April 6, 2013

Los Angeles Court News

In closing argument, Prosecutors love to ask the jury why a cop would lie?  This only works in cases where the defendant is not a cop.  In this type of case, the prosecutor obviously can't use that type of argument. Guess, "cops are liars" is the way to go on this one.

Richard Winton and Robert Faturechi from the LA Times report that two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been criminally charged with lying about a drug arrest. 

By the way, did you know that Michael Jackson's family is suing the company (Anshutz Entertainment Group) that was promoting MJ's comeback tour?  Jury selection started in downtown LA.

The family claims AEG negligently hired and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray who was convicted of involunatry manslaughter for Michael's death in 2011.

CNN tried to get permission to televise the trial but Judge Palazuelos denied the request.

If you missed the documentary this week on PBS called "The Passions and Politics of Ed Edelman," you can read the article by Steve Lopez which has lots of interesting facts about Edelman's life including the LA County Children's Court in Monterey Park is named for Edelman because he believed child abuse and neglect — and juvenile justice needed to be handled in "child-sensitive" quarters apart from the adult facilities.
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