Rick Amato

Posted March 07, 2008

The judge handed the jury's findings to the senior member of the court. Cpl. Trent Thomas along with his attorney, Victor Kelly, slowly rose and stood while waiting to hear the court's decision.

Posted January 22, 2008

A new law will require California public schools to, among other things, allow students to 'choose their own gender' when deciding whether to use the boys or girls restroom and locker room.

Posted September 27, 2007

Major recent drug busts — by authorities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border — have successfully disrupted drug cartel distribution efforts, resulting in a sharp decrease of drug supplies in several U.S. cities according to the DEA.

Posted January 30, 2007

President Bush's refusal to pardon Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean -- and White House spokesman Tony Snow's attitude of indifference regarding same -- is a slap in the face to families of murder victims slain by convicted felons in the country illegally and to our nation's law-enforcement professionals.

Posted November 22, 2006

As the line of Republican candidates running for the White House in 2008 begins to form, there is one candidate making preparations to run whose name voters outside of San Diego and Washington will be hard-pressed to recognize, but that could change in time. I'm speaking of the outgoing chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, California Rep. Duncan Hunter.

Posted September 14, 2006

A united defense, an unexpected announcement and explosive allegations. Those are the traits that characterized last week's pretrial hearing (known as Article 32) for two of the eight servicemen in the so-called Pendleton 8 case.

Posted August 31, 2006

The Pendleton 8 are seven Marines and a naval corpsman being held in a brig at Camp Pendleton while waiting trial on charges of kidnapping and murder.