Five arrested in connection with robbery at Nordstrom Rack News from Los Angeles Times:
Five people have been arrested in connection with a takeover robbery at Nordstrom Rack in Westchester last week that included taking 14 employees captive, Los Angeles police said Monday.
The arrests were announced at a news conference held by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck at the downtown police headquarters. Police earlier said that three were arrested but have since raised the total to five.
Among the five was Raymond Sherman Jr., 34, of Los Angeles, arrested in Phoenix on Saturday on suspicion of robbery. He is believed to have sexually assaulted a Nordstrom Rack employee, according to multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
Also booked on suspicion of robbery were Troy Marsay Hammock, 29, and Everette Oneal Allen, 24, both of Los Angeles, police said. Rochelle Monique Sherman, 33, and Paula Roneshia Bradley, 29, both of Los Angeles, were arre…………… continues on Los Angeles Times
Jimmy O’Neill dies at 73; LA deejay hosted TV’s ‘Shindig!’ News from Los Angeles Times:
Jimmy O’Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles’ top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of “Shindig!,” one of the earliest rock ‘n’ roll shows on prime-time television, died Friday at his West Hollywood home. He was 73.
He had diabetes and heart problems, said his son, James O’Neill.
In 1959, O’Neill made radio history as the first voice heard on KRLA-AM (1110) when it dropped its country-western format for rock music. It quickly became a powerhouse in rock radio and launched O’Neill into television in 1964 as the winsome emcee of “Shindig!”</…………… continues on Los Angeles Times
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Should Police Need A Warrant To Search Your Cell Phone? News from Huffington Post:
By: Marcellus Campos and Denise Tejada
This Thursday, a Senate Committee will consider limited changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, which regulates how law enforcement can monitor digital communication, according to a recent New York Times article.
In the past, this law has meant law enforcement officials do not need a warrant to search cell phone data. The amendments would make warrants necessary for any searches of email.
In 2011, Youth Radio’s Marcellus Campos and Denise Tejada reported on controversial cell phone searches in California. Below is their story from our archives.
Cell Phone Data And California Law: What You Don’t Know
Police: Cellphone flasher arrested with marijuana News from San Francisco Chronicle:
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police in Boise who responded to a complaint about a man using his cellphone to show his genitals to a woman arrested the man when they found nearly 30 pounds of marijuana in his motel room.
KTVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/WkgeiN) that 54-year-old Jeffery B. Ash of Fayetteville, Ark., was taken into custody Tuesday evening.
Police say they were investigating the woman’s complaint when they noticed a strong odor of marijuana and found 28.5 pounds of marijuana contained in two duffel bags.
After Black Friday: How to choose a shared data plan for cell phones, laptops … News from San Jose Mercury News:
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Picking the right cell phone plan means wading through a lot of information and options about voice minutes, the number of text messages covered, and the cost and extent of data plans. With the wealth of mobile phone providers available, this process can be confusing. Here are some tips from Molly McLaughlin, senior editor of ConsumerSearch.com, on how to weigh various plans and avoid going over monthly data usage limits.
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Shared data plans
Shared data plans, available from Verizon and AT&T, are advantageous to cellular customers who no longer need a separate plan for each cell phone, tablet or laptop.
“I think the carriers are all realizing most people have a cell phone plan,” McLaughlin said. “Smaller ones are trying…………… continues on San Jose Mercury News
3rd suspect arrested in Chamblee cellphone store break-in News from Atlanta Journal Constitution:
The third suspect wanted in a cellphone store break-in that led to a SWAT incident Saturday night in Chamblee was arrested Wednesday, police said.
Cornelius Mario Cook, 36, was taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. by Georgia Department of Corrections employees when he reported to his probation officer. Cook had been identified by investigators, and the U.S. Marshals Service Counter Gang Unit assisted the Chamblee police and the DeKalb Sheriff’s Fugitive Squad with his apprehension.
Saturday around 8:30 p.m., three suspects tied up the owner of a cellphone store at gunpoint and robbed the business in the 4400 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Police said the men took approximately $ 15,000 and tripped a silent alarm.
