With a charter that limits its police chief to two 5-year terms, the City of Los Angeles has five more months to make the crucial decision of who will lead the LAPD for the next five years. Although Bernard Parks has not yet made an official request to stay on the job, supporters and opponents already are lining up. We hear from Mitzi Grasso of the Police Protective League, the officers' bargaining unit which says that Parks has failed, from organized African-American officers who claim that opposition to Parks is racially based, and from Joe Domanick, author of the authoritative book on the LAPD, To Protect and To Serve
- Reporter's Notebook: Martin Luther King-s Day
John Maguire was one of the original 1960's Alabama Freedom Riders and a former roommate of Martin Luther King Jr. On this national holiday celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King, Maguire recalls his long-time friend as a man of "love, laughter and mischievousness."
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To Protect and to Serve: The LAPD's Century of War in the City of Dreams