Bloglikes - Incidents https://www.bloglikes.com/c/incidents en-US Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:43:12 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter 7 Accused Of Trucking Tons Of Trash Into California In Massive Recycling Scam https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/15/7-accused-of-trucking-tons-of-trash-into-california-in-massive-recycling-scam/ SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — Six men have been charged with running a recycling fraud scheme that trucked tons of trash from Las Vegas casinos into California in order to collect state redemption money, authorities announced Wednesday.

A criminal complaint filed in February in San Bernardino County charged seven men with conspiracy, grand theft and unlawful recycling, including the owner of West Coast Waste Industries, the state’s third-largest recycling processor, authorities said.

Six have been arrested and one man remains at large, according to a statement from the state Department of Justice and CalRecycle, which oversees the state’s recycling program.

Under the program, Californians pay a deposit on cans and bottles they buy and receive a refund when the empties are returned to a certified recycling center.

Prosecutors contend that last year, the men trucked tens of thousands of pounds of aluminum and plastic beverage containers from casinos to Southern California recycling centers in order to collect the 5- or 10-cent cash refunds.

The containers were imported from a recycling center in Las Vegas, prosecutors contend.

The men also are accused of filing phony redemption claims for tons of nonexistent or previously redeemed containers.

More than $300,000 in cash was seized from West Coast Waste Industries during the four-month-long investigation, authorities said.

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When Going To Trial Isn’t Worth It http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/oGM5Lg9VKpo/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:45:10 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Courts Crime Criminal Defense Attorneys Small Law Firms Toni Messina Trial Penalty Cop who shot and killed Daunte Wright charged with manslaughter https://boingboing.net/2021/04/15/cop-who-shot-and-killed-daunte-wright-charged-with-manslaughter.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cop-who-shot-and-killed-daunte-wright-charged-with-manslaughter

Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center Police Officer who shot and killed black motorist Daunte Wright, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter. Potter faces up to 10 years imprisonment on the charge, but those so convicted in Minnesota usually serve less than 5. — Read the rest

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Rathbones Folio prize paid £30,000 to scammers posing as the winner https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/apr/15/rathbones-folio-prize-paid-scammers-posing-as-the-winner-valeria-luiselli ‘Sophisticated cyber-criminals’ took Valeria Luiselli’s winnings, though a similar fraud attempt on the Baillie Gifford prize was foiled

The Rathbones Folio prize has revealed that it paid £30,000 prize money to scammers posing as the author Valeria Luiselli, who won the award in 2020.

Publishing industry magazine the Bookseller revealed on Wednesday that the Folio, which is awarded to the year’s best work of literature regardless of form, was scammed by “sophisticated cyber-criminals”. The scammers posed as the Mexican author Luiselli, who had won with her novel Lost Children Archive, and requested that the £30,000 payment be made through PayPal.

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People injured by police would be eligible for crime victim funds under bill by Chino lawmaker https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/people-injured-by-police-would-be-eligible-for-crime-victim-funds-under-bill-by-chino-lawmaker/ Californians injured by police or family members of those killed in such encounters may qualify for financial compensation from the state crime victims fund under a controversial bill making its way through the state Legislature.

Senate Bill 299, by state Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, would allow the injured or families of the dead to receive financial aid for recovery, burial or other costs from a fund typically used for victims of traditional crime.

The bill unanimously sailed through the five-member Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday and is on the way to the Appropriations Committee, with opposition from law enforcement agencies that say it would take precious resources away from traditional crime victims and give them to “perpetrators of crime.” The bill counters traditional thought promoted by law enforcement that use of police force is generally justified.

Under the proposal, the family of someone shot and killed by police could receive compensation even if the shooting is deemed justified.

Over-reliance on police

The bill takes away what some see as the compensation board’s over-reliance on police reports and law enforcement documentation to decide whether requests for financial aid are warranted. The bill would allow victims of police violence to present other forms of evidence, such as witnesses, to bolster their application for aid, as is the case for sexual assault and domestic violence victims.

“It is unacceptable that in order to receive assistance through the Victim Compensation program, police reports and the opinion of police would carry such heavy weight in the application for compensation, when the injuries were sustained as a result of police actions,” Leyva said. “SB 299 will improve access to vital resources for victims of police violence as they recover from the physical and emotional injuries caused due to the actions of police or — in the cases of individuals killed by police — be able to bury their loved ones with dignity and respect.”

Anyone convicted of a crime associated with their police injury or who harms another person in commission of the crime would not be eligible for the funding, Leyva said.

Reform-minded prosecutors support

Backing the bill is the progressive Prosecutors Alliance of California, founded by four reform-minded district attorneys, including Los Angeles County’s George Gascon.

Cristine Soto DeBerry, executive director of the new alliance, said police rarely face penalties for use of force.

“Most of these cases do not result in criminal charges, but there certainly has been harm and there’s a victim,” DeBerry said. “Most families are left on their own.”

The compensation board usually depends on potentially biased police reports to determine whether the injured person was at least partially to blame. Leyva’s office said victims also can be turned down for not cooperating with police.

“It’s pretty hard to get the people criminally or civilly liable to say, you are a victim,” DeBerry said. “It (the bill) is unusual and it is exactly what prosecutors should be involved with. These are victims just like any other victims and they need the support of prosecutors in recovering from that harm.”

Pushback at hearing

The bill received pushback at Tuesday’s committee hearing from Larry Morse, legislative director for the California District Attorneys Association. Morse told the panel that the proposal essentially would allow anyone alleging police brutality causing injury or death to potentially receive payments regardless of whether the accused peace officer was arrested or charged with a crime.

He said Leyva’s bill “ignores the reality that use of force by peace officers is most often lawful and justified — not criminal,” and that claimants, despite their own culpability, could be entitled to claim compensation.

Morse pointed to the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack in San Bernardino, where 14 people were slaughtered in a mass shooting and the attempted bombing at the Inland Regional Center before perpetrators Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were shot and killed by police following a vehicle pursuit through the city.

“Do we really want to deny payment to individuals who have truly been victims of crime in order to pay perpetrators of crime?” Morse said, adding that the proper place to pursue compensation if someone believes an officer was negligent or brutal is civil court.

Revisions under review

DeBerry said the bill is still being revised and tightened in committee to address some outlier situations.

