A leading Los Angeles criminal defense attorney is urging the county's presiding judge to appoint a grand jury to investigate the controversy over sheriff's deputies who've engaged in misconduct. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times published a secret 2014 list of nearly 300 of those deputies. The list included deputies who have planted evidence, lied on police reports, or committed misconduct that involved moral turpitude such as domestic violence.
With more fires moving faster than ever before in California, authorities are issuing more evacuation orders earlier. And that’s placed a spotlight on emergency alert systems, which are controlled by local authorities. In fact, hours before the Thomas Fire hit Ventura County last Monday, the head of the California Office of Emergency Services told state legislators that he wants to standardize how and when authorities issue evacuation orders.
The 38 officers assigned to the LAPD homeless outreach program contacted 12,300 homeless people during the first nine months of this year, according to a report delivered Tuesday to the police commission. It’s unclear, however, how many actually received help. "We have to revisit the numbers we’re reporting and what they mean," said Commander Dominic Choi, who recently began overseeing the department’s efforts to help the homeless. "We’re not caseworkers, so we can’t follow up."
BREAKING: LA County Supes approve massive $15M payout to man who spent 27 yrs in prison for murder he didn't commit. #LASD sheriff's detectives pressured eyewitness and hid evidence pointing to his innocence, says his atty. No comment from sheriff. @KPCC
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".