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  • Young Moose and Martina Lynch release Freddie Gray protest song, 'No SunShine'

    Young Moose and Martina Lynch release Freddie Gray protest song, 'No SunShine'
    Last week, Young Moose, one of Baltimore's most popular rappers, released a new video for his Freddie Gray-related protest song, "No SunShine." The track also features a guest verse from local poet and rapper Martina Lynch. The tone of the roughly...
  • 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...
  • Amid Baltimore unrest, LAPD pledges swift but restrained action

    Amid Baltimore unrest, LAPD pledges swift but restrained action
    Hours after rioters took to the streets in Baltimore — throwing rocks, looting and setting police cars and businesses ablaze — LAPD commanders sent out a department-wide alert: All Los Angeles officers not working undercover assignments were...
  • More LAPD cops to ditch cars and walk the beat in Eastside areas

    More LAPD cops to ditch cars and walk the beat in Eastside areas
    There was a time when the two Los Angeles police officers would have cruised down Cesar Chavez Avenue in a black-and-white, scanning the sidewalks from their patrol car as they passed through Boyle Heights. But on a recent morning, Officer Eric Perez and...
  • Derby winner American Pharoah draws rail, is 4-5 favorite in 2015 Preakness

    Derby winner American Pharoah draws rail, is 4-5 favorite in 2015 Preakness
    It was the reigning king who finally lifted the curtain on a late-developing Preakness week. American Pharoah could not have grasped the recent turmoil in this city or the hopes so many horse racing lovers have attached to him because of his brilliant...
  • Baltimore must prepare for more rioting

    Baltimore must prepare for more rioting
    On April 27, the unrest following the Freddie Gray funeral is the worst Baltimore City violence since the riots of April 1968 following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. when six days of fires and violence resulted in six deaths, 700...
  • 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...
  • David Ryu's L.A. City Council campaign energizes Korean American voters

    David Ryu's L.A. City Council campaign energizes Korean American voters
    Just a few years after Los Angeles underwent a bitter battle over political representation of Asian Americans, voters will decide this month whether to elect the city's first-ever Korean American City Council member. The rise of candidate David Ryu in a...
  • Easy to destroy, hard to rebuild

    Easy to destroy, hard to rebuild
    Watching the riots unfold reminded me of the 1991 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles and the lesson they imparted ("Special session in Annapolis to address Freddie Gray issues seems unlikely," May 5). It started the same way, with looting and arson. The...
  • Campaigns amid the ashes of unrest

    Riots can bring out the best in politicians -- and the worst. The Watts riots in Los Angeles 50 years ago, among other civil disturbances of that period, led President Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Fair Housing Act of 1968. They also led him secretly...
  • Baltimore woes a tale of two cities

    Baltimore woes a tale of two cities
    The conflagrations that were Chicago and Detroit in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Los Angeles in 1991 following the Rodney King case show the potential for what Baltimore might have become. But Baltimore happened for a...