Two of the men eventually surrendered to the North Metro SWAT team after trying to hide in the ceiling, authorities said. Rico Cook and Randy Felton were arrested on the scene and made their first court appearances Monday afternoon, Channel 2 Action News reported.
The third suspect escaped out of the back door as police arrived at the store. Police believe that man was Cornelius Cook.
All three men are…………… continues on Atlanta Journal Constitution
Sorting out the risks of cell phone use News from South Bend Tribune:
Are cell phones dangerous to health? A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stirred up concerns once again that cell phone use when held close to the head could potentially cause brain cancer from radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation emissions.
The article reported that handheld cell phone use increases neural functio…………… continues on South Bend Tribune
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Longtime security supervisor arrested at NJ airport for using dead man’s ID News from Fox News:
A longtime New Jersey airport security supervisor — arrested on a charge of impersonating someone else to hide his illegal immigrant status — was carrying the identity of a victim in an unsolved murder case, authorities said.
Nigerian Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole was known by his co-workers as Jerry Thomas. He was arrested Monday at his home in Elizabeth.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says he had worked at Newark’s Liberty International Airport for about 20 years and had passed background checks. It says he used the name Jerry Thomas since 1992, the year Thomas was killed in New York City.
The Port Authority said Oyewole entered the United States illegally in 1989, and would then later work for security contractors Lance, Gateway, Hanes, and FJC, where he was responsible for overseeing the work of 30 guards.
An airport employee who was familiar with Oyewole as Thomas said the private security guards he supervised are responsible for manning TSA security checkpoints after passenger gates close for the evening and before they reopen in the morning. The guards also inspect delivery vehicles for possible unauthorized cargo, he said, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the matter.
New Jersey state police spokesman Lt. Stephen Jones said New Jersey requires s…………… continues on Fox News
If Boston Celtics fans would like to know what rock bottom looks like, they need not look further than Monday’s Game 2 performance against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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The No. 4-seed Celtics’ effort against the eighth-seeded Sixers was insipid, and their play was embarrassing from start to finish. Boston couldn’t shoot, was dominated on the boards and turned the ball over 17 times. The experienced Celtics made uncharacteristic menta…………… continues on FOXSports.com
Two arrested in vicious stabbing of 19-year-old over cell phone News from New York Daily News:
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Detectives search for evidence at the scene of a stabbing on the No. 4 train platform at the Fordham Road in the Bronx.
Cops collared the man and woman wanted in the vicious stabbing that left a teen clinging to life in the Bronx, police said Saturday.
Victor Montalvo, 22, was riding a southbound No. 4 train with his gal pal, Maritza Lopez, 21, when he allegedly swiped a cell phone from a sleeping 19-year-old straphanger about 4 a.m. Saturday, sources said.
The teen, Alexander Herald — who was riding the train with a friend — noticed his phone was gone and spotted Montalvo holding it as the train rolled into the Fordham Road station, sources said.
Herald and his friend confronted Montalvo, and the argument spilled onto the platform, sources said. Montalvo pulled out a blade while Herald’s pal got a token booth clerk to call 911, sources said.
But when he returned, he found Herald — who had been stabbed multiple times in his head and body — lying in a pool of blood, sources said.
The wounded Herald was tak…………… continues on New York Daily News
National Ban on Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed News from Patch.com:
The issue of distracted driving, either texting or talking on a cellphone while at the wheel, has moved from local tragedies like the 2010 crosswalk death of Calli Murray in Rohnert Park to the national agenda.
On Thursday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called for a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country.
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It’s become what he called a “national epidemic” of distracted driving, according to a Reuters report. LaHood make the comments at a distracted-driving summit in San Antonio, Texas, that drew doctors, advocates and government officials.
LaHood has previously endorsed stricter laws at a state level to control distracted driving, but calling for a federal law prohibiting the practice takes his effort to a new level. At present 38 states have laws on the books restricting or outlawing using an electronic device while driv…………… continues on Patch.com
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the suspect in the killings of at least 16 Afghan civilians, arrived yesterday at the U.S. military’s prison in Kansas, the Army said.
