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Headlines: LAPD Officer Charged With Distributing Explicit Images of His Wife: ‘My Own Husband Is a Predator’

9:35 AM PST on December 16, 2022

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—DTLA: Los Angeles Police Officer Brady Lamas, was charged with allegedly distributing sexually explicit images of his wife to other men. According to a criminal complaint filed this week, Lamas was charged with six counts of disorderly conduct. Lamas' wife, who was not identified in the report, said she did not know the photos were taken of her or shared with people she did not know. “My own husband is a predator, and he preyed on me,” she wrote in a restraining order application. An LAPD spokesperson confirmed that Lamas is currently on home assignment. [LAT]

—El Sereno: Two activists calling for the immediate resignation of Councilmember Kevin de León were arrested during a "sit-in" at the councilman's El Sereno field office. [Facebook]

—Crenshaw: The Marathon Continues: Nipsey Hussles' business partner to teach a class at Loyola Marymount University inspired by the late rapper. The class will focus on "building a brand through culture." [David Gross/IG]

After serving more than 35 years in prison, Mutulu Shakur has been freed, according to Black Lives Matter. The 72-year-old is dying of bone cancer. In the late-1980s, Shakur was convicted of robbing a Brinks truck. He's the step-father of legendary west coast rapper Tupac Shakur and a former member of the Black Liberation Army. [Black Lives Matter/Twitter]

Roughly half of "young Americans" live with their parents, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. A figure not seen since the Great Depression. [Business Insider]

Rich people are thinking about dividing their mansions into smaller parcels to avoid the new "mansion tax" set to go into effect in 2023. [LAT]

Do you want to go to Beyonce's mysterious Club Renaissance this weekend? Ya, so do we. Too bad…the event quickly sold out! [LAT]

Los Angeles, the largest water provider in the nation, is currently in an extreme drought, officials announced yesterday. [AP]

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