“My hope would be even if people differ on whether police should be charged with a crime, we all agree we should help people when they are hurt, even when they are hurt by police, especially if they are hurt by police,” she said.

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who is endorsing the Senate bill, started a similar program for victims hurt or killed by police. In one year, the program has paid for one funeral/burial at a cost of $7,500.

The Victim Compensation Board did not return a request for comment.

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Placer Couty DA Explains What Ground Penetrating Radar Is And How It Can Help Investigators https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/14/placer-county-ground-penetrating-radar-kristin-smart-paul-flores/ SAN PEDRO (CBS13) – Investigators used ground-penetrating radar to search the home of Ruben Flores, the father of Paul Flores, who is accused of Kristin Smart’s murder.

The technology used in Kristin’s investigation is the same that was used during the search for the body of Christie Wilson who vanished in Placer County in 2005.

So what is ground penetrating radar and how is it used? CBS13 is getting answers.

We turned to Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire who says the technology isn’t new but is now being used more frequently forensically.

RELATED: Prosecutor: Kristin Smart Was Killed During 1996 Rape Attempt

The device uses radar pulses and can detect objects including underground irregularities. He says in the case of Christie, there was prior investigative information that helped detectives narrow down specific areas during their search.

“In Christie Wilson’s instance, we had a piece of property that was about 5 acres. So trying to figure out based on other avenues of investigation and intelligence where on that particular portion of that property would be ideal,” he said.

He says the radar also helps pinpoint underground spots that have been previously excavated or disturbed.

“And that may be a good area to prioritize in your investigation to try and see, potentially there might be that body that you are looking for there,” he added.

RELATED: A Timeline In The Disappearance Of Kristin Smart

Gire says the technology is an extra tool that can give families like Kristin’s hope.

“And for the investigators to know that there are other ideas, there are ways to think outside the box to try and never give up hope and never give up that we can find people,” Gire said.

 

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Report raises new questions about Capitol security https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/report-raises-new-questions-about-capitol-security/ By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Shields that shattered upon impact. Weapons too old to use. Missed intelligence in which future insurrectionists warned, “We get our president or we die.”

As Congress pushes for a return to normalcy months after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, a damning internal report about the deadly siege is painting a dire picture of the Capitol Police’s ability to respond to threats against lawmakers. The full report obtained by The Associated Press before the department’s watchdog testifies at a House hearing casts serious doubt on whether the police would be able to respond to another large-scale attack.

The Capitol Police have so far refused to publicly release the report — prepared in March and marked as “law enforcement sensitive” — despite congressional pressure. Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, who heads the House Administration Committee, said last month that she found the report, along with another she had reviewed, “detailed and disturbing.” The inspector general who prepared it, Michael A. Bolton, was scheduled to testify before Lofgren’s committee Thursday.

The Capitol Police said in a statement Wednesday that the siege was “a pivotal moment” in history that showed the need for “major changes” in how the department operates, but it was “important to note that nearly all of the recommendations require significant resources the department does not have.”

Bolton found that the department’s deficiencies were — and remain — widespread: Equipment was old and stored badly; officers didn’t complete required training; and there was a lack of direction at the Civil Disturbance Unit, which exists to ensure that legislative functions of Congress are not disrupted by civil unrest or protest activity. That was exactly what happened on Jan. 6 when supporters of then-President Donald Trump violently pushed past police and broke into the Capitol as Congress counted the Electoral College votes that certified Joe Biden’s victory.

The report also focuses on several pieces of missed intelligence, including an FBI memo sent the day before the insurrection that then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund told lawmakers he never saw. The memo warned of threatening online postings by Trump backers, including one comment that Congress “needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in” and blood being spilled.

“Get violent … Stop calling this a march, or rally, or a protest,” read one post recounted in the memo. “Go there ready for war. We get our President or we die. NOTHING else will achieve this goal.”

A separate report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security in December alerted the police to messages on a blog where people appeared to be planning for Jan. 6. One online post included a map of tunnels under the Capitol used by lawmakers and staff. “Take note,” the message said.

An extensive timeline of that day included in Bolton’s report describes the movements of the Capitol Police as officers scrambled to evacuate lawmakers. It details previously unknown conversations among officials as they disagreed on whether National Guard forces were necessary. It quotes an Army official telling Sund, after the insurrectionists had broken in, that “we don’t like the optics of the National Guard standing in a line at the Capitol”.

The riot has pushed the Capitol Police force toward a state of crisis, with officers working extra shifts and forced overtime to protect the Capitol. The acting chief, Yogananda Pittman, received a vote of no confidence from the union in February, reflecting widespread distrust among the rank and file who were left exposed and injured as the violent mob descended on the building. Morale has plummeted.

The entire force is also grieving the deaths of three of their own. Officer Brian Sicknick collapsed and died after engaging with protesters on Jan. 6. Officer William “Billy” Evans was killed April 2 when he was hit by a car that rammed into a barricade outside the Senate. Evans laid in honor in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday.

A third officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide in the days after the insurrection.

Bolton found that in many cases, department equipment had expired but was not replaced. Some was more than 20 years old. Riot shields that shattered upon impact as the officers fended off the violent mob had been improperly stored. Weapons that could have fired tear gas were so old that officers didn’t feel comfortable using them. Other weapons that could have done more to disperse the crowd were never staged before a Trump rally held near the White House, and those who were ordered to get backup supplies to the front lines could not make it through the aggressive crowd.

In other cases, weapons weren’t used because of “orders from leadership,” the document says. Those weapons — called “less lethal” because they are designed to disperse rather than kill — could have helped the police repel the rioters as they moved toward the Capitol after Trump’s speech, according to the report.

The report faults the Civil Disturbance Unit for a lack of preparation. Guidance was lacking for when to activate the unit, how to issue gear, what tactics to use and how to lay out the command structure. Some policies hadn’t been updated in more than a decade and there was no firm roster of who was even in the division. Many officers didn’t want to be a part of it.

The timeline in the report also gives a more detailed look at Capitol Police movements, commands and conversations as the chaos unfolded. It recounts several instances in which police and SWAT teams rescued individual lawmakers trapped in the Capitol and sheds new light on conversations in which Sund begged for National Guard support. Sund and others, including the head of the D.C. National Guard, have testified that Pentagon officials were concerned about the optics of a military response.

