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October 5, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
First Amendment activists and a member of Congress said this week that the FBI may have stepped out of line with a letter accusing a Compton rap group of encouraging "violence against and disrespect" for law enforcement officers. "The FBI should stay out of the business of censorship," said Rep. Don Edwards (D-San Jose), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on civil and constitutional rights, when informed of an Aug.
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January 29, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
What did Justin Bieber's team decide during that huddle they just had in Panama? Perhaps it was to get Bieber's legal life in order: The pop star on Wednesday afternoon turned himself in to Toronto police in response to an assault charge stemming from a Dec. 29 incident involving a limo driver -- that via the Associated Press. The 19-year-old Canadian made his way into the police station through a crazy mob of media and screaming fans, Toronto's CP24 reported. The mad crush can be seen on video from TMZ , which cited sources who said the Biebs would be booked, cited and released on his own recognizance.
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September 30, 1989 | DAVID FERRELL and EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writers
The strange, oftentimes uproarious Zsa Zsa Gabor trial was handed over to posterity on Friday, with a jury convicting the actress of slapping a police officer, driving without a license and possessing an open container of alcohol--a flask of Jack Daniels--in her $215,000 Rolls-Royce. But the tempestuous Hungarian was acquitted of disobeying Beverly Hills Police Officer Paul Kramer when she drove away from a routine traffic stop on June 14.
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January 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
San Diego police shot an assault suspect Thursday after a car chase of nearly an hour, authorities said. The suspect, identified only as a 40-year-old male, pointed a gun at officers after they forced his vehicle to a halt, authorities said. Four officers "fearing for their safety" opened fire, said Lt. Mike Hastings. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. None of the officers was injured. The incident began when a single officer sought to stop a car for a traffic violation.
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April 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A trucker saw a California Highway Patrol officer being savagely attacked on the side of Highway 99 as cars zoomed by, and did what no one else was doing: He stopped to help. David Tucker was honored Tuesday by the CHP for going to the rescue of Officer Wendy Weidenman last December, risking his own safety in the process. "I'm just glad I was there. I'd do it again in a heartbeat," the truck driver said after the ceremony.
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October 2, 2001 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Newbury Park man was shot by sheriff's deputies after he fired several rounds in an industrial neighborhood Sunday night and later pointed a rifle at officers, authorities said. Andrew Brennan, 41, whom officials described as mentally disturbed, was shot in the shoulder. He was taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, where he is recovering, authorities said. The incident comes at a time when officer-involved shootings in Ventura County are under the microscope.
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February 21, 1994 | FAYE FIORE and MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On those mornings at dawn when Francine Spada would run the woodsy hills of Elysian Park in training to become a Los Angeles police officer, her husband and daughter would follow her in the family car just to make sure she was safe. That was 11 years ago; if only it were that easy to keep her safe today.
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February 5, 2002 | GENE MADDAUS and JOANNA CORMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two suspects died in a shootout with police in Ontario that began with a routine traffic stop by a rookie officer, detectives said Monday. Det. Mike Macias gave the following account of Sunday's shootout: As soon as the suspects' car came to a halt, passenger Carlos Omar Meza, 23, got out and aimed a sawed-off, 12-gauge shotgun at the officer, who was armed with a pistol. Both men opened fire, and the 36-year-old driver was slain in the cross-fire.
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September 1, 1995 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Department, grappling with problems triggered by the Rodney G. King beating and reignited by the explosive comments of former Detective Mark Fuhrman, has completed its first comprehensive manual on how and when police should use force to subdue suspects.
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October 24, 2005 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Frank Carrillo was someone who could go to the store for his mother and find trouble on the way. His friend Oscar Mendez had the same sort of poor luck. He had been paralyzed in a gang shooting and smoked dope to forget his disability. One afternoon in April they arranged to meet up with a drug dealer in an Anaheim alley and buy a half-ounce of pot for $45. They cruised over in Carrillo's Chevy S-10 pickup. Mendez buckled himself in the passenger seat, his wheelchair tossed in the back.
WORLD
June 15, 2013 | By Glen Johnson and Jeffrey Fleishman
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Hundreds of riot police firing tear gas stormed a central Istanbul park Saturday, tearing down tents and clearing out demonstrators in a bold, if politically risky, move by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stem more than two weeks of antigovernment protests. The police assault at twilight sent hundreds of protesters scurrying for cover as street clashes echoed through the city. The swift and overwhelming action by security forces highlighted the country's deepening political divide and the potential danger Erdogan faces in further provoking a large segment of Turks critical of what they see as his authoritarian tendencies.
