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  • Obama vows to see that 'justice is done' in Ferguson, Mo.

    WASHINGTON Justice Department officials on Thursday stepped up their investigation into the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., while Missouri Highway Patrol officers took over security in the town that's been roiled by demonstrations. With...
  • Riots in Ferguson, and what they mean

    A riot can be many things. It can be an act of communal madness, reflecting the emotional imbecility of those who believe the best way to express joy at their ball team's win is to overturn a car. It can be an act of opportunism, a chance, under cover...
  • Family of man killed by LAPD officers hires Rodney King's ex-attorney

    Family of man killed by LAPD officers hires Rodney King's ex-attorney
    The family of the mentally ill man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers earlier this week has hired Rodney King’s former attorney, who said Thursday that he plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the department. Attorney...
  • Justice Department has widened involvement in local law enforcement in past 2 decades

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in cases involving more than two dozen local or state law enforcement departments over the last 20 years. The most recent intervention is coming in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael...
  • 'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith

    'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith
    The space where historical perspective and current-day attitudes crosshatch benefits "Frederick Douglass Now” at Bootleg Theater. Writer-performer Roger Guenveur Smith has done incisive, socially trenchant work before, but this is something else...
  • Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations

    Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations
    New Jersey's largest police department will be placed under federal oversight for repeatedly violating residents' civil rights, using excessive force and failing to discipline officers for a wide range of misconduct, the Justice Department announced...
  • L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more

    L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more
    You can check out any time you like but you can never leave in Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit," what's past is prologue in Neil LaBute’s "In a Dark Dark House," and you can always depend on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Plus,...
  • Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office

    Simpson murder case brought change to LAPD, D.A.'s office
    In an exchange during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, prosecutor Marcia Clark insisted to Judge Lance Ito that there were no legal precedents to the matter they were discussing. "So if my Pepperdine law clerks found some …" Ito interrupted. "Did...
  • 1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187

     1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187
      It's no coincidence that we're observing the 20th anniversaries of the last time the World Cup was played in the United States and of the passage of Proposition 187, the initiative enacted by California voters to withhold public services to anyone...
  • Spike Lee, Cast Talk 25th Anniversary of 'Do the Right Thing' in Brooklyn

    On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, gaggles of film fans, black historians and political activists -- not to mention Fort Greene locals -- convened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater for closing night of the BAMCinemafest and a...
  • Letter: The tree canopy makes LCF special

    We stand with Larry Moss in support of La Cañada trees! The trees of La Cañada are such an integral part of our lives that we often overlook them. I will never forget the smoky, anxious days of the “Rodney King riots” in 1992, leaving...