38 Burst results for "LA county"
Hearing From California Recall Election Candidate Kevin Faulconer
"We're going to bring on. Kevin faulkner once again to the john and ken show on your as a possibility to replace gavin newsom as governor in the recall election and apparently he made an appearance in l. a. today to talk about homelessness Cabin on my opinion one of the one of the best candidates. Running here kevin. How are you gentlemen. It's great to be back with you. Thank you so what were you doing today. Well we were out in downtown los angeles talking very strongly and passionately about the need to and tent encampments. Not just an la but across california Just like i did. When i was mayor of of san diego and i i spoke in very direct terms that we have a duty to intervene. But if you're going to allow people to live in a tent on our sidewalks and are freely overpasses and underpasses. They're going to die there. And the fact of the matter. Is that these tendon cabinets have become open their drug markets heroin and methamphetamine. Nobody is helping anybody by allowing that to continue and so i took a very strong position. Just like i've done Is married to get the word out. That folks across california are saying enough is enough and that's not who we are as california so it signed to stand up take very strong delivered action and i said i am going to lead by example is governor just like i did this mayor. We are not going to allow ten on our sidewalks. Yeah i think people should know out of the top candidates in the race. You're the only one who actually has had some significant success in reducing homelessness. They you will. The success happened during the six years. You remember san diego. And i think that really is a good thing to emphasize because that i'm ashok paul this week that ninety three percent of the people in la county say that's by far the most serious issue
Fresh update on "la county" discussed on NPR News Now
"Nassar told a senate hearing today that the system failed them. Seven time olympic medal is simone. Biles says the usa gymnastics and the fbi. Basically look the other way. I don't want another young gymnasts olympic athlete or any individual to experience the horror that i- hundreds of others have endured before during and continuing to this day. In the week of the larry nassar abuse retired gymnast. Michaela maroney says it took fourteen months for the fbi to investigate the initial complaint giving nassar the time to abuse dozen more victims to have my abuse be minimized in disregarded by the people who are supposed to protect me just to feel like my abuse was not enough but the truth is my piece wasn't enough and they wanted to cover it up. Fbi director christopher races. The bureau has fired one agent for falsifying details of maroney's two thousand fifteen interview. A federal appeals court has paving the way for the by administration's effort to limit immigration. Arrests as npr's joel rose reports. The fifth circuit court of appeals is largely blocked a lower court ruling on the matter shortly after taking office the biden administration issued. Memo's laying out its priorities for immigration and customs enforcement and instructing ice officers to focus on arresting unauthorized immigrants who are considered threats to national security or have serious criminal histories. The states of texas and louisiana challenged those priorities and a federal judge in texas issued a preliminary injunction last month but a fifth circuit court of appeals panel has largely stayed that injunction the court says that immigration officials have broad discretion to decide whom to arrest and how best to deploy their limited resources. Joel rose npr news. Los angeles county is stepping up. Its pandemic safety measures. Kpcc's jackie forty-eight reports that bars and nightclubs in the county will require proof of vaccination starting next month. Angelinos will need to keep their vaccine cards handy when they head out to indoor bars breweries and nightclubs employees of those venues also must have one dose back tober seventh and both by november fourth..
"la county" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"An outcome then that is not good. We're going to switch now and talk about the surge in the covert delta variant. La county supervisors Chair hilda so lease issued an order saying that all county employees must get the vaccine including sheriff's deputies. The deputies union has balked the sheriff's deputies vaccination rate is pretty dismal. Where do you stand my position. We want occurs all emplacing. It backs near works. I've been vaccinated. Since roughly january february and we're encouraging everyone vaccinated. Were wearing the masks indoors and all of our facilities now and we're going to hope for the best in i think of between the voluntary vaccination wearing the mass and there's people that are going to ask for exemptions and but me as an employer enforcing the mandate. I don't think it's going gonna work. Do you understand the public concern with an agency that is charged with protecting the public thinking that there is a you know a good chance that someone who you call upon to help you might not be vaccinated and could put your health at risk this very true but we have to also consider their constitutional concerns that need to be addressed and impis or wearing the mask in the field. They're wearing the masks at the businesses. The buildings that iran and we'll make sure they adhere to that in a somewhat is not we wanna know about it for sure as we're enforcing that mass mandate but at the same time we have to protect the constitutional rights of each and every employee and that needs to be resolved. That conflict between the board of supervisors and the unions particularly ads. Voca and sei you. I'm sorry sir. What constitutional right says that you can refuse vaccine while the last time that was a. I believe a smallpox and polio.
Fresh update on "la county" discussed on Michael Knowles
"ABC Angeles Orange County Accumulation. Right, ABC. Okay, ABC news at seven o'clock. I'm Sharon Reardon. Here's what's happening. Going to an indoor bar or nightclub in L. A county will soon require proof of vaccination while attending a theme park or large outdoor event with over 10,000 people, You'll need either proof of vaccination or a negative covid test. Public health director Barbara Ferrer says the mandates will be included in a new health order that will be issued on Friday the rule for large outdoor events, including sporting events and amusement parks. Goes into effect October 7th c. E O s of massive companies are pleading with Congress to not wait on raising the debt ceiling. A letter was sent to congressional leaders today with Wal Mart CEO Doug McMillon as one of the signers. The letter calls it and avoidable crisis and claims not raising the debt ceiling will have dire consequences on economic growth and job creation. A controversial part of La's history and economy is being kept for good. The L. A County Board of Supervisors is voting to ban new oil and gas wells and phase out existing wells and unincorporated parts of the county. They're citing health effects. A representative from the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, says the decision will mean the loss of middle class jobs The county is looking at over 1000 active Wells, 600. Idle wells and over 2700 abandoned Wells. Kevin Trip ABC News and the first ever orbital flight with only civilians on board is headed for orbit. The four people lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this evening. They'll spend three days in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule flying about 350 miles from the surface of the Earth. The crew is expected to fly back down to the ground on Saturday. K ABC Sports The Dodgers are hosting the Diamondbacks tonight. The Angels are in Chicago and that's sports on the home of the U. S. C. Trojans. The markets closed in the green, the Dow gained 236 points NASDAQ picked up 1 23 and the S.
"la county" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Disclosable under the police transparency law and is still waiting for some of those records. We'll have more after this break. So my friends at lemmon other media have a new podcast. I'm excited to tell you about called. I'm sorry i'm sorry is all about apologies. And how they play out. In the court of public opinion it's hosted by comedians muhannad el-sheikhi own lopez and kiki monique each week. This show on facts. The latest and greatest in twitter gaffes petty beef and not so subtle. Schade forgive forget or cancel checkout. I'm sorry to explore the latest. In celebrity apologies help guests in listeners. Get their own redemption and say sorry to stars. Who never got the apology. They deserved hash. Tag free brittany. I'm sorry premieres. August twenty seventh. Wherever you get your podcasts. Frank carson was a criminal defense attorney who spent years accusing police and prosecutors of corruption. Then they charged him with murder. I'm christopher gothard writer and host of the l. a. times podcasts. Dirty john and detective trap. I'm inviting you to follow and listen to my new podcast. That trials of frank carson. This eight episodes series is a story of power politics and the law. In california's central valley new episodes of the trials of frank carson are available to find them search for the trials of frank carson. Wherever you get your podcasts thank you. La county sheriff alexander way but. Do you have any idea how much has been paid out in settlements to families who have been victimized by officers civilian shootings. You'd have to give me a a bracket or a timeframe for that but It's a. I believe over the last ten years i wanna say was about fifty four million but actually the bigger payout in terms liability for that part is always been traffic collisions not shootings since one thousand nine hundred ninety l. a. county has paid out roughly fifty five million dollars in settlements in lawsuits related to the gangs operating within the la county sheriff's department twenty-one million in just the last ten years gangs like the bandidos the reapers the executioners the vikings regulators in twenty nineteen the fbi was investigating whether those deputies were using gang light tactics to recruit young latino deputies and retaliating against them if they rebuffs them you have in the past downplayed the significance of those gangs and at one point called them quote a cultural norm. I will say that you used the term. Gang is a actually. That's fraught with the legal implications at the fast do not support describing them as a gangster very specific definition would again constitutes in a lot of worry about gangs as actually now that the department is majority. Latino led by latino sheriff is taken out a very big racial undertone that they must be gangs because they're latinos. So i'm gonna push back very hard against that description that anymore. Let's call cliques. Let's call them. Cliques okay. I will give him that. Let's call them cliques. Still fifty five million dollars is paid out since nineteen ninety twenty one million in the last ten years and you said you were going to address the problem and i have done exactly that no very first day in office. I removed the campaign of east. La station for his failure to do his job. Addressing these deputy clicks in fact my predecessor did absolutely nothing to aggressively root out the issues of the development these clicks and their hazing things that they've been engaged in misconduct. So we i in office. I took out east. La station captain replaced entire chain of command east la station. Ultimately thirty six people were moved out of the station. We terminated for employees. We suspended of a twenty two employees. We did everything possible on top of that. We created a policy first of his kind on the department. Dip prohibits deputies form these clicks in harming either fellow employees or members of the community in now. We're enforcing that. That was a february twenty twenty. So we're doing everything possible legally to do it. The problem is the political establishment. Specifically the board of supervisors cannot accept the fact. That we are holding deputies accountable. It doesn't so well for them. Well clarify this for me. Then you earn chavez was was put in place to to help make those moves right. Transfer those deputies and he said an interview that thirty-six transfers were voluntary some due to promotions and. he wasn't even sure how many had been aligned with the bandidos click and then the attorney for deputies who alleged they were beaten by bandido affiliated deputies. Say that only six gang members were transferred and the deputies who were accused in that beating incident. We're actually put on paid administrative leave. Is that a hard enough stance. Actually there The the comments of commander job is are not consistent with his actions or statements to our administration because a thirty six number came from him and he was given a specific instructions. What to do when he got east. La carried them out and later on if he wants to revise it that we can control the fact of the matter. Is the four defendants on that lawsuit. Were the ones that were terminated in. That is something that doesn't really fit the false narrative that they're trying to sell so we have to keep that in my relationship with the la county. Board of supervisors has been contentious from the outset. Why real simple. The endorsed my opponent. And they've been leveraging every single county permanent every single action to discredit in de-legitimize the sheriff's department in my my job as sheriff of la county. And it's not gonna work. They sued you after you reinstated. Deputy karen coleman doyen who was fired as most of us know in two thousand sixteen after allegations of domestic abuse and stocking county appeals board did uphold that dismissal you further even said the woman who made the claims and provided. The video was incredible. Do you regret that choice. Was that the hill to die on. Actually when it comes to the fourteenth amendment and due process yes you have to follow the law. You have to follow where the evidence takes you and if the process were manipulated per abused or someone who has what they call them exonerate or exculpatory evidence in that is hidden from the civil service commission that is a very serious activist comic actually rises to the level of criminal conduct and they were okay with that because the end justifying the means in the eyes of the board of supervisors that is not acceptable. You have to be a good employer if you terminate people has to be based on 'cause you have to have the evidence to support it if you manipulate the process for.
