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Friday, February 25, 2000

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  • LAPD Corruption Scandal Widens

    The corruption scandal in the LAPD Ramparts Division grows each day. The latest chapter in the scandal involves the imprisonment and attempted deportation of Alex Sanchez, a Latino neighborhood activist. Sanchez is being held at the federal immigration detention facility in San Pedro. He said his January 21st arrest by Rampart officer Jesus Amezcua came after months of threats and harassment against him and the group, Homies Unidos, a group working to end gang violence. The officer was pursuing the case of a fifteen-year-old accused of a fatal double shooting. Sanchez has information that could clear the youth. [includes rush transcript]

  • Thirteen Inmates Shot by Guards at California Pelican Bay Prison

    Today, California’s Pelican Bay State Prison is on lockdown in the aftermath of the bloodiest uprising in the prison’s ten-year history. [includes rush transcript]