Police detain suspect in killing

    UPDATED, Oct. 10   By Lindsey Maeda MONTEREY PARK—Bakersfield resident Jose Ruiz, 22, was charged with the murder of Patrick Ortega at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor on Atlantic Blvd, last Saturday night. Detective Steve Blagg of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said that they are waiting to file charges against Ruiz today. The cause of Ortega’s death was first reported to authorities as a shooting, but it…

October 7, 2012

Latinos lack outrage after shooting

By Augustine Ugalde Police are killing Latinos on the streets of Monterey Park and no one seems to care. The shooting of an East Los Angeles College student at the Carl’s Jr. across the street from the campus on Jan. 23 has many people wondering why this man had to die. Steven Rodriguez, 22, was shot and killed in broad daylight by two trigger-happy Monterey Park police officers for breaking a…

February 10, 2012

Police kill pipe-wielding assailant in Carl’s Jr. parking lot

  By Erik Luna A Hispanic man was shot and killed today by Monterey Park police officers at the Carl’s Jr. parking lot located near East Los Angeles College. The unidentified man came into and out of the restaurant quickly, returning shortly thereafter carrying something that resembled a pipe and began breaking the restaurant’s windows. The man bashed-in windows from the outside of the restaurant, which caused customers and employees to rush out….

January 23, 2012