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  • LAPD's inconsistent discipline has a steep price

    LAPD's inconsistent discipline has a steep price
    There were no vigils, no protests, no #blacklivesmatter tweets when Steven Washington, 27, alone and unarmed, was killed five years ago by a Los Angeles police officer on a dark Koreatown street. The shooting was blamed on tactical errors; the officer...
  • State job doesn't guarantee retirement security

    State job doesn't guarantee retirement security
    Dear Liz: After many years of unemployment, I finally got a full-time position. It is a state job with a pension. How much do I need to save for retirement? Can I focus on paying off debt and saving for college, and trust I will be OK in retirement?...
  • Is wider race probe of Fort Lauderdale police needed?

    Is wider race probe of Fort Lauderdale police needed?
    Overt racism is easy to spot and condemn. For instance, cops spewing racial slurs and making a video that seems to take perverse delight in showing a black man being bitten by a police dog and President Obama depicted with gold teeth. Then there's the...
  • Blue Island hires 'mastermind' of Dixmoor parks scandal

    Blue Island hires 'mastermind' of Dixmoor parks scandal
    It has been 17 years since Bobby Jackson pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal more than $100,000 from the Dixmoor Park District, but it came as a shock to learn that Blue Island has hired him as building director for its recreation center. "I believe in...
  • Groveland must rehire officer after charges dropped

    Was Groveland's criminal investigation of one of its former officers dramatically sloppy or was it a deliberate misuse of police power calculated to ruin the life of a longtime officer? That question is reeking like roadkill after Lake County's chief...
  • Florida House should support good Senate bills

    Florida House should support good Senate bills
    The Florida Senate is considering two bills that would enhance the lives of constituents, but both measures are likely to meet a quick death in the more conservative House, where political ideology too often trumps the needs of Floridians. The Senate...
  • New Bears regime brings Ray McDonald's troubled past to Chicago

    New Bears regime brings Ray McDonald's troubled past to Chicago
    Football players are rare and special. They are not like the rest of us, even applying standards beyond athletic skill. They play life under special rules and risks. They must be special as a condition of their existence. Otherwise, there's no useful...
  • Everyone truly is equal under this law

    Everyone truly is equal under this law
    When Linda Hunsicker wanted to know why a state trooper shot her brother to death, she used Pennsylvania's open records law to ask for the police report. State police told her she couldn't have it because it was a record of a criminal investigation...
  • NRA, Fair Districts and transgenders: Rant

    NRA, Fair Districts and transgenders: Rant
    The National Rifle Association showed that it has the power to pass any bill in the Florida Legislature with its support for the insane bill to allow students to carry guns on campus. Eric Holder's Department of Justice spent many hours investigating...
  • Wrong About 'Hands Up' — But Right About Racism

    Wrong About 'Hands Up' — But Right About Racism
    When I saw the store video that preceded the shooting of Michael Brown last summer — the one showing Brown aggressively bullying the smaller store owner seeking to stop him as he allegedly stole cigarillos from the store — I thought it...
  • Citizens, press achieve open records victories in Pennsylvania

    Citizens, press achieve open records victories in Pennsylvania
    As many of you were celebrating St. Patrick's Day and the coming of spring, it may have gone unnoticed that it also was Sunshine Week, a national effort promoting the importance of open government and freedom of information. Though the week has wrapped...