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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989
A suspected drug dealer killed by a SWAT officer raiding a South-Central area rock cocaine house was identified Friday as Isadore Lyman Green, 31, of Los Angeles. Officer Scott Reitz, 36, fired two shots from his 12-gauge shotgun at Green, striking him in the head and chest Thursday afternoon as he reached for a sawed-off shotgun when officers ordered him to put his hands over his head, Lt. William Hall said. Green was pronounced dead at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center shortly after the shooting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2000
Re " 'Spank Your Child, Go to Jail,' " Voices, Sept. 2: Spanking, defined as a swat to the bottom of a child with a hand, is generally not illegal. What can be classified as child abuse is hitting a child with any kind of instrument or weapon, hitting a child on the face or head, hitting a child that leaves bruises or draws blood. A swat on the bottom of a infant child could be life-threatening and could indeed be labeled as child abuse, but not on an older child. How old was this child?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1996
This is in response to Kent Carroll's March 21 letter, "Police Too Eager to Pull the Trigger." His letter serves no other purpose than to show how ignorant and irresponsible people in our society can be. He used his soapbox to point blame at the very people who put their lives on the line 24 hours a day to protect all of us. The accident that led to the death of Officer Jim Jensen doesn't deserve to be Monday morning quarterbacked. It was an unfortunate sequence of events by dedicated community servants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1987 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego County deputy sheriff was killed and two others were wounded by a heavily armed gunman who was slain at the end of a bloody, 12-hour siege at an Escondido apartment complex Saturday. Officers killed the gunman at sunset as he ran from his apartment on Mission Avenue, firing an AK-47 automatic assault rifle. The apartment had been set ablaze by a bombardment of tear gas grenades and concussion bombs.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
They're calling it the swat heard 'round the world -- and its echo is still reverberating. On Monday night, the school board in Springtown, Texas, voted to allow students to be paddled by employees of the opposite gender if their parents give written permission. The board's previous policy permitted only same-gender paddling. No one really argued with the idea of corporal punishment; at issue was the question of who gets to administer it, specifically can an adult male swat young girls?
NEWS
May 15, 1987
The Los Angeles Board of Pension Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to approve a hearing examiner's recommendation to discontinue the disability pension of a former Los Angeles police officer who is the sheriff of Josephine County (Grants Pass), Oregon. The former policeman, William E. Arnado, 44, took office last January while drawing his $1,700-a-month disability pension for back problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Raid: Redemption" is a slam-bang, knock-your-socks-off action bonanza with some of the most peerlessly shot, performed and choreographed fight sequences you're likely to see on screen. Welsh-born writer-director-editor Gareth Evans ("Merantau") proves a visionary force, grabbing hold of the audience with a barrage of virtuoso set pieces that are both hide-your-eyes violent and mind-bogglingly stunning. The Jakarta-set film lays out its do-or-die mission in a few brief, well chosen sentences and never looks back.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
- Glenn McGovern joined the Air Force fresh out of high school and was plunged into a world of threats and intrigue. Assigned to protect U.S. bases worldwide, he studied the tactics of Germany's Red Army Faction, the attack style favored by Hezbollah and the IRA's pattern of bombings. He became enamored of the "Art of War," an ancient Chinese military treatise that counsels to know thyself, know thy enemy . But it was after a civilian policing career, when McGovern joined the Santa Clara County district attorney's office as an investigator, that he found his passion - one that would turn him into an expert on attacks against law enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
He's not naked, and he's back on the ground. Turns out a man who climbed an electrical tower in North Hollywood on Friday was not nude, as initially reported by the Los Angeles Police Department, just shirtless. And after several hours, he agreed to come down. Los Angeles police Det. Gus Villanueva said two LAPD SWAT officers were lifted by a crane to where the man was on the tower. After they offered him a blanket, he agreed to come down. Though not hurt, the man is in police custody over what, for now, is being called misdemeanor trespassing, Villanueva said.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
An off-duty Las Vegas police officer shot his wife and young son before setting his home ablaze and committing suicide Monday, authorities said. A 52-year-old man dialed 911 from his Boulder City, Nev., home at 8:20 a.m.  and told a dispatcher that he had killed his wife and his son and that he planned to set his home on fire and harm any responding officers, said Keith Paul, a spokesman for the Henderson Police Department, which was handling the...
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