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February 11, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the nation's first successful prosecution of a hate crime on the Internet, an expelled university student was found guilty Tuesday of violating the civil rights of Asian students at UC Irvine by sending e-mail threatening to kill them if they didn't quit the school. Prosecutors hailed the verdict in the retrial of 20-year-old Richard J. Machado as a victory for federal authorities seeking to police the Internet against hatemongers and racist groups.
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December 30, 1986
Three former defendants in the McMartin Preschool molestation case cannot press their claims of false imprisonment and false arrest against Los Angeles County and the city of Manhattan Beach, Superior Court Judge Warren Deering ruled this morning. Lawyers for Virginia McMartin, Peggy Ann Buckey and Babette Spitler should have filed their claims within 100 days of their arrests in March, 1984, or sought an exemption to the limit within a year, Deering said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County sheriff, who has been under federal scrutiny for alleged civil rights violations, has publicly attacked the FBI for its probe. Sheriff Baxter Dunn criticized the FBI's tactics and motives Thursday after federal officials decided not to indict him after a nine-month investigation. The five-year statute of limitations expired Wednesday. Dunn was accused of using excessive force against a man taken into custody after a three-hour standoff with a sheriff's SWAT team in 1998.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1991
The trial of a half-dozen Los Angeles County narcotics officers accused of money-skimming and civil rights violations has been set for June 25, according to defense attorneys. Five sheriff's deputies and one Los Angeles Police Department detective face 34 counts alleging they beat drug suspects, skimmed confiscated money and planted drugs on some suspects. Deputies John L. Edner, Roger R. Garcia, Edward D. Jamison, J.C. Miller, Robert S. Tolmaire and Detective Stephen W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991
One of eight teen-agers arrested in a "gay-bashing" incident involving two men who were attacked hours after a gay pride parade was charged Wednesday with civil rights violations. Walid Ali Fakhreddine, 19, charged with two of the felony counts, was arrested along with the other teen-agers early Monday. The teen-agers allegedly attacked Brie Cooper, 29, and Victor Rawl, 34.
NEWS
June 1, 1986
A federal grand jury accused a San Diego father and son of driving a black family from their neighborhood through racial harassment that included burning a cross on their lawn. Michael Eugene Maas, 27, and his father, Earl Matthew Maas, 51, were indicted on civil rights violations and tampering with witnesses against them in actions including the cross burning, sending hate mail and setting fire to a truck belonging to a black couple who moved into the neighborhood with their 10-year-old son.
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September 17, 1994 | Associated Press
Former Police Chief Richard Hongisto committed civil rights violations in the removal of a newspaper from its racks, a jury found Friday. The panel decided Hongisto and two officers committed the violations by removing from news racks 2,000 copies of a free newspaper that lampooned the chief for ordering mass arrests of demonstrators after the verdict in the first Rodney G. King trial. A cartoon showed the chief in a lewd pose. The U.S.
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