CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2012 |
Federal officials shuttered a Central California slaughterhouse after they concluded that cattle had been subjected to inhumane treatment but said Tuesday they had seen nothing to indicate that the company had compromised the safety of the public's food supply. The U.S. Department of Agriculture temporarily closed Hanford-based Central Valley Meat Co. after reviewing video footage from the animal rights group Compassion Over Killing, which said it had captured images of torture and intentional cruelty to cows.
March 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- A drive-by shooting early Monday morning in Washington, D.C., injured at least 11 people. None of the victims' injuries are life-threatening, a Washington Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman said Monday. The department is investigating whether a 12th person was hurt when two cars sped by a street corner in an up-and-coming part of the city, opening fire on a crowd gathered outside a building. Police have not yet released any information on the shooters' potential motives.
May 8, 1991 |
King Footage a Go: Rap artists BWP announced Tuesday that they have received permission from amateur cameraman George Holiday to feature his video footage of Rodney King being beaten by Los Angeles police in their upcoming video, "Wanted." Holiday, who is being paid $1,500 for the footage, said he authorized the project because he felt "the overriding social statement made by this video is important."
April 16, 1989 |
A woman who bought a lottery ticket at her bank and left it on the counter after deciding it was worthless is $36,700 richer thanks to an honest customer. The Norwegian daily Verdens Gang said last week that the honest customer handed in the ticket and the bank traced the woman, whom it did not identify, with the help of video footage taken by security cameras.
August 13, 2012 |
Visceral video footage making the Internet rounds drops viewers into the scene of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man by New York police. As the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday, New York police killed 51-year-old Darrius Kennedy in a very public shooting in Times Square . The incident began with Kennedy allegedly smoking pot in the middle of Times Square. By the time it was over, Kennedy had a large knife in hand, and a phalanx of police officers was following him -- guns raised -- while onlookers trotted alongside with their camera phones.
June 25, 1989 |
Pat Polinger, co-owner of Vidiots, the Santa Monica video store and coffeehouse, joined an arts-oriented tour of the Soviet Union earlier this month, looking for two weeks of "fun and merriment." She got an unexpected bonus--political intrigue. She helped smuggle out video footage--possibly the first to reach the United States--of the brutal suppression by Russian soldiers of a peaceful demonstration in Soviet Georgia on April 9. The incident at Tbilisi, the capitol of Soviet Georgia, continues to rock Kremlin politics, according to recent news reports, with President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promising a full investigation.