Paul Tanaka, Candidate for LA Sheriff

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The Citizens Commission on violence in LA County said both Sheriff Lee Baca and Undersheriff Paul Tanaka were responsible for a "failure of leadership" that led to abuses including violence by deputies in county jail. Now Sheriff Lee Baca is running for re-election next year and Paul Tanaka is running against him. The former Undersheriff says the Commission report is full of "lies" about him and his record. Also, the passing of LA's unofficial poet laureate. We remember Wanda Coleman.

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, workers at Walmart are staging the latest in a series of strikes across the country set to culminate on Black Friday. We hear what they want and how Walmart is reaction.  

 
Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Evan George, Gideon Brower