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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...

Woman Punched By Cop Remains Hospitalized

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer representing the family of a woman who was repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer on video says the w...

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...

Officers Killed While Responding To Car Crash

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime

KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol was mourning the loss of two officers Monday after their squad car flipped over while respond...

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...

'That 70s Show' Actress Arrested, Again

AP | Posted 06.24.2013 | Celebrity

BURBANK, Calif. -- "That `70s Show" actress Lisa Robin Kelly has been arrested in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving. The California...

Man Pleads Guilty For Causing Accident While Fleeing 'Zombies'

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Weird News

TEMECULA, Calif. -- A Tennessee man who stole a big-rig truck in California, caused several accidents and told investigators he was fleeing zombies wh...

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.

8 Dead In California Tour Bus Crash

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 04.05.2013 | Los Angeles

YUCAIPA, Calif. — The bus full of tired tourists returning to Tijuana, Mexico, was slowly winding down a mountain road from the ski resort town ...

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 ...

'There's An Infinite Number Of Possibilities': Cops Investigate Crash That Killed 4

AP | Posted 01.25.2013 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two children were among four people killed when a car collided with a minivan on a rural Northern California highway, autho...

Two Suspects Arrested For Brutal Road Rage Beating

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Three Los Angeles men were arrested in relation to a videotaped freeway fistfight inspired by road rage – two are suspected ...

UPDATE: I-5 Beating Victim Comes Forward With Advice For Others

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The California Highway Patrol sought help from the public Wednesday as it investigated an online video that appears to show a man ...

Ex-CHP Officer Given 50 Year For Murdering Husband

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison for murdering her husband. Tomiekia John...

Dozens Of 'Occupy Education' Protesters Arrested In Sacramento

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Highway Patrol officers arrested dozens of protesters who refused to leave the state Capitol Monday night after repea...

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...

Suspected Car Thief Calls 911 During Police Chase

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- A wounded car-theft suspect fleeing police at speeds up to 100 mph surrendered Monday after calling authorities – to help him. T...

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.

Deserie Guzman: Nurse Carjacked By Woman While Trying To Help Victim

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A nurse who left her vehicle at a gas station to help a nearby accident victim was the victim of a carjacking and dragged about 20...

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.