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Young Woman Commits Suicide By Leaping From Radio Tower

February 7, 2012
Young Woman Commits Suicide By Leaping From Radio Tower

A woman in her 20s apparently committed suicide by jumping from a radio transmission tower in the unincorporated Rancho Dominguez area near Compton. Her body was found at the base of the structure Monday afternoon. more › See the original post: Young Woman Commits Suicide By Leaping From Radio Tower

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LAist Interview: Radio Producer Jesse Thorn & ‘Bullseye’

January 6, 2012
LAist Interview: Radio Producer Jesse Thorn & ‘Bullseye’

Jesse Thorn has been producing his public radio show “The Sound of Young America” out of LA for several years and this week relaunched the show as “Bullseye” with a clearer mission and philosophy. Find out why and who his dream guests are. more › See the rest here: LAist Interview: Radio Producer Jesse Thorn & ‘Bullseye’

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LA Times’ Mark Medina and WGN Radio’s Jordan Bernfield preview Lakers-Bulls matchup

December 24, 2011
LA Times’ Mark Medina and WGN Radio’s Jordan Bernfield preview Lakers-Bulls matchup

http://www.youtube.com/v/dfM-BGaAfEw?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata LA Times’ Mark Medina and WGN Radio’s Jordan Bernfield preview Lakers-Bulls matchup Here is the original post: LA Times’ Mark Medina and WGN Radio’s Jordan Bernfield preview Lakers-Bulls matchup

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WATCH: UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Students

November 19, 2011

WASHINGTON — On Friday, a group of University of California, Davis students, part of the Occupy Wall Street movement on campus, became the latest victims of alleged police brutality to be captured on video. The videos show the students seated on the ground as a UC Davis police officer brandishes a red canister of pepper spray, showing it off for the crowd before dousing the seated students in a heavy, thick mist. This incident recalls the earlier infamous pepper spraying by a New York Police Department official of several women who were seated and penned in. The UC Davis images are further proof that police continue to resort to brutal tactics when confronting Occupy activists. One woman was transported to a hospital to be treated for chemical burns . “The UC Davis students were peacefully protesting on the quad,” wrote the student who took the videos in an email to The Huffington Post. The filmmaker, a senior, asked that his name not be used for fear of retribution by campus authorities. “The cop gave them 3 minutes to disperse before he said they would come and disturb the protest. The main objective for them was removing the tents. … The students did have a right to be on campus, they were assembling peacefully and the campus was open at the time.” In a longer version of the video, the students are shown seated across a stretch of walkway surrounded by more than a dozen UC Davis cops, dressed in riot gear and clutching batons. Many other students are standing along the sides of the scene, watching and protesting as the standoff unfolded. Some students shouted “Thugs on campus!” and “From Davis to Greece, fuck the police!” Those chants were tamped down quickly by others, who warned all to “Keep it peaceful” and “Keep it nonviolent.” The students held up that promise. They started up a new chant that would prove prophetic: “You use weapons! We use our voice!” At one point, one of the riot cops ambles over to the seated line and asks one of the students a question. The student replies, “We’re sitting here.” The police officer then returns to his position with the other officers. He also turns his back on the seated students, as does at least one other officer. They show no fear that the students might turn violent or threatening. The first cop talks on his radio for a while. After a few “mic checks” and few more chants, a cop goes back to the seated students. The student asks, “You’re gonna shoot me for sitting here? You’re shooting us for sitting here?” Roughly a minute later, the officer can be seen shaking the pepper spray canister as the gathered students start shouting, “Don’t shoot your children!” As the officer began spraying the group of students, onlookers screamed, “Don’t do it! Don’t you do it!” A news account captured the officer on camera spraying the students. The account names the officer as UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike. He did not return a voice mail message nor an email left Friday night. His voice-mail box eventually filled up to capacity as his name and phone number were posted on Twitter. The UC Davis Police Department did not return calls from The Huffington Post seeking comment. The UC Davis chancellor, Linda P.B. Katehi, released a statement Friday. It states, “We deeply regret that many of the protestors today chose not to work with our campus staff and police to remove the encampment as requested. We are even more saddened by the events that subsequently transpired to facilitate their removal.” Nathan Brown, an assistant English professor at the university, released an open letter to the chancellor, calling for her resignation. He wrote, “You are responsible for it because this is what happens when UC Chancellors order police onto our campuses to disperse peaceful protesters through the use of force: students get hurt.” The student filmmaker, who says he is not part of Occupy Davis, told HuffPost, “I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t think such a thing would ever happen on campus over a tent being on campus. It’s embarrassing on the part of the police to take such actions.” Another video shows officers body-slamming a student in what appears to be a confrontation earlier in the day. Ten students were arrested Friday on campus. After the pepper spraying, the crowd of students began marching down the quad. The UC Davis cops? They’re pushed back down the walkway and finally leave. The students start an old cheer that rang true again, “Whose quad? Our quad!” UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza defended her officers’ actions to KCRA. She argued that it just wasn’t safe for students to camp on the quad. “It’s not safe for multiple reasons,” Spicuzza said. In a report by the CBS Sacramento station Friday night, Spicuzza said the officers’ own safety was also a concern. “If you look at the video, you are going to see that there were 200 people in that quad,” she said. “Hindsight is 20-20, and based on the situation we were sitting in, ultimately that was the decision that was made.” Spicuzza also said authorities were reviewing the videos. WATCH a 15-minute video of events immediately surrounding the pepper-spraying: WATCH a 42-minute video of events at the University of California, Davis: Read more: WATCH: UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Students

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Suspect Shot After Wild Police Chase In Modesto, California – Modesto News

September 5, 2011
Suspect Shot After Wild Police Chase In Modesto, California – Modesto News

Just after midnight a police officer in downtown Modesto, California heard the sound of shots being fired near Maze Blvd. He then observed a pickup truck coming from the direction of the shot sounds. The officer attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The suspect in the truck did not stop for the officer but, instead drove onto Highway 99 and proceeded to drive south on the freeway at speeds of over 90 miles per hour. The Modesto Police Department stayed with the vehicle as the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol joined in the pursuit. The suspect drove to Turlock, California where he took an exit. He drove for a few minutes around Turlock before getting back onto Highway 99 and driving northbound back toward Modesto. The suspect was able to avoid at least 3 attempts by police to use spike strips and made his way back into Modesto, California. The suspect began to slow the vehicle for an unknown reason to about 40 miles an hour while on the freeway and after a few minutes took the Toulumne Blvd. exit and started driving west. The officers in pursuit were given authorization at this time to use a PIT maneuver to facility a felony stop. Now, what happened next will be under investigation for a while to come but, according to the radio traffic; soon after the suspect turned onto Toulumne Blvd. an officer called over the radio that the suspect was attempting to ram officers with his vehicle and then shortly after that a call came out of …

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Nevada Highway Patrol Responding Code 3 to Pursuit – GTA SA

April 9, 2010
Nevada Highway Patrol Responding Code 3 to Pursuit – GTA SA

This is my first pursuit video, so please try to put aside the bad quality. This officer was at his speed trap when he heard a transmission on his radio about a chase near him, so he decided to respond and take part in a short pursuit. The suspect was arrested very shortly after his truck crashed into a tree. I know I am horrible in this video lol. I can only improve You can find this car mod at gtapolicemods.com

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