Sunday News Notes: Reg Slams Loretta Sanchez

Local news highlights include:

Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stance
The editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. “From our freedom values perspective,” the Reg folks opined, Tran is superior to Loretta Sanchez, the incumbent who has supported Democratic policies that have “damaged the country.” On Fiorina: “Californians deserve a change.” On Whitman: She “is focused, no-nonsense.” They also picked sides on all the state propositions, but declared their view on the pro-marijuana one as “pending.” 


The rotting of America, part 634
A group of Los
Angeles sheriff's deputies apparently desperate for a group
sadomasochistic, homosexual experience have been accused of pulling a
jail inmate out of his cell, yanking down his underwear to expose his
genitals and pepper-spraying the man's penis and anus, according to a
story by Robert Faturechi of the Times. Not surprised? Right,
well, sexually-demented deputies obviously is not the breaking news
here. Here's what is: Sheriff Lee Baca says he will no longer wait for a
district attorney's office probe into such complaints because the DA's
office is lazy or uninterested. Baca's says he's going to do his own internal affairs investigation. The deputies' union objects.

​Above the law?
Oh, you gotta love it: The folks at Friends For Fullerton's Future blog recently caught a man stealing campaign signs. That's a crime and they've got the photographic proof. Even better, the man drove off in a van registered to a business tied to city council candidate Roland Chi. Oops. This could present a problem. OC prosecutorial heavyweights Mike and Susan Kang Schroeder back Chi. Will the thief get a pre-election pass? 
–R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.

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