By Gabriel San Roman It was no coincidence that Rage Against the Machine released The Battle of Los Angeles on what's traditionally observed as Election Day in the United States in 1999. The 2000 election season was already in gear, with Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore setting up to ... More >>
No one would call the sheriff's lawyer, Tim Casey, a maestro of spin, but his response to federal Judge G. Murray Snow's final order in the ACLU's racial-profiling lawsuit, Melendres v. Arpaio, was a little like painting a smiley face on day-old road kill. Arpaio still is the jefe, Casey told seve ... More >>
Police officials have Christopher Dorner, the alleged murderer and former Los Angeles police officer, in a gunfight right now in the Big Bear area of California. Just a few minutes ago, the action-packed audio feed included CBS correspondent Carter Evans saying by phone that he was "in the middle o ... More >>
Despite what you may have heard, cops in the Phoenix area aren't on an active "manhunt" for former Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner.Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times that police have received a couple calls over the past few days, but nothing "anywhere near credible."
It would appear that California lovers of foie gras can breathe a sigh of relief as Bloomberg is reporting that nobody official seems interested in enforcing the fatty goose liver ban.The ban, which has been delayed for 8 years, is set to go into effect this Sunday, July 1. Representatives from t ... More >>
Back in the late 1990s, the Justice Department ordered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to stop the physical and medical abuse of inmates in county jails.The problems persist more than a decade later, despite the Department's stipulations for reform.Today, the Justice Department ordered Arp ... More >>
After Arizona lawmakers passed SB1070, calls for action by immigration activists were heard loudly in California.San Francisco and Los Angeles announced boycotts against the state -- but reality quickly set in when city leaders realized such plans might come back to hurt them. As L.A. Weekly ... More >>
It's now June, and the heat is on. Between the backyard barbeques and triple-degree temperatures, summer is here to stay.Pop music is littered with songs about summer, including "Summer Lovin'" "Summertime Blues", "Summer of '69", and how could we forget that "School's Out" for summer?Pull up a l ... More >>
What purpose would there be in an American version of X-Factor, the British talent competition that made headlines this week by losing a chart battle with Rage Against The Machine? You've got me. American Idol, the original American spin on Simon Cowell's first show, Pop Idol, seems to be doing p ... More >>
Yet another alleged Arizona scumbag was arrested out of state -- this time for molesting grown men. The Los Angeles Police Department says Jeffrey Graybill, 40, was arrested on September 30 for pretending to be a Los Angeles fertility doctor called "Dr. Richardson," in order to sexually mo ... More >>
The Los Angeles County coroner's ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide, according to the Associated Press. Officials say a fatal combination of drugs was given to Jackson hours before he died at his rented mansion; he was apparently poisoned by an interaction between the powerful anesthetic pr ... More >>
So Much Silence: A few hip-hop tracks that sampled Michael Jackson Spin: Watch: Beck Covers Velvet Underground's "Waiting For My Man" [sic] Seriously, Spin, you don't know the name of that song? Idolator: The Mets Are Asking Everyone To Clear Their Throats Again Pitchfork: Reznor Reveals Rejec ... More >>
Image Credit: Jaime Peachey A candidate for the job of San Francisco police chief has dropped out of the competition following reports by the news media that Mesa's police chief applied for the job. The development has San Franciscio's Police Commission president fretting that more leaks could hampe ... More >>
Gascon's on his way to D.C., and Arpaio's currently giving birth to a cow.What a difference a few hours make. I just received confirmation from Mesa Police Department PIO Edward Wessing that Police Chief George Gascon has been contacted by the House Judiciary Committee, and that he will testify Thur ... More >>
The third time's the guilty pleasure
Brrlesque for a new generation
Arpaio's ditsy chief flack Lisa Allen MacPherson tells us to take her boss to court, so . . .
Jerry Stahl goes from smack to paperback
Ron Shelton tries to mock the L.A. cop buddy movie, but the joke's mostly on him
Ron Shelton combines Ellroy and Ayer to get a familiar bad-cop movie in which L.A. burns
Court committee considers keeping the names of jurors secret
Eastwood plays a detective with a bad ticker looking for the man who murdered his donor
A sleep-deprived Al Pacino tangles with a psycho Robin Williams in Christopher Nolan's Insomnia
Phoenix police officer Frank Brown's elaborate tale of a back-road ambush is drawing fire from inside his own department
Finally, Denzel Washington trades in his good-cop image in Training Day
Is Scottsdale weapons manufacturer Taser International saving lives or supplying tools for torturers?
The Church of Scientology has a reputation for ruthlessly going after its enemies. Robert Cipriano claims Scientologists rewarded him for helping them do just that. Now he's turned on them.
Martin Lawrence goes from badge to worse in awful Blue Streak
When an officer is senselessly murdered, the deliberative process dies, too
Film noir's back on the map with gritty L.A. Confidential
Dry-docked Speed 2 misses the boat
A TOUGH CALIFORNIA STREET COP CAPTURES THE L.A. RIOTS ON CANVAS