The document quotes Army Staff Secretary Walter Piatt telling Sund and others on a call that “we don’t like the optics” of the National Guard at the Capitol and he would recommend not sending them. That was at 2:26 p.m.; rioters had already smashed their way into the building.

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The Pentagon eventually did approve the Guard’s presence, and Guard members arrived after 5 p.m. While they were waiting, Sund also had a teleconference with then-Vice President Mike Pence, the timeline shows. Pence was in a secure location in the Capitol because he had overseen the counting of the electoral votes. Some rioters were calling for his hanging because he refused to try and overturn Biden’s win.

The AP reported Saturday that Pence also had a conversation that day with the acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, in which Pence demanded, “Clear the Capitol.”

Associated Press writers Lisa Mascaro and Colleen Long contributed to this report.

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1 Person In Custody After Man Found Dead In Sacramento County https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/14/homicide-man-sacramento-county-deputies/ SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – One person is behind bars on suspicion of homicide after a man was found inside a Sacramento County residence.

At around 8:27 p.m. Tuesday, deputies received the call from someone at a multi-residential complex in the 9500 block of Folsom Boulevard. The caller said they could hear screaming and the sound of a struggle coming from a neighboring apartment, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office statement.

Deputies then went to the apartment where the disturbance was reportedly coming from and found a deceased man with severe trauma to his body, the Department says.

Additional deputies arrived at the apartment building and say they stopped a person of interest attempting to leave the area. That person was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on a single count of homicide.

The incident remains under investigation, and the identity of the victim has not been released.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP.

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PeenerGaetz Scandal Still Going Strong http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/IGoHtxOIfQc/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:13:14 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Government Crime Department of Justice Matt Gaetz Suspect’s father helped him conceal Kristin Smart’s body, district attorney says https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/suspects-father-helped-him-conceal-kristin-smarts-body-district-attorney-says/ San Pedro resident Paul Flores either raped Kristin Smart or was attempting to when he caused her death in 1996, and his father helped him conceal her body, San Luis Obispo County’s district attorney said Wednesday, April 14, while announcing the charges filed against both of them.

Flores, now 44, was charged with first-degree murder and his father, Ruben Flores, 80, with accessory after the fact of murder, one day after they were both arrested, District Attorney Dan Dow said.

Dow also said that evidence showed the crime scene was Flores’ dorm room at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he and Smart were students the last time she was seen on May 25, 1996.

Flores was being held without the possibility of bail and Ruben Flores was being held on $250,000 bail, although officials said the father’s bail amount might increase during his first court appearance on Thursday, April 15.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Officer who killed Ashli Babbitt won’t face charges https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/officer-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-wont-face-charges/ Dan Berman and Jamie Crawford | CNN

Federal prosecutors in Washington, DC, will not pursue criminal charges against the US Capitol Police officer involved in the shooting death of Ashli Babbitt during the riot at the Capitol on January 6, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

The Justice Department said has cleared the officer involved and has closed its investigation, saying there is “insufficient evidence” to support prosecution.

“The investigation revealed no evidence to establish that, at the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber,” the DOJ statement said.

“Officials examined video footage posted on social media, statements from the officer involved and other officers and witnesses to the events, physical evidence from the scene of the shooting, and the results of an autopsy,” the Justice Department said. “Based on that investigation, officials determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution.”

Babbitt’s fatal shooting on January 6 occurred as a crowd pushed toward a doorway — barricaded by chairs and guarded by Capitol Police — that was the entrance to the Speaker’s Lobby in the US Capitol building. Babbitt was given medical assistance immediately and taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Suspect In Tuolumne County Murder Arrested In Madera County https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/14/suspect-in-tuolumne-county-murder-arrested-in-madera-county/ TUOLUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) — The suspect in a Tuolumne County killing has been arrested in Madera, authorities say.

According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Cayetano Duarte-Perez was killed in a shooting near La Grange on April 3. Detectives have been investigating the case and were able to identify 39-year-old Luis Cifuentes as the suspect.

A search warrant was soon obtained for Cifuentes’ home and vehicle.

On Monday, California Highway Patrol officers encountered Cifuentes in Madera County and detained him after a traffic stop. Cifuentes was later booked into jail but has reportedly refused extradition back to Tuolumne County.

Detectives have not released any other details on what led up to Duarte-Perez’s killing.

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Ex-Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter arrested in Daunte Wright’s death https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/daunte-wright-officer-charged-kim-potter-mn-brooklyn-center/ Kim Potter, the Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, was arrested Wednesday morning and will soon be charged with second-degree manslaughter, officials say.

Potter, 48, was arrested about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents at the BCA in St. Paul. She will be booked into the Hennepin County Jail.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said she will be charged later today.

“This remains an active and ongoing investigation,” BCA officials said in a news release. “The BCA has been and will continue to work with the Washington County Attorney’s Office as the case progresses.”

Wright, 20, was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn Center. Katie Wright said her son called her right before his death to say that police had pulled him over because he had an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. It is illegal to drive in Minnesota with objects that are “suspended between the driver and the windshield,” other than sun visors, rearview mirrors, safety monitoring equipment, GPS systems, toll-collection devices or “identifying devices.”

Daunte Wright, 20, was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Courtesy of Ben Crump Law)

Former Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said during a press conference on Monday that officers initially pulled Wright over about 2 p.m. Sunday because the registration tags on his license plates were expired. He also said officers took note of the air freshener on Wright’s rearview mirror.

Officers decided to arrest Wright after learning there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest following an incident in which police suspect he fled from them after being reported waiving a gun. As he was being handcuffed, Wright, who was unarmed, freed himself from the grasp of police and got into the driver’s seat of his vehicle.

Potter, a field-training officer who on the scene in that capacity, attempted to deploy her Taser, but mistakenly grabbed her firearm, Gannon said.

Body camera video shows Potter yelling “I’ll tase you! I’ll tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” while pointing her department-issued handgun at Wright. She fires one shot in his chest before screaming, “Holy s–t! I shot him!”

Both Potter and Gannon resigned from their positions on Tuesday morning.

In her resignation letter sent to city officials on Tuesday, Potter, a 26-year veteran of the department, wrote she had “loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department and my fellow officers if I resign immediately.”

Potter could not immediately be reached for comment. Her attorney, Earl Gray, said Wednesday morning that he was unable to talk at the moment.

