Another African American cop, this one still on the force, has reached out to disgraced ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner, telling him to call a TV station before he surrenders so that the event is filmed and he is "not harmed." Sgt. Wayne K. Guillary posted a "personal appeal" on the website of L ... More >>
Strange days when those people "driving while black" in L.A. get a perverse empathy from folks of all backgrounds driving ... pickup trucks. It's true. Police have opened fire, in fact, on two pickup trucks (and the two Latinas and a white guy inside) in their search for disgraced ex-LAPD Officer C ... More >>
Disgraced ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner has been described by police and experts as a delusional and perhaps even psychopathic killer. But in the African American community he's often viewed in a different light -- as a victim of racism who became unhinged only after exhausting legitimate avenues ... More >>
As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck called for community meetings on three recent controversial clashes between cops and suspects that were caught on tape, one community leader is calling b.s. Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable says the pow-wows should be open to the public. T ... More >>
The trial for Pedro Espinoza, illegal immigrant accused of murdering 17-year-old footballer Jamiel Shaw Jr. in March 2008, finally got underway today. It's been highly politicized thus far -- delayed by raging controversies over Espinoza's undocumented status, Shaw's own gang affiliation and whethe ... More >>
PETA's a FAIL on this one if you ask us.Updated at the bottom with reaction from SeaWorld and L.A. author Earl Ofari Hutchinson. First posted at 11:27 a.m. Animal rights -- perfectly normal, perfectly healthy. Yet where does the movement go too far, surpassing even the best wishes of a life- ... More >>
A racist vision of our president, straight out of the O.C.Updated after the jump: Davenport gives an exclusive interview to OC Weekly; plus, she reportedly receives death threats. President Obama is coming to Southern California this week. How did some of us welcome him? By depicting him as ... More >>
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson.A Los Angeles-based African-American "cultural action" organization is criticizing L.A. City Council members who support a boycott of Arizona over its controversial immigration law. (Updated after the jump with background on the group's leader). Council members Janice ... More >>
Eun Kang.The union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles police officers says the rape and murder of Venice resident Eun Kang last week is the kind of crime that we could see more of if the state releases 40,000 prison inmates under a federal mandate. Kang, 38, was about four months pregnan ... More >>
L.A. Gets Water Boarded The DWP's board of directors has voted to impose penalties on consumers who don't cut their water use by 15 percent this summer. Associated PressStroke Fells Keach/Nixon A mild stroke has knocked actor Stacy Keach out of the Richard Nixon role he'd been playing in Frost/Nixon ... More >>
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