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Headlines: ICE Maintains Surveillance Network Capable Of Spying on Most Americans; FBI Returning Cannabis Cash Seized From Armored Cars

8:48 AM PDT on May 11, 2022

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Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

—Renowned Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in the head and killed this morning while apparently covering the Israeli forces' raid of a refugee camp in the West Bank city of Jenin. [Newsweek]

—Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reportedly created a "surveillance dragnet designed to spy on most people living in the United States," circumventing warrants and state privacy laws. [LAT]

—The New York Times calls our jacaranda trees "The Purple Tree Gods of Los Angeles." How many readers will pronounce the "J" though? [NYT]

—The president of Cal State received a vote of "No Confidence" following the forced removal of professor Dr. Melina Abdullah from a mayoral debate earlier this month. [LAT/Twitter]

—Two journalists in Veracruz were shot and killed this week, bringing the toll of reporters slain in Mexico up to 11 this year. [AP]

—An L.A. judge refused to lower the $30,000 bail of the man arrested in the assault on Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl. [NBC]

—The FBI has given up its attempt to jack confiscate $1,100,000 in California cannabis dispensary cash seized from traveling armored cars. [LAT]

—Gun charges have been dropped for Jackie Lacey's husband, who pulled out a pistol on protestors at his Granada Hills home in 2020. [KTTV]

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