The second-degree manslaughter charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to state statute, a person is guilty of second-degree manslaughter if they cause another person’s death by “culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another.”

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter posted his reaction to the second-degree manslaughter charge on Twitter. “Wright should still be alive today and there is no acceptable reason he’s gone,” he wrote. “This decision is only a start; our justice system must prove itself capable of asserting and protecting the value of black and brown lives.”

PROTESTS, ARRESTS, ANGUISH

The shooting prompted protests outside the police department in Brooklyn Center. Officers from the Minnesota State Patrol, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Minneapolis Police Department arrested 79 people on Tuesday. Arrests were for a range of charges including inciting riot and unlawful assembly, according to Operation Safety Net.

RELATED: ‘Damn, again?’ Families of Daunte Wright, George Floyd join in anguish

The shooting death by police of Wright occurred as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd last May, nears its end.

“We recognize that this couldn’t have happened at a worse time,” Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said earlier this week. “We are all collectively devastated and we have been for over a year now by the killing of George Floyd, and that we continue to be distressed as we go through the Derek Chauvin trial.”

Benjamin Crump, the attorney who is representing Floyd’s family, also has been retained by Wright’s family.

“When you think about the fact that Daunte was trying to get away, he was not a threat to them,” Crump said Tuesday. “Was it the best decision? No. But young people don’t always make the best decisions. As his mother said, he was scared.” Crump noted Potter’s experience as a police officer was longer than Wright’s entire life.

Williams, Floyd’s nephew, said the fact that Chauvin’s trial is underway only serves to offer further explanation for Wright’s actions. “Can you blame Daunte for being afraid?”

COMMUNITY REACHES OUT

Wright’s family and their lawyers have set up a GoFundMe page to pay for Wright’s funeral and burial expenses, as well as support to Daunte’s son, Daunte Wright, Jr., 2, “and to help the Wright family in the fight for justice.” No funds will go toward legal costs, according to the site.

RELATED: Watch the police body camera video of Daunte Wright shooting

As of Wednesday morning, almost $600,000 had been raised.

More than 19,000 people have donated; donations have ranged from $5 to $5,000. Among the donors was Australian resident Janette Dalgliesh, who posted this note with her $20 gift: “Black Lives Matter. Sending love and support from Australia.”

“The road to justice is very long, and the Wright family will not let what happened to Daunte be forgotten,” according to the site. “The officer(s) who took his life must be held responsible.”

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California To Shut 2nd Prison As Inmate Population Dwindles https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/14/susanville-prison-cdcr-closing/ SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — A decade after prison crowding forced California to realign its criminal justice system, the population in what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system has shrunk to the point where officials announced Tuesday they will close one of two inmate firefighter training centers.

The California Correctional Center in Susanville will close by July 2022, officials said, the second such prison closure announced in recent months. The changes have inmates’ attorneys worrying that crowding could eventually again become a problem.

The 58-year old prison, one of two in rural Lassen County in northeastern California, trains inmate firefighters who staff 14 firefighting camps in Northern California.

The number of lower-level inmates eligible for the camps has been dwindling for years because of changes in state law and most recently the pandemic. After the prison closes, all firefighter training will be at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown, east of Stockton.

Minimum security facilities at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi and the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad will also close by July 2022 due to a reduced inmate population, state corrections officials said.

They announced in September that the 67-year-old Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, east of San Francisco, will close by this October.

That will save about $182 million annually, while the closures announced Tuesday will save another $167 million each year, officials said.

Closing two prisons fulfills a pledge by Gov. Gavin Newsom and was hailed by Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia as “a step in the right direction as our nation continues to come to terms with a racial reckoning in the criminal justice system.”

But state Assemblywoman Megan Dahle and state Sen. Brian Dahle, who represent Lassen County, issued a statement that said they were “shocked and appalled” by the Susanville closure, a decision they said lacked transparency and could throw many out of work.

“We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation,” the statement said. “Now, without warning or notice to the public, the state has arbitrarily dictated that it will be upending the livelihood of over 1,000 employees and their families.”

Officials said the roughly 2,000 inmates at the Susanville prison will be moved to other prisons without earlier releases and the employees may be offered jobs at other facilities.

Newsom has supported criminal justice changes beyond the sweeping revisions sought by his fellow Democrat and predecessor, Jerry Brown, who was driven by federal court orders, budget deficits and a philosophy that virtually anyone can be rehabilitated.

Brown and legislative leaders first agreed a decade ago to keep lower-level felons in county jails instead of state prisons to relieve crowding so bad that federal judges ruled that it had created unconstitutional conditions. Inmates at the time were stacked in bunks three tiers high in gymnasiums and activity rooms that had been turned into makeshift dormitories.

Voters in 2014 further reduced penalties for property and drug crimes. Two years later they backed Brown’s ballot measure to allow earlier parole for most inmates.

Yet it is population reductions driven by the pandemic that is allowing the prison closures.

That has attorneys representing inmates worrying that they might eventually drive up prison crowding once again.

Corrections Secretary Kathleen Allison cited “the significant decrease in the state’s incarcerated population over the past year” for allowing officials “to move forward with these prison closures in a thoughtful manner that does not impact public safety.”

As of last month it had about 26,000 fewer inmates than the roughly 117,000 in state prisons before the pandemic, said Michael Bien, one of the attorneys representing inmates in a major class-action lawsuits over crowding.

But more than 10,000 state inmates are waiting in county jails because corrections officials limited intake for fear of spreading infections during the pandemic.

The courts also have been backed up because of the pandemic, but the flow to prisons will eventually return to normal, added Don Specter, another attorney leading the crowding lawsuits.

The crime rate has been at such historic lows “that it’s bound to creep up somewhat,” Specter said, eventually leading to more inmates unless there are more changes to sentencing laws or more earlier releases by corrections officials.

“If you’re closing prisons, does that mean that there are more crowded dorms at other prisons, more double-celling?” wondered Bien. “We also have to make sure that we don’t make conditions miserable for the ones that are left…. It just means that there’s less room everywhere else.”

Corrections spokeswoman Dana Simas said the projected continued population decline will allow the remaining prisons “to provide robust rehabilitative programs and quality health care” within the population cap set by federal judges.

Bien and Specter said the pandemic has shown that crowding cap is too high, even if it meets federal guidelines.

