FROM Barak Ariel
Study: Complaints against police drop when cops wear body cams Two black men were shot and killed by police over the weekend. In one of the shootings, LAPD gang officers were wearing body cameras. Body cameras are seen by many as a valuable tool to reduce police violence – that officers will be less likely to shoot or assault a suspect if they know their actions are being recorded. But is that true? According to a new study, that may be what’s happening. Researchers at Cambridge University monitored three police departments in the United Kingdom and California, including the Ventura PD, and they found that complaints against the police dropped an astonishing 93 percent from the year before.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?