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LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss use-of-force, Taser use and more

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss use-of-force, Taser use and more
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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a reformer hand-picked by former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, is seen as an innovator and also someone who’s respected by the old guard.; Credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR The LA Police Commission approved unanimously a plan review LAPD’s use-of-force practices and guidelines. Commission president Matt Johnson and Commissioner Robert Saltzman were calling for […]

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss use-of-force, Taser use and more

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss use-of-force, Taser use and more

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a reformer hand-picked by former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, is seen as an innovator and also someone who’s respected by the old guard.; Credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR The LA Police Commission approved unanimously a plan review LAPD’s use-of-force practices and guidelines. Commission president Matt Johnson and Commissioner Robert Saltzman were calling for […]

What you need to know as voters in Ohio, Florida and three other states hit the polls

What you need to know as voters in Ohio, Florida and three other states hit the polls

Ohio voters go to the polls for the Ohio primary March 15, 2016 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.; Credit: John Sommers II/Getty Images Super Tuesday 3, as some call it, is underway and voters in several key states will cast their ballots for the 2016 presidential nominees. Florida and Ohio are the […]

Debating new recommendations on LAPD’s use of deadly force

Debating new recommendations on LAPD’s use of deadly force

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 […]