And while the number of lower-level felons has dwindled, that has left behind a higher proportion of mentally ill inmates that the attorneys contend are not receiving proper care.

The last time California closed a state prison was a women’s facility in Stockton in 2003.

The announcement comes as state officials prepare for what they predict will be an earlier, severe wildfire season driven by a second consecutive dry winter.

Newsom has increased hiring of other firefighters to make up for fewer eligible inmates.

Officials last fall announced they were closing eight inmate firefighting camps, consolidating inmates into 35 remaining camps.

They said the roughly 2,000 inmates at the Susanville prison will be moved to other prisons without earlier releases. The more than 1,000 employees may also be offered jobs at other facilities.

Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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LAPD is looking for an armed assault suspect in Van Nuys https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/lapd-is-looking-for-an-armed-assault-suspect-in-van-nuys/ Los Angeles police are searching for at least one armed assault suspect in the area of Cohasset and Saticoy streets and Gloria and Haskell avenues in Van Nuys, Fox11 reports.

Cohasset Elementary School is in the area.

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Wild Ride: Suspected DUI Driver Leads Police Pursuit on Sacramento Executive Airport Runway https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/13/dui-arrest-sac-executive-airport-driver/ SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Police dispatch audio described a wild police pursuit on the runway of the Sacramento Executive Airport, including a suspect crashing into several parked planes.

The suspect first crashed through a fence at the airport, to get onto the property. CBS13 learned about the incident through a viewer tip.

It happened on April 3. The county did not release this information until we started asking about it.

Police dispatch audio recordings describe the wild ride.

Dispatcher: “…6151 Freeport Boulevard, Executive Airport…we have a vehicle driving on the runway…”

Dispatcher: “…we were given permission to drive on the taxiways, on the runways…advise overhead…to have our blue red lights on…in case of any aircrafts in the area…”

Officer: “…we’re still doing circles around the airplane hanger…ahh going about 20 miles an hour…”

People familiar with the incident said at least five parked planes were hit by the driver before he was finally stopped and arrested for DUI.

The air traffic controllers had a birds eye view of it all. Air Traffic Control tower recordings describe what controllers saw.

Air Traffic Control: “…county ops it appears we have the entire Sacramento police department here…”

Air Traffic Control: “…hey, you know that gate over by Jet Exe that the cops are coming through? Nobody closed it, it’s still wide open…”

At one point recordings reveal the air traffic controllers joking about the security problem.

Air Traffic Control: “…do they have somebody guarding it? …hahaha just kidding, we might be chasing somebody else…”

The FAA is responsible for investigating incidents at general aviation airports where an airport could have prevented unauthorized access.

“However this incident appears to be due solely to criminal activity that was beyond the control of the airport,” FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor said. “Therefore, we are not investigating the incident.”

Sacramento police confirm the suspect arrested is Juanito Rubianes, in his 50s, from Elk Grove.

A Sacramento County spokesperson said due to this incident the county is looking at contracting with a security company to provide 24 hour on-site security.

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Woman suspected of killing 3 children to be arraigned on carjacking charges https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/13/woman-suspected-of-killing-3-children-to-be-arraigned-on-carjacking-charges/ A woman suspected of killing her three children in Reseda will be arraigned Wednesday, April 14, in Kern County Superior Court on felony carjacking and auto theft charges connected to an alleged escape attempt following the homicides.

Liliana Carrillo, 30, was transferred Monday night from the Tulare County Jail to the Kern County Jail, where she is being held on $2 million bail.

As of Tuesday, Carrillo still had not been charged by the Los County District Attorney’s Office with killing her children, who were discovered dead by a relative on Saturday in a small Reseda apartment where they lived with the suspect. Prosecutors have said they plan to extradite Carrillo from Kern County to Los Angeles County.

Initial police reports suggested the children had been stabbed, but no official cause of death has been disclosed.

The Los Angeles Police Department has placed a security hold on the children’s autopsy reports to prevent the release of information, Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, said Tuesday.

Authorities allege that after the homicide Carrillo fled her apartment, crashed her vehicle near Bakersfield and carjacked a good Samaritan who had tried to help her and was driving a Toyota Tacoma. She also attempted to carjack a Ford 150 truck, according to a criminal compliant filed in Kern County Superior Court.

Carrillo was apprehended Saturday afternoon in Ponderosa, a tiny community east of Porterville in the San Joaquin Valley.

Carrillo, the children and their father, Erik Denton, lived in Porterville until Feb. 25, court records show. She and the children then relocated to Reseda.

Authorities have not released a motive for the slayings. However, court documents indicate Carrillo and Denton were embroiled in a bitter custody dispute over the children.

On March 12, Carrillo was granted a temporary restraining order for her and her children — Joanna, 3, Terry, 2, and Sierra, nearly 6 months old — through the Los Angeles County courts, barring Denton from harassing, threatening or violent behavior.

About three weeks earlier, Denton filed an emergency request in Tulare County Court seeking custody of the children, citing Carrillo’s deteriorating mental condition.

Denton also has said in media interviews that he alerted social workers with the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services that Carrillo posed a danger to her children and herself, but nothing was done. DCFS officials have declined to comment.

Additionally, Denton said in court records that Carrillo suffered from postpartum depression, paranoia, and refused to take prescribed psychiatric medication.

Facebook posts and texts submitted by Denton to the court as evidence of Carillo’s mental state portray her as erratic, despondent and apologetic.

“Is there such a place where u can just go n in destroy things?” Carrillo asked in one Facebook post. “I mean like go bat**** crazy  Asking for a mom.”

Then, in a text message, Carrillo apologized to Denton. “I love you Erik,” she wrote. “I’m sorry how I have been talking to you and the kids. I love you so much. I’m just scared and sad and all overwhelmingly at once.”

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Elderly Man Drove Car for 1 KM With Woman Atop Hood https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2021/04/14/elderly-man-drove-car-for-1-km-with-woman-atop-hood/ Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:00:30 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Japan Bizarre Cars Crime Ibaraki Old People Man Arrested for Attempting to “Imitate KyoAni Arson” at Idol Concert https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2021/04/14/man-arrested-for-attempting-to-imitate-kyoani-arson-at-idol-concert/ Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:21 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Japan Arson Crime Events Fires Idol Kyoto Animation Tokushima ‘Major developments’ in case of Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance; San Pedro man has been investigation’s focus https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/13/major-developments-in-case-of-kristin-smarts-1996-disappearance-san-pedro-man-has-been-investigations-focus/ Major developments in the investigation of the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart will be announced Tuesday afternoon, April 13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department said.

