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kirsten.russell.lockett.richard.lockett.facebook.1Breakfast 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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

But many of these communities are impoverished, minority enclaves, raising questions of racial and socioeconomic justice.

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