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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
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August 21, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
In a mixed verdict, a federal judge awarded $3 million to the parents of an 18-year-old honor student shot and killed by plainclothes drug enforcement agents, but also determined that the authorities were not negligent in their actions.  U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald said that DEA agents had reason to believe they were in danger, but determined that the agents should not have fired their weapons at Zachary Champommier 's car because...
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NEWS
April 27, 1989 | From United Press International
A set of keys that plainclothes policeman Ronald Orgias put in his pants pocket Wednesday morning later saved him from injury by deflecting a bullet fired at him from an apartment window, police said. They said Mario Velez, 25, was arrested in the shooting, which started after plainclothes officers pulled over a car that proved to be stolen.
NEWS
August 16, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
An Indian government attempt to head off a political crisis by arresting a key anti-corruption activist appeared to backfire Tuesday when parliament walked out and demonstrations broke out across the country. Approximately 20 plainclothes police surrounded activist Anna Hazare, 73, early Tuesday morning as he left his house to begin a hunger strike against alleged widespread corruption, reportedly forbidding him from leaving the premises. When he defied them, they took him into custody on peremptory charges of "breach of peace.
NEWS
December 18, 1987
Three plainclothes Salvadoran policemen were killed and a policeman critically wounded when urban guerrillas sprayed their car with machine-gun fire from a passing vehicle, police in San Salvador reported. They said the attack, on a street corner near the U.S. Embassy, was believed to have been carried out by leftist guerrillas of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front. The four victims were members of the Salvadoran Treasury police.
OPINION
June 27, 2010 | Bill Van Esveld, Bill Van Esveld is a Middle East researcher for Human Rights Watch.
The slim owner of Gaza City's Gallery cafe has sharp eyes and a sharp tongue. It's easy to imagine him conversing with artists and actors — he is also a theater director — far into the night. But he crossed a line. He allowed female patrons at his cafe to smoke hookah pipes and to talk with men. He ignored demands by plainclothes police to rein in "immoral" behavior. In early May, police interrogated and accused him of having extramarital affairs. To persuade him to confess, they beat him with a 2-inch-thick, leather-covered bamboo rod for 50 minutes, and later forced him to stand on one leg for two hours.
NEWS
May 12, 1986
The United States is winning its battle against terrorism and that success has improved the image of the CIA, the director of the agency said. "I think it's going our way now," William J. Casey said in an interview after accepting an honorary doctor of laws degree in Greenvale, N.Y., at the 29th annual commencement on the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University. His presence prompted unusual security at the ceremonies that drew 7,500 people, including 2,400 graduates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
In a mixed verdict, a federal judge awarded $3 million to the parents of an 18-year-old honor student shot and killed by plainclothes drug enforcement agents, but also determined that the authorities were not negligent in their actions.  U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald said that DEA agents had reason to believe they were in danger, but determined that the agents should not have fired their weapons at Zachary Champommier 's car because...
NEWS
September 12, 1998
1995: Initial Sexual Encounters Monica Lewinsky began her White House employment as an intern in the Chief of Staff's office in July 1995. At White House functions in the following months, she made eye contact with the President. During the November 1995 government shutdown, the President invited her to his private study, where they kissed. Later that evening, they had a more intimate sexual encounter. They had another sexual encounter two days later, and a third one on New Year's Eve. A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1988
I am writing in response to the article titled "Plainclothes Vice Officer Beaten by 2 in Uniform," (Metro, Dec. 17). Your article about the incident doesn't bring out what is the most disturbing part of the whole situation. Since when do police officers have the right to drag people out of their cars, beat them up, and handcuff them? If a police officer in plainclothes can't keep himself from being mistreated like this, what am I going to do if some night after a late movie I get lost and drift into the wrong neighborhood?
WORLD
January 17, 2011 | By Anthee Carassava, Los Angeles Times
Law enforcement snipers will watch from rooftops. Motorists will be checked at roadblocks across Athens. And at the courthouse, inside a maximum security prison on the eastern outskirts of the Greek capital, hundreds of plainclothes officers will patrol surrounding streets to shield against militant attacks. Riot police armed with percussion grenades and tear gas will also be on alert as part of the security measures planned for the trial scheduled to begin Monday of 13 suspected members of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, a militant anti-authority movement known as SPF. "We are prepared for everything," said Athanassios Kokkalakis, spokesman for Greece's National Police.