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June 12, 2013 | Glen Johnson and Alexandra Zavis
Protesters defying a blunt warning from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan engaged in running battles Tuesday with police who unleashed clouds of tear gas and blasts of water cannons in an effort to end nearly two weeks of protest. After daylong street battles, protesters who were chased away in the early morning swarmed back into Istanbul's central Taksim Square, which has become a focus for grievances in a country long regarded as a model of democracy and economic growth in the Muslim world.
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March 16, 2011 | By David S. Cloud and Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Military troops and police moved against thousands of anti-government protesters occupying a landmark square in Bahrain's capital early Wednesday after the king had declared a three-month state of emergency and instructed the military to battle unrest in the strategic nation. The security forces fired tear gas and shotguns as they pushed into Pearl Square, and at least two people were killed, eyewitnesses said. An army ambulance with its light flashing was seen leaving the area. "When they started shooting shotguns, we immediately went back," said Sayed Fadel.
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March 11, 2010 | By Richard Marosi
It was a stakeout gone bad, featuring jumpy police officers, human traffickers, a roughed-up federal agent, and a multimillion-dollar twist of an ending. Sergio Lopez, an undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, was tracking smugglers in October 2006 when Chula Vista police officers pulled him over. These were dangerous times in the San Diego suburb. A Mexican gang had been kidnapping residents, sometimes by posing as law enforcement officers. "What . . . are you doing speeding through my city?"
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August 26, 2009 | Raja Abdulrahim
A San Bernardino man was shot and killed by police after he attacked an officer and pointed a stun gun at him during a traffic stop, San Bernardino police said Tuesday. About 6:30 p.m. Monday, officers spotted a man running from their police car toward a vehicle parked in an alley on North Wall Avenue, Lt. David Harp said. Police approached the vehicle and asked the four occupants to step out. One of the men, identified as Cedric James May, 22, emerged from the back seat, tried to grab an officer's baton and gun, and finally got hold of the officer's Taser and pointed it at the officer's face, Harp said.
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July 21, 2009 | Scott Glover
An alleged Whittier gang member wanted in an attack on two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies nearly nine years ago has been arrested in Mexico, authorities announced Monday. Emigdio Preciado Jr., who had been listed as one of the FBI's 10 most wanted, was arrested Friday night in the rural town of Corral Piedras, officials said. The community is in Nayarit state, along Mexico's central coast. He was arrested by Mexican federal police after a tip by U.S. authorities.
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May 18, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man accused of shooting at Buena Park police during a late-night car chase and his alleged accomplice were arrested after crashing into an Anaheim restaurant, authorities said Wednesday. James Allen Gamache, 33, and Melissa Doran, 19, were arrested after a pursuit that began in Buena Park and ended on West La Palma Avenue near North Brookhurst Street about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday. The stolen car they were in crashed into El Patio restaurant, Buena Park Police Sgt. Chris Nunez said.
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November 5, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Ventura resident was arrested Monday for allegedly brandishing a knife at a police officer, authorities said. Michael Moss, 48, is accused of pulling a knife on Ventura Officer Mark Cleavenger, who had stopped Moss on suspicion of violating a restraining order, police said. Moss, standing near a service station at Telephone and Kimball roads, reportedly told officers, "This time you are going to have to shoot me."
WORLD
April 29, 2009 | Richard Marosi
Heavily armed gunmen staged a series of surprise attacks against municipal police forces in this tense border city, killing seven and wounding three in brazen assaults that shattered a four-month period of relative calm. Six police officers and an auxiliary officer died within a 45-minute span late Monday in ambushes at a hillside substation, on busy streets and outside an OXXO mini-mart, where four were killed in a hail of bullets, including one who tried to fight back.
WORLD
April 1, 2009 | Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King
Baitullah Mahsud, the leader of Pakistan's Taliban movement, threatened Tuesday to launch attacks in the United States in retaliation for missile strikes by American drones aimed at militant leaders sheltering in Pakistan's tribal areas. In an unusual step, the normally reclusive Mahsud personally made a round of telephone calls to news media representatives claiming responsibility for an audacious commando-style strike on a police training school near the eastern city of Lahore a day earlier.
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