LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced major cuts to police funding. KCRW looks at how the city is responding to the demonstrators’ demands to end police brutality, and what that means for the LAPD and its union. Also, longtime LA photojournalist Ted Soqui shares his experiences documenting the recent protests plus the 1992 Rodney King riots.
LAPD budget cuts, plus photographing protests 28 years apart
From this Episode:
Garcetti calls to cut LAPD budget by $150 million
After more protests, calls from activists to defund the Los Angeles Police Department, and a long history of misconduct within the LAPD, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced $250...
10 min, 1 sec
‘Who hasn't had their voice spoken for?’ Photojournalist Ted Soqui on protests now and 1992
Photojournalist Ted Soqui describes his mandate: “Who hasn't had their voice spoken for?”
11 min, 3 sec
Epidemiologist on what protests mean for possible spike in COVID-19 infections
Public health officials worry that the spread of coronavirus could get worse because of recent protests.
6 min, 58 sec
Hungry to help? Here’s a list of black-owned restaurants
In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd — and COVID-19 disproportionately affecting African Americans — many Angelenos are looking to support black-owned...
7 min, 21 sec