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Ex-LA sheriff remains free while appealing conviction
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will remain out of federal prison _ at least temporarily _ as he appeals his conviction for trying to derail an FBI investigation into abuses in the nation's largest jail system
Legitimacy Of Secure Communities Program Weakened
Last week was a rough one for Secure Communities, a controversial federal deportation program that critics charge is counterproductive and unconstitutional. The most significant developments came from California, where the program has essentially lost support at the city and state levels. The
Los Angeles Bucks Federal Government on Secure Communities
When suspected undocumented immigrants are booked for low-level crimes in Los Angeles, they will not be held for immigration authorities, according to an announcement by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday. A spokesperson for Sheriff Lee Baca said that the department hopes to
LA County Deputy Francisco Gamez Arrested on Murder Charges
Cop Booked in Connection with a June Homicide in the Sylmar Section of L.A.
Calif Gov Jerry Brown vetos TRUST Act Immigration Bill
The governor says bill is "fatally flawed" and sends it back to legislature
Los Angeles Sheriff Captain Allegedly Took Inmate Golfing
A Los Angeles sheriff captain allegedly took an inmate on a golf outing and the incident is under investigation. Frank Carrillo, 41, was serving a two year sentence after pleading guilty to stealing from people at golf courses, according to ABC News Los Angeles station...
Malibu Residents Feel Fire Fatigue
Second Huge Fire of Season Again Threatens Expensive Homes Holding 'So Many Memories'
Racism Not Always Black and White
Atlanta jurors have found an India-born businessman guilty of masterminding the murder of his black daughter-in-law because he feared the mixed marriage would smear the caste-conscious family's name. Chiman Rai, 68, was convicted on seven charges, including felony murder and burglary. Prosecutors
Hilton Double Standard -- Celeb vs. Non-Celeb?
It might be hard to find anyone who was awake and breathing near a television set this past week who didn't know at least something about Paris Hilton's on-again, off-again, on-again incarceration, or have an opinion about what happened. From the fans and protestors who stood outside the courtroom,
Hilton Headed Back to Jail for Full Sentence
Talk about a tease. Paris Hilton's tumultuous week of being in jail, then out of jail and under house arrest, has come to an end. The heiress got a taste of the comforts of her own home for a little more than 24 hours before the judge sent her right back where she came -- jail. Hilton was spotted