California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed legislative bills to protect privacy, including bans against “revenge porn” and the use of drones to take photos of celebrities.
By Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Almost a year into his lengthy prison term, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking a federal appeals court to toss his conviction and grant him a new trial. The disgraced ex-mayor, who is serving a 28-year prison term for public corruption, argued in court documents filed […]
By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes unsavory nexus of media, celebrity and […]
By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — The British government Tuesday praised the terrorism conviction in New York of a radical Muslim cleric it spent a decade trying to expel to the U.S. for prosecution and vowed to prevent such drawn-out extraditions from happening again. Abu Hamza al-Masri faces life in prison after being found […]
By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76. Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer, had a difficult upbringing in New Jersey and had stints in prison […]