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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • L.A. must do all it can for sex-trafficking victims

    To the editor: You suggest that a john-shaming campaign by L.A. County for those caught buying and raping girls is akin to the Scarlet letters, stocks and tarring and feathering of the past. Sadly, the men you don't wish to see humiliated use those practices on our girls today: branding them with tattoos, keeping them in cages and burning them alive, as was done to one girl who tried to escape this horrific life. ("L.A.'s plan to publicly shame johns is anachronistic and troubling," Editorial, Dec. 10)
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight

    L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight
    Faced with a series of scandals that have roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian oversight system to provide greater accountability for the agency. The action is the latest in...

    County supervisors vote to create sheriff's civilian oversight panel

    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to set up a civilian oversight commission to oversee the Sheriff’s Department, marking a major milestone for the troubled law enforcement agency. Advocates of the move have long called for such a...

    Approve a citizens oversight commission for Sheriff's Department

    Approve a citizens oversight commission for Sheriff's Department
    New leaders bring fresh perspectives, so there is reason to believe that Los Angeles County government will be reinvigorated by the four officials who took office earlier this month. But sometimes it's not enough to change faces and ideas; the structure...

    Fresh push to have civilian committee oversee L.A. County Sheriff Dept.

    In the wake of a change in leadership on the Board of Supervisors, two members have revived a proposal to set up a civilian oversight commission for the embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The previous board defeated a similar proposal,...