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April 2012

Police Officer Accused of Child Pornography Possession

A member of the Long Beach Police Department was arrested when it came to light that he had been soliciting child pornography. The 40-year-old had been a police officer for nine years when this arrest came. He had met a minor while working and had texted the youth asking for inappropriate photographs. The minor went to a school resources officer to ask what…

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The LA Riots: Twenty Years Later

At the intersection of Florence and Normandie in South Central Los Angeles, on April 29th 1992, the now infamous LA riots broke out. When the people in the area heard the news that a not-guilty verdict was reached for the alleged beating of Rodney King by police officers, the South Central Riots began. The first sign of trouble came when the owner of…

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Forgery and Counterfeiting: California Penal Code

The California Penal Code Section 470-483.5 gives information regarding the offenses of forgery and counterfeiting. Forgery is defined as signing the name of another person, real or fictitious, with the purpose of committing fraud. If an individual was found to counterfeit a seal or handwriting of another person, they could also be guilty of forgery. This crime also extends to include: wills, checks,…

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$125,000 Reward Offered for Information on Killing of USC Students

The University of Southern California was in shock when two graduate students were shot and killed about a mile from campus. M.Q. and Y.W., both aged 23, were sitting in a BMW when an unknown individual came and shot them both. Possible motives could be carjacking or robbery as some items were missing, but police do not yet know why exactly they were…

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Understanding Perjury and Its Charges

In many states, it is a criminal offense to lie when you are under oath or when creating legal documents. Also known as forswearing, anyone who gives false information relating to a legal matter could be severely penalized. Under the California Penal Code Section 118-131, any person who willfully gives false information to a tribunal, officer, or person when it is in regards…

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Battery Allegation Thrown at Actress Lindsay Lohan

With her probation ending two weeks ago, actress Lindsay Lohan is facing battery allegations. On Saturday April 7th, a woman came to the police stating that Lohan had shoved her at a West Hollywood nightclub on Thursday the 5th. However, questions are already arising concerning the validity of this accusation. Not only did the woman wait two days before even filing a complaint,…

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