The man who for years officials have described as a person of interest in the case has lived in San Pedro for 10 years.

Officials are scheduled to discuss the developments during a 2 p.m. press conference.

Investigators searched the home of the person of interest, Paul Flores, last year and his father’s home in Arroyo Grande last month.

Flores, who was a California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo student along with Smart, was the last known person to see her and had become the “prime suspect” in the case, the Sheriff’s Department has said.

The 19-year-old Smart, who was from Stockton, vanished while returning to a university dorm after a party.

Flores has told detectives he walked Smart to her dorm after the party, authorities have said, and he became a person of interest shortly after her disappearance.

In 2002, a judge declared Smart dead. In 2016 a portion of the Cal Poly campus was excavated in an effort to find her remains.

Flores’s home in San Pedro was searched by investigators in February 2020 and again in April that year. His father’s residence is less than 20 miles south of the campus.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Met officer faces dismissal after ‘clear case of racial profiling’ https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/13/metropolitan-police-officer-dismissal-racial-profiling-charlie-harrison-carl-abrahams Charlie Harrison stopped Carl Abrahams ‘due to skin colour’ before attack in front of children, judge rules

A police officer jailed for picking on a black father because of his colour and attacking him in front of his children, is facing dismissal.

A judge said PC Charlie Harrison, 39, targeted his victim – who was grieving for his dead partner – for a bogus stop because of his race, and then assaulted him.

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Ben and Jerry's calls to dismantle the police and criminal justice system following Daunte Wright's death http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider/~3/4Xe0ydYX9gw/ben-and-jerrys-responds-to-daunte-wright-shooting-2021-4 Protesters gathered outside of the Brooklyn Center police station at a protest over the police killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, U.S., on April 13, 2021.

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  • Ben and Jerry's called to dismantle the police following Daunte Wright's killing.
  • Police officer Kim Potter shot and killed the 20-year-old during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis.
  • "The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy," the ice cream brand tweeted.
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Ben and Jerry's is calling to dismantle and rebuild the public safety and criminal justice systems in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright.

"The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities," Ben and Jerry's tweeted from its corporate account. "This system can't be reformed. It must be dismantled and a real system of public safety rebuilt from the ground up."

-Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) April 12, 2021

Ben and Jerry's declined to give additional comment.

Police officer Kim Potter shot and killed the 20-year-old at a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb. The Brooklyn Center police chief said Wright's death was the result of an "accidental discharge," as Potter had claimed to grab for her taser but found her gun instead.

Protests broke out in and around Minneapolis upon Wright's death, leading to the mayor declaring a state of emergency and enforcing a 7 p.m. curfew.

Wright's father Aubrey told ABC News' Robin Roberts he does not believe Potter shot his son by mistake. "I can't accept that - a mistake, that doesn't even sound right," the father said. "This officer has been on the force for 26 years. I can't accept that."

Ben and Jerry's called to defund the police on Juneteenth last year, following nationwide calls for justice after the police killing of George Floyd. The Vermont-based ice cream company posted an Instagram photo illustration of money from the US police budget being scooped into bowls labeled "affordable housing," "education," and "mental health counseling."

The ice cream brand has published articles for years calling to end white supremacy, to get out the vote in local elections, and for better aid undocumented immigrants.

Matthew McCarthy, the CEO of Ben and Jerry's, said each board member has committed to social justice and activism, and the firm works with groups seeking to end climate change and expand racial and gender equality.

"If you have the privilege of leading a business, make your values explicit," McCarthy previously told Insider.

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Feds’ Boogaloo Indictment Details Inside of Northern California Extremist Group https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/12/feds-boogaloo-indictment-details/ TURLOCK (CBS13) – A Turlock man is accused of founding a militia-style group connected to the killing of two officers in 2020.

The so-called “California Grizzly Scouts” was part of the “Boogaloo” movement based in Northern California. Newly unsealed court documents take us inside a radical organization, one that trained for combat, and ultimately led to the alleged killing of two officers.

Hawaiian shirts and heavy tactical gear are the signature uniforms of so-called “Boogaloo” groups. They are an anti-government and anti-law enforcement movement. A Northern California Boogaloo group is tied to the shootings of a federal officer and a sheriff deputy over a one-week span in 2020.

Former Travis Air Force Base airman Steven Carillo is charged with the killings.

Now the US Attorney’s office has unsealed an indictment charging four other members of Carillo’s Boogaloo extremist group, called the “Grizzly Scouts” with conspiracy.

Included in the four, is Turlock’s Jessie Rush. Investigators say Rush is the founder of the Grizzly Scouts and held the rank of major in the group.

Court documents show Carillo messaged the group “‘dudes I offed a fed.”

And before allegedly killing a deputy, he messaged “kit up and get here. There’s only one road in and out. Take them out when they’re coming in.”

Glenn Norling is a retired FBI agent who specialized in violent domestic extremist groups. He now runs a consulting business called Train.Be.Ready.com.

“The Boogaloos have almost kind of become the new militia,” Norling said. “This is very much performance-oriented, they don’t want people that are just members to say we have 10,000 members, they want the 15 members that are willing to go out and do the most extreme of the extreme.”

The court documents show after the deadly shootings, this group allegedly deleted files that showed members’ non-disclosure agreements, liability release waivers, and a scorecard assessing members combat firearms and medical training.

“They’re trying to push their agenda, and they want their supporters,” Norling said.

The group trained then targeted two officers and took lives in the line of duty.

Rush is in federal custody right now. He is due back in court on Wednesday.

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Mom suspected of killing 3 children may have suffered from paranoia, delusions, partner alleges https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/12/mom-suspected-of-killing-3-children-may-have-suffered-from-paranoia-delusions-partner-alleges/ A woman suspected of killing her three children inside a small Reseda apartment on Saturday suffered from paranoid delusions, self-medicated with marijuana and believed she alone was responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, her domestic partner said in court records obtained by the Southern California News Group.

