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An Insider’s View of the LAPD

Cheryl Dorsey

Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: “LA wouldn’t fare much better than New York in terms of disproportionate rates of stops and frisks and use of force when dealing with black and brown young men.”

More Money, Less Carbon

Better Wages Less Commuting

Walker Foley: People earning less than $25,000 annually made up 34% of car commuters and 48% of carpools in 2013. Not surprisingly, lower wage earners rely more on automobiles to commute further distances to work.

Burying Our Babies: Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

Happy birthday, Sonjia -- Dick & Sharon

Sikivu Hutchinson: Year after year the litany of the dead, black folk criminally robbed of victimhood, shattered any pretense of innocence, protection or security in “tidy” neighborhoods like ours, neighborhoods bright-eyed, bushy tailed white reporters doing ghetto fieldwork were always surprised to know existed.

Paid Sick Days Are a Human Right

Paid Sick Days

Melissa Goodman: The ACLU supports the Raise LA campaign because basic economic rights are inextricably intertwined with civil rights and civil liberties. When Californians lack basic economic security – when they are unable to or must struggle to fulfill basic human needs – they cannot fully exercise their civil liberties and civil rights.

LAUSD District 1 Special Election

(l-r) Alex Johnson and George McKenna

esterday, we ran a piece written by Anthony Samad regarding the LAUSD District 1 race.  After the article was published, we received several comments that motivated us to remind our readers that the opinions expressed by individual writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the LA Progressive. The LA Progressive [...]

LAPD’s Lygagate Draws Investigation Calls

Lygagate

Jasmyne Cannick: Law enforcement agencies including the LAPD are always encouraging us to say something if we see something. Someone saw something and they said something and sadly the LAPD did nothing–that is until it was breaking news.

The Enemy of My Enemy Is Still a Jerk

Malibu Beach

Jon Zerolnick: If you want to find a satisfying way to stick it to the Malibu millionaires that doesn’t involve renting a mansion for $2,000 a night, may I suggest invading their neighborhood beaches?

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