LAPD Traps Anti-War Marchers, Arrests Two

After rallying in Pershing Square, anti-war demonstrators began marching through downtown. (Dan Bluemel / LA Activist)

*+-Dan Bluemel: “They locked us in like dogs,” he said. “No restrooms, no hygiene facilities, no food, no cold water — it’s probably 93 degrees out here today — and then they make us wait there for an hour.”

Christopher Dorner, Racism, and LA’s Police Department

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*+-Jasmyne Cannick: I want to see the relationship between Blacks and the LAPD improve and I believe that it has. But I also believe that we just took a huge step backwards with Dorner and no amount of community meetings with civil rights leaders and the LAPD posing for cameras is going to fix that.

20 Years After the LA Riots: What Have We Learned?

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*+-Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: What has changed in South LA — then South Central — where the flames shot to the sky 20 years ago, after an all-white jury exonerated the gang of police officers who had beaten a black motorist half to death, captured on video for all to see?

A Changing Culture at the LAPD

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*+-Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Officer Sandra Moura credits the Department’s leadership — from Chief Beck on down — with instilling and enforcing a more community-oriented policing approach.