November 23, 2004 |
Saying New York had created its "own little Guantanamo on the Hudson" during the Republican National Convention, a lawyer filed a lawsuit on behalf of nearly 2,000 people arrested at demonstrations. The federal lawsuit filed by Jonathan C.
September 6, 1988
Soviet riot police broke up a demonstration in downtown Moscow by members of the dissident Democratic Union and arrested 17 people in the second such clash in two weeks, a spokesman said. The official Tass news agency said that the demonstration, involving about 40 union members and called to mark the 70th anniversary of the "Red Terror," was illegal and the police action justified. It said those arrested resembled "a Gypsy band" that shouted "incoherent slogans" of "an anti-state character."
September 17, 1994 |
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.
March 5, 1987 |
Mayor Sandy Freedman, elected to her first full term with 66% of the vote, said Wednesday her landslide victory showed that her administration had properly handled three nights of recent racial violence. Freedman carried all but one of the city's 78 precincts Tuesday in a five-way, nonpartisan race, becoming the first woman elected mayor of Tampa. She took over the job in July when then-Mayor Bob Martinez resigned to devote his time to his successful gubernatorial campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1990
I couldn't believe my ears on New Year's Eve. I thought I was in Panama or Beirut. Every New Year's Eve it gets worse and worse. I have never heard such a cacophony of small arms, pistols, assault rifles, AK-47s and Uzis. And all this just two blocks from the Santa Ana police station on Ross Street. And not just at midnight, but from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Some must have been celebrating New Year's for Arizona and then Hawaii. It goes like this. First a poor dude gets out there with his six-shooter and fires off a quick six. Everybody counts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2008 |
Joseph lodge, a Superior Court judge in Santa Barbara County who was elected to the bench in 1958 and became one of the longest-serving jurists in California history, died Monday at his home in Santa Barbara. He was 76. The cause of death was complications from lymphoma, his wife, Sheila, said. Lodge, who taught at UC Santa Barbara throughout most of his law career, was known for his liberal judgments and his sometimes unconventional manner. He was a judge until recent months. His most publicized case, in June 1970, involved more than 300 people who were arrested during a demonstration in Santa Barbara's Perfect Park.