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  • Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman

    Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman
    The chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to file federal charges against former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was...
  • The ACLU's mixed signals on Zimmerman retrial

    Conservatives have argued for years that the American Civil Liberties Union is willing to subordinate its core mission to liberal politics. It’s an overstated indictment and there are lots of counter-examples, such as the ACLU’s opposition...
  • Chief Beck says illegal immigrants need 'fair' treatment. Agree?

     
    Through a series of actions in the last year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has emerged as a leading voice in the national debate about illegal immigration. His first move made it easier for unlicensed drivers — a group dominated by......
  • Jenni Rivera's musical family helped popularize Mexican narco-ballads

     
    Jenni Rivera, the Mexican American pop music singer who died in an airplane crash, came from a family that wielded an enormous influence on Mexican popular culture in Los Angeles....
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listens to us, inducts Rush. How'd we do on other predictions?

     
    Rush’s non-induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been one of the institution’s biggest criticisms. Now the argument has been taken away. Rush's Geddy Lee at Allentown Fair in 2010 Hall of Fame voters listened to us,......
  • LAPD's Parker Center is closed for good

     
    Top police officials, several elected city officials and a few hundred LAPD employees gathered on the lawn beneath the spare, windowless facade of the downtown building for a brief ceremony before LAPD Chief Charlie Beck symbolically padlocked the front...
  • Manti Te'o hoax suspect posed as girlfriend in calls, lawyer says

     
    The attorney for Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged person behind the Manti Te’o fake-girlfriend affair, said his client pretended to be the woman in phone calls with the football star. Attorney MIlton Grimes said Tuiasosopo was acting when he...
  • Manti Te'o hoax: Alleged mastermind wants therapy, attorney says

     
    Ronaiah Tuiasosopo to speak on Dr. Phil: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend affair, was planning to come clean and reveal the exact nature of his relationship with the football player and his role in the...
  • ‘Dead Rising 3′ poster, plus Max Brooks, Xbox One and more zombies

     
    One of the most anticipated launch titles for the Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3″ brings a new level of sophistication […]...
  • Noted police reformer to oversee changes at SPD

    Noted police reformer to oversee changes at SPD
    She sued the City of Los Angeles to force big changes at the L.A. Police Department, and now she’s coming to Seattle. Mayor Mike McGinn this week hired a well-known Southern California lawyer to help oversee police reforms at the SPD. Connie Rice,...
  • LA police investigating 2 cases of excessive force by cops

    LA police investigating 2 cases of excessive force by cops
    Even Los Angeles’ finest, Joe Friday, lost his cool every now and then, but it looks like knocking around suspects is becoming a regular thing for cops in the City of Angels. The LA police department is investigating at least five officers in the...
  • Ivey Lane's evolution: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin

    Ivey Lane's evolution: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin
    Two decades ago, a largely white jury from a Los Angeles suburb lit a perilously short racial fuse with two words: "Not guilty." Four white Los Angeles police officers were freed on charges of excessive force in the brutal beating of Rodney King —...