LA Sheriff Lee Baca and Chief Deputy Paul Tanaka admitted in public last week that they failed to uncover the abuse of prisoners by deputies in county jails. Also, LA Metro extends late-night train service ‘til 2am, and, Mitt Romney, across the Pond and Beyond.
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LA Sheriff Lee Baca and his top Deputy Paul Tanaka answered tough questions last week about the abuse of inmates by deputies in the county jails. They testified before a commission appointed by the Board of Supervisors after it was revealed that a federal investigation was under way. Baca said he was not told about widespread abuse, but admitted he was to blame.
Steve Whitmore, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (@sheriffspio)
Robert Faturechi, ProPublica (@RobertFaturechi)
Michael Gennaco, Justice Department (formerly)
Peter Eliasberg, ACLU of Southern California (@ACLU_SoCal)
Steve Hymon, Puckalolos
On his trip to London, Jerusalem and Gdansk, Mitt Romney says he’s touching three “pillars of liberty”—nations which share American values. After infuriating the Brits about Olympic security, he embraced Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol and dismissed Palestinian culture. In Poland, where’s he’s expected to invoke the Cold War, he was greeted by a banner for Ron Paul. But, has Romney revealed any significant foreign policy differences between himself and President Obama? Will his trip change the presidential campaign?