The Los Angeles Police Commission ruling in the notorious case does nothing to satisfy the demands for justice being voiced by angry protesters at a commission hearing and in front of the mayor’s home.
Police don’t always to have to shoot to kill black people. “Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” which debuts Monday on HBO, shows how the devaluing of black women’s lives allowed a serial killer to roam free for 25 years.
In her new book, reporter Jill Leovy tackles a subject usually ignored by progressives, black-on-black murders, and she explains how the U.S. criminal justice system too often treats them as not worth solving.
Hoping to avoid the kind of bad press that other city governments and police forces (ahem, Oakland) recently earned for their ham-fisted mistreatment of Occupy outposts, the Los Angeles Police Department took a slightly different tack early on Monday morning in its attempt to oust Occupy L.A. ... (more)