The judge presiding over the trial of two former Fullerton Police Department officers charged in death of Kelly Thomas has ordered all pool cameras out of the courtroom.
It happened because of a dispute over the use of recordings.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackaukas informed Superior Court Judge William Froeberg that a member of his office was denied access to the pool feed by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA).
RTNA board of directors member and KFI News reporter Steve Gregory noticed someone recording opening statements Monday by DA Rackaukas and John Barnett, a defense attorney for one of the cops accused in the case.
The man, whom the RTNA later learned was not a member of the media, was told to unplug from the feed.
OCDA Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder says her employee was told he was not allowed to pull from the media feed because it would be a breach of journalistic integrity.
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Well it's no surprise that men and women are drastically different in almost every way. However, like most obvious observations, scientists wanted to test and see just how far the differences went.
The Los Angeles Times reports that scientists at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine studied the brains of 949 young adults.
Their findings? Well, "males tended to have have stronger...links between perception and action, while women had stronger...links between reasoning and intuition."
Read more at the latimes.com. Do you think the findings make sense?
As construction continues on Manhattan's 1 World Trade Center building, eerie stories are arising from the rubble of the nation's most recent tragedy.
The website Gothamist.com reports that museum construction workers have reported seeing an angel's face in a twisted beam believed to be at the point of impact on the South Tower. Perhaps even creepier are the claims now coming from Tribeca residents stating the building makes wailing noises resembling a singing choir when the wind blows through the beams.
See the face and hear the wailing at Gothamist.com.
What do you think? Let us know.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer during an attack at Los Angeles International Airport last month is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday.
Paul Ciancia, 23, will have his first hearing at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho
Cucamonga, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles. He's been housed at the facility in federal custody, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.
Ciancia will not be asked to enter a plea during the hearing, Mrozek said. Phone messages left for Ciancia's attorneys, who are both deputy federal public defenders, were not immediately returned.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court that meets in San Francisco and other Western cities will soon stream some of its hearings live over the Internet, the court announced on Monday.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it plans to broadcast its en banc proceedings starting with five cases scheduled for oral arguments between December 9 and 11. It is believed to be the first time a federal appellate court will broadcast live video of a proceeding, said court spokesman David Madden.
An en banc court is used to resolve legal conflicts between 9th Circuit judges that are deemed of great importance. The court hears about 20 such cases a year.
"The Ninth Circuit has a long history of using advances in technology to make the court more accessible and transparent," 9th Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said in a statement. "Video streaming is a way to open the court's doors even wider so that more people can see and hear what transpires in the courtroom, particularly in regard to some of our most important cases."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County's death rate has dropped 19 percent in a decade — greater than the national decline of 13 percent.
Health department figures released Monday say the rate of the overall leading cause of death — coronary heart disease — dipped more than a third between 2001 and 2010.
There also were double-digit death-rate declines for stroke, pneumonia and lung cancer and a 50-percent drop for HIV. Other statistics were more troubling.
Among causes of premature deaths, homicide remained in second place, followed by suicide, car crashes and liver disease.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trimming overgrown shrubs may have won Juvencio Adame praise from neighbors, but it also brought the San Diego man a felony charge from prosecutors.
Adame, 46, was charged with defacement, damage and destruction in excess of $400 after he pruned shrubbery on city land next to his Ocean Beach property in July, U-T San Diego reported on Saturday.
Adame, who is known as "Vince," told neighbors that the shrubs in the neighborhood popular with surfers had become a haven for homeless people to sleep and litter.
He declined to comment on the case, citing advice from his lawyer. He is due in court on Thursday.
The district attorney's office also declined comment.
Neighbor Glenn Goss said the case is a waste of taxpayer money and that Adame is being prosecuted for doing the kind of pruning that city workers ought to do.
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Americans don't seem to trust each as much as they used to.
In the General Social Survey taken about 40 years ago, half of Americans said that most people can be trusted, but a poll taken last month found less than a third had trust of others in everyday encounters, as in clerks who ran their credit cards, other drivers on the road, or people they meet while traveling.
Political and social scientists say this is a bad trend, because it makes it hard for people to compromise, make political or business deals, or work together with those of different backgrounds, and in the long run that's bad news for the economy.
And they say distrust actually leads to more corruption.
I feel so empty, and still not 😱😂 4 days after birth 😄👶🌸👼 by @fotballfrue
A Norwegian soccer player’s wife is under fire for posting a provocative picture of her post-pregnancy body online Friday.
The controversial picture, posted to photo-sharing website Instagram, shows a very fit Caroline Berg Eriksen wearing only a pink bra and pair of black panties. Just four days after giving birth to daughter Neilia, Eriksen appears in the picture — captioned “feel so empty” — with a flat stomach.
Now, the photo is stirring controversy.
Blogger Suzanne Aabel questioned in an entry whether she even “belonged to the same species” as her.
“As a 32 year old with a 4 year old son even and according to BMI-halva ’10 kg (22 pounds) overweight’ I think: WHO ARE YOU TO POST THIS IMAGE? What do you want to say with this picture? Who are you talking to? What is the good purpose here? Why is this positive?,” she wrote in her post titled “I feel fat because soccer lady has given birth.”
Read more at TheBlaze