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Legislation Raises Standards for Police Ability To Use Deadly Force

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom approved one of the most strict police deadly force measures that exists anywhere in the United States.  The policy states that officers are only able to use deadly force on an individual who would otherwise be harming or killing...

Hollywood Hills Man Charged For Connection With Death Of Mac Miller

NBC News is reporting that a male was charged in connection with the death of hip-hop artist Mac Miller who died from a drug overdose on September 7, 2018. Miller was 26 at the time of his death. A federal criminal complaint was filed in the Central District of...

Filing A False Police Report In Los Angeles

A Los Angeles County Sheriff is under a criminal investigation for falsely claiming he was shot at the Lancaster sheriff’s station on Wednesday, August 21. After the claims were made the authorities went on the search for the alleged sniper. The efforts resulted in a...

Man Turns Himself In After Shooting Sister in Los Angeles

The East Bay Times reported that on Wednesday August 14, Eddie Alvirez, 18, surrendered for the murder of his 13-year-old sister authorities confirmed.  Alvirez gave himself up at a Los Angeles County sheriff’s station in Lancaster.   According to authorities, his...

Deadly Southern California Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Orange County

33-year-old Zachary Castaneda was arrested for the hours-long crime spree of robbery and stabbings that occurred in the Garden Grove and Santa Anna communities.  Castaneda was arrested on Wednesday, August 7 by a 7-Eleven where he stabbed a security guard.  According...
What Happens After an Underage DUI in California?

What Happens After an Underage DUI in California?

Young drivers can be charged with numerous types of underage DUIs in California including charges for: Any alcohol in their system (.01% Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)) And enhanced penalties for: 04% BAC if operating a vehicle for hire such as a Lyft or Uber driver 05%...

The Link Between Social Media and Illegal Crime Coordination

Various controversies with Facebook have been cycling through the news lately.  Another issue tied to the social networking giant includes the recruitment of Americans to smuggle large illegal quantities of narcotics from Mexico into the United States.  Last month, a...

Private Social Media Posts Ruled Fair Game During Gang Trial

The California Supreme Court made an unprecedented ruling on Wednesday, July 24, during a gang-related murder trial.  The ruling is allowing the defense to obtain private social media posts from social media companies.  This marks the first time a ruling of this...