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The year is only nine months over, but officers of the LAPD have already killed 18 people — as many as in all of 2014. Last Saturday night an unarmed man was killed by officers after the back window of their patrol car was broken out by a beer bottle. Did the dead man throw the bottle? What was the role of a video that led to an official warning that officers on patrol might be in danger?

Also on the program, fraternity and sorority members at UCLA are accused of mocking black culture.

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Christine Detz

UCLA Students Protest Blackface Frat Party 6 MIN, 54 SEC

At UCLA, this is Black Bruin Welcome Week, but some fraternity and sorority members are accused of mocking black culture.  Men from Sigma Phi Epsilon and women belonging to Alpha Phi reportedly wore blackface to a party themed around the rap artist Kanye West.  Jerry Kang, UCLA vice chancellor of equity, diversity and inclusion, says the university takes the situation very seriously and is trying to address students' concerns.

Guests:
Jerry Kang, UCLA (@profkang)

Is the LAPD Over-Reacting to a Hostile Atmosphere? 16 MIN, 44 SEC

Last Saturday night, two officers of the LAPD shot and killed a man in Van Nuys after the back window of their patrol car was broken out by a beer bottle. The man was unarmed, but has not been identified. The officers’ attorney says they rightfully feared for their lives because of a video they were shown at roll call.

Chief Charlie Beck initially said the video represented a possible threat. Now he says that it did not. The editorial board of the LA Times says a lot of questions still need to be answered.

Guests:
Mariel Garza, Los Angeles Times (@marielgarzaLAT)
Craig Lally, Los Angeles Police Protective League (@lappl_lally)
Jody Armour, USC (@NiggaTheory)

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