Erik Denton, who could not be reached for comment, filed an emergency request March 4 in Tulare County Court seeking custody of his three children — Joanna, 3, Terry, 2, and Sierra, nearly 6 months old — because he feared for their safety due to the deteriorating mental condition of their mother, 30-year-old Liliana Carrillo.

The children were found dead by their grandmother. Initial police reports suggested they had been stabbed, but no official cause of death has been released

Meanwhile, Carrillo fled from her apartment, crashed her vehicle near Bakersfield and carjacked a good Samaritan who had tried to help her, according to authorities.

Carrillo was apprehended Saturday afternoon in Ponderosa, a tiny community in the central high Sierras east of Porterville in the San Joaquin Valley. She remained in custody Monday, but it was unclear where she was being held. Carrillo’s name did not appear in the booking logs at the Los Angeles County jail.

Court records showed that the children lived with Carrillo and Denton in Van Nuys for a few months in 2018, when they moved to Murrieta in September of that year and lived there through March 2019.

The family then moved to Porterville, where they all lived until Feb. 25, when Carrillo and the children came to Reseda, records show. On March 12, Carrillo was granted a temporary restraining order for her and her children through the Los Angeles County courts, barring Denton from harassing, threatening or violent behavior.

However, it was Carrillo who actually posed a threat to the children and herself, according to Denton.

Deteriorating mental condition

Carrillo’s mental condition began to deteriorate after Terry’s birth, when she showed signs of postpartum depression, Denton wrote in his request for custody of the children.

Denton said he quit his job in in December 2019 to stay home with the children due to Carrillo’s inability to care for them and her repeated statements expressing regret having kids and a desire to kill herself, according to court records.

“During this time respondent’s (Carrillo’s) depression worsened,” Denton said. “With my encouragement, respondent started treatment with a therapist.”

‘Lost touch with reality’

However, she abruptly quit therapy, refused to take prescribed psychiatric medicine and began to heavily self-medicate with marijuana, court records indicate.

“Her condition has worsened,” Denton stated. “She is not taking care of herself and has lost touch with reality. She is extremely paranoid and acts impulsively and erratically.”

For example, Carrillo believed she was responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic and that the entire city of Porterville is a “giant sex trafficking ring.” She also said she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder due to childhood abuse, Denton said.

He added that Carrillo’s paranoia and delusions intensified in February after they took the children to a park and Joanna fell while playing, landing on her groin area. “Respondent witnessed this,” Denton stated in court records. “After the incident we returned home and Joanna was acting normally without complaint.”

The following day, Carrillo allegedly confronted Denton about their daughter’s groin injury and accused him of being part of a pedophile ring and allowing someone to molest the girl

Carrillo took her daughter to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, where her medical exam came back normal and did not indicate any sexual assault, court records state. “Respondent was apologetic for her accusations, stating she ‘can’t stop thinking’ that it is true, and wanted to cuddle with the entire family.”

Feared she was being followed

On Feb. 23, Carrillo allegedly began hiding her face in public because she believed people would recognize her and were pursuing her. Denton said he encouraged Carrillo to contact her therapist.

“She informed me that her therapist recommended that we move to a location in which we couldn’t be found,” he stated in court documents.

Then on Feb. 25, Carrillo allegedly tried to leave home in the middle of the night, but Denton would not allow her to take his vehicle because she was agitated and anxious and he was concerned about her ability to drive safely.

Carrillo called the FBI to report that she had discovered a pedophile ring in Porterville prompting Denton to make a 911 call for assistance.  court records state. “Respondent was agitated and hostile towards the officer in the home and did not  believe he was really a police officer,” according to Denton.

Carrillo’s mother came from Los Angeles County to pick up her and the children. Denton said Carrillo told him that she and her mom were going to get the children “drug tested and rape checked.”

Threatens to flee to Mexico

“She also stated she could go to Mexico because she has family there who would protect her and the children,” he said in his application with the court for custody.

Denton said he was contacted by a child protective services social worker who talked to Carrillo and expressed concern about her mental state. “She stated that respondent was refusing to disclose her whereabouts or that of the children, and seemed very agitated and paranoid and not believing the social worker was legitimate.”

Denton said he was concerned for his children’s physical and mental well-being while they were in the care of Carrillo.

“I am very concerned about my partner … and want to get her the help she needs to recover from this mental break and to become stable. I want her interactions with the children to be safe and healthy,” he stated. “Until she is mentally stable and amenable to psychiatric treatment, I do not think our children are safe in her care.”

Visalia Times-Delta Photojournalist Ron Holman contributed to this report.

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Mom suspected of killing 3 children suffered from paranoia, delusions, partner alleges https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/12/mom-suspected-of-killing-3-children-may-have-suffered-from-paranoia-delusions-partner-alleges/ A woman suspected of killing her three children inside a small Reseda apartment on Saturday suffered from paranoid delusions, self-medicated with marijuana and believed she alone was responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, her domestic partner said in court records obtained by the Southern California News Group.

Erik Denton, who could not be reached for comment, filed an emergency request March 4 in Tulare County Court seeking custody of his three children — Joanna, 3, Terry, 2, and Sierra, nearly 6 months old — because he feared for their safety due to the deteriorating mental condition of their mother, 30-year-old Liliana Carrillo.

The children were found dead by their grandmother. Initial police reports suggested they had been stabbed, but no official cause of death has been released

Meanwhile, Carrillo fled from her apartment, crashed her vehicle near Bakersfield and carjacked a good Samaritan who had tried to help her, according to authorities.

Carrillo was apprehended Saturday afternoon in Ponderosa, a tiny community in the central high Sierras east of Porterville in the San Joaquin Valley. She remained in custody Monday, but it was unclear where she was being held. Carrillo’s name did not appear in the booking logs at the Los Angeles County jail.

Court records showed that the children lived with Carrillo and Denton in Van Nuys for a few months in 2018, when they moved to Murrieta in September of that year and lived there through March 2019.

The family then moved to Porterville, where they all lived until Feb. 25, when Carrillo and the children came to Reseda, records show. On March 12, Carrillo was granted a temporary restraining order for her and her children through the Los Angeles County courts, barring Denton from harassing, threatening or violent behavior.

However, it was Carrillo who actually posed a threat to the children and herself, according to Denton.

Deteriorating mental condition

Carrillo’s mental condition began to deteriorate after Terry’s birth, when she showed signs of postpartum depression, Denton wrote in his request for custody of the children.

