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Twenty Years After the Flames: Vigilance Is Still the Watchword With the LAPD - Part 2
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Author and political analyst
One of the lowest moments for the LAPD came when Sergeant Stacey Koon publicly defended the use of force against Rodney King. While the LAPD has clearly changed, there are still some troubling signs that more needs to be done.
Police Chief to Immigrants: May the Force Be With You
Journalist and author
It came as somewhat of a surprise last night when new LAPD chief Charlie Beck, decked out in uniform, stood before an immigrants' rights rally at La Placita church downtown.
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LA's New Top Cop Talks
Charlie Beck, LA's new chief of police, is a cop's cop. Compared to his rock star predecessor, Bill Bratton, whose outsized abilities came with an ego to match, it's a definite change.
BART Police Officer's LA Murder Trial Will Be Ugly
Journalist, San Francisco Bay Area
What started out as a win for the defense -- getting the murder trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle moved -- will now become an even more publicized case reminiscent of Rodney King.
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