Jeremy Marks will not face felony chargeThe felony prosecution of Jeremy Marks has been abandoned by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, which had accused the teen of "attempted lynching" -- a bizarre charge that drew national attention because Marks touched nobody. But he had ... More >>
Before there were cell phonesToday's the 20th anniversary of L.A.'s infamous brush with rock bottom: The 1991 brutal police beating of Rodney King, an act of unabashed racism by a group of four white LAPD officers whose 1992 "not guilty" verdicts gave way to the devastating L.A. riots.
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grunionsmb.comJanuary 31, 2010: One expensive boys' night out for the City of Manhattan BeachWe're big fans of the whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing -- and certainly wish it had applied more thoroughly to cases like that of 18-year-old Jeremy Marks -- but in heel-dragging, money-wast ... More >>
LAUSD's finest -- campus cops -- eff things up again.Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck tonight accused LAUSD campus cop Jeff Stenroos of staging his own shooting shooting himself near El Camino Real High School last week, creating a fake story about a gunman shooting him -- and setting of ... More >>
YouTubeKicking the Critics into lineAs we learned from unjustly imprisoned L.A. high-schooler Jeremy Marks in December, a cell phone can be our most effective weapon against out-of-line law enforcement.
Like Marks, an L.A. cyclist named Manuel Gallegos was carrying his cell phone during a Cr ... More >>
Swam2dayWe get it: You like your news with a side of sexyHow better to determine the Top 10 news items of the year in our wonderfully fucked-up, always aggravating but certainly never boring City of Angels than by raw click count?
The following stories may not be the most important of the y ... More >>
Lydia GrantJeremy Marks, center,, with his brother and his mom Rochelle Pittman. His lawyer Mark Ravis is in ballcap.Jeremy Marks, a Verdugo Hills High School student jailed for eight months for "attempted lynching" after he used his cell phone camera to videotape a campus police officer stri ... More >>
Jeremy Marks, Verdugo Hills High School student Jeremy Marks' weapon was his cell phone. He used it to videotape Los Angeles Unified School District campus cop Erin Robles after she struck another student who tussled with her when she challenged the kid for smoking a cigar or joint at an MTA ... More >>