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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says local cops should not do the work of federal immigration authorities, so he’s ordered the LAPD to stop most so-called “immigration holds” on inmates ready to be released from jail. Now LA County might do the same thing. Will it increase the risk of crime? Is it none-too-subtle political pressure for immigration reform?

Also, how many great white sharks are lurking off Southern California beaches like the one that bit a swimmer on Saturday? How many would it take to keep you out of the water? Plus, the battle over two controversial nonprofits escalates as LA City Controller Ron Galperin withholds $4 million from the Department of Water and Power.

Banner Image: Immigrant rights march for amnesty in downtown Los Angeles, California; Credit: Jonathan McIntosh

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Claire Martin
Caitlin Shamberg

City Controller Refuses to Pay $4 Million into DWP Nonprofits 5 MIN, 35 SEC

LA City Controller <strong>Ron Galperin</strong> has escalated the battle over two controversial non-profit trust funds at the Department of Water and Power. The Job Training and Joint Safety Institutes have refused to reveal how they’ve spent $40 million in city money over the past 10 years. Now Galperin says he won’t pay this year’s allocation of an additional $4 million.

Guests:
Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller (@RonGalperin)

LAPD Will No Longer Hold All Undocumented Jailees for ICE 14 MIN, 44 SEC

On Monday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the LAPD to suspend most “immigration holds” requested by ICE, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Yesterday, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky asked if LA County should do the same thing.

Guests:
Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News (@Rickorlov)
Ira Mehlman, Federation for American Immigration Reform (@FAIRImmigration)
Hector Villagra, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (@HectorSoCalACLU)

The Great Truth about the Great White 6 MIN, 10 SEC
On Saturday of last week, a swimmer was bitten by a great white shark in the waters off Manhattan Beach. The shark was reportedly on the line of a fisherman on the Manhattan Beach Pier. The question every ocean swimmer wants to know is: could that happen to me? George Burgess is Director of the Florida Program for Shark Research and Curator of the International Shark Attack File.

Guests:
George Burgess, Florida Program for Shark Research

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