- Making News: Officer Will Not Be Charged in Devin Brown Shooting
In February, the shooting death of a 13-year old suspected car thief raised tensions between the LAPD and the community in South Central LA. The incident was a subject in this summer's Days of Dialogue and it led to a change in shooting policy by the Police Commission. Today, the District Attorney declined to file criminal charges against officer Steven Garcia, who hit Kevin Brown with six bullets, two of them fatal. Kerry White is Head Deputy District Attorney.
- Reporter's Notebook: Race to Replace Cox in California's 48th District
The appointment of Christopher Cox to the Securities and Exchange Commission created a vacancy in his Orange County Congressional district. Registration is Republican over Democrat by almost two to one, and Republican State Senator John Campbell is the likely winner of tomorrow's run-off election. But most of the attention is focused on American Independent candidate Jim Gilchrist, organizer of the Minuteman Project to close the Mexican border, a group President Bush called "vigilantes." Martin Wisckol is covering the race for the Orange County Register.
Tenants Facing Eviction Try to Get the Attention of the LA City Council
Tenants facing eviction from Lincoln Place on LA's Westside took time off work to address the Los Angeles City Council on Friday. For three hours, they waited, while the Council bet on the USC-UCLA game and tossed a football with Mayor Villaraigosa. After all that, the tenants got a 10-minute public hearing until so many members left there was no longer a quorum for doing business. Sheila Bernard is a teacher who's President of the Lincoln Place Tenants' Association.