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Trying to make my city a better place: Courts & Chaos @latimes / Alleged Author: LINE OF SIGHT & ALL THESE ASHES @PolisBooks / @starledger ex-pat
Aug 15 7 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: The attempt to recall Los Angeles D.A. George Gascon has failed. The recall needed around 566K valid signatures to qualify. It got 520K verified, despite submitting 715K. Of the 195K disqualified signatures, the Registrar says 131K of them were from voters who were not registered or who submitted duplicate signatures.
Mar 16 4 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: The Eagle Rock man who threw a firework into an L.A. homeless encampment in 2019 -- starting a brushfire that injured 3 and nearly burned down homes -- will be placed into mental health diversion and receive no jail time. latimes.com/california/sto… Daniel Nogueira, whose father is president of Eagle Rock's Chamber of Commerce, was granted diversion by a judge who ruled his ADHD was a significant factor in the crime.
Dec 8, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
NEW: For years, more than a dozen Torrance cops exchanged racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic texts and images. Today, I can identify most of the officers and reveal some of their hateful conversations. My latest: latimes.com/california/sto… The officers’ comments spared almost no one: They joked about “gassing” Jewish people, assaulting members of the LGBTQ community, using violence against suspects and lying during an investigation into a police shooting, according to D.A.'s records I reviewed.
Mar 26, 2021 16 tweets 5 min read
Trying to organize my thoughts here: First and foremost thanks to all the journalists, friends, sources and others who made noise tonight to get me out. @ShotOn35mm for filming it & @steffdaz for calling my fiancee. I was mostly worried about her finding out via Twitter. It is insane to me that I wrote this story 7 days ago. Lexis and I were standing next to one another tonight. I definitely made some joke about like "they wouldn't do this again, right?" Clearly my comedic timing is off.
Mar 26, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Crowds starting to form near @MitchOFarrell office as another day of #EchoParkLake demonstrations gets under way LAPD already drove up with the speaker truck suggesting they might threaten a dispersal order.
Mar 25, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Demonstrators now calling for dissipation of the protest as LAPD announced those in the park can stay another 24 hours. Meeting some resistance. #EchoParkRiseUp Literally one minute after I tweeted this cops fired with a launcher at the skirmish line.
Mar 25, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
They just gave the dispersal order again. Been almost a half hour since the first one. #EchoParkRiseUp They’re now saying 10 minutes to disperse.
Mar 25, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
.@LAPDHQ just shot something at the ground at close range. Almost hit me. Stand-off near Santa Ynez #EchoPark
Mar 25, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Hundreds of people in #EchoParkLake as cops have blocked the street off from Sunset and out toward the 101 Some of the tents and space people are trying to protect.
Mar 25, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Seeing this gain some traction. It's wrong, or at least misleading. There is no instruction or directive that says this, per the D.A.'s office and several prosecutors I ran this by (including plenty who are no fans of D.A. Gascon.) I asked Jon for clarification, yet to hear back. I *think* he's referring to this, from one of Gascon's special directives on the re-sentencing unit. "Accordingly, this Office will reevaluate and consider for resentencing people who have already served 15 years in prison."
Mar 23, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
That's Olympic Division's address. Source says the shooting happened inside the LAPD building itself.

Source: Adult male showed up at entrance to Olympic Division, "banging" on door, trying to get access (all division lobbies are closed b/c of COVID.) Officers opened the door to check on situation and noticed the man had a firearm. Not clear on sequence of events from there.
Dec 7, 2020 11 tweets 2 min read
Thread for developments from George Gascon inauguration as L.A. County D.A. here. News imminent... First big announcement was already forecast -- Prosecutors will be barred from seeking to try juveniles as adults from this day on in L.A. County.
Oct 4, 2020 14 tweets 3 min read
Alright, forget it. This is a work day now, so let's make the most of it. Listening through Saturday's debate between George Gascon and Jackie Lacey looking for highlights, doing a little fact-checking, and summarizing anything you all need to know. Check back here if curious: Lacey repeated her contention Gascon was light on discipline as an LAPD commander. This is factually... murky. Discipline records in CA are well guarded, but LAPD records do show Gascon sat on 11 disciplinary boards. Cop was punished in 4 of them. Records don't show how he voted.
Oct 4, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
NEW: @MayorOfLA has switched his endorsement in the L.A. D.A.'s race to @GeorgeGascon about one month out from Election Day. Garcetti had previously backed @JackieLaceyDA latimes.com/california/sto… Garcetti is the latest elected official to peel off from supporting Lacey. Adam Schiff, Ted Lieu, Anthony Rendon & Herb Wesson (who did not endorse Gascon, but went neutral) have all stepped back from the incumbent in recent months.
Jun 4, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
An LAPD cruiser smashing into protesters. Deputies kneeling on and pummeling a man. Nearly 8 cops piling on/stun gunning a woman. Journalists being beaten. In L.A.'s protests, citizen videos capture unsettling footage. Latest w/ @kevrector & @LAcrimes latimes.com/california/sto… The city is facing its worst unrest since Rodney King. 27 LAPD officers have been injured, several seriously, and the chief has said looting requires an aggressive response. But most of these videos show force being used against seemingly unarmed, non-violent protesters.