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Family Of Latino Teen Killed By Undercover Cops Will Sue

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.20.2016 | Latino Voices

The families of two teenagers who were followed and shot by plainclothes California Highway Patrol officers this month allege the cops never identifie...

Man Scales Rock Face For Dramatic Proposal, Ends Up In Jail

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weird News

Michael Banks will forever remember the day he asked his girlfriend to marry him. But not for the right reasons. The 27-year-old from Fresno scaled th...

Runaway 'Unicorn' Leads Police On A 4-Hour Chase

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.26.2016 | Weird News

It's not all rainbows and unicorns for cops in central California. A pony dressed up as the mythical spiral-horned beast escaped from a photoshoot and...

Michael McLaughlin

Undercover Cop Points Gun At California Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime

A plainclothes police officer photographed aiming his gun at protesters in Oakland, California, on Wednesday was protecting himself and his partner fr...

Massive Fire Closes Down 2 L.A. Freeways

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

A massive fire at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles filled the sky with smoke and prompted the closure of two major highways early Monday mo...

Grandmother Files Brutality Lawsuit Following Freeway Beating

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Crime

The 51-year-old woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway this month has filed a lawsuit claiming the c...

California Highway Patrol Freeway Beating Casts Ugly Glare on Assault on Black Women

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The horrid history of racial stereotyping that indelibly links crime and violence with African-Americans can't be ignored in trying to answer the question about why now African-American women are fair game for physical abuse.

Shocking Video Of Officer Punching Woman Ignites Police Probe

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (Reuters) - California Highway Patrol is investigating a video showing an officer pummeling a woman alongside a Los Angeles free...

Police Chase Dump Truck Through Southern California

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

A wild police chase on Southern California highways and city streets began Tuesday when a dump truck driver allegedly attempted to run over an officer...

11 Killed In Wrong-Way Crashes

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Eleven people died early Sunday in two highway collisions, one in Florida and one in California, caused by drivers going the wrong...

On Leadership: Just Borrow My Ladder

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Learn how to overcome your challenges. How to overcome your obstacles. How to overcome your fears. How to overcome failure.

WATCH: Police Hogtied A Pregnant Woman

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- When Tamara Gaglione was stopped on the side of a freeway for talking on her cellphone, she had no idea she'd end up hogtied and lying ...

Heroic Strangers Rescue Car Accident Victim

Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles

Yesterday morning, a group of devoted and determined passers-by lifted an over-turned pick up truck to free a female victim from beneath the cab of th...

Molester Busted After Confessing On CHP Job Application

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

An El Monte man who was arrested in 2009 for the molestation of a five-year-old girl and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 30 year...

Why There Are No Seat Belts in School Buses, And Other Safety Questions

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

Many of you have kids riding school buses, and a crash Monday in Los Angeles involving a fatality raised many of the important issues facing communities with the big yellow buses.

Glenn Beck's Violent Words Harm America

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Helmke

Glenn Beck's recognition of the power and consequences of his words has not dampened his enthusiasm for injecting them with violence to hammer home his perspective.

Has Toyota Been Right All Along?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

News came this week that the "black boxes" in Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks, are showing overwhelmingly that the vehicles involved in "unintended acceleration" accidents were wrecked because drivers were stepping on the gas pedal, not the brake.

Guvernator Wants Budget Fix on Backs of Drivers -- Happy New Year!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has come up with a novel way to help the state's dismal budget. He wants to let cities install speed sensors in red-light cameras to ticket drivers.