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  • L.A. sheriff watchdogs alarmed about new claims of secret deputy clique at Compton station

    07/13/2018 2:45:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jul 13, 2018 | 5:00 AM | By Maya Lau
    Some members of a Los Angeles County watchdog panel are calling on Sheriff Jim McDonnell to launch a thorough investigation into allegations of a secret society of deputies that brands its members with matching skull tattoos. The revelation this week that a deputy admitted to getting inked two years ago as part of a ritual within the Compton station has raised concerns that deputy cliques, long part of a controversial agency subculture, have persisted despite the department’s reform efforts. Hernán Vera, who serves on the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, said the deputy’s admission in a lawsuit over a fatal shooting...
  • Reward Offered for Lost Treasure of Compton PD Glocks and Berettas

    04/06/2018 1:19:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Long ago, in a far away country (2017 in California) a dying city locked treasure in a forgotten vault, to be handed over to the new, larger regime. The treasure was inventoried then ignored for several months. During that time, from March 6, 2017, to August 31, 2017, the treasure, 23 Beretta .40 caliber handguns and 8 Glock .40 caliber handguns, disappeared.  No one admits knowing who purloined the treasure or where it has gone. At the end of March 2018, the city gave up on finding the treasure on its own, without controversy. They offered a reward close...
  • Compton Treasury Official Arrested on Charges of Embezzling $3.7 Million

    03/30/2017 11:44:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced on Wednesday that it had arrested the former deputy treasurer of the City of Compton for stealing $3.7 million from city coffers. ... If convicted, Galvan faces up to five years in federal prison. Other Los Angeles County municipalities have seen major conviction cases in recent years. The most notorious was the corruption in the City of Bell, a predominantly poor municipality in which officials enriched themselves at public expense.
  • Authorities: 3-month-old shot and killed in Compton

    02/10/2016 6:23:02 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 9, 2016
    Authorities say a 3-month-old girl has been shot in the face and killed in a house in Compton, and they're seeking two men as suspects.
  • Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere A hit movie about the rap group N.W.A. is a reminder: Glorified thuggery poisoned poor black communities. By Jason L. Riley Aug. 25, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET 242 COMMENTS For two weeks the top box-office draw has been “Straight Outta Compton,” a meandering biopic about the rise and disintegration of the Los Angeles-area rap group N.W.A., or Niggaz With Attitude. N.W.A. helped popularize “gangsta rap” in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography can’t hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • Truck Driver Arrested for Smuggling Out-of-State Recyclables

    07/07/2015 11:09:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jul 7, 2015
    A California man was arrested last month for trying to trade in nearly 7,000 pounds of recyclables that he hauled in from out of state, officials said. Carlos Vargas, 42, of Compton, Calif., was arrested on June 23 after he was caught on surveillance gathering thousands of pounds of recyclables from Phoenix, Ariz., that he then brought into Southern California and tried to exchange for cash in an attempt to defraud the California CRV. CalRecycle said Tuesday this is the third arrest of this kind this year involving recyclables brought in from out-of-state. According to officials, more than three hours...
  • 'Suge' Knight accused of murder; lawyer says he was fleeing for his life

    02/01/2015 12:25:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | JAN. 30, 2015 | Ryan Parker , Joseph Serna and Angel Jennings
    ... Knight, 49, allegedly ran over two men with his truck following an argument on a film set in Compton. The confrontation began about 3 p.m. Thursday when Knight and two unidentified men began arguing on the set of "Straight Outta Compton," a biopic about the group N.W.A., said Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff's Department's detectives unit.
  • Suge' Knight accused of murder; lawyer says he was fleeing for his life

    01/30/2015 8:55:42 AM PST · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was fleeing for his life when he allegedly ran over two people – killing one of them – in Compton on Thursday afternoon, his attorney James Blatt says. A group of people attacked Knight and threatened to kill him and were “attempting to drag him outside of the vehicle when he made an effort to escape ... in fear for his life,” Blatt told the Los Angeles Times on Friday morning. But police have a different view. After interviewing the onetime hip-hop mogul, Los Angeles County detectives arrested him for murder.
  • Suge Knight Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Compton

    01/30/2015 2:43:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | 1/30/15
    Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was considered a person-of-interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash outside a restaurant in Compton on Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. ....“It looks like he drove backward and struck the victims and then went forward and struck them again as he left,” Corina said. “It looked like it was an intentional act and would be treated as a homicide. Witnesses at the scene put Knight in a red pickup in the same neighborhood around the same time as the crash.
  • Suge Knight Kills a Man After Running Him Over With His Car, Then Flees the Scene: Report

    01/29/2015 8:13:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015
    Suge Knight has reportedly killed a man after engaging in a fight on set of a film project in Compton, TMZ reports. According to the site, the co-founder of Death Row Records got into an altercation with two crew members on set of the project — which involved the Game, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre — and then fled to his car, where he took off and ran over a bystander.
  • Ann Compton on Obama: He Launches 'Profanity-Laced' Tirades Against Press

    12/08/2014 10:09:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies ^ | December 8, 2014 | 12:42 PM EST | By Scott Whitlock
    According to retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton, Barack Obama has launched into "profanity-laced" tirades against the press in off-the-record meetings with reporters. In a C-SPAN interview, Compton also derided the President for leading "the most opaque" administration of "any I have covered." The journalist, who retired in August after a 40-year career, revealed to C-SPAN's Brian Lamb: "I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off the record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals." She explained, "And I...
  • Why Los Angeles ‘could be the next Ferguson’

