November 15, 1992 |
A common police practice of compiling photographs and records of people they suspect to be gang members is drawing criticism from some Asian-Americans who contend the practice results in harassment and unfairly stereotypes many young men. About 15 young men have filed separate complaints with Fountain Valley police, contending that officers in the past year have wrongfully accused them of being gang members and took their photographs without consent for a police "mug" file.
May 20, 1994 |
Ordinarily this is the frantic time of year when Tustin High School honor student Quyen Pham is hunched over exams. But Thursday morning she stood outside a towering courthouse with a timid smile full of braces and cheeks stained by tears.
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October 27, 1997 |
It's a scene straight out of film noir, yet it's played out in real life many times a day: A beleaguered crime victim flips through page after page of mug shots, looking for his attacker, his head swimming amid the hundreds of faces glaring back at him. But using a program that's the first of its kind, Santa Ana police hope to have a computer do that search instead, saving crime victims--and themselves--countless hours.
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October 31, 1991 |
Two teen-agers, skateboarding along busy Niguel Road last week, were arrested, handcuffed and photographed at the sheriff's substation for allegedly violating a city ban on riding in the street. The arrests infuriated the parents of one boy who said Wednesday that they have filed a complaint against the arresting officer for the "abusive" treatment of their son. "My son will now go through the rest of his life with a criminal record," said the boy's father.
June 18, 2013 |
"Hart of Dixie" star Cress Williams has tied the knot with girlfriend Kristen Torrianni. The actor, 42, who plays beloved football-star-turned-Bluebell Mayor Lavon Hayes in the CW series, wed the actress on the island of Kauai on May 21 and had a formal wedding reeption in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to his rep. "The wedding was an intimate affair on the beach, with the bride's and groom's parents and Cress' daughter in attendance," Williams'...
October 20, 1999 |
A new TV commercial from the National Rifle Assn. has angered some minority lawmakers because of its portrayal of blacks and Latinos in a series of mug shots. The commercial, which asks Congress not to create more federal gun laws until current ones are enforced more aggressively, started airing Oct. 11. It shows dozens of mug shots of criminals prosecuted in Ohio. While there are many whites in the mug shots, a large percentage are minorities. One Latino lawmaker, Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.
December 8, 2000 |
Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against 32 people arrested during last summer's Republican National Convention after police failed to link the suspects to any crimes. Four state troopers infiltrated a warehouse that was a staging area for protests during the convention. During a raid on Aug. 2, police arrested 75 people, all for misdemeanors, but the cases have fallen apart. Charges may be dropped against 30 more people next week. The remainder accepted plea agreements earlier.
June 2, 2001
Reading Saturday's letters about Vince Carter's graduation and horse racing, you'd think that Diane Pucin was T.J. Simers in drag. Wait a minute? Is that why the Times stopped printing mug shots with the columns? Greg Paull San Diego
August 21, 2003 |
Tampa police have scrapped their controversial security camera system that scanned city streets for criminals, citing its failure over two years to recognize anyone wanted by authorities. The system was intended to recognize the facial characteristics of felons, sexual predators and runaway children by matching passersby with a database of 30,000 mug shots.