Five federal indictments against 18 officers add up to only the latest blow against LA Sheriff Lee Baca. A blue ribbon panel has already blamed him for brutality in the jails and mismanagement. The LA Times and a County Supervisor have told him it's time to retire, but he's running for re-election next year. Last night, we talked with some critics. Tonight we talk to supporters and others. Also, a tipping point in the effort to legalize marijuana in California.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, major American companies are changing their strategies when it comes to global warming. We hear about the political consequences of Exon Mobil and others now being willing to pay tax on carbon emissions, amid growing concern about the urgency of preparing for climate change.