LA’s watchdog rules that ‘secret society’ of cops dubbed the Banditos ARE gang-like

Members of the Banditos are recognized by skull and sombrero tattoos 

L.A. County’s Inspector General’s Office has produced a damning report into a ‘gang-like’ secret society of cops, known as the Banditos, who it claims are protected by a code of silence among officers including L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. 

The Inspector General’s Office launched an investigation into the allegedly violent group amid claims they and other fractions of L.A. cops had operated like gang-sects for years, wielding their influence over co-workers and the public. 

It also came after the sheriff’s department was told to pay $55million in settlements to people who had been victimized by the groups. 

Among claims in the various lawsuits was that the Banditos are ‘a group of approximately 90 deputies who are inked with matching tattoos of a skeleton with a thick mustache, sombrero, pistol, and bandolier’.

In a report released on Tuesday, the Inspector

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Miami Nightlife Photos: Rhythm Foundation, Society Las Olas, and the Collection

It’s not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with World Red Eye, New Times brings you a solid recap of all the recent experiences you might’ve missed around Miami. It’s impossible to be everywhere, but, hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami.

Eyes on Miami: Rhythm Foundation, Society Las Olas, and the Collection

D Over the past three decades, the Rhythm Foundation has been a major influence in the development and preservation of our city’s remarkable entertainment industry, contributing to its growth on a local, national, and even international scale. In 2015, the City of Miami Beach awarded the Rhythm Foundation the management of the North Beach Bandshell, a 1,400-capacity oceanfront amphitheater. As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced venues everywhere

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PMG Partners With OBE Power at Society Las Olas to Provide Smart Community EV Charging

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 29, 2020–

Property Markets Group (PMG), a leading modern urban developer, has partnered with OBE Power, the leading private network of smart, distributed electric vehicle chargers in Florida to offer Electric Vehicle Charging as a Service (EV CaaS) at Society Las Olas, a 639 unit apartment community in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The first PMG property to integrate OBE Power’s networked charging solution is the largest co-living community in America, featuring stunning residences and amenities with a focus on sustainable living.

OBE Power’s Electric Vehicle Charging as a Service and digital platform allows PMG to integrate smart community charging into Society Las Olas’ unique approach to the resident experience. Miami-based OBE Power owns, installs, and manages the charging amenity. Property managers can oversee its administration through OBE Power’s user-friendly web portal, as well as track environmental benefits real time.

According to OBE Power’s Managing Director

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