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  • '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
    latimes.com ^ | 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
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | JOSEPH SERNA, RYAN PARKER AND ANGEL JENNINGS
    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
    newsbusters.org ^ | 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
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 16, 2014 11:28 PM | Juan Fernandez
    COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — 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
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 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
    NBCLosAngeles.com ^ | 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
    sfgate.com ^ | 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.
  • Unique volcanic complex discovered on Moon’s far side

    07/25/2011 9:34:11 AM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | July 24, 2011 | Diana Lutz
    Nature of mysterious hot spot revealed by “photogeology” Analysis of new images of a curious “hot spot” on the far side of the Moon reveal it to be a small volcanic province created by the upwelling of silicic magma. The unusual location of the province and the surprising composition of the lava that formed it offer tantalizing clues to the Moon’s thermal history. The hot spot is a concentration of a radioactive element thorium sitting between the very large and ancient impact craters Compton and Belkovich that was first detected by Lunar Prospector’s gamma-ray spectrometer in 1998. The Compton-Belkovich Thorium...
  • Could Someone Stuff a Sock in Ann Compton's Mouth !

    07/25/2011 5:22:10 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 30 replies
    Moi (Complete Vanity)
    Really. Need I say more. Her breathless reports extolling the Greatness of Obama that interrupt Rush and Levin are just too much for me. ML/NJ
  • In Compton, once crime-ridden, residents finally feel safe

    01/20/2011 11:56:50 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 65 replies
    Yahoo NEWS ^ | Jan 19 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    With a huge drop in homicides in a historically crime-ridden part of Los Angeles County, longtime residents say they finally feel safe sitting on their front porches and visiting neighborhood parks. Compton, Calif., tallied only 24 homicides in 2010, down from 36 in 2009 and 87 in 1991, according to L.A. Times crime reporters. All in all, homicides plunged by 67 percent in less than five years, and other violent crimes are also way down
  • At California School, Parents Force an Overhaul

    12/13/2010 6:47:29 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 12-12-10 | Jennifer Medina
    By Marlene Romero’s count, her son has had just one effective teacher in his five years at McKinley Elementary School here. Most of the time, she said, he has merely shuffled through classrooms, struggling in math without ever getting extra help. So when an organizer came knocking at her door promising that if she signed a petition, her son’s school could radically improve, Ms. Romero immediately pledged her support. Now, she is one of more than 250 parents in Compton who are using a new state law to force the failing school to be taken over by a charter school...
  • Star power: Watch this poor California district and its reborn challenger [Star Parker]

    03/12/2010 5:03:01 PM PST · by rhema · 21 replies · 937+ views
    WORLD ^ | 3/27/10 | Marvin Olasky
    This year's campaign for Congress looks to be the liveliest since 1994's "Contract with America" explosion. And, unless she has a last-minute change of heart and mind, Star Parker, president of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education, is announcing this month her candidacy to represent a poor, heavily Democratic, majority-black congressional district just east and south of Los Angeles. Parker, born in 1956, is a Republican who hasn't held political office before, but we joked last month that she had a ready reply if attacked on grounds of inexperience: You're wrong. I've stolen. I've lied. I know how to...
  • CA: Compton probes sale of land to group tied to embattled SEIU local

    09/06/2008 10:01:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 116+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/6/08 | Paul Pringle
    The Compton city attorney's office is investigating a $1-per-lot sale of government land to a housing corporation that failed to receive the tax-exempt status it sought and is associated with a Los Angeles labor union mired in a spending scandal. The housing group was established as a nonprofit in 2004, but never received an Internal Revenue Service exemption and had lost its right to do business in California for not filing its tax returns, The Times disclosed last month. It was founded under the direction of Tyrone Freeman, president of the Service Employees International Union local, whose financial practices are...
  • Straight outta Compton-Urban flight from Los Angeles[Black Flight]

    02/21/2008 6:19:09 PM PST · by BGHater · 12 replies · 790+ views
    The Economist ^ | 14 Feb 2008 | NA
    You have heard of white flight. Now consider black flight Next month the Burning Bush Baptist Church will hold its first service in a converted Sears department store. When the church was founded, in 1995, it had a congregation of 12. About 750 now attend Sunday services, and more are joining all the time. One reason for the church's growth is the oratorical skill of David Denson, its pastor. Another is that Burning Bush is a mostly black church, and there are a lot more blacks around these days. Between 2000 and 2006 the black population of Victorville and Apple...
  • Live In Compton? Give A Gun, Get A Gift

