Los Angeles

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Thousands of gallons of crude oil spewed into the streets of a Los Angeles area neighborhood on Thursday following the rupture of an above ground pipeline, according to the LA Fire Department. The crude shot up 20 feet into the air and covered a roughly half-mile area in Atwater Village, according to Fire Capt. Jaime Moore. The oil was reportedly...

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Last week, the LAPD became the country's largest police department to acquire surveillance drones - though their PR-savvy announcement carefully uses the term "unmanned aerial vehicles" - when they accepted as gifts two Draganflyer X6 drones rejected by angry Seattle residents who had cited privacy concerns, "the militarization of our streets and now the air above them," and the fact "we dont trust you with the weapons you do have." The LAPD, which was recently blasted for surveillance over...

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