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“Let me say publicly what I said privately earlier today: no person in any country should be detained for exercising universal freedoms of expression, assembly and conscience” —Hillary Clinton in Burma on December 1, 2011

SANTA MONICA, CA: After a bit of good-natured wrangling and legal indemnities on both sides, Paul Carr and I finally agreed to terms last week. Barely had the ink time to dry on my employment contract with NSFWCORP, when I learned that the City of Los Angeles had filed criminal charges against me for reporting on a political protest that happened a year ago. My arraignment is set for December 6, only 369 days after I was bailed out of jail on a $2,000 bond. What’s the rush, right? (more…)

November 28th, 2012 | Comments (1)

The Breitbart Conspiracy: Yasha Levine Goes To Westwood To Investigate Breitbaggers' Claims Of White House Assassination Plot

I travelled to Breitbart’s hood to carry out a private investigation into what happened that fateful night …and found a grisly, blood-splattered crime scene just a block away from his home.

March 2nd, 2012 | Comments (69)

My First "Occupy LA" Arraignment Hearing: Los Angeles Stalls Legal Action Against Arrested Occupy LA Protesters...(Updated)

Last Thursday I got up at 7:00 a.m. and drove NASCAR-style to make it in time to my arraignment hearing at the Central Arraignment Court in sunny downtown Los Angeles 8:30 a.m.–only to find out that I’d wasted my time….

January 10th, 2012 | Comments (24)

L.A. Dumps 500 Tons of Human Excrement Onto Kern County Every Day

If you are one of the 3.9 million people who live and shit in Los Angeles, you’ll be happy to know that your turds are given special treatment: they’re loaded onto trucks, taken on a scenic 2.5-hour drive to a different county and dumped on a poor hick town.

May 12th, 2011 | Comments (21)

The Story of How Los Angeles Keeps Raping One of the Most Beautiful Spots in California

The city of Los Angeles recently announced plans to transform Owens Valley into one of the largest sources of solar power in America, outfitting the region with a massive energy farm that would span 80 square miles and generate up to 10 percent of California’s total electricity output. It truly is a monster…

March 2nd, 2010 | Comments (29)

The Modern Speakeasy: Buying Smack on the Streets of LA

Drugs may be the major American story of our era, the thing that did more to alter behavior and law, that redistributed income to the poor far more dramatically than any tinkering with tax codes, that jailed more people and…

January 5th, 2009 | Comments (30)

Daily Inquisition: Burn Santa Barbara, Burn

Honorable Mention: Blessed are the wind-blown embers. Statement of the Grand Inquisitor: Let us start with a fitting quote from yesterday’s LA Times article: A wind-blown ember can be opportunistic, slipping through tiny breaches in the homes. Opportunistic indeed! These…

November 19th, 2008 | Comments (4)