Jacqueline Bedaiko: Rigorous training programs and extensive time spent studying theory, and applying this theory under close supervision, could be considered as a way of preparing officers for the profession.
Bill Blum: The case could embolden other states to take steps to disenfranchise minorities, homeless, low-income, and people with disabilities—i.e., those who tend to vote Democratic.
Robert Reich: The current crisis has been unfolding since the waning days of the 2016 campaign when Trump refused to say whether he’d be bound by the election results if Hillary won.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes: We knew a lot less then about lone wolf shooters and the festering alienation of angry white men. Thus, the default was black youth violence. If violence was the question, black youth was the answer.
Judging the Judges June 2018 f you are a registered voter in the County of Los Angeles, you have likely received your Official Sample Ballot for the upcoming June 5, 2018 Primary Election. If you haven’t received it you should contact the Los Angeles County Registrar or go to lavote.net. Along with those running for […]
Cheryl Dorsey: Research has shown that police often speak very differently to black motorists than they do to white motorists upon contact. That night was no different.
Bill Blum: We all know that nothing constructive will come from Trump’s safety commission. After Parkland, the best the commission could offer was the arming of teachers. In the meantime, we’ve come to embrace mass shootings as routine features of everyday life.
Laura Finley: Despite the horrors that Cruz levied, I still do not want to see him executed. I universally oppose the death penalty. That is not a particularly easy position to hold right now, in this case, but I believe it is the right one. It is for me, at least.
Kary Love: The war on drugs has been a disaster. The people, long suffering from its inanity, have awoken to the disservice their “servants” in government have done to them.
Dahlia Ferlito: The law and order policies, under the guise of public safety, serve to indoctrinate the vast majority of white people into a culture that supports and promotes incarceration as the tool to solve so many of our racial and social problems.
Tom Hastings: Trump is apparently setting the stage for a big round of pardons in anticipation of the conclusion of the Mueller investigation and the publication of James Comey’s revelatory book.
Ted Vaill: FBI agents and attorneys looking over the documents collected as a result of the search warrants may very well come across privileged documents from or to Cohen totally unrelated to any potentially criminal contact by Cohen, Trumputin, or both.
Jessical GoodHeart: According to Economic Policy Institute research, more than 67% of California’s non-union, private-sector workplaces are governed by mandatory arbitration agreements, compared to a national average of 54%.