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Lonnie David Franklin, Jr.

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  • Film Review: 'Grim Sleeper' awakens chilling documentary

    Film Review: 'Grim Sleeper' awakens chilling documentary
    The majority of high-profile complaints about police behavior in African-American communities involve what could be euphemistically called “overzealousness” — mostly the use of unnecessary and clearly disproportionate force in responding to black suspects. From Rodney King to Michael Brown, there have been officers who felt — even if only subconsciously — that black suspects are more dangerous in general than whites and that it's better to err on the side of what their own department defines as excessive force.
  • Grim Sleeper defense says DNA in some cases points to another suspect

    Grim Sleeper defense says DNA in some cases points to another suspect
    Since Los Angeles police first announced that they had made an arrest in the hunt for the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, the case involving the slayings of more than 10 women has centered around DNA. Genetic evidence at the crime scenes helped...

    'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' revealing look at accused serial killer

    'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' revealing look at accused serial killer
    Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" is a riveting and chilling investigation into the world of Lonnie Franklin Jr., a South Los Angeles resident arrested in 2010 and accused in a string of serial rape-killings spanning 22...

    From Prop. 8 to Joe Paterno, six contenders for feature documentary

    It's notoriously hard to predict which feature documentaries will end up as the film academy's final five nominees, but surveying the field, one thing is clear: It's been an extraordinary year for nonfiction on-screen. Even discounting long shots like...

    At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling

    At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling
    "A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor, stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in an explosive story of a couple struggling to grow their heating oil business that is part crime saga, part domestic drama. It's very much a New York...