April 11, 2014
Re "New details on shooting at station," April 9 The Times quotes Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck as saying, in regard to the shooting this week at a police station: "By the grace of God, the suspect did not come in with the assault weapons that he has had access to. " While I also am grateful that an assault weapon was not the shooter's firearm of choice, I believe that, with all due respect to Beck, it was not a god who saved lives...
April 10, 2014
Re "Gunman wounds officer at station," April 8 Someone walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station, a facility where nearly everyone is highly trained in gun usage and mentally prepared to use lethal force to end an encounter, and this would-be killer wasn't instantly disarmed by these people? Sure, let's arm schoolteachers. And market managers. And bus drivers. And crossing guards. And mail carriers. And secretaries in law office lobbies. And greeters at Costco. And why not kids?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 |
The man accused of opening fire in a Mid-City Los Angeles police station Monday night, wounding a police officer, has been identified as 29-year-old man who had access to assault weapons, one of which was allegedly waiting in his car, officials said Tuesday. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said at Tuesday's Police Commission meeting that the suspect - identified as Daniel C. Yealu -- used a Glock pistol and had another weapon in his car parked at the station. Officials on Tuesday displayed weapons and ammunition they said were found during a search of Yealu's home and car, which was parked outside the LAPD Wilshire Division on Venice Boulevard near South La Brea Avenue when the shooting unfolded about 8:30 p.m. “By the grace of God, the suspect did not come in with the assault weapons that he has had access to, one of which I believe was in his vehicle,” Beck said.
March 24, 2014 |
CAIRO - Even by the baroque standard being set by the Egyptian judiciary under the nearly 9-month-old military-backed government, the scene that unfolded Monday in a courthouse south of the capital was extraordinary: 529 defendants simultaneously sentenced to death. The verdict, which drew widespread condemnation and expressions of incredulity from human rights groups and legal organizations, was handed down at just the second session of a mass trial of nearly 550 men. The defendants, described as supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, were accused of acts of violence including attacking a police station and killing a police officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 |
They aren't sure what his name is and they don't know where he went. But Fontana police have a photograph of the 40-year-old man who was "secured" in an interview room Monday but still managed to escape and stroll out of the police station. Detectives say the man who calls himself Ramon Torres and Ramon Martinez Ramirez "goes by many aliases. " Police were investigating a verbal altercation that occurred Sunday when the suspect pulled a gun and threatened to kill people inside a house as he attempted to collect rent for a third party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2014 |
A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drugging and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl, Riverside police said Wednesday night. The victim had run away from her home and was given a ride by a man in a car late last week, according to the Riverside Police Department. The suspect drove the girl to a secluded area and sexually assaulted her, police said. The man then drove the victim to a Corona hotel, police said, where she was given drugs and further sexually assaulted.