Cal State L.A. student released by Border Patrol; man shot by police in El Sereno was a reformed gang member, friends say; Congressional election update

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Judge orders Cal State L.A student released

  • A federal judge released a Cal State L.A. student and immigration rights activist who was being held by the Border Patrol because she is in the country illegally.  Supporters claim that Claudia Rueda of Boyle Heights had been detained by the Border Patrol in retaliation for protesting the arrest of her mother by federal agents. The cases of both women are now being reviewed by immigration courts. L.A. Times

El Sereno shooting

  • The family and friends Pedro Echeverria voiced support for the 18-year-old who was shot by police in El Sereno one day after he graduated from high school. Echeverria was a reformed gang member planning to attend Pasadena City College, friends told NBC4.   Echeverria was shot on Thursday when he was stopped by police.  Echeverria remains under police custody as he recovers from his wounds in a hospital. The LAPD has so far not provided any new details about what prompted the shooting.

Jimmy Gomez still winning big

  • There were no surprises after the results of the 34th Congressional District runoff election results were updated on Friday by the county clerk: Jimmy Gomez was still winning big,  capturing 61% of the vote compared to 39%, for Robert Lee Ahn.  Ahn’s campaign had suggested that the processing of uncounted ballots from Tuesday’s election could leave him the winner.  Another update will be released next week when the final 1,700 ballots are counted. L.A. Times

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  1. The NBC report of the shooting of a young man in El Sereno, cited above, is extremely one-sided and does not even attempt to fully cover details.

    The ABC coverage online includes the following: “EL SERENO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A teenage suspect was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition after being wounded in an officer-involved shooting in El Sereno Thursday.

    The shooting happened around 4 p.m. in the 4400 block of Turquoise Street. Two officers were in the area on a routine patrol, according to the LAPD, when they encountered a suspect they believed was armed.

    The officers stopped the teen, and at some point a scuffle broke out and the officers opened fire.

    The suspect was struck and no officers were injured, authorities said. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

    Investigators are also looking into a prior handgun-related arrest of the teen in the last few weeks.

  2. This is crazy, Pedro was a very close friend of mine in elementary and middle school after he left school I moved four hours away and lost touch with him. Then I found this and this just breaks my heart…

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