw wearing red bandanas, with red hats, throwing up specific gang signs are all over myspace. Does anyone really want to know the truth without name calling? Just go to that myspace page of his and click on the friends. This guy was a banger.

  4. avatar
    rocco June 21, 2008 at 4:47 pm #

    he shouldn’t even have been on the streets. My prayers go out to the family of Jamiel Shaw. All gang bangers legal or illegal need to go to prison and stay there. What is wrong with people. And to the city officials of los angeles. You must convict this person and send a message to every gang banger out there that we are not going to tolerate this crap. Deport the rest of the illegal gangbangers that are still here and make sure this guy pays for his crime..

  5. avatar
    Year One Online June 20, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    The style of writing is very familiar to me. Did you write guest posts for other blogs?
    p.s. Year One is already on the Internet and you can watch it for free.


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