After a white police officer in neighboring North Charleston shot and killed Walter Scott — black, unarmed, and in full view of a camera — there was outrage, and there were protests. But this storied Southern town did not erupt in conflagrations like Ferguson and Baltimore.
He arrived at the Calhoun Street church at 8:17 p.m., a pale, gaunt young man with a fishbowl haircut and putty-like features. He passed under the great steeple of Emanuel AME and opened the tall wooden door. He wore a gray sweatshirt and a dark pouch around his waist.
Attorney Charmaine Druyor said she was puzzled when she received a notice, two weeks ago, ordering her to appear Friday in the Westminster courtroom of Judge Thomas Borris. It concerned a man whose charge of driving on a suspended license had been dismissed in 2012.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger waited until his last day in office to announce the commutation of convicted killer Esteban Nuñez, the son of a powerful political ally, and then gave this explanation: “Of course you help a friend.”
Southern California Gas Co. workers are continuing to work on repairing a ruptured gas line in Hollywood and expect to have it fixed by midnight.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 9-year-old boy who they believe was accidentally shot Saturday by his 14-year-old brother in Perris, police said.
A 50-year-old Whittier man was charged with vehicular homicide Saturday after he struck and killed a pedestrian in a Santa Fe Springs crosswalk, police said.
A former hotel concierge was found guilty Thursday of participating in a two-decade-old kidnapping and murder, crimes committed in revenge after the defendant’s ex-girlfriend told him a man had raped her.