    11/25/2006 11:18:59 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 51 replies · 965+ views
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 25 NOVEMBER 2006 | CBS 2 LOS ANGELES
    (CBS) COMPTON, Calif. - Beginning this weekend, Compton residents can exchange their guns for gifts -- no questions asked -- as part of a city-sponsored endeavor to reduce violence. According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, personnel will collect firearms in the parking lot of the Circuit City/Ralphs Grocery shopping center at Compton Boulevard and Alameda Street. The guns for gifts drive will continue over the next three Saturdays. For every gun turned in, participants will receive a $50 gift card to Circuit City, Ralphs Grocery or Toys "R" Us. "The largest challenge to this program...
  • Lawsuit Accuses Compton(CA) School Police of Sleeping on Duty(We've got Pix!)

    06/16/2006 9:33:27 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 1,340+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2006 | Matt Lait and Joel Rubin
    Police officers assigned to protect Compton schools against vandalism and other campus crimes have been asleep at the wheel, quite literally, according to photographs and sworn testimony in a racial discrimination lawsuit. The photographs appear to show several uniformed school officers in the driver's seats of parked squad cars with eyes shut and, in some cases, heads leaning back. The pictures emerged in a suit against the Compton Unified School District, which operates the 34-member police department. The case was filed by a white ex-officer and two Latino officers who contend that they were treated differently from black colleagues within...
  • 2 LASD Deputies down -- Compton

    03/20/2006 10:38:03 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 37 replies · 1,735+ views
    scanner | 3/20/06 | me
    If you see hundreds of units responding to the Compton area, two LASD deputies have been shot in the hood...setting up containment for the shooters 484.1625 LASD Carson/Compton going to CTAC 1 soon
  • L.A. Jury Awards Teacher $18 Million For False Arrest

    02/17/2006 8:42:17 AM PST · by thebaron512 · 83 replies · 2,000+ views
    A federal jury awarded $18 million to a teacher who claimed a sheriff's detective falsely accused him of kidnapping and assaulting a girl and hid evidence that would have exonerated him. Wednesday's award was the largest ever against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The jury could decide that plaintiff Raul Ramirez deserves more money when the trial enters its punitive phase Thursday. Because the county is not insured, the award, if upheld, would be paid by the department at a time when Sheriff Lee Baca is complaining that underfunding is forcing him to release jail inmates early and preventing...
  • Residents turn guns into holiday gifts in Compton

    12/24/2005 7:18:42 PM PST · by LouAvul · 45 replies · 1,186+ views
    modbee ^ | 12-24-05
    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - "Big Daddy" Willis came to Compton to turn an illegal homemade pistol into Christmas dinner. Charlene Watt planned to turn three shotguns into a plasma TV. The two were among dozens of gun-toting residents who converged on a shopping center parking lot Saturday to anonymously swap firearms for gift certificates as part of a program aimed at reducing violence in this crime-plagued city. Each was rewarded with a $100 gift card for Ralphs or Circuit City. In a line that snaked across a parking lot, participants from across Los Angeles County carried guns in cardboard boxes,...
  • Robbery suspect killed by police

    10/26/2005 11:53:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 472+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Wednesday, October 26, 2005. | JAMES C. LOUGHRIE
    BAKERSFIELD - A robbery suspect from Palmdale who reportedly ran from officers was shot and killed Sunday night, Bakersfield police officials said. Erson Alexander Welchen, 22, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the Kern Medical Center emergency room, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Department coroner's division. Welchen was in a Cadillac with three other people suspected of robbing a Rite Aid when the car was pulled over by an officer at 10:17 p.m. near the 3200 block of Panama Lane. According to a department statement, the Cadillac had been spotted by another officer leaving the Rite Aid. When driver...
  • for a retread troll like me, where is the safest place from lightning strikes?

    06/15/2005 10:57:11 AM PDT · by loyal_republican54 · 208 replies · 3,623+ views
    phantirath pest, as told to the juwish modz
    I live in Fairfax California. I have been for most of my life. I am fed up with the economy, the blackouts the crime and all the liberals. I am thinking of moving and I was wondering if any of you know a good place for an average joe like myself to live in. In a couple weeks I'll have enough money and I can take the greyhound out of here and move out of this dump. Im looking for a place where I can get jobs, not have nasty taxes, some good public transportation in a city and to...
  • Time for Reverend Sharpton's apology? - (great piece by Larry Elder!)

