New Motion Could Dismiss and Reduce Minor Cannabis Convictions
Feb16

New Motion Could Dismiss and Reduce Minor Cannabis Convictions

A new motion— introduced by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas— may lead to the reclassification and resentencing of minor cannabis convictions. The motion, unanimously approved by the Board of Superviors, calls on the Office of Cannabis Management, in collaboration with various Los Angeles County departments and community stakeholders, to develop a countywide plan to facilitate the resentencing of minor cannabis convictions.

Jury Finds in Favor of LAPD Officers in Brutality Lawsuit
Feb16

Jury Finds in Favor of LAPD Officers in Brutality Lawsuit

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury returned a verdict of 10-2 in favor of LAPD officers who were accused in 2015 of using unreasonable force on a disabled woman.  Zennea Foster alleged that in 2015 Los Angeles police officers repeatedly punched her, including in the face, and pinned her non-functioning arm underneath her body.

California Family Sues Starbucks After Drinking Barista’s Blood
Feb09

California Family Sues Starbucks After Drinking Barista’s Blood

One year after a San Bernardino, California family was exposed to a Starbucks Coffee Company barista’s blood in their drinks, the family is suing the company.

Forbes Lists Richest Pastors In The World
Feb09

Forbes Lists Richest Pastors In The World

Last month Forbes released its listing of the 10 richest pastors in the world and at the top of the list ironically is a man whose 50,000 seat church is named Winner’s Chapel. Located in Nigeria, the church led by Bishop David Oyedepo is the single largest church in the world.

Chaos Erupts At Meeting of Oversight Commission Over Fatal Shooting of Teen
Feb09

Chaos Erupts At Meeting of Oversight Commission Over Fatal Shooting of Teen

All hell broke loose at a meeting on Wednesday of the Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission over the fatal shooting of 16-year old Anthony Weber as the community and family pressed for answers.

Rain Pryor Claps Back At Quincy Jones In Defense of Her Late Dad, Richard Pryor
Feb09

Rain Pryor Claps Back At Quincy Jones In Defense of Her Late Dad, Richard Pryor

 “My dad may be the GodFather of comedy, that does not mean he slept with the GodFather, Rain Pryor tweeted in response to recent claims made by Quincy Jones that the superstar comedian had slept with Marlon Brando.
     The post came after Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Pryor, confirmed in an interview with TMZ that not only was the late comedian/actor openly bisexual but that it was documented in journals she says she’ll release later this year.
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