On Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his pick for the new LAPD chief: Michel Moore. Moore is currently an assistant chief. He’s been with the LAPD for 36 years. He’s known for crunching data. He created the department’s first automated crime mapping system.But some City Council members are disappointed that he was chosen over a Mexican American finalist and an African American candidate. It’s up to the City Council to confirm Moore.
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On this day 50 years ago, Robert Kennedy was shot in L.A.’s Ambassador Hotel. He had just won the California primary, and was on his way to becoming the Democratic presidential candidate in 1968. He died the following day. We remember his California campaign, and how his death signalled -- to many -- the end of the 1960s.
A man from Pasadena, Sirhan Sirhan, was arrested and convicted of the killing of Robert F. Kennedy. Sirhan is still in prison. The house he grew up in, his family home in Pasadena, is still there. It’s occupied by his last living relative. Reporter Peter Gilstrap went to visit.
Peter Gilstrap, Writer and radio producer
Munir Sirhan has doubts on whether his brother, Sirhan Sirhan, assassinated Robert F. Kennedy. Other people have them too, including RFK’s son, Robert Kennedy Jr. He now believes there was a second gunman -- and that this mystery gunman was the one who shot his father.
The Miss America Organization announced today that it plans to drop the swimsuit competition -- a tradition that was always controversial. The organization’s chairwoman Gretchen Carlson said on Good Morning America, “We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say we’d love to be a part of your program, but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit. Guess what! You don’t have to do that anymore! You’re welcome. Please, come join us.” Carlson was Miss America in 1988.
Blain Roberts, professor of history at Fresno State
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