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  • Roger Guenveur Smith searches inward for real Rodney King

    Roger Guenveur Smith searches inward for real Rodney King
    Like Walt Whitman, Roger Guenveur Smith contains multitudes. In various past one-man shows he has portrayed Huey P. Newton, baseball brawling immortals Juan Marichal and John Roseboro and dozens of others, while probing the great American themes of...
  • Baltimore police review board called irrelevant, ineffective

    Baltimore police review board called irrelevant, ineffective
    In a mostly empty ninth-floor conference room on a recent Thursday evening, the civilian panel charged with investigating police misconduct in Baltimore met for its monthly meeting. There are supposed to be nine members, but four chairs were empty...
  • 'Night Stalker' prosecutor says Ramirez death ends 'tragic period'

    One of the deputy district attorneys who prosecuted "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez described the serial killer's death Friday as an "abrupt end to a tragic period in the history of Los Angeles County." "This person hurt many people and our thoughts...
  • Study: Blacks followed Zimmerman trial more closely than whites

    Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who...
  • After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California

    After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California
    It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
  • Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman

    Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman
    The chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to file federal charges against former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was...
  • The ACLU's mixed signals on Zimmerman retrial

    Conservatives have argued for years that the American Civil Liberties Union is willing to subordinate its core mission to liberal politics. It’s an overstated indictment and there are lots of counter-examples, such as the ACLU’s opposition...
  • Jenni Rivera's musical family helped popularize Mexican narco-ballads

     
    Jenni Rivera, the Mexican American pop music singer who died in an airplane crash, came from a family that wielded an enormous influence on Mexican popular culture in Los Angeles....
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listens to us, inducts Rush. How'd we do on other predictions?

     
    Rush’s non-induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been one of the institution’s biggest criticisms. Now the argument has been taken away. Rush's Geddy Lee at Allentown Fair in 2010 Hall of Fame voters listened to us,......
  • LAPD's Parker Center is closed for good

     
    Top police officials, several elected city officials and a few hundred LAPD employees gathered on the lawn beneath the spare, windowless facade of the downtown building for a brief ceremony before LAPD Chief Charlie Beck symbolically padlocked the front...
  • Manti Te'o hoax suspect posed as girlfriend in calls, lawyer says

     
    The attorney for Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged person behind the Manti Te’o fake-girlfriend affair, said his client pretended to be the woman in phone calls with the football star. Attorney MIlton Grimes said Tuiasosopo was acting when he...