Yesterday a Valencia resident in his 20s was arrested at home after writing a blog saying he did not mind murdering kids and that it would be like the Aurora, Colorado shooting. The man's home overlooks an elementary and junior high school.
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A Van Nuys gynecologist has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient on two separate occasions. In 2008, the doctor is alleged to have "inappropriately touched" a patient- several weeks later, he visited the patient after a surgery operation and "hit her on the back, groped her, and ejaculated on her bedsheets," according to a motion filed. The woman took the bedsheet and turned it into police and a DNA match was determined. The deputy attorney general wrote, "Clearly these incidents turned into sexual encounters for the defendant's own sexual gratification."
Let's face it – rejection is awful…but to commit murder because of it? That is what one Riverside man is accused of- after his girlfriend rejected his marriage proposal the man allegedly stabbed her and murdered their two young children as well.
In recent news, a gang member was sentenced to 73 years to life in prison for killing a mother in front of her two children – "stabbing her more than 20 times as their children watched."
When a person hears of theft, it is safe to assume that they will imagine a grand heist such as a painting from a gallery, or an expensive car from a parking lot, even a house burglary or a purse stolen on the street. Theft is quite common in today’s society, likely due to the harder times in the economy and more and more people not being able to find work. For some they may steal to make ends meet for their families, others may steal for the thrill and challenge, and others want the extra cash. Whatever the case may be theft is common, and a growing concern for the United States government is the increased theft of copper over the past few years. With the prices of metal on the rise, it is a hot market for theft, and people are getting clever in the ways that they are stealing copper specifically.
In Oklahoma a man has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder for shooting a prostitute and three other people. The man received six counts because the prostitute was pregnant as was one of the other victims. The man has also been charged with "conspiracy to commit murder."
A burglary recently made headlines in Palo Alto for one predominant reason: the thief broke into the late Steve Jobs' home, co-founder of Apple Inc. More than $60,000 of merchandise was stolen-Tiffany's & Co. jewelry (a $33,000 necklace, a $28,500 necklace and a $2,950 pair of earrings), Jobs' wallet and other personal items as well as a large variety of Mac products including:
- An iMac
- A Mac Mini
- Three iPads
- Three iPods
- Two iPhones
- A demo-sized Macbook
- An Apple TV computer
With Chick-fil-A bringing much attention to itself in the news lately, some people have decided to speak up for themselves as well. Recently, the president of Chick-fil-A announced that he was opposed to same-sex marriage. Consequently, he has gained support as well as criticism. Part of that criticism isn't just opposition from the gay community, but those who support them. One of their supporters decided to graffiti the side of a Torrance Chick-fil-A with the words "Tastes Like Hate," a twist on the company's motto. The suspect was tracked down after he admitted to the graffiti online. Whether or not this man agreed with the opinions of the company's president, it did not make it acceptable to graffiti the wall of a Chick-fil-A restaurant location. This man actually may be charged with a hate crime for maliciously tagging a building because of their religious beliefs.
This week in Southern California, news relating to drug crimes made headlines. One man was arrested for possessing and transporting hundreds of pounds of marijuana and cocaine through Los Angeles. This operation supposedly stretched through the Midwest. The man was convicted of six charges, including conspiracy, drug transportation and possession for sale, he now faces 32 years in jail. This suspect was supposedly a part of a ring, that has yet to be fully apprehended.
Just a few days ago human trafficking charges were dismissed against executives at a labor recruiting company in Honolulu. The company had been accused of threatening farm workers from Thailand into maintaining their services or else they would put them into debt, confiscate their passports, or deport them.