Denton said he quit his job in in December 2019 to stay home with the children due to Carrillo’s inability to care for them and her repeated statements expressing regret having kids and a desire to kill herself, according to court records.

“During this time respondent’s (Carrillo’s) depression worsened,” Denton said. “With my encouragement, respondent started treatment with a therapist.”

‘Lost touch with reality’

However, she abruptly quit therapy, refused to take prescribed psychiatric medicine and began to heavily self-medicate with marijuana, court records indicate.

“Her condition has worsened,” Denton stated. “She is not taking care of herself and has lost touch with reality. She is extremely paranoid and acts impulsively and erratically.”

For example, Carrillo believed she was responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic and that the entire city of Porterville is a “giant sex trafficking ring.” She also said she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder due to childhood abuse, Denton said.

He added that Carrillo’s paranoia and delusions intensified in February after they took the children to a park and Joanna fell while playing, landing on her groin area. “Respondent witnessed this,” Denton stated in court records. “After the incident we returned home and Joanna was acting normally without complaint.”

The following day, Carrillo allegedly confronted Denton about their daughter’s groin injury and accused him of being part of a pedophile ring and allowing someone to molest the girl

Carrillo took her daughter to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, where her medical exam came back normal and did not indicate any sexual assault, court records state. “Respondent was apologetic for her accusations, stating she ‘can’t stop thinking’ that it is true, and wanted to cuddle with the entire family.”

Feared she was being followed

On Feb. 23, Carrillo allegedly began hiding her face in public because she believed people would recognize her and were pursuing her. Denton said he encouraged Carrillo to contact her therapist.

“She informed me that her therapist recommended that we move to a location in which we couldn’t be found,” he stated in court documents.

Then on Feb. 25, Carrillo allegedly tried to leave home in the middle of the night, but Denton would not allow her to take his vehicle because she was agitated and anxious and he was concerned about her ability to drive safely.

Carrillo called the FBI to report that she had discovered a pedophile ring in Porterville prompting Denton to make a 911 call for assistance.  court records state. “Respondent was agitated and hostile towards the officer in the home and did not  believe he was really a police officer,” according to Denton.

Carrillo’s mother came from Los Angeles County to pick up her and the children. Denton said Carrillo told him that she and her mom were going to get the children “drug tested and rape checked.”

Threatens to flee to Mexico

“She also stated she could go to Mexico because she has family there who would protect her and the children,” he said in his application with the court for custody.

Denton said he was contacted by a child protective services social worker who talked to Carrillo and expressed concern about her mental state. “She stated that respondent was refusing to disclose her whereabouts or that of the children, and seemed very agitated and paranoid and not believing the social worker was legitimate.”

Denton said he was concerned for his children’s physical and mental well-being while they were in the care of Carrillo.

“I am very concerned about my partner … and want to get her the help she needs to recover from this mental break and to become stable. I want her interactions with the children to be safe and healthy,” he stated. “Until she is mentally stable and amenable to psychiatric treatment, I do not think our children are safe in her care.”

Visalia Times-Delta Photojournalist Ron Holman contributed to this report.

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Pakistani Migrant Bids Judge Hand Over 14-Year-Old Girl https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2021/04/13/pakistani-migrant-bids-judge-hand-over-14-year-old-girl/ Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:00:58 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Crime Children France Immigration International Pakistan Anime Man Shot And Killed At South Sacramento Apartment Complex https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/12/dewey-blvd-iowa-ave-south-sacramento-shooting/ SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting in south Sacramento on Monday.

The shooting happened near Dewey Boulevard and Iowa Avenue.

Heavy police presence at Dewey Blvd & Iowa Ave in south Sacramento for a shooting. PIO enroute. Please avoid the area.

— Sacramento Sheriff (@sacsheriff) April 12, 2021

One man was shot multiple times inside of an apartment complex and his suspected shooter is still at large, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.

A heavy law enforcement presence remains. People are being asked to avoid the immediate area for the time being.

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Deputies Investigating Shooting In South Sacramento https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/12/dewey-blvd-iowa-ave-south-sacramento-shooting/ SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Deputies are investigating a shooting in south Sacramento on Monday.

The shooting happened near Dewey Boulevard and Iowa Avenue.

Heavy police presence at Dewey Blvd & Iowa Ave in south Sacramento for a shooting. PIO enroute. Please avoid the area.

— Sacramento Sheriff (@sacsheriff) April 12, 2021

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office confirms they are investigating a shooting, but no other information about the incident has been released at this point.

A heavy law enforcement presence remains. People are being asked to avoid the immediate area for the time being.

Updates to follow.

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World’s biggest rabbit stolen from home in Worcestershire https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/12/worlds-biggest-rabbit-stolen-from-home-in-worcestershire Owner Annette Edwards offers £1,000 reward for Guinness World Record holding rabbit’s return

A rabbit proclaimed the biggest in the world has been stolen from its home in Worcestershire, police have said.

West Mercia police believe the 129cm-long continental giant rabbit, named Darius, was taken from its enclosure in the garden of the property in Stoulton overnight on Saturday.

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Multiple shooting victims reported at Tennessee school https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/12/breaking-multiple-shooting-victims-reported-at-tenn-school/ By Dan Whitcomb | Reuters

Police in Knoxville, Tenn. said on Monday they were responding to reports of a shooting at a high school there with at least several victims.

“Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time,” Knoxville police said on Twitter.

Authorities did not say if the gunman had been taken into custody but the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported that one person had been detained in connection with the shooting.

Television news images showed police and fire crews surrounding Austin-East High School in east Knoxville.

“Knox County Schools is responding to a shooting that occurred this afternoon at Austin-East Magnet High School. We are gathering information about this tragic situation and will provide additional information as soon as possible,” Knoxville schools superintendent Bob Thomas said on Twitter.

“The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families,” Thomas said.

Local 10 News reported that the school had been placed under a “hard lockdown” and that parents were told to go to the back of the campus to pick up their children.

A string of mass shootings have unfolded across the United States since mid-March.

Last week a man opened fire at the cabinet-making plant in Texas where he worked, killing one person and wounding six others before he was taken into custody.

Eight people were slain at Atlanta-area spas, 10 people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, and four people, including a 9-year-old boy at a real estate office in Orange, California.

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