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Headlines: Mayan Maize God Statue Found in Mexico; DJ’s Quik’s Son Charged With Downey Murder

8:30 AM PDT on June 2, 2022

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—David Blake Jr., a man reported to be the son of Compton rapper and producer DJ Quik, was charged yesterday in the shooting death of a man in Downey that occurred last week amid a fight in a local home. [KTLA]

—A UCLA report finds that the deaths of young Black and Latino men in L.A. County jails have reportedly been misclassified as naturally occurring or undetermined, whereas a alleges that a majority "are at the hands of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department guards through physical violence, mistreatment of the mentally ill or the result of medical negligence." [Spectrum 1]

—A 1,300-year-old statue of a Mayan maize deity was discovered by archaeologists in southeastern Mexico's Palenque. [France24]

—LAUSD claims three high school students ingested fentanyl in ecstasy pills they'd ordered online. [KABC]

—A 58-year-old was arrested after reported fender-bender in Torrance led to a fight between him and another man, as well as a spare-change beating caught on camera. [KTLA]

—A student was shot in the leg outside of Valley Glen's Ulysses S. Grant High School around the time school was dismissed on Wednesday. [KTLA]

—Governor Gavin Newsom commemorates a fallen LAPD officer who died during a training at L.A.'s Elysian Park Academy last week. [Gov.CA]

—A ban on flavored tobacco products that may appeal to children has been approved by L.A.'s City Council. [LAT]

—Talent agency giant WME is reportedly in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak, with 18 cases reported amongst employees. [Deadline]

It may be the end of an era for Elvis-themed weddings in Vegas. [KABC]

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