First, a look at a proposed law that would deny federal law enforcement funding to so-called sanctuary cities, like Los Angeles, which protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. Then, how did Los Angeles become the capital of the car chase as entertainment? Next, we track the rise and fall of the paparazzi from a lucrative industry to a fading profession in the age of Instagram. After that, the author of a new book about DNA evidence explains why it’s not the infallible resource we think it is. And finally, in our weekly TV roundup, the end of “America’s Next Top Model” marks the end of a reality TV era.
Car Chase Culture, the Decline of the Paparazzi and DNA’s Dark Side
From this Episode:
Sanctuary Cities Targeted by Lawmakers
The Senate votes tomorrow on a bill that would deny federal law enforcement funding to sanctuary cities, which protect undocumented immigrants from being deported. Los...
Los Angeles’ Car Chase Culture
In 1994, 95 million people tuned in to watch O.J. Simpson’s slow-motion police chase live on television. This past weekend, the Los Angeles Times released an...
The Rise and Fall of the Paparazzi
Not all car chases involve the police, of course. Here in L.A., it’s often paparazzi speeding after celebrities. A few years ago, California lawmakers even voted to punish...
The Dark Side of Forensic DNA
If you watch “C.S.I.,” you know about DNA. Just a few cells from a blood stain, a light switch, even a toothpick, is enough to identify the bad guy, or set the innocent...