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Paul Wesley Willrich: He Had the Last Laugh

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 03.23.2014 | Black Voices
Lawrence D. Elliott

The officers were seeking suspects in a purse snatching, which had occurred at a nearby drug store. The "probable cause" used for the stop was the physical description: two black males, one taller than the other. "You're kidding, right?" asked the passenger. Well, they weren't kidding. They were serious.

Shoppers Already In Line For Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.17.2012 | Money

This year, Rhiannon Buckingham was determined not to miss a Black Friday deal on a flat-screen TV, so she arrived at the Best Buy in El Cajon, Calif. ...

Trayvon Martin: Not a Symbol for Vigilante Justice

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 05.29.2012 | Crime
Lawrence D. Elliott

If the only justice Trayvon Martin's family can receive is the street kind, then the image of justice in America will have been greatly tarnished. Justice in our country is supposed to be delivered at the end of a legal trial from a jury of one's peers, not at the end of a vigilante's gun.

Iraqi Woman Who Was Severely Beaten In California Home Dies

AP | Posted 05.24.2012 | Los Angeles

EL CAJON, Calif. — A 32-year-old woman from Iraq who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying "go back to your country" died ...

Mother Says Calif. Rampage Left Her With Nothing

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. -- A California woman says her estranged husband left her with nothing when he killed their 14-month-old daughter and burned their El...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Cop Critically Wounded In Shootout With Alleged Murderer

AP/Huffington Post | By JULIE WATSON | Posted 10.24.2011 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. -- Just days after his wife filed for divorce, a man is suspected of killing his baby daughter and mother-in-law and shooting and cri...

Iraqi-Mexican Drug And Weapons Operation Busted In California

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — Federal officials said Thursday they've busted a drug trafficking ring involving Mexico's most powerful cartel and members of an Ira...

Man Killed When SUV Plows into California Restaurant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

EL CAJON, Calif. — Authorities say a 66-year-old man eating breakfast at a California fast-food restaurant was killed when a vehicle plowed thro...

Iraqi Refugees, Seeking A Better Life In America, Face Threat Of Homelessness

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The ongoing violence in Iraq has forced 4 million people to flee their homes and communities in search of safety elsewhere. About 2 million remain dis...