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Los Angeles News Roundup ~ April 11th, 2007

10:29 AM PDT on April 11, 2007


Cop Busted, Lied About Disability
An LAPD officer was taken in by his own this week after being accused of working as a celebrity bodyguard while he was on disability leave. It took 16 months for IAD to build their case and charge the officer with fraud. They aren't saying which celebrity he was working for.

LA May Ban Plastic Bags
Los Angeles County officials agreed Tuesday to consider a range of options — including an outright ban — for dealing with the ubiquitous plastic grocery bags that can choke landfills, litter roadways, clog storm drains and kill marine life.

Germs Drummer Popped for 'Phony' GHB
A soap manufacturer is coming to the defense of an LA punk rocker who was jailed after his bottle of liquid peppermint cleanser tested positive for gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, often called the "date-rape drug". Don Bolles says he uses Dr. Bronner's to keep his complexion like that of a 15 year old and that the test is flawed. The soap's manufacturer agrees.

LAPD Immigration Policy Tested
The Los Angeles Police Department's landmark Special Order 40, which prohibits officers from inquiring about the immigration status of suspects, has come under an aggressive assault by anti-illegal immigrant activists who argue that it ties the hands of police.

Violent Crime Down, But Not As Much As Reported
The LAPD Blog claims violent crimes are down 67%, but they actually mean 6.7%. Murder is down 19% this year so far.

LA River, The Movie
Watch it online and learn more about our city's 'river' then you ever wanted to know. Thanks for the link, Coudal.

Huge Cache Mural Pix
A long vertical stitched image of the latest Cache mural from our boy Will at Nice shots!

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