FROM Norberto Santana, Jr
Anaheim reels after a white cop pulls a gun on Latino teens We look at the aftermath of a white off-duty LAPD officer pulling a gun on a group of Latino teenagers. It was caught on video, which has gone viral. The police officer is being investigated, but a 13-year-old boy was arrested.
Can We Get the News without the Paper? In Los Angeles and Orange Counties, it traditionally was the Times and the Register that established the news menu every day. Local TV and radio stations followed up on what the papers reported, adding their own individual enterprise and commentary. Even in the digital age -- with competition from more alternative sources -- it’s been the papers and their websites that have been the dominant sources of local news. How long can that last? Last week, the Orange County Register asked reporters to help deliver papers on Sunday. Also last week, the LA Times canceled set vacations and sick days, explaining that reporters will now have the “flexibility” to “make work-life balance decisions for themselves.”
OC Immigrants Get Letters Saying They Can't Vote A Republican candidate for Congress in Orange County says he was not the one who mailed a letter in Spanish , saying that it's illegal to vote in a federal election if you're an "immigrant." In fact, naturalized immigrants are allowed to vote. The irony is that Tan Nguyen , who's challenging Democrat Loretta Sanchez , is himself a naturalized citizen.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.