    08/16/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily Breeze ^ | August 16, 2014 | Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
    Could Ferguson happen here? Some would say it already did — nearly five decades ago. Days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., erupted after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot dead by a police officer Aug. 9, allegedly in self-defense. At the height of the civil rights movement, the Watts riots were triggered after a young black motorist was pulled over and arrested by a white California Highway Patrolman on Aug. 11, 1965, on suspicion of drunk driving. The struggle to arrest him sparked six days of rioting that claimed the lives of 34 people, injured more...
  • Residents Shocked To Learn About Surveillance System That Was Tested In Compton

    04/17/2014 7:26:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | April 16, 2014 11:28 PM | Juan Fernandez
    COMPTON ( — Compton residents were shocked to learn about a high-tech surveillance system that was being tested in the city two years ago. “I [didn’t know about it.] Wow. It really bothers me a lot,” resident Latonya Lindsey said. “We should know, I mean, we should have the opportunity to know…if we’re gonna be kinda like, spied on. If that’s what’s going on, people should know.” The wide-area surveillance pilot program, which was tested in 2012, used an airplane flying at 10,000 feet and sophisticated cameras mounted to it to record a 25 square mile area. Inventors said the...
  • Black, Brown and Obama (California's Mexican Mafia, the 21st Century's Ku Klux Klan)

    02/16/2013 12:38:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies ^ | February 15, 2013 | Lloyd Billingsley
    <p>A federal hate-crimes indictment highlights differences in response between Barack Obama and previous presidents when racists target blacks with violence.</p> <p>The Feb. 8 Department of Justice press release says that members of the Compton 155 gang, whose members call themselves “nigger killers” (the release spells it out N***** Killers) or “NKs,” use “violence and threats of violence in an effort to drive African-Americans out of their ‘territory’ on the west side of Compton.” Further, “[t]o instill fear in African-Americans, members of the gang tag their gang moniker and ‘NK’ throughout their ‘territory.’”</p>
  • Attack On Family In Compton Latest Incident In Wave of Anti-Black Violence [Blacks Driven Out!]

    01/26/2013 7:57:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 26, 2013 | Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo
    Attack On Family In Compton Latest Incident In Wave of Anti-Black Violence A Latino gang is intimidating blacks into leaving the city that was once an African American enclave. It's part of a violent trend seen in other parts of the L.A. area. The steeple of the Greater Holy Faith Baptist Church on 155th Street in Compton, a reminder of a time not long ago when African Americans predominated. By Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo January 25, 2013 The trouble began soon after they arrived. The black family—a mother, three teenage children and a 10-year-old boy—moved into a...
  • LA Officials: 3 Held Over Attempt To Drive African American Family Out Of Compton

    01/26/2013 11:56:25 AM PST · by zeestephen · 62 replies ^ | 26 January 2013 | Jason Kandel
    A group of Latino males who claimed to be in a local street gang used metal pipes and shouted racial epithets [say hi to the new Hispanic majority].
  • Compton {California} To Consider Bankruptcy

    07/18/2012 7:36:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 18, 2012 6:07 AM
    The city of Compton is reportedly facing bankruptcy following an announcement at a City Council meeting Tuesday night. During the four-hour meeting, two senior financial officials told council members they have to decide by September 1 whether or not to file for bankruptcy. The municipality has accumulated a $43 million deficit with no reserve. Funding for the city is expected to run out by the beginning of September. The Council added to Compton’s accumulated deficit on July 10 when it adopted a $161 million budget with a $9 million projected deficit. “Either you’re gonna pay these bonds . . ....
  • City of Compton (California) may declare bankruptcy by September: officials

    07/18/2012 3:01:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2012 | Ronald Grover and Jim Christie
    The City of Compton, a city of 93,000 people located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, must decide by September 1 whether to seek bankruptcy, according to its two most senior financial officials. Such a move would see it join a growing number of deficit-hobbled California cities that have used the filing to restructure onerous debt loads. Compton, which has an accumulated $43 million deficit and has depleted what had been a $22 million reserve, will run out of cash to make its payroll on September 1 at its current cash consumption rate, city comptroller Steven Ajobiewe told the city...
  • Police: S.F. couple killed their daughter's pimp

    06/13/2012 7:51:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies ^ | June 13, 2012 | Vivian Ho,Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco couple whose teenage daughter was allegedly being pimped by a Southern California man tracked him around the state, failing at one attempt to kill him before shooting him to death near Candlestick Park, authorities said Wednesday. Attorneys for the couple say they tried everything to rescue their daughter from Calvin Sneed, a 22-year-old alleged gang member from Compton (Los Angeles County), but that they didn't kill him. Prosecutors, however, say that when Barry Gilton and his longtime girlfriend, Lupe Mercado, couldn't get their 17-year-old daughter back through legitimate means, they turned to premeditated murder....
  • Compton/Woodley Airport plane almost stolen by student pilot

    04/22/2012 7:00:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    KABC) ^ | Saturday, April 21, 2012
    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A student pilot was arrested after he tried to steal an airplane from Compton/Woodley Airport. Sheriff's officials said 25-year-old Troy Long of Bellflower attempted to steal the two-seat Cessna 152 on Friday. Authorities say Long entered the airport office and began taking keys for airplanes. He then pulled a gun on airport workers when they tried to stop him. He got into the Cessna and started the engine, but he was stopped from going anywhere by a chain connecting the plane to the tarmac.