18 current or former LA Sheriff Department officials have been indicted in 5 separate criminal cases in connection to a wide-ranging investigations into claims of inmate abuse and misconduct in our LA County jails.
The LA Times reports that four grand jury indictments were unsealed Monday, along with one criminal complaint, claiming that deputies needlessly beat inmates and visitors, detained people without reason, and plotted to obstruct a federal investigation into their conduct.
In one incident visitors were taken to a deputy break room, out of public sight, and beaten with one visitor fracturing his arm.
Charges against them ranged from conspiracy to improperly arresting and searching visitors to the jails.
Gilbert Buchanan (the guy in the front) of the Buchanan Group shared some tips for small business owners about preparing for minimum wages to be increased.
Attorney Lawrance Bohm spoke with us about the reason behind unpaid interns suing their "employers," as well as the cases of a disabled woman suing a cab company for denying her service and a woman who sued a doctor for taking pictures of her in the ER, while she was drunk.
He also touched on a lawsuit that's been filed on behalf of a chimpanzee, who is looking for legal "personhood" rights.
If you missed it, be sure to check out the podcast for some very valuable information!!!
Baristas whose tips were robbed from the counter have decided to save the thief a run-in with police and have organized a food drive for him instead.
Staff members at the Nervous Dog Coffee Bar in Stow, Ohio, announced they would hold a food-drive for the man rather than file a police report against him.
Surveillance footage from the store shows the man ordering coffee from the young worker, and then dipping his hand into the tip jar as soon as her back is turned.
The kindhearted staff posted the footage on its Facebook page, with the words : 'We figured anyone desperate enough to steal a few bucks from a kid working her way through college, is likely pretty hungry.
The post said, 'If anyone is able to help us find this unfortunate man, we will make the donations available to him Christmas week.'
It continued, 'We will also provide him with free brewed coffee for the remainder of this year. If he is unable to get to the shop again in order to pick up the food, we are happy to drop it off if anyone can help us locate the hungry fellow.'
The first person to offer a donation was the barista who was working when the thief stole the tips, and they promise that if he shows up, there will be no questions asked.
If the man does not come forward, the donations will be donated to a local food bank.
Robin Petgrave, the founder of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum based in Compton, teaches inner city kids about flying and is training some young people to become astronauts.
They also support their academic achievement, and instill in them the importance of their education.
HE WAS ALSO FEATURED IN THIS MONTH'S EBONY MAGAZINE!!!
Your computer could be hacked and you wouldn't even hear it coming.
German researchers with the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing, and Ergonomics have developed a method for computer hacking using only sounds inaudible to human ears.
In their testing, the researchers hacked computers up to 65 feet away, but that range can be expanded almost indefinitely.
Employers added 203,000 jobs in November, which was much more than expected by economists. The unemployment rate also dropped from 7.3% to 7%.
This marks the second month in a row of a better than expected jobs report.
Recently, marketers have developed cutting-edge, sophisticated ways to combine offline and online information for more detailed profiles of shoppers than they've ever had before.
They also are perfecting location-tracking technology as to bring in new customers and influence shoppers as they wander through stores.
Retailers like Target are now pushing their own mobile apps and offering in-store Wi-Fi and mobile coupons, while in-store Wi-Fi is another way to track a consumer's online movements.
Also stores like Macy's, Best Buy and JCPenney, have partnered with the Shopkick mobile app, where shoppers turn it on inside the store and get rewarded with discounts or song downloads for trying on clothes, scanning barcodes and making purchases.