Reading from the Voice Media empire: We recently posed a question about whether the odds of getting caught for mailing marijuana are going up. The answer is not yet in, but there’s new evidence that arrestees may be treated severely under the Justice Department of pot-hating attorney general Jeff Sessions: Mark Koenig has been sentenced to just over a year in federal prison for the offense. Westword has the story.
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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Richard stabbed his wife to death in the home of her brother, where she’d taken refuge along with her five kids. Days before, police believe Richard kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. But while this tragedy didn’t fall through the cracks, plenty of other examples of domestic violence do — and one person is trying to prevent it from happening. Westword has the story.
You can get burgers with onions, chili and cheese, but one South L.A. food stand served up burgers with a side of crack cocaine, federal prosecutors allege.
B.D. Burgers at 10203 S. Central Ave. in Watts was the site of two drug transactions cited in the sentencing this week of 57-year-old Brian Sawyers, who was listed as the owner of the eatery at the time of the crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The new technique creates likenesses of suspects from unknown DNA found at crime scenes. It’s been done in the cold case involving the Bennett family; three of the four people seen above were brutally slain. Could it be employed in the JonBenet Ramsey case, too? Westword has the story.
Mention Miami today to an out-of-towner, and a few images immediately pop to mind: Crockett and Tubbs in glorious pastel, white-sand beaches, and lots of extremely attractive people in scant clothing bathing in the sun. Miami is sexy. There is no denying it.
But at heart the Magic City is also a good old-fashioned, puritanical Southern town. And Miami has a long, ridiculous history of cracking down on sex and nudity.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Prosecutors say Brammeier made his displeasure with co-resident Timothy Gomez over the drug transaction clear by bludgeoning him with a Mag-Lite flashlight. He left the scene, then returned long enough to steal all the money in the dying man’s pockets. Westword has the story.
Motorists in South Los Angeles appear to bear the brunt of the Los Angeles Police Department’s crackdowns on drunk driving, according to an L.A. Weekly analysis of LAPD checkpoint information for 2015.
Fine, many will say: Those who put our lives in danger need to see more black-and-whites in their rear-view mirrors, wherever they might be.