Fresh update on "la county" discussed on John and Ken on Demand
"Aren't going to get affected the bass the unvaccinated. They're the ones who are taking the risk you don't you don't need a governor to regulate people's personal health choices if you're already taken care of you might wanna look around at the rest of the world and all the businesses that got permanently. Shut down all the school children that got thrown out for a year and a half all the billions of dollars out the door and the unemployment office that never showed up at any of these polls boy. That story just blew right by the whole world not to mention the homelessness which is outrageous the crime which is surging not just major crime like murder but a lot of the shoplifting crime which is damaging businesses none of that was discussed and those things the the newsom crowd don't really they don't really care about. I think we have to come to grips with the fact that the people in san francisco don't care that their places a rotting disgusting sewer. They're cool with it. Apparently got the turn out he needed in the bay area and la county in the big cities the times just ran a story comparing the vaccination rates to the vote against the recall or the vote for the recall. For instance san francisco county seventy four percent of the population fully vaccinated eighty seven percent said no on the recall. Lassen county has just twenty one percent vaccination rate eighty-three percent. There fit for call. Yeah well i've been the last county over the summer that's a that's a forest land sparsely populated. It's pretty rural. Yeah pretty pretty rural and those people have about much in common in sacramento With people in sacramento as I don't know people who live out in oklahoma reasoning is. I'm not with crowds. And not around a lot of hours. So now and i i don't i don't understand why someone san francisco cares what's going on in lassen county nor do i understand voting. That way after you've seen what's happened to san francisco because i could tell you having been to both places. The towns and lassen counties they're small rural towns but you're not playing poop hopscotch. You don't have people needles sticking out of their arms on some meth high climbing walls and smashing through windows. And and that's what the people in lassen county look at. They say you're morally superior to us. Have you seen what's going on in your neighborhood. But there's more san franciscans than there are lassen county residents way more astronomically more. One of the republican consultant. Pundits also added that all the talk. A ballot fraud apparently may have turned away. Some people from voting. Yeah they gotta stop that You know from trump on down Larry got off it. Larry elder got off it last night. I there should be just a ban on that and republican politics enough with the voter fraud. All you're doing is you're turning off your own voters. It's the stupidest you know. It's like the democrats Last summer two summers ago with the fund. The police that was that was a shot. Shooting yourself in the head. Stop with the voter fraud. You end up with less votes because the other side doesn't believe there's voter fraud so i so much irrational stuff going on and we mentioned this before but the real demarcation point this was this was a fifty fifty race up until mid august so larry elder jumps in and then starts getting notoriety and he shot to the top of the polls among the replacements but the support for the recall disappeared. So what does it now. Want to recall newsom. If it meant electic. Larry elder they just many millions did not. What does that mean a year from now when we have new up for reelection..
LA County Will Soon Require Municipal Workers To Show Vaccination Proof
"U. S. Metropolitan area will soon require municipal workers to show proof of their covid 19 vaccination status. Los Angeles County 891 Covid patients are hospitalized an 8% rise in one day in 33% since last Friday, L. A Mayor Eric Garcetti, announcing the city of Los Angeles will mandate that all city workers show proof they've been Vaccinated or be subjected to once a week covid testing, starting with the requirement that they report their vaccination status. This brings a city in line with what California's mandating of state and healthcare workers like
Los Angeles Pilots Program to Try 'Colorblind' Foster Care Decisions
"Los angeles department of child and family services is launching a pilot program called blind removal. Now this is the government agency that deals with child welfare issues. Dcfs is the government agency that also makes decisions about whether or not a child should be removed from home Based on the safety of that household. Now i i wanna tell you more about this blind removal pilot program because what it has to do with is the overrepresentation of children of color within the foster care system meaning the children who are typically removed from these households happen to have parents who are black or latino and it looks as though there might be issues with some implicit bias in the decisions that are made so blind. Removal is Meant to take the race component out of it as social workers are deliberating in regard to whether or not they remove a child from a home. So i wanna tell you how the numbers look right now so you can understand why this is a problem. So for instance. Seven percent of children in los angeles county are black while twenty four percent of those removed from their homes from last april to this march were black according to the la county department of children and family services. Twenty percent of children in the county are white with twelve percent of those removed. So as you can see there's an overrepresentation of black children. Being taken out of their household moved out of their households now. Three quarters of children removed from their homes in la. Two thousand twenty. Where either black. Or latino
Los Angeles Hopes New Mask Mandate Will Reverse Virus Spike
"We come on the air this morning. Residents of the nation's most populous county are waking up to a new. But all too familiar reality and indoor mask mandate despite all the progress we've made it's a reminder that our national fight against covert is far from over as the highly contagious delta variants sweeps. The country cases are rising nearly all fifty states. The country's daily case average has now searched by more than sixty percent in the last week to more than twenty seven thousand cases. That's a whopping one hundred forty. Three percent increase over the past. Four weeks fueling the surge unvaccinated americans who make more than ninety seven percent of hospitalized covert patients the administration now targeting misinformation to overcome vaccine hesitancy. But can they actually change any minds and could we see more major cities across america. Reinstitute their mask recommendations. Dr vivek murthy is standing by with more. But we begin with kaley hearten in la county inside the providence saint joseph medical center. Good morning to you kayleigh. Good morning martha just a few weeks ago. This hospital system in southern california was treating just thirty. kobe patients. That number has jumped two hundred and thirty and almost all of them or unvaccinated. This is an all hands on deck moment. As one local officials said as the situation continues to get worse in california for the past week in los angeles county more than one thousand new cases were reported every day and that number was closer to two thousand on friday and saturday for perspective a month ago. The county was averaging two hundred new cases every day. We've been on something of a roller coaster here with the numbers in check a month ago. La county lifted virtually all restrictions with capacity limits and social distancing bars and restaurants. They have been packed with massless people but now a sharp reversal bringing back. The mask mandate for inside public places. Regardless of your vaccination status and ten counties in california are also following suit with their own guidance.
L.A. County Sheriff Declines to Enforce New Mask Mandate
"Enforce the reinstated into her mask mandate because it contradicts guidelines from the CDC. Meanwhile, Long Beach resident Russell Johnson, who is unvaccinated says he doesn't understand how we got here. And the new mask mandate is irritating. I think the master like I think they're necessary, but they kind of like ruins the final little bit like I thought. After like, at least a year that we'd be out of the situation in my just pass. Pass it a little bit like moving forward. But obviously that's not the case. Several of the Texas Democrats who fled the state
LA County Has 5th Straight Day of 1,000 Cases
"With Kobe cases back on the rise in the United States there are warnings against older people attending large indoor activities and a new push to get people vaccinated that's pop star and actress Olivia Rodrigo singing about happy and healthy the eighteen year old will join forces today with president Biden and infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci to record videos to encourage young people to get vaccinated on the other side of the age spectrum health officials in Mississippi are recommending people sixty five and older avoid large indoor gatherings in a state where just thirty one percent are fully vaccinated Dr David Doughty at Johns Hopkins University says it's time to talk about you know re implementing some measures to to start the spread and Chicago Friday will restrict travelers from Missouri and Arkansas because of spiking coded cases in those two states I'm Jackie Quinn
LA County Urges Indoor Masks Even if Vaccinated
The 'Delta' COVID-19 Variant Is a Growing Concern in L.A. County
"County health officials say they're recording increasing numbers of Covid 19, known as the Delta variant. The variant was first identified in India and has since spread to Europe and the United States in L. A county. Most of the 64 cases reported in recent weeks have been of the delta variant. Scientists say the delta variant is more highly transmissible than other versions of the virus, but that the latest vaccines are still highly effective against them.
LA County DA Gascón Recall Effort Begins Public Circulation
"District Attorney George Gascon on Saturday signature gatherers, maintaining that Gascon is soft on crime. Gathered in front of a school across from his home and the Naples area of Long Beach. It was not clear if Gascon was home At the time we call organizers say they have until October, 27th. To gather 580,000 qualified signatures They had that they'll try to collect 750,000 to 800,010 Jeffries K ABC News A motorcycle ist is
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Has a Gang Problem
"Castle. Welcome to the show. So you're the you're the author of a fifteen part series That's currently on a knock. La documenting basically a fifty year. History of violence As it pertains to a series of gangs that operate within the la county sheriff's department that are comprised of la sheriff's county deputies Just like it's hard to draw. The conclusion suggested by this investigative series. Is that the most vicious and dangerous gangs in los angeles are have badges and operate as a gang a metaphorical sense but like literally by california criminal. Code is a gang every sense of the word. Yeah one hundred percent. I mean you you say at the top in in your pieces like the headline you you you list. The section of the california penal code that pertains to what like how how to determine whether an organization is a criminal gang and according to the penal code. It has to have three more people that one have a common name or identifying signs. Simple has is one of its primary activities. The commission of one of a long list of california criminal offenses and three whose members have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity. Either alone or together. How does that fit the gangs that you started your investigating in this series. Yeah well. I opened the series with The definition of the california penal code Really intentionally because you know these. Deputy gangs really aren't any different than criminal street gangs. The only difference is that you know they are able to operate with a badge and impunity. I think it is unfortunate and irresponsible that our judicial system has not categorize these deputy gangs of such If you look in local media the sparse coverage that has been on these deputy gangs. There's a lot of hesitation to use the word gang in this case I was very intentional with using that word. Because you know these are gangs and we need to call them what they are.
