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Blood In The Water Art Stops Guns: A Peace Angels Project Initiative

Lin Evola | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Lin Evola

I feel as if I have a responsibility as an artist to bring awareness to harm caused by guns.

Los Angeles Schools Closed Due To Emailed Threat

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

The Los Angeles Unified School District took the unprecedented step Tuesday of closing all of its schools due to an emailed threat that was later deem...

LAPD Not Fit to Investigate Itself in Shooting of Skid Row Homeless Man

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.03.2015 | Crime
Jeff Norman

It's possible the police were justified in shooting the man known to locals as "Africa." But considering how the Times equivocated about what's visible in the video, it seems Smith and Beck have so far doled out more propaganda than credible information.

Matt Ferner

No Charges For Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man To Death On Live Television

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

No charges will be filed against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, mentally ill man on live television following a high-s...

Police Chief Tries To Mend Fences After Killing Of Unarmed Man

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES - Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles police chief met on Friday with African-American activists as he s...

LAPD Officers Told To 'Use Their Discretion'

Los Angeles Daily News | Kelly Goff | Posted 12.01.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Department officers will no longer be letting many unlicensed drivers leave a traffic stop with their cars now that Chief Charlie B...

Why Kamala Harris Was Given $24 Million

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov and Doug Saunders | Posted 07.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Bringing together district attorneys and law enforcement officials from throughout the state, Attorney General Kamala Harris convened a working group ...

Mayor Challenges Those Who Want To Take His Place

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 06.06.2013 | Los Angeles

Crime continued to drop throughout Los Angeles as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday challenged his potential successors to continue to support a 10...

LAPD Officer Wins $1.2M After Enduring Shocking Racial Harassment

Posted 03.27.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - A black LA police officer was awarded $1.2 million by a jury Tuesday for being the target of vulgar racial harassment by a white supervi...

When Cops Are a Danger to the Public

Brian Rooney | Posted 04.15.2013 | Crime
Brian Rooney

In those moments when the guns come out, it is a difficult and dangerous job. But difficult and dangerous circumstances are when all that training is supposed to kick in, not be abandoned in a moment of "incredible tension."

'A Barrier Has Been Broken In Our Culture'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles

The LAPD will have officers stop daily at Los Angeles Unified's 600 elementary and middle schools -- and any charter or private school that requests a...

Can Civilians Arrest Cops?

Jeff Norman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Jeff Norman

On the UC Davis campus and elsewhere, relations between cops and the community are so strained that all sorts of retaliations for actual or perceived police brutality seem possible.

LAPD Arrests Two Suspects In Dodger Stadium Attack

Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Story has been updated. The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested two suspects in the beating of Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium. The new arrest...

Crime In LA Continues To Drop

Encino, CA Patch | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police Chief Charlie Beck today announced reductions in all categories of violent and property crime for the first half...

New LAPD Discipline Policy Results In Some Officers Avoiding Punishment

latimes.com | Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.04.2011 | Los Angeles

A growing number of Los Angeles police officers who have used excessive force, driven while intoxicated, falsely imprisoned people or committed other ...

Warning: ICE Fishing Dragnet in Effect

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

For immigrants, both documented and undocumented, arrest even without imprisonment can lead to being taken away from loved ones through deportation. We have to ask ourselves: what is being done to our communities?

Bill Bratton On Dodger Stadium Attack: 'I Was Very Disturbed' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.07.2011 | Los Angeles

While former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton has been hired to assess security measures at Dodger Stadium in the wake of Bryan Stow's severe beating, he clari...

Charlie Beck's Tough First Year On The Job

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Charlie Beck's first year as top cop at the LAPD has been trial by fire, to say the least. He was dropped into the gig by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Vi...

Crime is Down. For a Reason.

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The 2010 Crime Stats are in, and for the 8th straight year, crime in Los Angeles is down.

It's Official: "Red Light Cameras" Don't Work

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

Ever wonder why, with all those "red light cameras" installed across the nation, no city involved in using them has reported any big decrease in accidents or even any significant income gain?

LAPD's Beck Agrees to Hit Boston Streets If Lakers Lose

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a faithful fan of the purple and yellow, announced Wednesday evening the terms of a wager he's made with his Boston equivalen...

LAPD Counter-Terrorism Unit Being Disbanded?

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Given the attempted car bombing in New York over the weekend -- with initial implications for the Los Angeles area and its entertainment media -- this...

LA City Government: "Oh, What A Circus, Oh, What A Show!"

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

After much melodrama and angst, the LA City Council has opted to approve by a vote of 8-5 a 4.5% rate hike for the Department of Water and Power.

Are Reports of the Illegal-Immigration Crime Wave Even True?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Embracing my god-given Second Amendment rights, I plan to buy an armful of automatic weapons and stuff the closets in my house with every manner of sh...

Recent Killings In LA. Nearly Erase Gains In City's Homicide Rate

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A recent series of killings in Los Angeles has nearly erased impressive gains made this year on the city's homicide rate, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said...