FROM Carl E. Douglas
History of the LAPD and Black Communities Last week began with the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota at the hands of cops. It ended with the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas at a protest over the Sterling and Castile killings. Given what’s happening across the country, many Angelenos can’t help but think back to times like the Watts riots of 1965, the Rodney King riots of 1992 and the OJ Simpson trial of 1994. How far have we come since those times? And how has policing here in LA changed?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?