Los Angeles Detectives Say Cause Of Car Crash Determined
"There's some new news with tiger woods. Detectives say they have determined the cause of tiger woods car crash but they're not going to release the information due to privacy concerns. La county sheriff. Alex villanueva told reporters that the investigation is now closed and they needed tigers permission before releasing information about the crash
Massive LA County to expand capacity indoors, reopen bars
"Next week Los Angeles county will be able to lift more of its corona virus restrictions county health officials are urging that people remain vigilant and wear masks but with the rate of new Kopet cases on the decline on Monday April fifth Los Angeles county can re open more businesses including outdoor bars that don't serve food while expanding how many people can dine indoors or catch a movie neighboring Orange County this week is allowing fifty percent capacity at restaurants theaters and churches and bowling alleys and card rooms can have indoor customers at twenty five percent capacity I'm Jackie Quinn
Tiger Woods home after rollover car crash
"Tiger woods and that whole thing with the car crash with thankfully he's okay but us authorities have been called into question over the investigation into tiger woods. Crash in february woods was driving alone through a downhill stretch of road through in the suburbs when his suv struck a sign crossed over to oncoming lanes and flip several times before coming to rest on its side. The golfer rushed to hospital and had multiple surgeries for leg injuries. He sustained in the crash now. The la county sheriff's department said at the time that they quote did not see any evidence of impairment from woods and ruled. The crash was quote purely an accident however authorities have been accused of giving the superstar golfer favourable treatment with several parts of the investigation coming under fire in usa today for example they've interviewed several forensic crash. Experts who believe investigators should have been way more thorough before making their conclusions in particular for experts are questioning. Why the crash was framed as a pure accident and why a drug recognition expert wasn't brought in right away because there were many situations involved in the accident where it's kind of automatic. And so i mean i could go on what you reaction immediately hearing all that well a couple of things My big one is though when a story like that breaks. I'm i'm i'm going to ask you know whoever broke the story. Or whatever people's reaction to it if they're going oh yeah we want to hear more about that. What what do you gain from that. What what do you gain from from if the guys who had the scoop on this or any anybody else who who found out about it steve. Something slipped through the to a loophole. Here somewhere where this story breaks. So that's my question. what do you. What do you gain by china this story. What does anyone gained by trying to run with the story. It's going to be well. I guess it's to be the police. It's going to be harmful to tiger woods. It's going to be what whatever mistakes were made. If there were any and the end result is Well it's not right. I mean it happens all the time if this guy's imperative or not okay I get i get the sensationalism of it of this holster who the guy was a celebrity. And all that stuff. But that's what you asked me. What i think when i hear that's one of the things
How to Pick a Great Contractor
"Home building is a bit of like the wild west. Right now there's Explosive demand a lot of people who want to build or buy tiny houses and regulations are starting to catch up With with the tiny house building process but On all there are a lot of great builders out there but also some bad ones and so A question that. I see all time from people in my online community. Tiny house engaged elsewhere. Is you know what. What should i look for when i'm talking to a builder when i'm when i'm hiring a builder and I was curious if we could just start at the very beginning. Maybe what are your tips like before you even pick up the phone or write an email to a contractor a builder you know. Is there anything that that you know what. What should that person have like ready before. They contact even contact anyone. Let me back you up a little bit further than that and then yeah please john walk you through. You know out of the tip but if you sort of think about it. Here's the reason we started. Great bill you sort of think about the process to find a contract very different than the search to find anything but they onli- a laptop or aristocracy whatever obviously buried and so and we started great built the realize that there is no great way to do this really the way that people have been doing this than the stone ages is a. Ask a friend you know. What kind of contractor do you recommend you know. who did you use it. you like. Who built your kate right now. That same person. So that's that's been working forever but then option number two kind of sock option number two. Is you get online. And through other review sites all the yelps and all the various sites and opened the reviews are true which these days you know and look at pictures and all the contractors rate at four or five stars and that process is not great. That's what the yellow pages was like twenty thirty years ago i'm probably dating myself here right and And so there's no really good way way option for once. Great option number. Two kinda sucked but we thought like. How do you really figure out a way to find great contractor if you If you don't know someone personally or if you don't have a friend that knows somebody because the problem is that you know you're where we work in southern california in la county alone one county with twenty thousand licensed general contractor. Okay so again tons to choose from right and the other statistic. We found that is amazing and i. I bet you'd be surprised by this. Is that fifty percent of people who work with contractor who hire contractor. There was a survey done about this. Have a bad experience with it. So of those twenty thousand you pick ten thousand. You can have a good experience. You pick the other two thousand. You have terrible experience so we said there's gotta be a better way and that's why we started great bills and all john kind of continue the conversation about what it means to then a good contractor and how we seek out good contractors. You're so as as paul said we always. We agree with it. The number one best way to find a good contractor is from referral. Someone you know either in the industry or with relevant experience that has done a project like this before it. My neighbor just finished the kitchen remodel. i talked to them. It came in at a good price and they were happy with the experience. My search is over. I'd probably already found a good fit. But if i'm not fortunate enough to have the just the right neighbor next door or a coworker or a real estate agent who can refer me to a good contractor. I'm left with the many many options on all the other sites in yellow pages and otherwise so what we do to kind of reinforce good contractor or all the same things that anyone can be doing It just takes time. It takes for expensive and so it's not so much finding a good contractor but more so screening out the bad contractor
Los Angeles USD, UTLA Reach Tentative Agreement On April Return To Campus
"Los angeles students are a crucial step. Closer to a return to campus beginning in mid april under a tentative agreement reached tuesday between the teachers union and the la unified school district the agreement which must be ratified by members establishes safety parameters for a return to campus and lays out a markedly different schedule. That still relies heavily on online. Learning the school day would unfold under so called hybrid format. Meaning that students would conduct their studies on campus during part of the week and continue with their schooling online at other times families would retain the option to keep students in distance learning
Search Warrant Executed To Obtain Black Box Data In Tiger Woods Crash In Los Angeles
"To the knicks other news in the latest and the tiger woods crash investigation tonight. The la county sheriff's department confirming now that it has executed a search warrant for the cars black box. Data could help determine the cause of the crash. Sheriff has said it appeared to be quote purely accidental woods remains hospitalized of course recovering from extensive surgery on his shattered right leg
Search Warrant Executed To Obtain Black Box Data In Tiger Woods Crash In Los Angeles
"Investigators are working to determine the cause of tiger woods rollover crash if obtain data that's stored in the black box of the luxury suv. He was driving. I didn't realize cars had that much detail stored within them. But i guess they do ria. La county sheriff's department executed a search warrant to gather the information which would show the vehicle speed before the collision and whether brakes were applied. He was driving a twenty twenty. One genesis Gv eighty their brand new suv. That they that they showed off at the tournament. Just before that certament bill. So i guess they can get that kind of
Sharon Kwon Addresses Asians Being Overlooked IN America
"My guest today is sharon kwan. She's a psychotherapist. For asian american bi coastal and immigrant individuals and families struggling with racial trauma and identity at yellow chair collective. She's also a psychiatric social worker at an la county. Department of mental health contracted nonprofit agency serving foster families and youth. And the reason why. I invited sharon to rush to the microphone and And come out on. This episode is because she recently wrote a piece for huffington post about what a lot of people don't understand or appreciate about what. It's like being an asian in america in twenty twenty one and that piece that she has written has really gone viral. I posted it. A number of my Facebook friends have shared it on their walls and a number of them have said sharon has expressed what i been feeling lay entire life but didn't know how to put into words. So that's a pretty grand introduction for ucla that at your relatively young age that you have been able to put your finger on something that a lot of us. Asian americans feel. But we don't know harder articulate. So i want to welcome you to our show. Thank you so much. I feel honored to be here. I want to begin by you sharing the story that you start off your peace with and we'll see where it goes from there so tell us this story so my friends and i. We got recalled an uber to go to a laker game. And we're a pretty diverse group. You know is very reflective of the diversity of los angeles and immediately when we got in the car. The driver asked us all where we're from and it was very casual and we were all just like you know around here. But then he singled me out. He said a weight but not you. And he pointed to my eyes and did the whole like slanty. I think yeah which again i have been. I've received that so many times throughout my life and it was just the similar feelings of discomfort and just like why this again and then he says you know not you. You're not from here. Where are you really from. Which i feel like is a question that a lot of asian americans identify with as just like by asking that question. It automatically asserts that you're not from here in the circles that i run in That's called being a perpetual foreigner. Right i mean you were born in great came here at three years old. My grandparents came in the early part of the twentieth century. Okay so i. My parents were born here like i only have one language english. My dad fought in world war. Two and yet. I still get asked that question right. And for those who aren't asian american. Who are listening. This is what sharon and i are talking about. Is this no matter how long you've been here no matter how american you are because we don't look anything close to white Then we're always going to be seen as you're not really a true america. You're not really from here. So where you from. Because of this i have spent so much of my time here. Just trying to prove to everyone and myself that i am american. It's led to some inevitable whitewashing inevitable assimilation that. You know. I'm not proud of. But i also feel like i had no choice. I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be seen as an american. But got to the point. Where i realized wow no matter what i do no matter how perfect. My english is no matter how you know that. Been to school here. My entire life like no matter all of this. No matter who my friends are people are always going to see me as
"la county" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt
"You need to now go find a mirror look into it realize that maybe made the wrong choice. Not double down on your choice. That's what they're doing and it simply because you're defying them you have dared to defy them and that's that's what's infuriating. It really is infuriating. The the the idea that you have no evidence and you can make the exact same argument for the allegations of when we were talking about dominion. You can say i you know. Where is the evidence of voter fraud. Well where is the data or the evidence that the lockdown works to flatten the curb so to speak. I mean we are how far we're somewhere around seven weeks out students the first time that we locked down in la county and we're now a worse situation than we've ever been the absolute worst seven weeks out so then they keep moving it. They keep saying well. You know it's thanksgiving ignoring the fact. That black friday shopping was opened all over the place. Then it's was christmas and now we're a little bit so there's always something without data they just say it so it was people gathering of people travelling the anything goes as opposed to what is really happening. Which is indoors poor ventilation and congregates of strangers. By the way. Which is the record house in los angeles which is still open. Yes explained to me. Explain to me how any of that make sense and why they keep doubling tripling down on the things that are making it even worse in. Explain to me why you don't you wouldn't immediately go in and inoculate vaccinate. The elderly or people in assisted living. I you want to kill off the mortality rate pun intended. You wanna damp downloaded the mortality rate. You go to wear anyways from sixty one to sixty eight percent. Last time i looked in the city of in which is as its own health department on their dashboard. That's where a almost seven out of ten deaths are associated with assisted living centers. So wouldn't you immediately go in and vaccinate there. Isn't that where he would start. I mean obviously frontline or people who are getting exposed in emergency rooms but if you've got a million doses why not go and target the areas where people are dying well again you you kind of captured at the beginning of that soliloquy when you said explain to me explain to me why explain to me. Why the answer is i. Don't have to explain anything to you. I do what i want. We have a majority a super majority of democrats. And they're going to do what i tell him to do. And i don't need to explain to you jack shit so you just pay your taxes and do what i tell you to do. And if you defy me. I'm going to arrest you. That's not what you're looking for out of out of leadership or government but that's that's where we are the recall effort by the way for newsom as past one million signatures so we should definitely keep that going. Where should we go. Is it recall new dot com or something like that if people want to sign up for that Yeah i was driving through old town pasadena in our neck of the woods the other day and i was seeing all these restaurants that had done all. The modifications put the cement barriers out. Front moved all the tables out the sidewalk. Setup all the umbrellas everything and they're all just shuttered. There's nothing nothing going on any one of these places that had done all these modifications to try to To try to conform to whatever the regulations were three months ago. I'm curious about I just popped in my head but this whole Kenosha away shin. These officers were..
