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Debating new recommendations on LAPD’s use of deadly force

Debating new recommendations on LAPD’s use of deadly force
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A protester is arrested by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers after he attempted to join a group of Occupy LA demonstrators.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Two Los Angeles police commissioners are urging the LAPD to make changes on rules governing the use of deadly force at the department. The recommendations were laid out in […]

How families shape our politics

How families shape our politics

A boy waits for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally February 19, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Think back to your first political memory…what is it? Maybe you overheard your parents discussing candidates at dinner or a relative screaming incredulously at the TV screen […]

ISIS leak shines light on terrorist group’s recruitment tactics

ISIS leak shines light on terrorist group’s recruitment tactics

Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain suspected members of ISIL, or Daesh in Arabic, who mixed with a group of villagers fleeing the frontline to a Kurdish-controled area on November 16, 2015 to Sinjar, Iraq.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images British broadcaster Sky News has obtained over thousands of ISIS documents purportedly leaked by a disillusioned Free Syrian […]

ISIS leak shines light on terrorist group’s recruitment tactics

ISIS leak shines light on terrorist group’s recruitment tactics

Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain suspected members of ISIL, or Daesh in Arabic, who mixed with a group of villagers fleeing the frontline to a Kurdish-controled area on November 16, 2015 to Sinjar, Iraq.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images British broadcaster Sky News has obtained over thousands of ISIS documents purportedly leaked by a disillusioned Free Syrian […]

ISIS leak shines light on terrorist group’s recruitment tactics

ISIS leak shines light on terrorist group’s recruitment tactics

Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain suspected members of ISIL, or Daesh in Arabic, who mixed with a group of villagers fleeing the frontline to a Kurdish-controled area on November 16, 2015 to Sinjar, Iraq.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images British broadcaster Sky News has obtained over thousands of ISIS documents purportedly leaked by a disillusioned Free Syrian […]

ISIS leak shines light on terrorist group’s recruitment tactics

ISIS leak shines light on terrorist group’s recruitment tactics

Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain suspected members of ISIL, or Daesh in Arabic, who mixed with a group of villagers fleeing the frontline to a Kurdish-controled area on November 16, 2015 to Sinjar, Iraq.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images British broadcaster Sky News has obtained over thousands of ISIS documents purportedly leaked by a disillusioned Free Syrian […]

Cities ask Sacramento: Where are the savings from Prop 47?

Cities ask Sacramento: Where are the savings from Prop 47?

File: A Los Angeles Police Department officer on a bicycle patrols the parking lot of Dodger Stadium prior to the home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images About a year-and-a-half ago, California voters passed Proposition 47. It reduced to misdemeanors most drug possessions and property crimes of $950 or less and allowed […]

Cities ask Sacramento: Where are the savings from Prop 47?

Cities ask Sacramento: Where are the savings from Prop 47?

File: A Los Angeles Police Department officer on a bicycle patrols the parking lot of Dodger Stadium prior to the home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images About a year-and-a-half ago, California voters passed Proposition 47. It reduced to misdemeanors most drug possessions and property crimes of $950 or less and allowed […]

Mapping Bernie Sanders’s path to the Democratic nomination after key win in Michigan, plus Tuesday primary results

Mapping Bernie Sanders’s path to the Democratic nomination after key win in Michigan, plus Tuesday primary results

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in Dearborn, Michigan, March 7.; Credit: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images The industrial midwest often proves to be a major fall battleground in the race for the White House, and Senator Bernie Sanders scored himself a big victory in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday, securing 50% of the vote […]

LAUSD reexamines dress codes

LAUSD reexamines dress codes

A group of students congratulate each other after reading their ‘A’ Level grades.; Credit: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images The Los Angeles Unified School District recently asked 160 of its schools to review their dress code enforcement policies after a student who refused to cover up her spaghetti straps was removed from class. LAUSD dress code policy […]