Homeland Security and the Politics of Fear
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Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is due in LA tomorrow, but he may not be welcome. After a 10% cut in urban security money, city and county officials accuse Washington of playing politics with the war on terror. On Reporter’s Notebook, will David Beckham make the field Saturday for his first game with the Galaxy?
Los Angeles Receives a Cut in Anti-Terror Funds ()
Los Angeles County will get just $72.6 million in urban security money next year, 10% less than it got last year. The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach say that Washington is playing politics with the war on terror.
- Andrew Blankstein: Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, @anblanx
- Jack Weiss: Los Angeles City Councilman
- Bruce Schneier: Security Technologist and author , @schneierblog
Will Beckham Play on Saturday? ()
Sunday night, most of Hollywood will show up at a party for David Beckham, the soccer super-star who’s joining the Galaxy. Six-hundred household names will actually get to see him. But the fans who bought up all the tickets for Saturday’s game may not. The coach says an ankle injury puts the chances at 50-50 that Beckham will play.
- Nick Green: Sports Columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Daily Breeze
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