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Prank Calls Lead to Criminal Charges for L.A. Man

Criminal charges have been filed against a Los Angeles man who is believed to have called big-name coaches with phony job offers and recorded the subsequent conversations. NBC News reports that Kenneth Edward Tarr (32) was arrested by LAPD detectives under suspicion of illegally recording phone conversations with a number of sports figures without their permission. In California, the law prohibits recording people without their consent. Prosecutors filed an official charge of felony eavesdropping against Tarr, who faces a maximum jail sentence of 3 years if convicted. According to NBC, Tarr allegedly called several high-profile coaches and claimed to be...

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California Police Suspect Crime Ring Behind Violent Home Invasions

A number of recent home invasion robberies throughout Southern California have exhibited patterns that are leading police to suspect the crimes are linked to the same group of perpetrators. NBC4 Los Angeles reports that up to a dozen of these violent crimes are being investigated as potentially having been carried out by a crime ring in the Southland area. The home invasion crimes involve similar methods and similar targets: jewelry and money. Speaking to NBC4, Police Sgt. Chris Roosen described a crime scene at a recent home invasion in Torrance. “We had two subjects enter the residence, tie up both...

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More Than 50 Arrested in Civil Disobedience at Walmart

In what’s been called the largest civil disobedience in the history of Walmart, over 50 of the chain superstore’s workers and supporters were arrested in downtown Los Angeles. The Huffington Post reports that the sit-in protest occurred outside LA’s Chinatown Walmart, where around 500 people had gathered to protest what they say are “poverty wages” paid by the retailer. The demonstration was the first in what was planned as a series of protests leading up to Black Friday. Toward the end, more than 100 police officers surrounded the protesters and arrested those who refused to leave. The primary reason for...