Despite current budget shortfalls, Southern California, like the rest of America, wants better intelligence gathering by the FBI and improved anti-terror measures. But with the Federal Bureau of Investigation refocusing its attention to counter-terrorism, who will assist local law enforcement in combating bank robberies and drug trafficking? Sheriff Lee Baca shares his battle plan for dealing with the county's current budget shortfall and the impending loss of federal support as the result of the upcoming FBI reorganization. We also hear from a contributing editor to The Nation and the president of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes solutions to the problems facing the criminal justice system. Managing Editor Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.
- Reporter's Notebook: LA Exposed
Paul Young is a freelance writer on local arts and entertainment. He's also the author of LA Exposed, an investigation of some of the most popular legends about Los Angeles. Young shares some popular stories about LA and debunks several of the cities greatest myths, including those involving prostitution, secret movie studios and nuclear waste.
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
LA County Sheriff's Department
LA Exposed: Strange Myths and Curious Legends in the City of the Angels