When Glenn Greenwald’s 28-year-old Brazilian partner was detained in London this summer while transporting documents related to the bombshell Edward Snowden story, many assumed he was unfairly roped into a situation he didn’t understand. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
To the left, Hamlet. TO. THE. LEFT.
In 2012, Californians voted to impose harsher prison sentences for human traffickers. But one of the first cases tried under the new law highlights the complications behind trying to fix the problem.
The students have beaten back an attempt to get them to reveal documents and confidential sources, in a case that would have had ominous ramifications for high school journalists nationwide if it had gone to trial.
A Santa Monica judge said that Joe Francis had an “explosive” temper and needed to spend time “in custody.” Charges stem from a 2011 incident where Francis refused to let three women leave his mansion and then grabbed one of those women by her throat and hair while throwing her to the ground.
In the aftermath of his son’s suicide, Rainer Klaus Reinscheid, 49, tried to set a park, a high school, and a vice principal’s house on fire. Last week he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his arson attempts. Was he driven by grief or revenge?
“The unfortunate reality is that there is a description, there is a profile out there of what a criminal is, and you fit the description,” said attorney Jamal Hicks.
Sonia “Shorty” Apodaca, 44, was a “secretary” for the Mexican Mafia, one of the country’s most notorious prison gangs. Apodaca appeared in federal court Tuesday to plead for bail — but her request was denied because she knows too much.
Six months after Joseph Hall, now 13, was convicted of second-degree murder for fatally shooting his neo-Nazi father in 2011, the state weighs where he will spend the next decade: in therapy or in one of the country’s most violent prison systems.
Two women claim Jose Rigoberto Sanchez, 28, a deputy in the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, pulled them over and demanded sex while on duty. One woman says he got his way in the back of a patrol car.