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Harris increases lead over Cooley in attorney general race

LA Times blog

San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris’ lead in the race for California attorney general continued to grow Tuesday, making a possible comeback appear increasingly difficult for her rival, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley.

Internet Crime Complaint Center Reaches 2 Million Entries

FBI Press Release

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has logged its 2 millionth consumer complaint alleging online criminal activity. The milestone entry was submitted on November 9, 2010.

Cops shred guns, artists to make sculpture

KPCC

At a recycling plant in San Pedro, Los Angeles County law enforcement officials watched as weapons they’d seized went into a shredder.

After eight-hour search, suspect still sought

LA Daily News

Authorities continued to search Monday a gunman they say fired at an officer in Sylmar, then evaded an eight-hour search by SWAT officers and police dogs.

How to prevent terrorism and crime: New ideas on intelligence and policing

LA Daily News Op-Ed

WE have failed to learn the lessons from the biggest terrorist attack on American soil.

Sylmar suspect fires at police, evades arrest

ABC7

Authorities in Sylmar launched a manhunt Sunday for a gunman who allegedly opened fire on a police officer.

Prison cutbacks expected to continue under Brown

San Bernardino Sun

In light of a diminishing budget and court orders to reduce overcrowding, Gov.-elect Jerry Brown is expected to continue the cost-cutting and population reducing measures already under way for the state prison system.

Sex offender task force criticizes residency restrictions in Jessica's Law

San Francisco Chronicle

A task force created to help California develop a comprehensive approach to supervising sex offenders has taken aim at a controversial portion of a state law that restricts where paroled sex offenders can live.

Police recruits screened for digital dirt on Facebook, etc.

USA Today

Law enforcement agencies are digging deep into the social media accounts of applicants, requesting that candidates sign waivers allowing investigators access to their Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter and other personal spaces.

8 alleged Valley gang leaders indicted by grand jury

LA Times blog

A grand jury indictment was unsealed Friday against eight alleged leaders of the Canoga Park Alabama street gang, who face conspiracy and extortion charges that could send them to prison for life.

Speak up to spare public safety funds

LA Daily News Op-Ed

ANOTHER blow to quality of life and public safety in the city of Los Angeles was delivered to Angelenos with the recent announcement that a number of Los Angeles police officers will be taken off the streets to work in the new city jail located in downtown.

A child's death in no-man's land

Pajamas Media

Few parents fret over the prospect of their child getting shot in the backyard. What kind of a place must it be where they do?

Grieving community honors slain officer

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Hundreds of families, law enforcement officers and members of the military gathered in the streets around the Riverside Police Department on Thursday night for an emotional candlelight vigil to honor slain Officer Ryan Bonaminio.

Steve Cooley clings to slim lead in California attorney general's race

LA Times

The Los Angeles County district attorney is ahead of San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris by about 28,500 votes out of more than 8 million counted so far.

200 extra LAPD officers deployed at sports arena raves

LA Weekly blog

Raves attract crime. That much is clear. So do football games, rock concerts and even some family fairs.

Suspect held in slaying of Riverside police officer

LA Times

Earl Ellis Green, 44, of Rubidoux was arrested at a Target store and held on suspicion of murder and a parole violation in the death of Officer Ryan P. Bonaminio.

Largest public employee union finally has a contract

San Francisco Chronicle

The members of California's largest public employee union overwhelmingly ratified a long awaited contract with the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state today.

LA City Council ignores Arizona boycott, buys police Tasers from Scottsdale company

KPCC

The Los Angeles City Council voted today to keep buying police Tasers from an Arizona-based company, despite the city’s economic boycott of that state.

LAPD Cold Case Featured on America’s Most Wanted

LAPD Blog

The America’s Most Wanted website and Facebook page will feature a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) cold case today at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Former parole agent: Dept of Corrections dysfunctional and broken

City Watch

With the arrest of Phillip Garrido in August 2009, the entire nation learned how broken the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) had become.

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