The Pentagon for the first time named the 38-year-old sniper, without indicating he has yet to be charged in the case. After being held in Afghanistan and then Kuwait, Bales was flown to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where he will be placed in special housing in his own cell, according to an e-mailed Army statement.
Women and children were among the victims of the March 11 shootings in two villages in southern Afghanistan. The attacks threaten to erode U.S.-Afghan relations, drain remaining U.S. and European popular and political support for the war and add pressure to speed troop withdrawals.
Bales was on his first tour in Afghanistan after three in
Santorum scores easy win at Kansas caucuses News from Reuters:
1 of 2. Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign rally at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, March 8, 2012. Santorum is campaigning in Alabama before the state’s primary election on March 13, 2012.
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TOPEKA, Kansas | Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:20pm EST
TOPEKA, Kansas (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum swept the Kansas caucuses on Saturday with 51 percent of the vote, giving him a…………… continues on Reuters
Fullerton police admit cellphone video proves wrong man arrested News from Los Angeles Times:
The embattled Fullerton Police Department acknowledged Wednesday that police arrested the wrong man for allegedly attacking an officer last year. The department has launched an internal investigation into how the mistake occurred.
Fullerton’s acting chief, Kevin Hamilton, ordered an internal affairs investigation after reviewing video of the incident shot with the cellphone of the arrested man, Veth Mam. The video shows a different version of events than police described in their reports and testimony.
“Based upon reviews of the video, it is Hamilton’s preliminary determination that we arrested the wrong guy that night, said Sgt. Andrew Goodrich. “It was very chaotic scene that night.”
The review comes after an Orange County jury July 7 found Mam not guilty of assault, battery and resisting arrest.
The new investigation comes …………… continues on Los Angeles Times
Stop cell phone censorship News from San Francisco Bay Guardian:
The BART board has proven itself unable to properly monitor and oversee its law-enforcement operations
EDITORIAL The bizarre move by BART officials Aug. 11 to shut down cell phone service in the underground train stations made headlines around the world — and for good reason. It was, Wired Magazine reported Aug 15, apparently the first time in United States history that a public agency sought to block electronic communications as a way to prevent a political protest.
It came at a time when oppressive governments around the world have been disabling cell phone and internet services to frustrate protest organizers. And it followed months of abysmally bad behavior by the transit agency, which is trying to respond to yet another dubious BART police shooting. Civil liberties activists have issued statements of condemnation and outrage; state Sen. Leland Yee, who is also running for mayor, has called on the BART board to adopt policies preve…………… continues on San Francisco Bay Guardian
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Rebekah Brooks Arrested for Cellphone Hacking, Bribery News from Mashable:
Rebekah Brooks, who was in charge of Rupert Murdoch’s vast media empire in the UK, was arrested Sunday on allegations of cellphone hacking and paying off corrupt cops for information.
She’s the highest official of News Corp. to be arrested so far. According to The Washington Post, she was arrested for “conspiring to intercept communications and on corruption allegations.”
Brooks had resigned her position on Friday as chief executive of News International, according to The Telegraph. She is alleged to have authorized electronic eavesdropping of the cellphones of hundreds of unknowing …………… continues on Mashable … Read the full article
Woman Fights Off Teens Trying to Take Cell Phone News from Patch.com:
A woman fought off two teenage girls as they tried to steal her cell phone at Grossmont Center Saturday evening, according to La Mesa police. A 14-year-old El Cajon girl was arrested at the nearby trolley station and police are searching for a second suspect that has not been identified, according to a police report.
The 33-year-old woman was talking on her cell phone near the Panda Express just after 8:30 p.m. when the two teens approached her from behind and one of them grabbed the phone and tried to take it, police said. The woman resisted and fought with the two suspects, according to police. She was struck in the face, resulting in slight swelling on her left cheek.
Police said the two suspects fled toward the Grossmont Trolley Station without the victim’s cell phone. The girl arrested at the station was charged with attempted robbery an…………… continues on Patch.com … Read the full article
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