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Eric Sondheimer

Today: Video and Cops. Life and Death in Boston.

Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, the editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines you shouldn't miss today. #mailchimp-subscribe { font:14px Georgia,Serif; line-height: 30px;} Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES If Not for Video ... Perhaps one thing, more than any other, separates the shooting of a black man by a white officer in South Carolina from similar tragedies: clear, compelling video. Before it surfaced, police simply believed the officer's story. Afterward, everything changed, and a cop is charged with murder. Another lesson: Fast, decisive action by a police chief can head off more trouble. Life and Death in Boston Guilty on all 30 counts: The...