| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:54 PM
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.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:20 PM
FERGUSON, Mo. We have seen the riot police before.
Their grim faces capped with helmets, their tough hands clenched around batons, their German shepherds growling and howling in a cloud of tear gas.
We have seen them in South Central Los Angeles after...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:07 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Whether or not they believed O.J. Simpson guilty of the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, Angelenos were transfixed by the trial that followed the killings — one of the most extraordinary public...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:42 PM
As 1993 wound down, Leo Wolinksy, then the Metro editor at The Times, asked me to put together a story that would take stock of the period we’d just been through: A few days earlier, a jury had delivered a mishmash of verdicts against those involved...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:50 PM
We stand with Larry Moss in support of La Caņada trees! The trees of La Caņada 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...
| May 17, 2014
The author Porochista Khakpour's earliest memory is of being terrified by anti-aircraft missiles dropping near her Tehran home during the Iran-Iraq f War.
Her shell-shocked family relocated to Los Angeles in the 1980s — and she had barely...