California has seen a rise in crime, but the governor who faces a recall election in September has seemed to deny the facts.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said his new Justice Department is focusing on five American cities to tackle illegal gun trafficking. On Thursday, while in Chicago, the official announced he’s sending gun trafficking strike forces to the Democrat-led cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Convicted rapist and former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to 11 sexual assault charges in his second trial on Wednesday.
Top prosecutors across the nation have begun taking action against several big pharmaceutical companies for their alleged contributions to the opioid crisis.
Five Los Angeles bomb squad technicians had their field privileges revoked after miscalculating the weight of a homemade firework detonation that injured 17 people last month. During a news conference on Monday, the city’s police chief said the officers made a human error by estimating the weight of the explosives instead of using a scale.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated he would not enforce the new indoor mask mandate. In a statement on Friday, Villanueva said forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors has not been backed by science and contradicted CDC guidelines.
Serial killer, Michael Gargiulo, dubbed the “Hollywood Ripper,” has been sentenced to death.
Los Angeles County has reimposed its mask mandates regardless of a person’s vaccination status.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has faced scrutiny after failing to promptly address sexual abuse allegations from over 200 female gymnasts.