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All Your Bong Are Belong To U.S.

9 years ago by Dennis Romero
The man cannot be fooled: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced Thursday they seized a bong-load of paraphernalia that was shipped to the U.S. from China disguised as holiday ornaments. The goods were described as "glass figures and Christmas ornaments,"...
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Christopher Dorner: U.S. Drones Used In Manhunt?

6 years ago by Dennis Romero
Drones have reportedly been enlisted in the search for Christopher Dorner in Big Bear, a possible first for unmanned vehicles in a domestic manhunt. That's what was being reported today by the British Sunday Express newspaper, which quotes an unnamed law enforcement source who says: "The thermal imaging cameras the...
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Top 10 U.S. Customs Seizures Of 2010, Including $9 Million Train-Load Of Pot In California

8 years ago by Simone Wilson
Jumping at another chance to flex some red-white-and-blue muscle this New Year -- and surely aware of the Internet's obsession with Top 10 lists -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials released their own year-end pat on the back. (For the Weekly's self-congratulatory countdown, see "Top 10 LA Weekly News...
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[Updated] Cars, Pedestrians Crossing Mexico-U.S. Border Stuck in Tijuana After Scaffolding Collapse

8 years ago by Simone Wilson
Update: As of 6:30 p.m., the pedestrian lanes at San Ysidro have reportedly been reopened. And as of midnight, Customs will reportedly open 13 traffic lanes as well. Update, 4 p.m.: The wait time at the Otay crossing into the U.S. is over two hours, both in car and on...
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Social Media Doomed the Migrant Caravan

2 months ago by Doug Kari
The migrant caravan that began in October in Honduras was touted on Facebook as a means of escaping poverty and violence. It didn’t turn out that way.
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Why Is Border Patrol Arresting People in Boyle Heights?

2 years ago by Jason McGahan
"We don’t want them to be bringing the border up to the center of Los Angeles."
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Whittier Pair Allegedly Tried to Smuggle Drowned Toddler Across the Border

3 years ago by Dennis Romero
Two Whittier suspects pleaded not guilty Friday to allegations they murdered a 2-year-old girl, whose body was discovered in a duffle bag that one of the defendants was carrying into Mexico from San Diego, authorities said. Thirty-nine-year-old Johnny Lewis Hartley and 43-year-old Mercy Mary Becerra face 25 years to life...
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Ass, Cash Used by Mexican Cartels to Move Grass Past U.S. Border Agents

8 years ago by Dennis Romero
The U.S.-Mexico border has been shored up with thousands of new agents in what appears to us to be the Obama administration's attempts (and Bush's before that) to get right wingers to STFU when it comes to immigration enforcement. While it might have been a good move as a prelude...
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1,200 National Guard Troops Heading To The U.S.-Mexico Border

9 years ago by Dennis Romero
The Obama administration on Tuesday pledged to put 1,200 National Guard troops at the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a request by an Arizona congresswoman who complained about an influx of illegal Mexican immigrants. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Tucson Democrat, held a press conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon...
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder In L.A. To Make Announcement About Marijuana Legalization; He'll Be Joined By Pot Foes

8 years ago by Dennis Romero
Update: Holder was a no-show, but he did send a letter to local authorities stating he'll continue to crack down on pot crimes even if California legalizes it. Read our report here. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to be in town Friday to make an announcement about California's...

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