"la county" Discussed on Kingpins
"Would face reaction and in east. La the bandidos still called the shots. It's important to note that for much of this episode we've been focusing on the east. La bandidos and their relationship to other deputies and their station to be fully transparent. This is because most of the information we have on the bandidos is about the kennedy hall fight and the two thousand nine hundred thousand civil case filed against them. But that's not just say the east. La bandidos don't target members of their community. The same way they do their coworkers. There are two reasons why we might not hear about it. I people might not report. Deputy gang encounters out of fear. Second citizens who experienced police. Brutality may not know their aggressor was abandoned ito however to ongoing cases highlight what we do know about the bandidos activities outside the station. These incidents prove that the internal issue of the bandidos is very much felt by the wider east la community on august twelfth. Two thousand eighteen twenty one year old. Anthony barcus walked home from a party and enter the courtyard at the naval tomorrow via housing complex in east la unbeknownst to him east. La sheriff's deputies had reported to the complex at the same time to investigate a robbery deputies nicholas perez and jonathan row haas claimed they approached vargas and a fight broke out. They said that the young man produced a gun and that they had to shoot him to protect themselves. A lawsuit filed by the vargas. Family alleged. that both deputies perez and rojo belong to the bandidos tarez was a prospect at the time but he became a full fledged game after shooting. Vargas the vargas suit. Also claimed that the two deputies planted gun on the young man to give them just 'cause for executing him according to vargas autopsy. He was shot thirteen times in the back. The following year on december sixteenth two thousand and nineteen perez was involved in another shooting. This time the sheriff department officials story was that approach. Twenty old jorges serano junior while he was walking down the street. The elliott st claim. That sorrento pulled a gun. That peres shot him in self defense. But according to serano father who filed his own lawsuit against the department serano was unarmed. He ran for a block. Then god on his knees with his hands up still peres shot him and serano died at the scene. These claims are disturbing as you may recall from earlier in the episode ben. Dita's were encouraged to plant evidence on suspects so it makes sense peres. Mike try to drop a firearm near serano. And it's sickening to think that shooting. Anthony vargas was treated as some sort of initiation. But the bandidos wouldn't be the first deputy gang to celebrate officer involved shootings the lynnwood. Vikings received special tattoos celebrating such incidents and the jump up boys wrote into their code. Let members would gain. Respect after a gunfight both vargas and sarah now were latino but their cases and they're extrajudicial killings may sound familiar to anyone. Following the national movement against police brutality for the past decade especially high profile extrajudicial killings of black people have been marked by calls for action reform and accountability organizations like black lives matter acted as a mouthpiece demanding justice for those killed over the past year. National outrage has reached a tipping point protests and rallies have dominated new cycles videos of these officer involved executions have incited outrage and riots and despite this past decades efforts to reform law enforcement measures like additional training and body cameras. Haven't done much to curb police brutality. Since two thousand fifteen the washington post has tracked every fatal shooting by on duty law enforcement officer in the united states. Even with new measures the rate held steady. Police officers killed just shy of one thousand people each year. A new wave of activism has called to de-fund the police. This means divesting much of the money that would normally go to police budgets and reallocating it to community based social services for instance instead of sending police to mediate a nonviolent domestic disturbance. Emergency response teams might send mental health professionals specifically trained to de escalate. Those kinds of situations. The hope is that by reducing the number of police on the street. Police brutality and wrongful arrests would also decrease others wish to abolish law enforcement. As it currently exists the goal would be to shift to a new model public safety where the underlying causes of crime like poverty. Mental illness and addiction are addressed through community based social welfare programs. This debate on which path to choose but one thing is clear the current system that protects violent and racist cops must go and there are signs that public pressure is beginning to work though it often feels like two steps forward one step back august twenty twenty sheriff via no asia announced that he would be disciplining and possibly terminating twenty six employees involved in the kennedy hall fight but in the same breath via new wave. Minimize the impact of deputy gangs stating that. He wouldn't investigate them. He likened it to an inquisition. Saying we're trying to run an organization not engage in a witch hunt according to a follow up l. a. times article from october fifth. Only three of the twenty six employees were going to be terminated and according to their attorney some of the officers receiving discipline were actually victims in the fight. They were punished for not reporting the incident to their superiors. Acclaim that is simply untrue. However the two thousand and nineteen civil suit has spurred more change within the department then any complaints filed by civilians while families that filed wrongful death suits may have received settlements. Almost none of them stirred disciplinary action. This new move likely comes down to optics. It's bad look for the lsd to be sued over police brutality by their own employees. The move to terminate some of the offending deputies. After two years of the lsd dragging. Their feet is certainly due to public pressure. The vocal black lives matter movement and anti police. Brutality protests have created a new paradigm. In how we talk about and how he tried to change law enforcement on september seventeenth twenty twenty. The la county citizens oversight committee called on sheriff alex via nueva to resign among multiple reasons. The committee cited deputy gangs feeling that via nueva had not done enough to eradicate them october. Twenty sixth the la county board of supervisors indicated. They're ready to impeach sheriff. The new wave there currently discussing a motion to study how they might remove the sheriff as an elected position. It may even take a change to the california state constitution if the impeachment goes forward the office of sheriff will become an appointed position allowing for more accountability.
"la county" Discussed on Kingpins
"Something to note all of the groups covered on the show operate in secret. The details included in this episode are based on extensive research but cannot ultimately be one hundred percent verified except by society members themselves this episode features discussions of violence police brutality and murder discretion is advised especially for our listeners under thirteen on september. Twenty eighth two thousand eighteen. The east los angeles sheriff's station rented out kennedy hall for a party. Their newest class of recruits had finished training officially joining the ranks of full-fledged. Deputies patrolled east. La the party raged until early the next morning when the celebrants trickled outside slowly. Making their way toward their cars suddenly shouts sounded from the far end of the parking lot. This started flying within minutes. Two of the new deputies went from celebrating their achievements to fighting for their lives. Be officers had been attacked by members of a ruthless. Sheriff gang called the bandidos within minutes. They both lay unconscious as their fellow. Deputies struggled to peel them off the pavement later department higher ups would characterize the fight as a drunken argument gone too far a problem between individuals but the reality was much different after months of targeted harassment several east. La sheriff's deputies had been beaten into submission by their own colleagues. Hi i'm kate. Leonard on greg. Polls and this is our final crossover episode of secret societies and kingpins both spotify originals from podcast for the past four weeks. We've been taking you through a deep dive into the deputy gangs hidden within the los angeles sheriff's department today. We close out the series with the east los angeles bandidos for nearly a decade. The bandidos have allegedly run the east. La sheriff substation operating the department like a criminal. Gang former deputies have described a culture of intimidation retaliation and fear this week. We'll discuss the violent two thousand eighteen incident that brought the bandidos to light. We'll dive into the current legal battle over the gang and we'll predict what it could mean for the future of the la sheriff's department and policing nationwide. We have all that and more coming up. Stay with us. Bloomberg dot coms global news coverage helps. You see the opportunity ahead. As the leading authority and global business bloomberg dot com reveals new ways of looking at the most urgent issues facing our world like the role of climate and social justice solutions for emerging global economies shifts in technology and more every story bloomberg dot com tells will expand your horizons inspire your purpose and power your success however you define it invent your possibility at bloomberg dot com. This episode is brought to you by huggies hypoallergenic and free of parabens and fragrance huggies special delivery diapers and wipes are perfect pair. Just like you and your baby. Learn more at huggies dot com slash special delivery. This episode is brought to you by the real cost and the fda wanna hear the shortest scary story ever vaping put toxic metals like nickel lead and chromium in your lungs metal in your lungs. The end breed more about the dangers of vaping on the real cost dot gov on september. Eighteenth two thousand nineteen eight deputies from east. La filed a legal complaint starting a civil lawsuit against several colleagues. They accused these officers belonging to the bandidos the gang responsible for the brutal attack at the two thousand eighteen kennedy hall party the events outlined in this episode stem mainly from the allegations cited in that document as of this recording the case by plaintiffs art hernandez alford gonzales. David casa's mario contreras oscar. Escobedo arial elaine moose benjamin era dini and louis granados is still ongoing for the past fifty years. The east los angeles sheriff's station has featured at least on a unique logo. A boot and riot helmet emblazoned with the words fort apache. The station borrowed the name from one thousand nine hundred forty eight john wayne western depicting soldiers stationed at a remote military fort who massacred local native americans. It's a fitting symbol. For how many east. La deputies probably saw themselves over the years of bastion of law amidst brown criminal neighborhood this us versus them. Culture has long been perpetuated by deputy gangs in east la. I it was the little devils in one thousand nine hundred seventy one then. The caveman called the shots. Today it's the bandidos. The city learned of the bandidos attacked their coworkers in two thousand eighteen. But the east. La community had long that the local police force was under gang rule. The fight simply gave them a name. Bandidos are a group of around ninety deputies concentrated within the east. La substation they were and perhaps are the ones who truly called the shots bandidos controlled dispatch scheduling and training new deputies. What's the bandidos. apart from. Prior deputy gangs was their ethnicity while the cavemen and the little devils were largely white. The bandidos are by all accounts almost entirely latino men but like the gangs before them. The bandidos almost exclusively targeted and harassed other male latinos including deputies in their own department. Though it's not clear when exactly. The bandidos came to power at the station. The current issues began in two thousand seventeen. That's when rafael rene munoz. Bigly sto reportedly took control of the gang. By all accounts big lease to- shouldn't have been at the east. La station at all the department previously fired him for domestic violence but later rehired him as a training officer according to the two thousand nineteen civil lawsuit. The bandidos became bolder and more aggressive. Under vaguely. stow as a training officer bigly sto handpicked prospects to groom for membership and terrorized deputies. Who didn't join the also ramped up unlawful policing procedures. The bandidos enforced illegal. Arrest quotas pressuring deputies to aggressively over police. The neighborhood to meet these quotas. Deputies were encouraged to stop civilians without probable cause a violation of their constitutional rights to make charges stick gang members instructed deputies to find evidence of a crime after the fact and if there was none to plant it and because the gang ran the station there.
"la county" Discussed on Secret Societies
"When asked about it. Vegas attorney denied that his client had any tattoos. Let alone deputy gang inc. But the connection prompted guidos family to wonder whether his killing was part of an initiation in september. Two thousand and twenty. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against la county. Guardado and dante. Taylor's deaths aren't the only fatalities linked to the l. Ast compton station they just happened to be the ones that made headlines according to the l. a. times homicide report deputies have killed twenty nine people in compton since two thousand we don't know how many of those killings were unintentional or if any of them were part of alleged executioner initiations as gonzalez's complaint illustrated the execution is used the violent tactics to terrorize not only content citizens but also their own colleagues according to the la times. Like many of deputy clicks. It's possible that the executioners have modeled themselves off to prison gangs just like in many prisons at the contents station. The shots are called by the ruling gangs powerful boss and starting in two thousand sixteen the executioners alleged shock collar jamie juarez served as the station's scheduling. He was responsible for arranging his colleagues shifts days off and overtime. Allegedly warez always designed the calendar to benefit the executioners according to gonzalez's claim the acting captain removed warez from his scheduling row prior to two thousand nineteen. When laura's wanted another execution in the position his commander refused in response. Juarez allegedly led a work stoppage. This meant that execution has members responded slowly to or outright ignored police. Kohl's according to the la times gonzalez recalled that very minimal arrests occurred during the slowdown. And this wasn't the only tool in the executioners arsenal on other occasions gonzales also asserted that the gang said arrest quotas which are illegal to set up these schemes. The executioners allegedly used the encrypted messaging platform. What's up this made. Their correspondence virtually undetectable. All of this led to what some have called the execution as total control of the compton station. Gonzalez's attorney told the la times that the gang dominates every aspect of life their execution is members and their prospects tend to receive preferential treatment. Even when it comes to routine assignments. Gonzales witnessed this firsthand to once the executioners heard that he wasn't interested in joining the gang his supervisors assigned him to fourteen months of traffic duty and he did it desperately to avoid the wrath of the gang after he made his complaint in february. Two thousand twenty. Gonzales feared they would retaliate with violence instead. The execution is sabotaged his career. Coming up the la county sheriff's department refuses to take action. This episode is brought to you by the twenty twenty one toyota venza say or toyota venza driver. And you're passionate about technology. The venza is designed with everything. You need when you need it most surround yourself with the latest tech including an available twelve point three inch touchscreen so you can easily access all of your apps maps and music speaking of music. The toyota venza also comes with an available nine speaker. Jbl audio system complete with the sub woofer amplifier usb and auxiliary ports plus bluetooth connectivity with standard all drive a hybrid powertrain an available head up display. You can gear up in style. Introducing the toyota venza learn more at toyota dot com slash venza toyota. Let's go places..
