LA Wants Out of Immigration Enforcement

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says local cops should not do the work of federal immigration authorities, so he’s ordered the LAPD to stop most so-called “immigration holds” on inmates ready to be released from jail. Now LA County might do the same thing. Will it increase the risk of crime? Is it none-too-subtle political pressure for immigration reform?

Also, how many great white sharks are lurking off Southern California beaches like the one that bit a swimmer on Saturday? How many would it take to keep you out of the water? Plus, the battle over two controversial nonprofits escalates as LA City Controller Ron Galperin withholds $4 million from the Department of Water and Power.

Banner Image: Immigrant rights march for amnesty in downtown Los Angeles, California; Credit: Jonathan McIntosh