Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Ezell Ford shooting: Mayor says commission’s review will be ‘impartial’

By Kate Mather A day before the Police Commission is scheduled to decide whether two LAPD officers acted within policy in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was confident that commissioners would “conduct an impartial … Continue reading

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Why Do America’s Race Riots Mirror Each Other?

By Frank Rich   As some 37,000 fans streamed into Camden Yards for the Orioles–Red Sox game on the last Saturday evening in April, things were getting out of hand in Baltimore. The peaceful protests of the day were spiraling … Continue reading

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L.A. Becomes the Largest City to Boost Minimum Wage

By Bourree Lam Tuesday’s vote to raise Los Angeles’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 is being called “the most significant victory so far” in the push to increase the minimum wage nationally. The City Council passed the … Continue reading

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I secretly lived in my office for 500 days

By Terry K. I was asleep when I heard the door rattle against the frame. My eyes flashed open and I sprung upright in my under-desk sleep space. Was it all over? Had someone come to work early? I peered … Continue reading

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Police Assault Mentally Ill Homeless Man in LA

By Renee Lewis Attorneys representing a mentally ill homeless man allegedly beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers last summer have requested a federal investigation into the incident. Samuel Arrington, 52, who is homeless and suffers from bipolar disorder, was … Continue reading

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Documentary Blows Open Serial Killer’s 25-Year Spree of Killing Black Women and a Shocking Lack of Interest in Catching Him

By Kali Holloway By the mid-1980s, the Los Angeles Police Department knew there was a prolific serial killer operating in the South Central section of the city. His victims, like most of the residents of the area, were overwhelmingly African … Continue reading

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Bill Bratton seeks good community relations to make stop-and-frisk work

By Rory Carroll If Bill Bratton’s record in Los Angeles is any guide, New York will see little dramatic reduction in the police tactic of stop-and-frisk but improved targeting and community relations will soothe resentment. New Yorks newly named police … Continue reading

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California inmate in prison hunger strike: ‘Each minute has been torturous’

By Rory Carroll California’s prison hunger strike is pitting hundreds of inmates against authorities in a battle of wills largely invisible to outsiders. A mass protest which has just entered its second month is playing out in the solitary confinement … Continue reading

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Report: Chris Brown Refuses Treatment After Seizure

By Sadie Gennis The Los Angeles Fire Department received a 911 call saying Chris Brownhad a seizure on Friday, TMZ reports. The EMTs rushed to Record Plant recording studios in Hollywood at 1:09 a.m., but when they arrived, Brown refused treatment … Continue reading

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After Years Of Violence, L.A.’s Watts Sees Crime Subside

By Kirk Siegler On most weeknights, in the middle of his shift, Los Angeles police officer Keith Mott trades his gun and uniform for a T-shirt and shorts and heads to a park in the Watts neighborhood of South Los … Continue reading

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