Today, federal prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty in the case of 24-year old Paul Ciancia, accused of opening fire inside Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport back in November 2013. That rampage left a TSA agent dead – 39-year old Gerardo Hernandez – and several others injured. The case also highlighted a big lack of communication at LAX between different law enforcement organizations. Also this week, the L.A. County Coroner’s office released (after a lengthy LAPD security hold) the autopsy of Ezell Ford, the 25-year old unarmed black man who was shot and killed in South LA by LAPD officers. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis spoke with Joe Mathews, California columnist for Zocalo Public Square, and Kate Mather, who reports on crime and breaking news for the L.A. Times.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From The Mixer
Good guys with guns a bad idea? From Riverside County, to South Whittier, Castaic, to most recently, today – Harvard Westlake. There’s been a rash of shooting threats this week by students at local schools. Those threats have increased in the days since a gunman killed 17 people at South Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. And they have local leaders - even the President - searching for possible solutions.
When the "American Dream" has an expiration date The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security. This coincides with some new, aggressive ICE raids in the Los Angeles area.
What happens to accountability, when fewer people are looking? The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is taking a closer look at the City of Maywood. It executed several search warrants this week at Maywood City Hall, along with some other locations including the home and business of the city’s mayor, Ramon Medina. The raids do follow a recent, state audit that criticized the city of Maywood for poor oversight of its finances.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Facing uncertainty in the US, a Dreamer moves to Mexico Undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as kids may feel like they are in never-ending limbo. President Trump wants to phase out the deferred action for childhood arrivals… Read More
Will Orange County go from Red to Blue? On a recent evening, about two dozen friends and neighbors gathered at a house party in Irvine. They had come to meet Katie Porter, a Democrat who’s running for Congress… Read More