"la county" Discussed on Kingpins
"Targeting another competent deputy named thomas bonilla's according to abc seven bonello sindhu five years of bullying and intimidation from the click and it culminated in a near fatal incident. Where contraire us allegedly assaulted him in the compton station. Parking lot control reportedly bashed his elbow into bonello says head several times leaving him bloody. He warned bonello if he told anyone about the attack. He'd become no good to the executioners that meant all members of the gang could retaliate against him off to the incident. Bonilla's told his fellow. Deputy ouster bet so art. Gonzales concern for his colleagues safety. Gonzales filed a report to the internal affairs bureau on a confidential tip line. He thought he'd remain anonymous. But according to the l. a. times somehow the executioners found out the complaint came from him a few days later. gonzalez's received a mysterious text message. It was a photo of the words. Art is a rat scrawled on the station's parking lot. Keypad other deputies refused to partner with gonzales. Afraid of guessing pulled into the conflict fearing even more retaliation. Gonzales needed to protect himself in july. Two thousand and twenty. He filed a legal claim against l. county. Gonzalez's complaint revealed the gangs name the executioners. He said the gang numbered around twenty out of the stations. Roughly one hundred deputies. Gonzalez's also confirmed that the skull tattoo was the executioners branding. he even testified that the ink had nazi imagery. One of the most stunning allegations was about the groups. Oppose it initiation process before joining deputies. Have to impress execution as members a process cold chasing inc. According to gonzales. Only two offices are allowed to join each year and they have to fit the group's criteria which excludes women and black people however it's unclear. What chasing inc actually entails. Gonzalez's asserted that deputies have gained acceptance after being involved in high profile shootings. Much like that of dante taylor. After these incidents the deputies who pulled the trigger allegedly used a tactic employed by the executioners to evade charges the ghost gun they would claim the victim brandished a weapon justifying the use of force according to gonzalez's testimony in reality. They've never seen the gun and then at the end a gun is never recovered. After the initiates violent act the gang supposedly heads to an unknown bar for a nine nine eight brief party named after the code for a deputy involved shooting in his claim. Gonzales said some people. Say it's to celebrate. The deputy is alive others say it's to celebrate that they're going to be inking somebody. The inking of course involves the skull tattoo that allegedly brands each execution a member. The same one. Deputy samuel l. dhamma admitted to having on his carve if these allegations are true. Who knows how many officer involved shootings in compton are actually gang. Initiations gonzales claimed that at least one other high profile incident was an executioner's induction the shooting of andres guardado on june eighteenth. Two thousand twenty eighteen year old on dress cuando was working as a security guard in gardena the content. He was standing outside talking with another person in a car blocking driveway at five fifty two. Pm deputies miguel vega and chris hernandez approached and according to the offices redondo flashed a gun and ran. The deputies opened fire. And shot corrado. In the back five times he died at the scene. The killing occurred just weeks after minneapolis. Police killed george floyd while black lives matter. Protests was surging around the world. When news broke about yet another fatal shooting by law enforcement it sparked outrage many including deputy. Gonzales thought the content executioners were to blame but some of the details of that case don't align with the gangs ammo in the subsequent investigation. There was one stark contrast to dante. Taylor's case the l. s. d. found a gun at a media briefing on august twelfth the l. s. d. homicide bureau. Commander chris marx said the recovered gun didn't have a serial number but it had ammo. He claimed there were no fingerprints. But there were traces of guardia. Does dna the guns existence made. It seem less likely that the executioners were involved after all the ghost gun was allegedly one of their main tactics with an actual weapon in evidence. it sounded. Like the deputies shot guadagno in self-defense. Thinking he was in a street gang and commander mark seemed to be hinting at that theory throughout the press. Conference mere minutes. After speaking about guardado steph marks pivoted to talk about gang related shootings that had occurred on the same block. Several reporters asked if he was implying that the incidents were related but marks denied this. Here's an excerpt of what he said again. I don't have any information. That links. Mr godot to any of these previous incidents. This is background information. And it's also to share with you that we have parallel investigations and as we understand. There's a lot of public desire and media desire for information on this case. But we're just not have not been in a position to share information on this case because of this parallel investigation and all the search warrants being served at the thirteen locations. Now today we're in a position we can give you an update and provide you that information the next day sheriff. Alex vian waiver spoke at another press conference. He denied that. A gang operated in the compton station or anywhere else. Here's is a portion of his remarks. Heidi department critics the overwhelming majority of deputies who socialize with each other i know different than other. Social groups in military organizations sports teams college fraternities police departments and even fire departments. Tattoos are very common and their presence is not evidence of any sinister purpose absence evidence of associated misconduct anecdotal claims of criminal conduct from trial and defense attorneys must be viewed in their proper context. They're advocating on behalf of their client and they have to exaggerate the impact of their claims against the simple fact that department makes over two and a half million context here across the county with scant evidence to support claims of groups of deputies allegedly behaving as gangs. The few cases that have arisen over the last dig has centered on deputies engaged in misconduct with their peers as victim. Not the community. This was true with a custody. Deputies fight at the quite cannon in two thousand ten the kennedy hall fight in two thousand eighteen and now the fight between deputies at compton station in twenty twenty. There is zero evidence of three more deputies engaged in criminal activity with a unifying symbol. Whose primary purpose is to commit crime against zero.
"la county" Discussed on Kingpins
"Six times at eight thirty pm. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene but when detectives searched the scene. They never found taylor's supposed- handgun either. It had gone missing or it never existed at all. Despite this suspicious circumstances the district attorney's office determined all dharma under ago. Didn't have criminal liability in taylor's death taylor's family was furious in october of two thousand sixteen. They filed a fifty million dollar wrongful death lawsuit accusing the la. Ast of fabricating the story about the weapon as a cause for the shooting in may of two thousand and eighteen deputy aldama gave a deposition under oath. He admitted to having a tattoo on his leg of a skeleton wearing military helmets with the letters. Cpt standing for content according to the la times. He confessed that he was one of ten to twenty deputies that had earned the tattoo but he refused to name the gang. The symbol represented in fact. He denied being part of a secret group within the sheriff's station asshole later in the deposition. The taylor family's attorney. John sweeney asked aldama add. Ill feelings toward african americans. After almost a minute of deliberation he responded. I do the video clip of alabama's racist response went viral on twitter soon. Another racist crime by dhamma under reagan surfaced. They had allegedly brutally beaten another black man. months before. taylor's death. John sweeney used this as part of his argument. That the unnamed. Lsd gangs racist practices and use of excessive force had caused dante. Taylor's death all these revelations stuns the public as we've heard in previous episodes the l. Ast has a long history of racist clicks the fact that new one has suddenly emerged with incompetent was troubling a watchdog group. The sheriff civilian oversight commission called for an investigation into the contents stations parent secret society in response. Sheriff jim mcdonnell launched a comprehensive study into tattooed groups in the l. a. s. d. in partnership with the la county council and the inspector general mcdonnell said. Our goal is to understand exactly what we're dealing with. Then come up with the best thinking on how to resolve. These long-standing concerns it's unclear. How exactly they carried out the study. But its findings were inconclusive. According to the la times the enquiring never even the deputy gang members to reveal themselves and according to la county attorney chandler pokka even if the l. ast did obtain the names of gang members it didn't have to disclose them even during the taylor family's lawsuit. It was difficult to bring any evidence to light in a pre trial. Hearing the judge ordered that deputies may be questioned about their tattoos in the future if they were given the chance to object. The judge however didn't ask any officers to reveal their at the time but that future questioning never came before any damaging information could come out during the trial. La county settled the suit for seven million dollars to be paid by taxpayers. The county apparently preferred shelling out millions rather than admitting this existed but the damage was done word about the new nameless. Lsd gang had spread and soon fellow. Deputies were tired of their antics and exposed their misdeeds to the world next the execution has terrorized the compton. Elliot's de station. Hey podcasters alistair here. If you haven't had a chance to check out the entertaining podcast blind dating. Now's the time to binge for. You've missed before catching all new episodes every wednesday in this spotify original from podcast with expanded the places. You can meet your match with a twist. you'll never see coming. Join host terror michelle as she introduces one hopeful single to two strangers in a voice only coal through a series of illuminating gains questions. The trio will get to know one another without the distraction of appearances but once the cameras turned on is personality still enough for these strangers to full for each other. We'll they say farewell connect with new episodes of blind dating every wednesday. You can find and follow blind dating free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. This episode is brought to you by bollandbranch. Bollandbranch offers some of the softest sheets in the world. They have thousands of five-star reviews including from three former. Us presidents bollandbranch cotton is rainfed pesticide-free and carries the highest organic certification. That's why it's so. Soft their thousand dollar quality but start just one hundred and sixty dollars plus you can sleep on them. For a month. Risk-free restrictions may apply see bollandbranch dot com for details. That's b. o. L. l. andbranch dot com now back to the story in two thousand eighteen. Dante taylor's wrongful. Death lawsuit brought to stalk revelation to light a racist. La county sheriff's department. Gang likely operated within the compton station the l. a. denied their existence and la. County eventually. Settled the taylor law suit in two thousand and nineteen a fellow. Deputy filed the claim to protect himself from the gangs members the executioners were no longer just accused of harassing civilians fellow. Lsd deputies were targets to bullying. Their colleagues was apparently a way of increasing their status in the gang. The complaint stemmed from an incident in february two thousand and twenty when the executioners alleged enforcer deputy eugene controllers was.
