FROM Matt Lait
The City of LA Pays Millions to Wrongfully Convicted Men The LA City Council has agreed to pay $24 million to settle lawsuits by two men whose wrongful convictions for murder cost them years of their lives in prison. In a memo obtained by the LA Times, the City Attorney’s office called one case "extremely dangerous" and said the other was even "more problematic." Matt Lait is City Editor of the Times and a long-time police and investigative reporter.
Mrs. Delgadillo and Her Outstanding Warrant Michelle Delgadillo, wife of City attorney Rocky Delgadillo , pleaded 'no contest' in court today. For nine years, an arrest warrant has been outstanding for her failure to appear in court on charges of driving without insurance with a suspended license in an unregistered car.
City Attorney Answers Questions about Crash The City of Los Angeles provides a GMC Yukon for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo ’s official business. But the LA Times has reported that the Yukon was backed into a parking structure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on the same day Delgadillo’s wife, Michelle, was there for an appointment. It was later repaired at city expense. After stonewalling reporters for several days since that report, Delgadillo talked about the incident today at a news conference.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.