Ben Poston

Los Angeles Times

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Since California voters passed Prop 47 less than a year ago, some crimes are on the increase while arrests are on the decline.

One Year In, Has Prop 47 Made California Less Safe?

Since California voters passed Prop 47 less than a year ago, some crimes are on the increase while arrests are on the decline.

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Los Angeles has been held up as a paragon of data-driven policing—using data to deploy officers and set targets for crime reduction.

LAPD Fudging Crime Stats

Los Angeles has been held up as a paragon of data-driven policing—using data to deploy officers and set targets for crime reduction.

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Mayor Garcetti promised to fight illegal dumping and clean up Los Angeles' dirty streets, but according to a pair of recent media investigations he isn't delivering on that promise in…

Taxation without Equal Sanitation

Mayor Garcetti promised to fight illegal dumping and clean up Los Angeles' dirty streets, but according to a pair of recent media investigations he isn't delivering on that promise in…

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