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Headlines: Two L.A. Officers Ambushed and Killed in El Monte; Woman Escapes Captivity In Chino Hills Home

7:32 AM PDT on June 15, 2022

LAPD responding to the shooting of two of its officers in El Monte, photo: _queenjackieee/Instagram

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—Two police officers, one a rookie and one a 22-year veteran were "ambushed," shot, and killed on Tuesday afternoon while responding to a reported stabbing at a motel in El Monte. The suspect was shot and killed, as well. [CBS]

—As ballots continue to be counted, what we thought we knew about L.A.'s recent elections turns out to be wrong, with progressive candidates often leading, including Karen Bass having a 3% lead over Rick Caruso. [Taniel/Twitter]

—L.A. is banning the dismantling and sale of and repair service for bikes on the streets, citing high instances of bike theft and "chop shops." Activists fear this will lead to the wider harassment of homeless populations. [LAT]

—U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are allegedly circulating a coin that commemorates the disgusting treatment of Haitian migrants who had whips swung at them by agents on horseback in Del Rio, Texas. [Miami Herald]

—A law that bans developers from contributing to the Mayor, City Attorney, City Councilmembers, candidates from these offices, or a City committee controlled by one of these individuals is now in full-effect. [Nat. Law Review]

—33-year-old Pejhmaun Iraj Khosroabadi was arrested yesterday on suspicion of shooting a CHP officer multiple times during a traffic stop in Studio City on Monday. [MSN]

—A 22-year-old woman being held captive by 59-year-old Peter Anthony McGuire in his Chino Hills home recently escaped following months of torture and sexual assault, leading to the man's arrest. [NBC]

—Garden Grove bakery The Baking Fool has been named one of the country's best bakeries on Yelp. [Yelp]

—A group of farmers in Morelos, Mexico, are no longer waiting around for the government to get its shit together on cannabis legalization and are going it alone, setting up cannabis crops in defiance bureaucracy's slow pace. [Vice]

—The two largest police departments (NYPD & LAPD) didn’t report 2021 crime stats to the FBI. Nor did most police departments in our most populous states, leading to a lack of hard data on crime in the U.S. [The Marshall Project]

— Donald Trump apparently duped his cult followers to the tune of $250 million for an Election Defense Fund that didn't exist. [The Late Show With Stephen Colbert]

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