    05/26/2005 11:36:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 981+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | MAY 26, 2005 | LARRY ELDER
    Where is Reverend Al Sharpton's apology? "Black leader" and former presidential candidate Al Sharpton recently capped off a busy week by demanding apologies from Mexican President Vicente Fox and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Fox, in defending Mexican illegals working in America, said such workers take jobs that "even blacks" refuse to do. Enter Sharpton. He demanded an apology, arguing Fox's words "confirm the stereotype that blacks are the lowest peons in the workforce of this country." Although Fox promptly "clarified" his remarks and told Sharpton that he "regretted any hurt feelings," Sharpton remains unappeased. "If I step on...
  • CA: Compton official receives suspended sentence for misuse of funds

    05/26/2005 9:52:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 389+ views
    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - A former school board member received a two-year suspended jail sentence Thursday for charging more than $2,000 on a district-issued credit card while he was no longer on the board. Basil Kimbrew, 51, pleaded no contest to a charge of misappropriation of public money. Superior Court Judge Janice Croft sentenced Kimbrew to two years in jail, but suspended the sentence in favor of five years of probation, according to the district attorney's office. She also barred Kimbrew from having any contact with political campaigns, candidates or political causes during his probation. In exchange for the plea,...
  • CA: Former Inglewood school official given five years for fraud

    02/24/2005 8:19:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 368+ views
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A former school board president was sentenced Thursday to five years in state prison for welfare fraud, violating campaign finance laws and lying about her academic background. Cresia Green-Davis also was ordered to make about $200,000 in restitution and, unless her conviction is overturned she is barred from holding elected office in California. She could have been sentenced to as much as 16 years in prison. Green-Davis, 52, told Superior Court Judge Bob S. Bowers Jr. that she made bad choices out of a desire to help her family. "I thought I did what I had...
  • Dangerous Police Pursuit, LAPD Investigates Officer Use of Force (with video)

    06/23/2004 2:55:18 PM PDT · by Smogger · 95 replies · 1,194+ views
    KABC Channel 7 Website ^ | 6/23/2004 | KABC Channel 7
    LOS ANGELES — Police today chased a man suspected of driving a stolen car and arrested him in Compton, and news footage showed an LAPD officer hitting him repeatedly with a flashlight after he appeared to surrender The chase began shortly after 5 a.m. in an area patrolled by the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Station, said LAPD Officer Sandra Escalante of the Media Relations office. The man's name was not immediately released, and it was unclear if he was injured. Patrolling LAPD officers saw a white Toyota Camry that was reported stolen from Compton, Escalante said, adding that the...
  • Former Compton Mayor, 2 Others Convicted (CA)

    02/10/2004 10:44:07 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 10 replies · 323+ views
    ABC 7 News ^ | Feb 11, 2004 | AP
    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - The former mayor and two other ex-officials were convicted Tuesday of misappropriating public funds and making an unauthorized loan in a city long plagued by poverty and crime. Shouts and screams of protest erupted in the crowded courtroom after Superior Court Judge Jack Morgan ordered the three men taken into custody. Former Mayor Omar Bradley, Councilman Amen Rahh and City Manager John D. Johnson were found guilty of felony charges involving the use of city-issued credit cards for personal expenses.Court documents indicated they used the cards as "personal piggy banks" to pay private expenses ranging from...
  • Compton's violence follows successful family

    09/16/2003 3:17:33 PM PDT · by glorgau · 11 replies · 325+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Tuesday, September 16, 2003 | LOUINN LOTA
    <p>The violence of a city that helped give birth to "gangsta rap" and is plagued by rampant corruption now haunts a family whose success and wealth gave them the means to move out -- a situation no Compton resident resents.</p>
  • Slavery Reparations Rally in DC (Live on CSPAN

    08/17/2002 9:51:37 AM PDT · by jern · 1,524 replies · 773+ views
    Millions for Reparations ^ | Aug 17, 2002 | Viola Plummer
    Tune to CSPAN now for THE RALLY!
  • Perrodin Urges Probe of City of Compton Garbage Contract

    03/20/2002 10:53:40 PM PST · by ambrose · 4 replies · 199+ views
    LA Times ^ | LA Times
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-000018502mar13.story LOS ANGELES Perrodin Urges Probe of Garbage Contract Compton: Mayor alleges that the winning firm gave trips to two council members. The $7-million deal was approved during his predecessor's term. By DAREN BRISCOE TIMES STAFF WRITER March 13 2002 Ripping his predecessor's administration as fraught with corruption and nepotism, Compton Mayor Eric Perrodin on Tuesday called for an investigation into a $7-million trash contract approved under former Mayor Omar Bradley. "It's terrible here," Perrodin said at a news conference in a mayor's office that has changed hands three times in eight months. After comparing Compton to Chicago, a city...