Malaysian police said on Wednesday they had arrested three local supporters of the Islamic State militant group who had allegedly been planning several attacks in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, ahead of independence day celebrations. The three men, detained in a three-day police operation on August 27-29, had allegedly received instructions from Malaysian Islamic State fighter Muhammad Wanndy Muhammad Jedi to attack an entertainment center, a Hindu temple and a police station on Tuesday on the eve of independence day celebrations. "All three suspects were planning to leave for Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group ... after successfully carrying out the attacks," Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement.
Singer Chris Brown was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said, following an hours-long standoff after a woman alleged he pointed a gun at her. Police said the troubled singer, who has had numerous brushes with the law, was being transported to a police station to be booked on the assault charge. The Los Angeles Police Department earlier said that officers from the homicide and robbery division, which deals with celebrity cases, headed to Brown's home after the woman called for help at 3:11 am (1011 GMT).
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after a daylong standoff and search at his Los Angeles home that began when a woman called 911 in the predawn hours, police said. Brown, 27, denied any wrongdoing in posts on Instagram before he was taken into custody and said he had woken up to find police outside the property in the Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. "He is being transported to robbery homicide, where he will be arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, Lieutenant Chris Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department told reporters at an impromptu media conference outside Brown's home.
Santa Clara County CA Criminal Defense Attorney Dennis Lempert answers a question..
I have been arrested twice so can I get a drug diversion sentence?
I have been arrested a second time for possession. Some people I know have told me that I cannot get a drug diversion program because it is my second arrest. Is that true?
The answer to your question is "maybe". Eligibility for a drug treatment program, instead of serving a jail sentence, depends upon both the crime you are currently charged with and your past criminal history. There are two schemes in the Penal Code which provide for drug treatment....
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