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Authorities arrest dozens in probe of Mexican Mafia control in L.A. County jails 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Federal authorities on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping investigation into the Mexican Mafia and the control the criminal organization wields inside Los Angeles County jails, arresting dozens of the groups’ members and associates for a litany of crimes.

Hundreds of local police and federal agents...

Florida airport shooter says he wasn't 'really thinking about it' when he killed 5 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Esteban Santiago gave his first public statement Wednesday about why he killed five people and injured six others in the January 2017 mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s main airport.

“Umm, I don’t know,” Santiago said. “I wasn’t really thinking about it at the moment. A lot of things were going...

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A short circuit unlocked cells at a South Carolina jail. Now a murder suspect is on the loose. 23.5.2018 Washington Post
A short circuit unlocked cells at a South Carolina jail. Now a murder suspect is on the loose.
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Inside Boulder detectives’ month-long search for answers in an Arkansas landfill 20.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For weeks last summer, employees of the Boulder Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney's Office stood under the blistering Arkansas sun, combing through an entire county's trash, searching for something.
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Another woman accuses L.A. sheriff's deputy of sexual assault inside jail 19.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The woman said the attack happened in a dimly lit part of the jail.

The officer ordered her to take off her clothes, then groped her breasts, the woman said. She claimed the lawman forced her into sexual acts again and again, threatening to remove her from educational classes if she did not comply.

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Advocate: Shootout in Venezuelan prison kills 11 19.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Human rights advocates say 11 people died in a prison riot sparked by inmates who wrestled a gun from jailers, prompting an exchange of gunfire.
Police hope remnants of Bucks County home, once owned by a murderer, holds clues about long-missing man 18.5.2018 Philly.com News
Mary Jane Fonder's home has been opened up to police by its new owner as they look for leads in her father's disappearance.
China’s mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution 18.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.
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Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA chief despite scrutiny of her role in interrogation program 18.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A career CIA operative, she is the first woman to hold the Cabinet post.
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‘They want to kill me’: American in Venezuela prison riot pleads for help in video 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The Mormon missionary has been jailed in Venezuela for two years over accusations that he was trafficking weapons.
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Pelosi says California delegation will pick sides in primary fights 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Son of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star will represent himself in attempted murder trial 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The son of former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lauri Peterson will again represent himself in his attempted-murder case after alleging during a court hearing Tuesday that he can't be sure of the confidentiality of phone calls between himself and his former defense attorney.

Joshua Waring,...

Man fleeing traffic stop in Palisade might have drowned, authorities say 17.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Authorities say a man who jumped into a canal while fleeing state troopers in western Colorado might have drowned.
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LAPD union defends Villaraigosa against Chiang attack ad, donates $250,000 to boost former mayor's candidacy 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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‘Thank the Party!’ China tries to brainwash Muslims in camps 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.
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California state senators pitch $1 billion in new relief for low-income housing and homelessness 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Man charged in multistate crime rampage sent to prison 17.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
A Massachusetts man accused of going on a coast-to-coast crime rampage that started when he was charged with raping a 13-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to up to 12 years in prison.
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California auditors want details on local jails' partnerships with federal immigration agencies 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas endorses Gavin Newsom 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Former inmates of China’s Muslim ‘re-education’ camps tell of brainwashing, torture 16.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Between several hundred thousand to a million Muslims have been confined in camps for months at a time, often on the flimsiest of pretexts.
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