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  • Hurdles in 'Suge' Knight case: Hesitant witness, fuzzy video

    On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation.
  • 'Never Givin' Up' recites MLK's 'Letter' to call for justice

    'Never Givin' Up' recites MLK's 'Letter' to call for justice
    Anna Deavere Smith, whose documentary theater offerings have investigated the Rodney King riots ("Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992") and the crisis in U.S. healthcare ("Let Me Down Easy"), among other societal flash points, has been hard at work on a new piece...

    Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case

    Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case
    Paul Gozaloff has won a $240,000 settlement seven years after accusing five Hollywood officers of brutality and false arrest. Hollywood city commissioners formally approved the deal Wednesday without comment. "We are very pleased that the City...

    Curbing use of deadly force by police calls for new policies, training

    Curbing use of deadly force by police calls for new policies, training
    Here's what I'll give police: The job is inherently dangerous, split-second decisions are hard to make under pressure, and sideline critics like me have the advantage of hindsight in second-guessing the use of deadly force. But too often, it seems...

    Festival of Books: Ryan Gattis reconstructs the 1992 L.A. Riots in 'All Involved'

    On April 29, 1992, violence erupted throughout Los Angeles in the wake of the Rodney King verdict: A jury had failed to convict four white LAPD officers in the beating of African American motorist King, despite the incident having been captured on video....