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  • 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...
  • LAPD shooting tests South L.A.'s fragile goodwill toward department

    LAPD shooting tests South L.A.'s fragile goodwill toward department
    Los Angeles police Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger sat with increasing unease at a church in South Los Angeles as residents rose one at a time to berate his department. The meeting had been called to reassure locals about the way the LAPD and other...
  • 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...
  • Shock and awe in Ferguson

    For those of us who lived through the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, and for all of us who remember the Trayvon Martin murder, just two years ago, events surrounding the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown look all too familiar. As Yogi...
  • Rally set to protest fatal police shooting of unarmed, mentally ill man

    Rally set to protest fatal police shooting of unarmed, mentally ill man
    Community members and activists plan to hold a rally Sunday afternoon in front of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters downtown to protest the fatal police shooting of an unarmed, mentally ill man. The rally is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the...
  • Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history

    Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history
    Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts. Both incidents unfolded on...
  • Seeing Michael Brown

    In the chorus of voices last week protesting the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., one stood out: President Obama's. On the surface, what he said was routine in a presidential, consoler in chief kind of way: We've lost an 18-year-...
  • In Ferguson, cops and looters should be held accountable

    In Ferguson, cops and looters should be held accountable
    Michael Brown is not a perfect martyr; he doesn't have to be. Neither was Rodney King. Both became unwitting symbols of injustice and, in the process, performed a painful but valuable public service. King owed his stature to a grainy videotape of his...
  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • 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...