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Headlines: Local Punks Allegedly Set Fire to Neo-Nazi Metal Band’s Truck While Playing an ‘Invite-Only’ Show in East L.A.; Jaywalking Decriminalized In California

10:22 AM PDT on October 3, 2022

    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.

    —A Neo-Nazi Black Metal concert called "Rise of the Black Sun" was reportedly held in East L.A., featuring band members with anti-Semitic shirts and band names like the 'Blue Eyed Devils.' L.A. TACO received multiple reports of a truck fire that occurred in front of the venue located at 3612 E 1st Street in unincorporated East Los Angeles, allegedly started by anti-nazi local punks. L.A. County Fire confirmed to L.A. TACO they were called to put out a truck fire that occurred at approximately 10:07 PM. Street vending and social justice activist Edin A. Enamorado posted a video on his Instagram account where he confronted the performing bands, who backtracked on their racist ideologies in person, but later admitted to it via an Instagram comment. [Vishal P. Singh]

    —Russian hackers have reportedly released a 500GB cache of data stolen from LAUSD after the school district rejected demands in a ransomware attack. [TechCrunch]

    —Police took in an armed assault suspect in Long Beach on Sunday following an hours-long standoff and an officer-involved shooting in which no one was reportedly hit. [CBS]

    —Jaywalking has been decriminalized in California now that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the "Freedom to Walk Act." [OC Register]

    —A fire in the Venice canals reportedly destroyed one home that was under construction and damaged four others on Sunday. [CBS]

    —Rick Caruso has spent $62 million to Karen Bass's $6 million since entering his campaign for mayor, an amount that is only rivaled by New York's Michael Bloomberg "in the annals of American local politics." [LAT]

    —A street takeover in West Compton included someone throwing large fistfuls of cash into the crowd. [KTLA]

    —A 17-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl were taken into custody in Saturday's stabbing death of a 56-year-old man in Downtown. [NBC]

    —Former professional hockey player and Kings left wing Sean Avery allegedly threatened to damage the cars of a group of people, including teenagers, who parked on his street in the Hollywood Hills last week. [TMZ]

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