"la county" Discussed on Kingpins
"Hundred deputies gone this working class municipality and according to the los angeles times about twenty of them belonged to a gang called the executioners brandon with a skull tattoo on their leg. Many say they mercilessly rule the compton streets and its sheriff's station but though they've always operated under the radar the execution is inner workings were only recently exposed by two legal cases in two thousand and eighteen a wrongful death lawsuit revealed they unifying tattoo then. In two thousand and twenty othello deputy divulge their modus operandi an illegal even as these allegations surfaced the l. s. d. continued to deny the gangs existence even today the executioners seem impossible to nail down. It hasn't always been like this content before the city fell into the les's jurisdiction content. Once had its own police department incorporated in eighteen eighty eight. This city of compton established it's law enforcement agency that same year but throughout the twentieth century. The compton police earned a violent reputation by the nineteen eighty s the crips and the bloods vied for control of compton. And the budget strapped. Police department's struggle to stop the violence. The first attempt at a gang unit was disbanded in nineteen eighty-seven due to a staffing shortage when the department formed another gang unit the only members with two white men in a city who street gangs were primarily from the black and latino communities clearly content needed some help so los angeles police. Chief daryl gates sent the lapd to south la by nineteen eighty eight. He had created a brute force. Approach to policing the community called operation hammer as part of this initiative. The lapd performed massive sweeps in south la and compton a sensibly to catch gang members but instead they arrested many innocent black men often using excessive force by the end of the decade. The rest of the world knew about the comte. pd's brutal tactics. Nwea's hit album straight outta compton detailed. The city's police brutality put incompetent on the national map but the public attention didn't make things any better in the nineteen. Ninety s compton grappled with high rates of unemployment poverty and homicides city leaders accused to police chiefs of corruption and negligence. The compton mayor omar bradley put one of those chiefs on administrative leave in august. One thousand nine hundred nine at the time. The city gave no indication why the content police officers association was livid in january of two thousand. The union cost votes of no confidence. In the mayor and city manager by february the power struggle had reached the point where compton was actively investigating whether it should disband the police and turn to the la county sheriff's department instead city leaders saw this as a viable solution because it had worked for the surrounding communities lynnwood contracted with the l. s. d. in nineteen. Seventy seven and hawaiian gardens. Signed up in. Nineteen ninety seven if compton joined them. This city could band together with those nearby neighborhoods to squash. It's crime problem once and for all just one big problem. Most compton police hated the idea. According to the la times man bradley claims that many cops threatened him and even intimidated members of his family. However the police union president denied anything like that ever happened by the year. two thousand. The hostility bubbled over city council. Meetings regularly erupted into yelling. Violence between municipal and police officials other politicians accused mayor bradley of having a vendetta against the police union and bradley even physically attacked one of his rivals. In the meantime the city itself was suffering. In june of two thousand compton experienced a staggering increase in crime including eight murders in ten days. Finally the politicians and police alike agreed to prioritize. Safety over their feud. The city council voted to disband the police department in july in its place. The city signed a twelve point. Three million dollar contract with the la county sheriff's department. Sheriff lee baca offered to hire any compton police officer who wanted to become deputies and nearly all of the hundred thirteen officers accepted the offer though there was some initial opposition. The compton police union president told the la times. Most of us just want to do police work. We don't want to get involved in politics. The deal seemed like a win win for the city. The content offices became l. Ast deputies compton saved seven million dollars law enforcement costs and the city council pledged to use the money to improve the community and the l. Ast promised to get crime under control. Unfortunately the crime rate only increased in two thousand and five compton had seventy two homicides. Its highest murder tally in a decade. This frustrated everyone especially since the new deputies seem to have a hand in the problem. They used aggressive tactics against the community. Much like the compton. Police had and out of this violent culture. A deputy formed within the compton station. The execution is it's unclear when the executioners were formed as they seem to have operated in secret for years and because no one knows who the members are. It's unclear if any of them were original compton cops. The public only became aware of the gangs existence recently after a tragic incident in two thousand sixteen around eight pm on the nights of august. Twenty fifth a black thirty one year old man named dante. Taylor was walking down wilmington avenue at the same time. Sheriff's deputy samuel l. Dhamma and ms rain origo will patrolling the area for the seat of blog. Pyro street gang. According to a district attorney's memo the deputies notice. That taylor was wearing red hat with the. Let's a c. On it the cd block pireus gang was known for this. Similarly labeled red clothing aldama and a radio pulled their patrol car alongside taylor and asked him if he was on parole or probation. Taylor said no. According to the district attorney's memo taylor then supposedly drew a handgun and ram a chase ensued. And the two deputies shot taylor..
"la county" Discussed on Kingpins
"He blacked out. Instead of seeking medical attention for rodriguez. The deputies used a stun gun to shock him back to consciousness. Once rodriguez was awake again. The guards allegedly used the stun gun. To shock him on his chest legs and even his testicles then the deputies smashed him on the head with a flashlight fracturing his skull in addition to the brutal beatings. Rodriguez testified that several deputies were members of a secret. Click in other words by gang. Rodriguez didn't identify the gangs. But at the time. Central jail was terrorized by two organizations of deputies. The two thousand boys and the three thousand boys. The two thousand boys work the second floor. The three thousand boys appropriately. The third floor rodriguez was an inmate on the third floor. It was never confirmed whether the deputies who beat rodriguez part of the three thousand boys. However the county ended up settling the case for close to a million dollars and it reimbursed rodriguez and other plaintiffs a whopping six million dollars in legal fees but deputy gangs didn't just target prisoners and civilians in two thousand fourteen. A complaint was filed by veteran female. Deputy she claimed east. La station gang members sexually harassed threatened and demanded sex from her as part of training. According to the deputies lawsuit she declined the advances but in retaliation she was subjected to even more harassment and physical abuse. At one point. She found a dead rat placed conspicuously under her car. The retaliation wasn't only metaphorical. It soon devolved into dangerous. Physical threats to in one instance. She was run off the road by another deputy to sweep the case under the rug. The county wrote a check for one point five million dollars but that was chump change compared to what was on the horizon in two thousand and nineteen. The county settled another case against the infamous lynnwood. Vikings this time for ten point one million dollars this time it involved. A wrongful imprisonment case stemming from the nineteen ninety-one murder conviction of a sixteen year old named francisco. Correo korea was accused of being the trigger man of a drive by shooting in lynnwood. When lynwood sheriff's deputies find a suspect they pinned the murder on correo. The young man spent twenty years in prison until the innocence project took on his case they were able to convince the court that korea was falsely imprisoned specifically due to corrupt lynnwood vikings with mr careers recent settlement of ten million dollars. La county taxpayers have now shelled out over fifty five million dollars to pay for the misconduct of sheriff's department. Deputy gangs that price tag. Doesn't come close to compensating victims and families for the pain and suffering caused by these groups but hopefully it will motivate the county and residents to demand justice and accountability. From the sheriff. Only time will tell in the past. Some of the problematic stations have been closed down in the hopes that they're gang will disappear as well as we saw last week. The notorious lynnwood station was decommissioned and reorganized into the nearby century station. Who incidentally in the years following the revelations about the lennox grim reapers. Lennox station was also shuttered. It too was replaced by a brand. New facility is time in south los angeles but shiny new. Sheriff stations have been built for the department in the past that have done little to change. Deputies behavior after the fresh paint has faded from the california sun. What's left are echoes of the past from corrupt. Sheriff's.
"la county" Discussed on Secret Societies
"Back to the story after years of operating in secret the lennox grim reapers were exposed in nineteen ninety nine that year articles from the los angeles times and the new york times spotlighted the reapers as a group of rogue deputies with tattoos then in two thousand sixteen a disciplinary case within the department further illuminated the secretive organisation. There were allegations that the reapers intimidated other deputies with threats of violence and dangerous work assignments and held unusual influence within the department. Despite those significant revelations perhaps the most headline grabbing part of the case was the price tag of the legal fees that case of former deputy karen men doane was costing the county upwards of fifteen hundred dollars per hour and it was the result of an unusual legal dilemma. The government was in essence suing itself. La county led by the board of supervisors and auditor controller filed a lawsuit against the la county sheriff's department and sheriff vienna ueva both the county and sheriff hired specialized private attorneys by one account. There were at least a dozen lawyers working on the case. Of course specialized legal counsel doesn't come cheap. According to a report by a local news station the board of supervisors legal team cost four hundred ninety five dollars per hour but that's a relative bargain compared with the lead attorney for sheriff via nueva who is reportedly being paid eleven hundred and twenty dollars per hour. Those fees add up quickly. According to vienna ueva the cases cost the county close to three million dollars so far. And there's no end in sight even more shocking. Perhaps is that via nevada and the board of supervisors aren't footing the bill. La tax payers are and attorney fees are only the tip of the when it comes to the gangs financial impact on la county and its residents. There are also millions of dollars of legal settlements stemming from the gangs like the grim reapers one of the earliest financial blow from les. Deputy gangs came in nineteen ninety-six with the lynnwood vikings. The county settled a class action lawsuit in which residents accused deputies in the gang of discrimination and intimidation tactics. Vikings who learned about last week. We're running according to us. District judge terry j header junior a quote neo nazi white. Supremacist gang out of lynnwood sheriff's station to settle the charges. The county paid nine million dollars the majority of it seven point. Five million dollars was distributed to eighty residents who reported being on the receiving end of the vikings excessive force. The remaining one point five million dollars was earmarked for retraining deputies and that was just the beginning within the next decade. More suits were filed against the sheriff's department in connection to secret gangs of deputies in two thousand eight inmates of la county central. Jail accused. sheriff's deputies of brutality. One of the men. Eriberto rodriguez testified. That deputies beat and choked him until he blacked out. Instead of seeking medical attention for rodriguez the deputies used a stun gun to shock him back to consciousness. Once rodriguez was awake again. The guards allegedly used the stun gun. To shock him on his chest legs and even his testicles then the deputies smashed on the head with a flashlight fracturing his skull in addition to the brutal beatings. Rodriguez testified that several deputies were members of a secret. Click in other words by gang. Rodriguez didn't identify the gangs. But at the time central jail was terrorized by two organizations of deputies. The two thousand boys and the three thousand boys. The two thousand work the second floor. The three thousand boys appropriately. The third floor. Rodriguez was an inmate on the third floor. It was never confirmed whether the deputies who beat rodriguez were part of the three thousand boys. However the county ended up settling the case for close to a million dollars and it reimbursed rodriguez and other plaintiffs a whopping six million dollars in legal fees but deputy gangs didn't just target prisoners and civilians. In two thousand fourteen a complaint was filed by a veteran female. Deputy she claimed east. La station gang members sexually harassed threatened and demanded sex from her as part of training. According to the deputies lawsuit she declined the advances but in retaliation she was subjected to even more harassment and physical abuse that one point she founded dead rat placed conspicuously under her car. The retaliation wasn't only metaphorical. It soon devolved into dangerous. Physical threats to in one instance. She was run off the road by another deputy to sweep the case under the rug. The county wrote a check for one point five million dollars but that was chump change compared to what was on the horizon in two thousand nineteen. The county settled another case against the infamous lynnwood. Vikings this time for ten point one million dollars this time it involved. A wrongful imprisonment k. Stemming from the nineteen ninety-one murder conviction of a sixteen year old named francisco. Correo korea was accused of being the trigger man of a drive by shooting in lynnwood. When lynwood sheriff's deputies couldn't find a suspect they pinned the murder on correo. The young man spent twenty years in prison until the innocence project took on his case they were able to convince the court that korea was falsely imprisoned specifically due to corrupt lynnwood. Vikings with mr carrillo's recent settlement of ten million dollars. La county taxpayers have now shelled out over fifty five million dollars to pay for the misconduct of sheriff's department. Deputy gangs that price tag. Doesn't come close to compensating victims and families for the pain and suffering caused by these groups but hopefully it will motivate the county and residents to demand justice and accountability. From the sheriff. Only time will tell in the past. Some of the problematic stations have been closed down in the hopes that they're gang will disappear as well as we saw last week. The notorious lynnwood station was decommissioned and reorganized into the nearby century station. Who incidentally in the years following the revelations about the lennox grim reapers. Lennox station was also shuttered. It too was replaced by a brand. New facility is time in south los angeles shiny new. Sheriff stations have been built for the department in the past. That have done little to change. Deputies behavior after the fresh paint has faded from the california sun. What's left are echoes of the past from corrupt. sheriff's vigilante.
