Sheriff Lee Baca Answers Calls for His Resignation
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In the aftermath of reports about the continuation of brutal violence by deputies in LA County jails, the ACLU and others have called on Sheriff Lee Baca to resign his elected office. Others say Baca wants to be a reformer and that likely replacements would stifle meaningful change. We talk with Baca, an ACLU leader and others. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, does Occupy Wall Street have a future?
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Sheriff Lee Baca Answers Calls for His Resignation ()
Two weeks ago, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca told Which Way, LA? he was "not in denial" about violence by deputies in LA County jails. He said he'd already looked into cases reported by the ACLU and others. Since then, he's promised to re-examine cases of alleged abuse and to improve inmate safety. One especially disturbing incident, reported by the LA Times, involved a highly-regarded rookie, who resigned after he says a supervisor forced him to beat a mentally ill inmate in Twin Towers.
- Lee Baca: Sheriff of Los Angeles County
- Peter Eliasberg: America Civil Liberties Union, @ACLU_SoCal
- Celeste Fremon: WitnessLA.com, @witnessla
Does Occupy Wall Street Have a Future? ()
Occupy Wall Street has spread to Boston, where Mayor Thomas Menino ordered arrests early this morning, even though he says he agrees with the protesters' issues. In New York today, the action moved from Lower Manhattan to the Upper East Side. Is it a resurgence of America's Left? Does it have the staying power to make a difference?
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