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LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich wants unprecedented new power, a grand jury that could issue subpoenas, even though it's the District Attorney who handles felony crimes, while the city attorney handles misdemeanors. Some City Council members call it a grab for unprecedented power. Also, why can't LA County's Probation Department find $70 million?  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a survey shows that young, liberal American Jews are less attached to Israel than their elders.  But Jewish establishment leaders don't want to hear about it.  What will a growing divide mean for US support and for Israel's future?    

Main Topic Does the LA City Attorney Need His Own Grand Jury? 18 MIN, 38 SEC

All over the country, District Attorneys prosecute felony crimes using grand juries to investigate and issue subpoenas. City attorneys, who handle misdemeanors, don’t have such power. But LA’s Carmen Trutanich wants it and the State Senate has voted to give it to him. Some Los Angeles City Council members want the Assembly to say, “No.”  We speak with Trutanich and others.

Guests:
Carmen Trutanich, Los Angeles City Attorney (@CarmenTrutanich)
Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Council (@JanPerry)
Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California Irvine (@UCILaw )

Main Topic A Growing Divide among American Jews about Israel 27 MIN, 9 SEC

Even before Israel's bloody effort to enforce the blockade of Gaza, a lengthy article in the New York Review of Books created a firestorm with an attack on mainstream pro-Israel organizations in the United States.  It reported a growing division among American Jews with potential consequences for Israel. We speak with the author of the report and others in the US and Israel.

Guests:
Peter Beinart, New America Foundation (@PeterBeinart)
J.J. Goldberg, Editor of Forward
Philip Klein, Washington Examiner (@philipaklein)
Anshel Pfeffer, Columnist/Reporter, Ha'aretz

The Icarus Syndrome

Peter Beinart

Making News More Problems for the LA County Probation Department 7 MIN, 41 SEC

The LA County Probation Department cannot account for $79 million, a big chunk of its $700 million budget. Garrett Therolf is covering the story for the Los Angeles Times.

Guests:
Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times (@gtherolf)

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