Joe Domanick


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  • 13 years ago

    THE PHONE CALL FROM Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley last week came with an unexpected message: Reform of California’s notorious three-strikes law was back in play. Cooley and attorney Brian T. Dunn, of the late Johnnie Coch...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    On April 4, 2000, Joe Klaas testified at a legislative hearing in Sacramento in favor of applying Three Strikes only to violent crimes. He arrived with members of Families Against California’s Three Strikes Law, including Sue Reams, whose son...

  • 15 years ago
  • 15 years ago | Longform

    Illustration by Brian Stauffer The third-floor corridor of downtown L.A.’s Superior Court is filled as usual with black faces and LAPD blues; the cops are there to testify, the faces to be processed through the system. With only 10 minutes be...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    1877 — The LAPD emerges as a full-fledged police department. Patrolmen are required to remove weeds and to inspect sewers, among other tasks. 1902-1909 — Corruption scandals force the retirement of five L.A. police chiefs. 1910 — Tw...


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