Crime & Justice |

Does a photo database of inmates' tattoos violate privacy and First Amendment rights?

Photo by Joe Stump via Flickr Creative Commons
| A government-funded program is testing out algorithms to understand and link up tattoos of inmates and others stopped by law enforcement agencies.

'Shield' actor sentenced to 40 years to life for killing wife


Michael Jace has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for killing his wife. Jace apologized to the family and said there's no justification for his actions.

Appeals court rules no right to carry concealed weapons in public


The decision overturned a 2014 ruling by a smaller 9th Circuit panel and came in a lawsuit over the denial of concealed weapons permits by a sheriff in San Diego County.

Los Angeles police add 100 electric cars to fleet


The cars are not for regular police patrols. They will largely be used by the department's civilian workforce and sometimes by officers for non-emergency purposes.

Grim Sleeper serial killer sentenced to death


Lonnie Franklin Jr., who killed at least 10 women in South Los Angeles, has been sentenced to death. The so-called "Grim Sleeper" is one of L.A's most notorious killers.


California Supreme Court allows governor's prison plan


The court's decision means Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to reduce the state's prison population will come before voters in November.


Gun used in Minnesota, UCLA shootings appears to be the same


Preliminary ballistics tests on shell casings found at shooting scenes in Minnesota and at the UCLA were fired from the same gun, police said Friday.

Jurors debating fate of Grim Sleeper serial murderer


Jurors must decide between the death penalty and life in prison for one of L.A.'s most prolific serial killers. Lonnie Franklin Jr. murdered at least ten women in South L.A.

UCLA shooting update: Coroner identifies second victim


A Minnesota coroner has identified the body of a woman killed in Brooklyn Park as that of Ashley Erin Hasti, who had been married to UCLA shooting assailant Mainak Sarkar.