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  • 5 better ways to enlist U.S. Muslims in the fight against terrorism

    As someone who has been involved in counter-terrorism for more than 20 years, I was intrigued with former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman's Op-Ed article Monday on effective strategies to combat radicalization.   I appreciate Harman's suggestion that we...
  • L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff

    L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff
    Sheriff Lee Baca followed up his Monday endorsement of a plan to subject his office to an oversight commission with a Tuesday announcement that he would resign. Tougher scrutiny of the sheriff makes sense, he seemed to be saying -- just not for me....
  • Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California

    Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California
    Dozens of events commemorating Veterans Day are scheduled across Southern California today. Also, The Times has compiled a database of California's war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers can examine the fallens' biographies and offer comments....
  • Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?

    Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?
    On Thursday, a federal jury awarded $740,000 in general damages to five inmates who said they were severely beaten by 27 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while the men were detained at Men’s Central Jail. Of course, county taxpayers...
  • Pastor removed as sheriff's aide after pot dispensary found

    A top civilian aide to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the department learned that he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop,...
  • Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation

    Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation
    A pastor and top civilian aide to L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after officials learned he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop, a spokesman said...
  • Brown signs bill closing loophole in rape law

    SACRAMENTO — Closing a loophole in California's rape law, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill clarifying that an attacker who impersonates someone else to coerce a victim into sexual activity can be prosecuted for rape. He also approved a...
  • L.A. County's new/old jail problem

    L.A. County's new/old jail problem
    In 2002, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice in which he undertook to implement sweeping reforms to improve the care of mentally ill inmates held in the nation's largest jail system. A decade...
  • Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants stir debate

    California’s move to allow more than a million immigrants who are in this country illegally to receive driver's licenses marks a significant but controversial advance in the long campaign to decriminalize their day-to-day lives. The new bill comes...
  • California's immigrant driver's license bill is driving debate

    California's move to allow more than a million immigrants to receive driver's licenses marks a significant advance in the long campaign to decriminalize the day-to-day lives of those in this country illegally. The plan was the most prominent of...
  • Judge rejects bid to stop Times report on L.A. sheriff's deputies

    A union representing Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies on Tuesday unsuccessfully sought a court order to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information from officers’ background screenings. The union, the Assn. for Los...