Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
Should Underage Drug Mules be Charged as Adults Prosecutors in one Arizona county have a new tactic in fighting the war against drug cartels – they’re targeting teenagers. That’s because drug cartels often use minors to smuggle drugs because they’re usually treated with leniency if they’re caught. Now Cochise County prosecutors are charging teens caught smuggling drugs as adults. In the last year, 51 children have been charged as adults, the youngest was 14 years old.
Rocks and Bullets at the Border In the past five years, three Mexican teenagers have been shot and killed by U.S. border patrol agents for what the agents call "rockings." That’s when large chunks of rock or concrete come flying over the fence at U.S. Border Patrol agents. Agents say it happens often. Some have been badly injured from these incidents, so they shoot back to defend themselves. But is it appropriate? One deadly shooting is now under investigation and the agent is accused of second degree murder.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.