The police search black drivers most – e Los Angeles
Data shows that black drivers stopped at four times the rate of white people: ' Such stops lead to death, ' activist states.
Police officers in Los Angeles stop searching for black and Latino drivers at significantly higher rates than white people, even though white people are more likely to be carrying drugs and weapons, a new report reveals.
Traffic stop statistics from the past 10-month span across LA showed that black drivers and passengers were four times more likely to be searched by the police than white people and that Latinos are three times more likely to face searches the Los Angeles Times stated on Tuesday.
Across the city, 24 percent of black drivers and passengers were searched compared to 16 percent of Latinos and 5 percent of white. White drivers carrying alcohol or other contraband were shown to be 20 percent of the time, higher than other groups; the contraband rate was 17 percent for blacks and 16 percent for Latinos.
The review of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) data comes the same week that the activist alliance is launching a campaign calling for an end to these sorts of stops and reparations for individuals who have been unfairly stopped or racially profiled.
"Such stops have led to the death of our men," said Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter LA, part of the coalition which started Wednesday called Promoting Peace Safety and Health in Los Angeles (Push LA). "For anyone who works in neighborhoods like mine, the data is no shock. This is a validation of what we already know.
The study further contradicts claims that disproportionate stops happen as a result of higher crime rates among certain groups, she added: "The stops are not focused on more crime between black and brown people ... There is evidence of racism inside LAPD, and these stops should be stopped
People trying to find a safe place during the pandemic
At a when everyone is considered for a safe place to live, Simon talks about her search for assisted living facilities which started during the early stages of COVID-19. Simon turned to LeeAnn Allman, an eldercare specialist, who first tries to understand the need of the family, their concerns and that determine the place best suited for them.
The number of investigations in top-notch nursing homes, the previous year, in L.A. had increased to 5,000, and these numbers existed before the pandemic. The numbers made the county Board of Supervisors request for an inspector general to oversee skilled nursing facilities.
Terry McGhee, along with his family, ate taking care of 150 people in over 20 board-and-care homes, as a part of St. Jude's Home for the Elderly. No positive COVID-19 case has been reported among the residents as well as the staff involved in those facilities. He advises to beware of the facilities and people, who do not check the history, do not ask questions and offer to take people to earn some extra money.
Also, West Covina's Regency Grand has not reported any positive cases among the residents and its Co-founder Tom Stanley says that they are following safety protocols which include testing for staff and residents.
Two suspects arrested after a high-speed pursuit through South LA, multiple vehicles damaged
A man along with a woman was involved in a pursuit leaving many others injured and destroying their way across South Los Angeles. The driver was at a speed of more than 100 mph and damaged multiple vehicles during that erratic police chase. Scott Reiff told that AIR HD started tracking the pursuit in the Monterey Park region where the driver reached up to 100mph. From 10:30 am, the drivers were involved in their destructive driving, followed by police, and they drove past residential streets, taking very sharp turns and blowing through the intersections. The driver circled S. Central Avenue, appeared to lose control of the truck, regained control, and avoided a spike strip put by the officers and this chase continued to 110 Freeway. The truck almost missed many vehicles before running into a sedan. A driver in the pick-up truck tried to block the suspect near E. Florence Avenue. Smoke emitted from the vehicle’s backside and the vehicle driver rammed into the other truck. They continued to Florence, and after some time, the rear tire blew. The suspects continued driving on the rim with less speed. The worn-out rim caught fire, the driver and passenger jumped off and were immediately arrested.
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli plead guilty to college bribes scheme
American actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were found guilty of paying $500,000 as a bribe to the University of Southern California for the admission of their two daughters under a college admissions bribery scheme. The judge had not confirmed that he would accept the plea deals with the prosecutor.
According to the plea deal offered by their attorney, Loughlin 55 will spend two months in prison, and Giannulli will serve for five months. But U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton said on Friday that he would decide whether to accept the plea deal after further consideration of the pre sentencing report. ''
While the video conferencing, the couple was on different screens with their lawyers and made no other comments during the hearing other than the answers to the judge's questions.
Around a dozen wealthy parents, athletic coaches, and other parents were charged for bribery schemes last year. These parents paid hefty bribes to the elite universities to get their children admitted in these universities with bogus test scores or fake athletic credentials, authorities said.
Loughlin had agreed to pay a fine of $150,000 with community service for 100 hours, and Giannulli agreed to pay a fine of $250,000 and community service for 250 hours.
A family in Glendale, sued a medical facility with the blame of the death of their loved one
Now, a family is blaming the nursing home for the death of their loved ones. For this, they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility on Thursday.
According to the suit, the nursing home practiced inadequate safety conditions during the pandemic.
Ricardo Saldana was living in the Glenhaven Healthcare in Glendale, and then a 77-year-old man contracted COVID-19.
"They put a patient with COVID-19 in my dad's room. They killed my dad," said Jackie Saldana.
Jackie, his father, suffered a stroke six years ago and was relatively healthy until the pandemic arrived. And the family said that he would have stayed safe and healthy if Glenhaven had kept proper precautions at the time of the pandemic outbreak.
The family also claimed that a nurse who was exposed to Coronavirus at another facility was serving in the Glenhaven facility.
Now Saldana family is suing the facility for elder abuse, willful misconduct, and negligence.
Scott Glovsky, the family's attorney, said that Ricardo is just one of the 10 cases of deaths due to COVID-19 in the facility, but the Los Angeles County Public Health Department had reported only five such deaths.
"His death has hit me like 100 knives going in my heart. My family is devastated," Jackie said.
A man got killed and a child injured in a shooting in Glendale
A man got killed, and a child got injured in a shooting in Glendale on Wednesday evening. The investigation is going on for the incident, said Police.
According to Glendale police, the incident took place near San Fernando Road and Chevy Chase Drive at about 9 p.m.
A man in his 20s was found injured, and a CPR was tried on him, but he died after reaching the hospital. A suspect fired at him when he was at an open taco stand, said Police.
According to Sgt. Christian Hauptmann of the Glendale Police Department, a boy nearly 10-year-old was taken to the hospital when he got injured due to a stray bullet in the arm at the same location. The injuries were not life-threatening.
According to Hauptmann, the boy was an innocent bystander and have no connection with the man who died. A description of the suspect was not available.