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July 5, 2010 | By Joel Rubin and John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
As dusk settled on busy Colorado Boulevard, a squad of minivans and SUVs pulled to the curb outside a drab stucco rental that houses one of Eagle Rock's medical marijuana dispensaries. Plainclothes narcotics officers fanned out. One disarmed a startled security guard, another covered the door through the sights of a rifle and a third phoned the shop to announce the raid. A second guard, three employees and a dozen grim-faced customers filed out, hands in the air. By the end of the operation, the officers had arrested the Colorado Collective's owner and an employee and hauled away 40 pounds of marijuana and $17,000 in cash in large evidence bags.
OPINION
June 27, 2010 | Bill Van Esveld, Bill Van Esveld is a Middle East researcher for Human Rights Watch.
The slim owner of Gaza City's Gallery cafe has sharp eyes and a sharp tongue. It's easy to imagine him conversing with artists and actors — he is also a theater director — far into the night. But he crossed a line. He allowed female patrons at his cafe to smoke hookah pipes and to talk with men. He ignored demands by plainclothes police to rein in "immoral" behavior. In early May, police interrogated and accused him of having extramarital affairs. To persuade him to confess, they beat him with a 2-inch-thick, leather-covered bamboo rod for 50 minutes, and later forced him to stand on one leg for two hours.
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December 21, 2009 | By Matt Zapotosky
The call went out on a website and over Twitter, and hundreds of 20- and 30-somethings, tired of being cooped up, gathered in Washington's northwest quadrant Saturday for a little restless indulgence. Snowball fight! People squealed as they hurled balls of snow across the largely deserted road. Then, a snowball or two slammed into a Hummer. The driver, a plainclothes police detective whom Washington police refused to identify, got out, drew his gun and exchanged angry words with revelers, according to video footage and witnesses.
WORLD
March 17, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Four plainclothes federal police agents were killed after gunmen sprayed the unmarked pickup truck they were riding in with more than 30 bullets, investigators said. The shooting occurred shortly after 2 p.m. across from a grade school in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border plagued by a spike in drug violence since last summer.
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March 1, 2003 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
A Garden Grove man shot by a plainclothes Anaheim officer in the Crystal Cathedral parking lot last week plans to sue the Police Department for negligence, his lawyer said Friday. Jeffrey Santelli, 31, was shot in the stomach Feb. 20 shortly after he met his mother, a secretary at the cathedral, in the church parking lot. Santelli's attorney, James Trout of Santa Ana, said the officer apparently mistook his client for a gang member.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | LIANNE HART and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history, a man crashed his pickup truck into a cafeteria crowded with lunchtime patrons here Wednesday afternoon and began firing rapidly and indiscriminately with a semiautomatic pistol, killing 22 people. The gunman later was found dead of a gunshot wound in a restaurant restroom, police said. The massacre resulted in injuries to 20 others, many of them listed in "very critical condition."
WORLD
March 17, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Four plainclothes federal police agents were killed after gunmen sprayed the unmarked pickup truck they were riding in with more than 30 bullets, investigators said. The shooting occurred shortly after 2 p.m. across from a grade school in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border plagued by a spike in drug violence since last summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A gunman who had wounded a man who was running from him in the Wilshire district was shot to death Wednesday when he pointed his pistol at a police detective and the detective opened fire, Los Angeles police said. Sgt. John Pasquariello, a spokesman for the LAPD, said the plainclothes detective happened to be driving through the intersection of Washington Boulevard and 7th Avenue at about 10 a.m. when he saw the gunman chasing his victim down the street.
NEWS
July 15, 1998 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raising the stakes in the legal battle for information about President Clinton's contacts with former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr subpoenaed the head of the president's security detail for testimony, a government source said Tuesday. The subpoena of Larry Cockell, who commands the plainclothes agents who constantly guard Clinton, came as the Justice Department urged the full U.S.
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