LA Top Cops

LA’s Top Cops Show Their True Colors: Not Pretty

“It should be clear to everyone that the LAPD and the criminal justice system will hold officers accountable for their actions when they operate outside the law​.​”—LAPD's Charlie Beck, commenting on … [Read More...]

Sandy Bland Fearless

Sandra Bland: Driving While Black, Female, and Fearless

As a black woman motorist alone, Sandra Bland’s apprehension and subsequent death underscores the race and gender regime of mobility in the U.S.  For many white people, having the freedom to get … [Read More...]

Newsom Pot Commission

Newsom Commission Report on Pot Hits All Right Notes

Legal marijuana is coming to California, almost certainly via next year’s general election ballot. The issue about legalization here has never been about whether but about how. Now a blue ribbon … [Read More...]

Effective LASD Oversight

On Tuesday, Stand Up for Effective Oversight of LASD

The long organizing effort by anti-brutality activists hits a milestone tomorrow when the working group on civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department presents its report to the … [Read More...]

Leniency for Violent Offenders

Let’s Consider Leniency for Many ‘Violent’ Offenders Too

Ever since President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders last week, reformers have been calling for similar acts of leniency for other nonviolent drug offenders still … [Read More...]

Race Relations Poll

Poll Finds Most in U.S. Hold Dim View of Race Relations

Seven years ago, in the gauzy afterglow of a stirring election night in Chicago, commentators dared ask whether the United States had finally begun to heal its divisions over race and atone for the … [Read More...]

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