South Central Days: Reporter John Mitchell makes much of the art-kinda-sorta-imitating-life aspect of this tale about a gang member who made a film about his violent demise. But we’re much more fascinated by the fact that the former thug, Marquis Calhoun, got an audience Frank Biondi, former head of Universal Studios and Viacom. His freshman effort isn’t breathtaking, but you might want to remember his name.
Death By Internet? Reporter Maria La Ganga offers a look at what might be the first murder of someone based on his Megan’s Law listing. Michael A. Dodele, a sex offender whose profile intimated (erroneously) that he was a child molester was stabbed to death. A neighbor, a father of a young boy who had been molested in the past, is being held in connection with the killing. This might be the worst outcome of one person Googling another that we’ve ever heard.