"la county" Discussed on Secret Societies
"In the l. s. d. as they did with corruption within the l. a. p. d. in nineteen ninety nine the rampart scandal dominated headlines. The lapd rampart. Division was implicated in various accusations. Such as police brutality planting evidence robbery drug dealing and perjury. The focus on the lapd allowed the st. Deputy gangs like the refers to slip back into the shadows then over a decade later a disciplinary case within the sheriff's department threatened to blow the gangs cover for good on december twenty seven two thousand fourteen a cell phone video captured. Off-duty la county sheriff's. Deputy karen carl mandolin reportedly breaking into his ex girlfriend's apartment. He was allegedly stalking her and to control her life with a black hat pulled low over his eyes. And a nondescript white t shirt men doyen appeared to use a metal tool to pry open her sliding glass door. When the deputy realized he was being videotaped he seemed surprised for a moment but he continued on undeterred and entered the woman's home the footage became one of the most important exhibits in a disciplinary case against men. Doyenne a case that would later reveal that. He was a grim reaper. In the months after the break in mendham former partner who was also a deputy continue to documentary threatening behavior. She filed a police. Report citing bruises lacerations and other harassing treatment from doyen. Then in june. Two thousand fifteen. She filed an official complaint with the sheriff's department. A month later in doyenne was suspended from duty while the department opened an investigation during the course of the inquiry men doyen admitted to having the grim reaper tattoo on his leg during the investigation been doing x. Turned over an audio recording for one that seemed to show mendoza in threatening retribution from him and the rivers she testified that she believed mongolians association with the reapers gave him influence with sheriff's dispatchers. That could result in her being assigned to extra calls. Instead of getting a break between assignments. She would be sent on one after another for her whole shift circumstance. That would not only be exhausting. But dangerous to combat her claims. Ben domains defense attempted to portray the young woman as mentally unstable alleging that she had repeatedly contacted montoya after they had broken up. The defenses claims didn't seem to sway the sheriff's department though in august. Two thousand sixteen. They upheld the decision to remove montoya and from duty. He was officially fired. But it wasn't the end of the case. Men doyen filed an appeal with the la civil service commission. The final arbiter of labor disputes for government jobs in january two thousand eighteen after a year of investigation and hearings. The civil service office confirmed the decision to discharge doan. It seemed the final nail was in the coffin for his career in the lsd. Butman doyen wasn't about to give up much like the figurative grim reaper on his leg he lurked in the shadows looking for an opportunity to strike and he soon bounded on november. Twenty sixth two thousand and eighteen. A new sheriff was elected in los angeles. Alex via nueva a newcomer beat out incumbent. Jim mcdonnell even though via nueva had never held public office. He was a popular. Deputy in the la county sheriff's department being away but was seen as a populist who would bring transparency accountability to position that was consistently politicized vienna waivers. Latino cts background also assured folks that he would root out racists gangs and assert justice for l. a.'s residents just a week later on december four two thousand eighteen via nueva was sworn in as the los angeles county sheriff at the ceremony. The news cameras captured one. Particular guest onstage with vienna ueva car allman doyen in the days that followed it was revealed that mundane had served on via waivers election campaign and as his personal driver. This was suspicious too many three weeks later. On december twenty eighth men doyen was reinstated as deputy. It was a shocking development for those involved. In mendoza's case critics of the sheriff's department pointed to this as a clear example of a quid pro quo between the new sheriff and fired deputies for his part share via nueva denied any wrongdoing. He claimed the evidence against men. Doyen was flimsy so he deserved to be reinstated but the county saw things differently. Two months later on february twenty eighth two thousand and nineteen the county of los angeles auditor controller notified enjoying that sheriff via of didn't have the authority to rehire him. The county ordered men doyen to return his gun and badge like a showdown in the old west. Both sides refused to budge. What followed was a lengthy legal battle between via nueva and the county via new ueva argued that mongolians disciplinary hearings had been flawed. La county maintained that mandolins hearings had been handled properly and that the sheriff has limited power to appoint deputies at the time of this recording. The case is still being litigated and has allegedly created significant conflict in the department. It's also served to highlight the apparent power of sheriff's department gangs like the grim reapers result. The once-secretive reapers were at the forefront of news and public awareness. They seem to hold significant sway in the department even with the share of himself but in appealing his case to such a high level endorphin may have inadvertently caused the unraveling of the grim reapers. The reapers were no longer only impacting residents in lenox they were costing taxpayers millions of dollars up next the grim reapers. Downfall might not be there violent behavior but their price tag best episode is brought to you by three m three m has always been driven to improve lives through science and innovation. it's this forward thinking. Mindset that led three m to invent household items. You've come to know and love like post it notes and command. But three and believes they have a responsibility to use their science to improve lives and even more ways that's why they're directly responding to the covid nineteen crisis by working on solutions for some of today's biggest challenges as a leading provider of personal protective equipment. Three m producing critical products for health. Care workers in first responders and donating products and money to local and humanitarian aid partners around the globe. They're also making more respirators than ever before with plants working around the clock and expected to produce two billion total by the end of the year helping those on the front lines. Continue the fight. Three m science applied to life. Learn more about how three atmos helping the world respond to covid nineteen at three m dot com slash cova. This episode is brought to you by cyberpunk twenty seventy seven from cd project. Red creators of the witcher. Three wild hunt comes cyberpunk twenty seventy seven an open world first person action adventure set in the dark future of nights city. You play as fee a cyber enhanced mercenary taking on the riskiest job of your life alongside the legendary johnny silver hand played by keanu reeves equipped with ability altering cyber wear high tech weapons hacking skills and more experience a mature multi-layered narrative. Where your choices shape the story and around you cyberpunk twenty. Seventy seven is out december tenth for xbox one. Pc and playstation four also plays great on xbox series x and playstation five rated m. for mature now.
"la county" Discussed on Secret Societies
"Murders brings you closer than ever to crimes that have no tidy resolutions. It's always been a favourite mine. And i have no doubt you'll love it to follow unsolved murders free on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Bloomberg dot coms global news coverage helps see the opportunity ahead as the leading authority and global business bloomberg dot com reveals new ways of looking at the most urgent issues facing our world like shifts technology the role of climate justice and social justice the economic empowerment of women solutions for emerging local economies and more with twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty bureaus around the world. Bloomberg dot com delivers unbiased data driven news trusted by the leaders of today and tomorrow every story bloombergcom towns will expand your horizons inspire your purpose. Power your success. However you define it invent your possibility at bloomberg dot com now back to the story sometime in the nineteen eighties or nineties. La county sheriff's deputies. Atlantic station formed a secret organization called the grim reapers this day. The date of their founding is unknown a testament to the group's code of silence but it was during the heyday of the crack epidemic. That deputies were suddenly sporting grim. Reaper tattoos on their ankles. The few details we do know have been pieced together from eyewitness accounts as well as inferences drawn from other sheriff's department gangs some outside the group including former sheriff lee baca speculate that the reapers began simply as an informal gathering drinking and partying. Sheriff's deputies much like enforcement officers have a reputation for being heavy drinkers when the batch comes off many them blow off steam with copious amounts of alcohol. That relationship with booze has been the subject of significant psychological research. A study published in the american journal on addictions found that one in four police officers have unhealthy drinking habits experts point. The fact that police work is stressful. And at times deadly it also requires a high level of trust and camaraderie. Many police officers view nondrinkers as suspicious and unsociable. People so drinking has not only become a way for law enforcement officers to bond but to prove their solidarity and reinforce group dynamics the lennox grim reapers were no different one anonymous source within the reapers described it as no more than some of the fraternities at schools former la county. Sheriff lee baca claimed that many of them regretted joining when they sobered up. Especially whether wide sought the tattoo he also added. That deputies destroyed their lives with this nonsense of drinking and tattoos but sheriff box criticism likely galvanize the reapers even more. He was like a nagging father telling his kids not to party or get tattoos. It only made the gangs more appealing. They became forbidden fruit over time. The reapers likely evolved into more than just drinking and tattoos. There is some evidence that wants. Deputy gangs like the reapers were large enough. They were able to influence department. Assignments work schedules and even calls for backup. But even as the reapers grew within station for the first decade of their existence little was known about them on the outside they successfully remained off the public radar then in nineteen ninety nine. Something happened thrust into the spotlight. In march of nineteen ninety nine the los angeles times published a groundbreaking article about secret societies. In the la county sheriff's department was one of the first public glimpses into the world of deputy kings. The article exposed numerous groups like the east. La little devils and lynnwood. Vikings but the peace zeroed in on one gang in particular the lennox grim reapers. The la times had access to a confidential source inside the reapers who gave them the first behind the scenes. Look into the secret world. The deputy was not identified but he confirmed he was tattooed member of the reapers. While the deputy was open about the existence of the gang he was careful not to implicate them in illegal activity or discrimination. He explained that his tattoo only showed that he was respected by his peers he added. What am i going to get a tattoo of. Winnie the pooh. His glib response wasn't echoed by sheriff lee baca at the time baca responded having a grim reaper. Tattoo does not bring confidence in you as a deputy even thought sheriff baca disapproved of the reapers many believed he didn't go far enough in addressing the problem. Some speculated that baucus under sheriff. Paul tanaka who we profiled in last week's episode undermined meaningful reforms against deputy gangs. Tanaka was an inc member of the lynnwood. Vikings and had already been involved in an alleged department. Cover up of an officer involved shooting so it seemed to be into nakas best interests to ignore any criticism and let the l. a. times article fade into the background. But tanaka wasn't powerful enough to stop another newspaper. Expose in june nineteen ninety nine. The new york times published an investigation about law enforcement this time about racial profiling during the course of his research. The times reporter received unprecedented access to lennox station there. He encountered numerous grim reapers. The journalists noted that many of the deputies mostly white young men with military backgrounds had report tattoos on their ankles. It was more confirmation of the proliferation of the gang. But this time the gang wasn't the focus of the story. The reporter was hoping to learn about racial bias in law enforcement for that he was allowed to do a ride along with a young lennox. Deputy named geoffrey coats. Coates was a white deputy policing area. That was over ninety percent. Latino ex ante confirmed the journalists were suspicions about racial bias. Except deputy coats didn't call it racial profiling. He referred to it as pretext stops during a pretext stop. Deputy coats reportedly ignored white drivers and targeted black and latino drivers hoping to find drugs firearms or evidence of criminal behavior textbook. Racial profiling toward the end of the reporters ride with coats. He asks the deputy pointblank if he was a grim reaper. Coats replied that he had been forthright untruthful during their day together and he wasn't going to lie to him now. So coats declined to answer the question. It was a tactical answer to a direct question. Coats didn't confirm that he was a reaper. But he didn't deny it either coaches career and status in the department didn't seem to be impacted by the article in june two thousand and he was awarded the sheriff's department smith torius conduct medal for protecting a bystander and other deputies during a gunfight in the lenox area he later became a sheriff's department swat officer after the initial publicity around coats his ride along and the new york times much of the attention on the grim reapers dissipated. The public seemed less concerned about gangs.
