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January 9, 1998 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police arrested two alleged white supremacists Thursday on suspicion of planting 10 fake bombs in the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood, reportedly intended to intimidate minority business owners and rid neighborhoods of nonwhites. Jeffrey Allen Campbell and Justin Bertone, reputed associates of a group called White Criminals on Dope, are suspected of leaving the devices in front of homes and businesses, mostly in the Valley, beginning in June, police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Council members on Monday ordered a reevaluation of how the city prepares for and responds to terrorism, given the scope and complexity of last week's terrorist attacks. One council panel recommended that the city spend $3.39 million to significantly increase security in the Los Angeles Civic Center. Proposals include the hiring of dozens more security officers and the installation of video surveillance, motion detectors and other electronic systems.
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November 18, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dealing the Justice Department a major setback in its efforts to deport Los Angeles-area Palestinians it claimed were national security threats, a federal judge on Friday struck down a section of the McCarran-Walter Act under which the aliens were charged with subversion. It was the second time that U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson has ruled that certain provisions of the McCarthy-Era act, which allows the government to deport aliens for their political views, were unconstitutional.
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July 6, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted terrorist Ahmed Ressam testified Thursday that no one else knew all the details of his plan to bomb Los Angeles International Airport but that at least three other men who have never been charged conspired with him to perform an act of violence in the United States. Ressam stopped short of saying the three men provided as much support as Mokhtar Haouari, a fellow Algerian whom he was testifying against in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1996 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cracking down on a street gang that authorities say has terrorized a Latino neighborhood in South-Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department officers and federal agents swept through the small community early Wednesday, arresting 21 men and women and confiscating guns, drugs and cash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2000
Henry J. Hall, whose clients have included Night Stalker Richard Ramirez and the man convicted of killing Bill Cosby's son, has been appointed to defend Sara Jane Olson, the Minnesota doctor's wife accused of plotting to kill police officers by planting pipe bombs under squad cars in 1975. Hall, a lawyer with the alternate public defender's office, joined Oakland attorney Susan B. Jordan but will be paid at taxpayer expense. Olson has said she has run out of money to pay lawyers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first action of its kind since eruption of the Persian Gulf War, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office filed a two-count felony complaint Tuesday against a Jewish Holocaust survivor, charging him with making terrorist threats against the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. The charges against Kurt Haber, 60, a Beverly Hills construction engineer, carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison. Haber, free on $10,000 bond, is scheduled to be arraigned Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1991 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A South-Central Los Angeles man was sentenced to prison for life without the possibility of parole Friday for breaking into a Woodland Hills home and killing a 67-year-old man while an accomplice held the victim's wife at gunpoint. Devin Feagin, 23, a longtime gang member, smiled at relatives and friends in the courtroom as Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Kathryne Ann Stoltz imposed the maximum possible sentence for firing the pistol that killed Howard D. King.
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February 18, 1989 | ANDREA FORD and RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writers
Residents of Imperial Courts Housing Project in Watts, some of whom have been keeping their children home for months from Jordan High School because of what they describe as unabated "terrorist" conditions there, went public Friday with a broad attack on the school district.
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August 3, 1987 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
It has been three weeks since the Los Angeles Police Department began receiving crime reports about Salvadoran death squad-style incidents in Los Angeles--three kidnapings, three written death threats and a flurry of telephoned threats. "This thing's gotten to a fever pitch with . . . thousands of people living terrified over death squads in this city," one police official said, speaking on the condition that he not be named. "And we're sitting here looking at a can of worms that keeps growing.
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July 4, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A convicted terrorist testified Tuesday that a top aide to Islamic militant Osama bin Laden helped prepare him for a bombing attack on Los Angeles International Airport and that other guerrillas trained in Bin Laden's war camps planned to strike elsewhere in the United States. If the allegations by Ahmed Ressam, who did not identify other U.S.
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June 28, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted terrorist Ahmed Ressam has confessed that his plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport originated in a jihad camp in Afghanistan, where he and other Islamic extremists were given training, instructions and money to launch bloody attacks during millennium celebrations, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted millennial terrorist Ahmed Ressam will be the star witness at the federal trial of an alleged accomplice accused of assisting in a bomb plot believed to have targeted Los Angeles International Airport, an attorney in the case confirmed Sunday.
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May 30, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Montreal man convicted last month for his role in a millennium terrorism plot has confessed that he intended to detonate a large bomb at Los Angeles International Airport and is cooperating in an ongoing federal investigation, law enforcement sources said Tuesday. Ahmed Ressam, 33, who refused to tell authorities anything for 17 months after his arrest, admitted his terrorism plans in recent weeks, according to sources familiar with the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000
A judge's ruling that the violent history of the Symbionese Liberation Army can be presented Symbionese Liberation Army can be presented at the trial of Sara Jane Olson remained unchanged Wednesday after a state appeals court denied a defense bid to bar the information. Attorneys for the Minnesota woman, who was a fugitive for 23 years while under indictment for an alleged attempt to bomb Los Angeles police vehicles, had asked the 2nd District Court of Appeal on Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If prosecutors dredge up the history of the Symbionese Liberation Army at the trial of 1970s bomb-plot fugitive Sara Jane Olson, the defense will offer its own history lesson--of the Los Angeles Police Department's violent dealings with the radical group, defense attorneys said in court papers filed this week. Olson's attorneys, Shawn S. Chapman and J. Tony Serra, say in the court filings that Olson ran because she feared for her life. The lawyers will ask Superior Court Judge James M.
NEWS
August 9, 1987
Reports of kidnaping, rape and vandalism suggesting that a terrorist group is operating within Los Angeles' large Central American refugee community prompted the City Council on Friday to offer a $10,000 reward toward the arrest of the perpetrators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted millennial terrorist Ahmed Ressam will be the star witness at the federal trial of an alleged accomplice accused of assisting in a bomb plot believed to have targeted Los Angeles International Airport, an attorney in the case confirmed Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2000
Henry J. Hall, whose clients have included Night Stalker Richard Ramirez and the man convicted of killing Bill Cosby's son, has been appointed to defend Sara Jane Olson, the Minnesota doctor's wife accused of plotting to kill police officers by planting pipe bombs under squad cars in 1975. Hall, a lawyer with the alternate public defender's office, joined Oakland attorney Susan B. Jordan but will be paid at taxpayer expense. Olson has said she has run out of money to pay lawyers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1999
Prosecutors filed papers in Superior Court on Monday arguing the 1976 conspiracy indictment against former radical Sara Jane Olson should not be dismissed as overly broad because the grand jury had heard evidence of her direct participation in attempts to bomb Los Angeles police cars. The papers, filed by Deputy Dist. Attys. Eleanor Hunter and Michael Latin, responded to a previous defense motion asking the judge to toss out the 23-year-old indictment.
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