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… Continue reading Judge throws out lawsuit against LAPD’s Special Order 40

Jamiel Shaw II’s parents speak-out in new documentary

The Los Angeles murder story that continues to fuel heated political debate concerning illegal immigration is now the focus of a new documentary produced by the alternative news source Full Disclosure Network. The documentary provides an in-depth interview with the parents of the late Jamiel Shaw II. Police say Jamiel Shaw II, 17, was walking… Continue reading Jamiel Shaw II’s parents speak-out in new documentary

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

Pedro Espinoza mug shot and booking sheet

*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 couple… Continue reading Pedro Espinoza mug shot and booking sheet

From Tucson to LA, the toll of violence on hometown streets

Updates: Check out this May 21 story: Santa Monica’s third homicide of 2008 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… Continue reading From Tucson to LA, the toll of violence on hometown streets

Arrest in Jamiel Shaw murder case

New Developments: 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… Continue reading Arrest in Jamiel Shaw murder case