Community Street Beat

‘Do you agree with the governor’s decision to suspend the death penalty?’

STREET BEAT: Jay Hart North Hollywood “It’s a good thing because it’s not used. It’s cruel and inhumane. It’s worse than putting them out of their misery. You suffer more in jail than by dying.” Mikaela Randolph Los Angeles “I’m in support of it, temporarily. We need research on how much money we’re spending and Read More…

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Appeals court denies Baca’s request for new trial

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court panel Feb. 11 rejected former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca’s appeal of his conviction on charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI. The 76-year-old former sheriff, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was sentenced in May 2017 to three years in federal prison, but has remained Read More…