Proposition R May Have Won, But the Fight's Not Over
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Video Released of LAPD Beating ()
LA Police Chief William Bratton says, it doesn't "look pretty," but "it may be lawful." He's referring to a videotape posted on the web site YouTube, showing one officer holding a man down while another has his knee on the man's neck and punches him in the face. The man's voice can be heard saying, "I can't breathe…"
- Joe Domanick: Senior Fellow in Criminal Justice at USC's Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism
Proposition R May Have Won, But the Fight's Not Over ()
The campaign for Measure R on this week's Los Angeles City ballot, which said it would limit the influence of lobbyists at City Hall and "set term limits" on the City Council, passed with 59% of the vote. But contrary to the impression given by campaign mailers, it will allow council members to serve three terms instead of just two, meaning they can serve longer. The national group US Term Limits has dropped a lawsuit, saying it respects the will of the voters, but it still complains that the voters were "lied to" and "tricked."
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