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The Details:

Jason Monroe Daniels, age 35, was found guilty by a Long Beach jury, on 3-felony counts; child abuse, possession of a firearm and second-degree murder in the 2017 killing of William Luther Hayes in front of a 6-year old boy.

  • Daniels is scheduled to be sentenced on August 27.

  • Daniels faces up to 108 years to life in a California state prison.

The Backstory:

On April 19, 2017, Daniels was visiting his then ex-girlfriend’s family home on the 500 block of Cherry Avenue in the South Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach.

According to the press release by the L.A County's Distract Attorneys office, during his visit Daniels became "agitated" when he saw Hayes interacting with his 6-year old son. Daniels then walked outside of the house, approached Hayes and then shot him in front of his child.

After the shooting, Daniels quickly fled the scene and was arrested weeks later in Las Vegas.


Why It Matters:

The former Vice President has often self describes himself throughout his political career as "middle class" and one of "poorest" senators during his time in Congress. However, since leaving the Obama Administration Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, has earned more than $15 million according to the former Vice President's financial disclosure forms.

Read Biden's Tax Documents:

The large portion of the Bidens' income came from lucrative book deals and paid speaking engagements.


What Happened:

An employee from Nemadj Research, a contractor that provides patient eligibility and billing services to the LA County Health Department, had fallen victim to a phishing email hack on March 28th of this year, according to a press release by Nemadj Research.

What Type of Data was Exposed:

The data that was potentially exposed varies from patient to patient, but may have included info like the patient's names, address, date of birth, phone number, account numbers, medical record numbers, admission and discharge dates, Medi-Cal ID numbers, time of service. Two patients Social Security Numbers and diagnostic codes of four patients were also hacked.

Remember When:

  • LA Times reported in 2016, L.A's Department of Health was targeted in a ransomware attack that raided county computers and stopped users from accessing data.

  • Also in 2016, a Nigerian national used the same phishing technique to hack LA County's emails and exposed the personal data of 750,000+ people.