"la county" Discussed on Secret Societies
"In the world's largest sheriff's department and as was the case at lynnwood. His tenure was rife with controversy in two thousand twelve. A blue ribbon commission would accuse tanaka his boss and a few colleagues of allowing their deputies to beat and humiliate inmates at county. Jails cover up. Deputy misconduct and allow deputy gangs to run on checked. It seemed as though the abusive toxic culture he learned at lynnwood followed him for the rest of his career. It brings to mind an old cliche. You can change the law but you can't change the people. The little devils may have disbanded by nineteen eighty but the violent mentality that formed. The gang didn't dissipate overnight. The vikings are also gone. The lynwood sheriff's station closed in nineteen ninety-four but every time one gang is disbanded. Another seems to take its place the current sheriff of la county. Alex vienna waiver cut his teeth at the east. La station in two thousand sixteen. He recommissioned the ford to patchy logo. That had i been installed by the little devils. The community has complained that the seal is racist and demeaning but this is evidently done little to change. Vienna waves mind. The logo still stands. And as we'll discover the little devils and the vikings set a precedent for future deputy gangs each increasingly violent. The next group to take this mantle was stationed in lenox..
"la county" Discussed on Kingpins
"One accounts claimed that a viking shot a dog and tied it beneath his commanders car. Another smeared human feces on a supervisor's car engine within the station itself. Investigators found a map of lynnwood in the shape of africa racist cartoons of black men and a clumsily made plane ticket to africa hanging on the wall. All of this evidence was brought to court and the vikings had little way to defend themselves during the core proceedings. A reporter are sheriff block. If his deputies and the vikings were any different from street gangs block defended them saying the facts that group of people with a particular assignments together in a sort of brotherhood could be very positive thing but the district court disagreed in his ruling. Us district judge terry j hatter wrote many of the incidents which brought about this motion involved group of lynnwood area deputies who are members of a neo nazi white supremacist gang. The vikings which exists with the knowledge of departmental policy makers the la st eventually paid out seven point. Five million dollars to the people of lynnwood and we'll order to spend another one point five million dollars on mandatory training or because the sheriff's department is funded by taxpayers. It might be more accurate to say that the people of l. a. county pay down nine million dollars while the deputies themselves walked away relatively free despite the multi-million dollar settlement and public scrutiny the s. did nothing to curb the vikings influence if anything they thrived a year later in nineteen ninety two. La county judge. James colts published a separate report on the excessive use of force by the l. s. d. The report concluded that some deputies appeared to have engaged in behavior that is brutal and intolerable and is typically associated with street gangs but despite the overwhelming evidence sheriff block refused to investigate or even admit the deputy gangs were real however when deputy mike osborne came to lynnwood as a trainee in nineteen ninety-four. It was clear to him that the vikings ruled the station. Osborne referred to the vikings as a caste system. Those at the top were white and male the veterans on the force. They were known. For routinely using racist and sexist slurs they were also the ones you needed to impress if you wanted your career to go places. Of course that also meant being initiated into the vikings yourself and once you are in osborne told the la times. You were expected to be one of the boys you bought into the code of silence. The protected every member of the gang. You didn't report illegal activity carried out by a fellow. Deputy you saw nothing even. If you were a dividing you were expected to follow their rules. Osbourne's wife fellow deputy aurora. Jato broke that code of silence in nineteen ninety-six. After witnessing her training officer of viking fabricate evidence against black and latino civilians she also saw him destroy evidence and falsified police reports a federal offence. Jones was arraigned in march nineteen ninety-six on felony charges and the identity of his whistle blower got around the station. Foss that same month. Someone shot at osborne and mayo's home in the dead of night while the children were asleep in that bedrooms though. She can't prove it may otto is convinced. The shooter was a member of the vikings. But neither she nor osborne knew who to turn to. After all day word the police coming up. We'll look at the repercussions of the vikings unchecked criminal behavior. This episode is brought to you by britannia experienced britannia. A world filled with romance treachery political intrigue magic follow the invasion of britain in forty three. Ad one rival kings queens tribes and god's to put their differences aside to avoid their demise at the hands of the roman empire while the romans stop at nothing to conquer these mythical lands now. The only hope for britannia is a young girl. she's grown says. Follow the chosen. As she pursues her destiny to save her people and defeat the empire oncoming for you. Watch all new episodes of britannia sundays at nine. Eight central or on demand anytime only on epochs get the channel or the app. Whether you're managing a business starting your own or even working on a podcast like me. Keeping everything organized and cliff the people you work with is a must well. The folks over at monday dot com couldn't agree more and they're helping teams do just that no matter where they are monday. Dot com is an online teamwork platform for collaborates who wants to plan track and manage all of their daily work or in one place. It's easy to set up and use and is beautifully designed to manage any team organization or process online monday tacoma nabil's teams to move faster and meet their objectives by offering ready to go templates for a wide range of use cases with built in solutions for your industry. Workflow and the best part is monday. Dot com is completely customizable to fit your specific needs giving you a streamlined advantage to track the progress of work within the company and your clients build confidence within your team and reach every goal with these visit monday dot com to start your free two week trial now back to the story. The lynnwood vikings were first brought to light in nineteen ninety as part of a class action lawsuit filed against the st. It was clear to the. Us district judge overseeing the complaint that the deputy gang operating at the lynwood sheriff's station was not a social clique as sheriff block had called it. But a gang of neo-nazis. They terrorize the community and were more concerned with putting people away then. Doing good police work an attitude that has put many innocent people behind bars on friday. January eighteenth nineteen ninety-one forty one year old. Donald sarpi stepped onto the front steps of his home in lynwood california. His teenage son and a few friends were talking loudly in the front yard and sarpi asked them to quiet down and come inside as he walked outside. A car crept down the street as it past. Someone leaned out the passenger side window and fired a single bullet into sop his chest. The three people in the car yelled gang slogans before peeling out. Donald soppy died in the hospital later that evening. The case was investigated by detective. Craig dietsch a member of the vikings sarpi son and his four friends were questioned about what they had seen but their initial statements were all over the map. The teenagers couldn't agree on the color of the car that drove by calling it tan beige orange. Even black they also weren't sure of how many people were in the car. Two maybe three. They were certain that the shooter had been mexican and male but that was about it the only teen who could ide- the shooter was scott turner though the way he arrived at his conclusion is suspect. According to china detective had shown him a binder full of photos called a photographic lineup turned. It was asked to..
"la county" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"The LA county district attorney has declined to file charges against three sheriff's deputies and a sergeant accused of assaulting for fellow deputies in documents outlining the decision the DA's office says there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the fight was a crime the documents say there is a fact pattern that appears to show that a group meeting happened but it was difficult to determine whether anyone involved was acting in self defense or defense of another the DA's office also points out there was a lack of security four digit Kennedy hall and that alcohol and contradictory statements clouded the investigation the fight happened in September of twenty eighteen between deputies at the east LA station a legal claim filed last year said the fight was related to hazing by a deputy game called the Bandidos Chris and Carla okay fine news California's Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against the San Bernadino International Airport authority the FAA and the developer that is building a huge warehouse facility on airport property cedar cara says the project violates state and federal environmental laws and he wants the stakeholders to do the right thing they would make adjustments that address the the pollution consequences that you see from a project like this major bank has agreed to make a massive withdrawal to settle scandal Wells Fargo bank has agreed to pay a hefty fine to resolve criminal and civil cases against that resolution requires Wells Fargo to pay a three billion dollar penalty U. S. attorney Nick cannon says paying up isn't enough as long as the bank abides by series of conditions over the next three years the government has agreed not to file criminal charges against the bank and its parent company Wells Fargo has been under investigation for opening millions of accounts without customer authorization for nearly twenty years at the federal building in downtown LA rob new UCLA has apparently changed course on plans to use facial recognition software on campus a spokesperson says UCLA is working to modify a policy to prohibit the use of facial recognition technology the plan was to incorporate the software into the school surveillance system but some students complained some expressed concerns over privacy others said the policy would disproportionately affect students of color and people a state lawmaker wants to keep gas and electric companies in California from taking a state tax deduction on penalties imposed for safety violations senator Jerry hill says his bill would immediately apply to Pacific gas and electric so count whether from KFI cloudy with a chance of showers for your Saturday high of seventy eight clearing up by Sunday we're we'll see some sunshine and a high of sixty seven right now it's fifty nine Burbank fifty eight Hollywood fifty seven Irvine fifty eight Anaheim we lead local live from the key if I twenty four hour news room I merry course that he that's ongoing in grand terrace on the two fifteen northbound.
"la county" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Gallon of gas in the LA county has reached its lowest mark since August it now sits at three sixty one a gallon that's nearly twenty three cents higher than it was a year ago but it is about fifty cents lower than it was a couple months ago the California DMV will make issuing real ID cards its biggest priority in the new year a total of seven million people have been given the cards rather have been given out since the program launched in January of last year more than twenty one million people in the state are still eligible and the DMB expects half of them to come in before the October first deadline national association of realtors is reporting a rise of pending home sales sales rose one point two percent based on contracts that were signed in November pending home sales are up seven point four percent over the last year the box office star wars the rise of sky Walker dominated and it brought in another seventy two million dollars in ticket sales and now he's earned seven hundred twenty five million dollars worldwide since its release checking seven ninety KABC sports the rounds played their final game at the Los Angeles memorial Coliseum yesterday they went out with a win beating the Arizona Cardinals thirty one to twenty four next season they will play at the swanky new so fi stadium which is in its final construction stages near Hollywood park maybe you've seen it the charges will play there as well next season but they ended their season in Kansas city yesterday with a lost thirty one twenty one in NBA action the Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks one oh eight ninety five the clippers play Sacramento to Morrow hockey the ducks fell in overtime last night to Philly the kings take their shot of the flyers tomorrow night at staples center thats more to the new home of the U. S. C. Trojans ABC so tell whether a few more clouds creeping into late this afternoon with temperatures headed for a low right around forty two degrees tomorrow expect sunny skies with highs in the upper sixties right now it's fifty six degrees in Sherman oaks sixty two in Cyprus Whittier is sixty two degrees here seven eighty KBC HD now at ninety five point five FM HD two booming on seven ninety AM and to download the to the in app so you can take a BC with you wherever you go I'm still Hewlett K. A. B. C. news now let's get an update on traffic with rocks ABC has dependable traffic right now northbound side of the fight your way thank you to hear in a way that you might have to go back to up to the stands out that Colorado north bound by that the fourteen big where did lanes here and that has traffic relate to the four oh five south what I wanted all the Lotto style number two lane that backing up to western eastbound at a greater the big break in the four right lane here and that backing up through the back roads six oh five thousand to sixty the disabled big break in the right lane backing up to the ten north fifty five force another crash in the left lane that backing up to the four oh five six reported three twenty four hi Marty Kramer A. M. seven ninety gave you think shark bites with Clark the shark Hey it's Randy and I'm sitting here with my buddy Clark fielding a fielding law and look at this Clark the holiday season is already upon us and we know what that means traffic is about to get even crazier out there the sad truth is during the holiday season there's an increase in accidents you have distracted drivers on their cell phones you have drivers who are driving under the influence you have driver's doing the last minute shopping on Amazon you do and so what you should do is you should put my phone number in your cell phone I should be the first person you call after an accident that.