Charlie Beck

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A bill making its way through the legislature would make all of California a sanctuary state. That bill has divided the state’s law enforcement community.

LAPD chief Charlie Beck why police shouldn't enforce immigration laws

A bill making its way through the legislature would make all of California a sanctuary state. That bill has divided the state’s law enforcement community.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

130 law enforcement officials have now joined forces to reduce mass incarceration in America. They’re in Washington today to come up with a plan.

Mass Incarceration Summit

130 law enforcement officials have now joined forces to reduce mass incarceration in America. They’re in Washington today to come up with a plan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Police Commissioners today told Chief Charlie Beck they want to see some improvements in the LAPD. But they approved his application for a second 5-year term by a vote of 4 to 1.

Beck Gets Another Five Years as Los Angeles’ Chief of Police

LA Police Commissioners today told Chief Charlie Beck they want to see some improvements in the LAPD. But they approved his application for a second 5-year term by a vote of 4 to 1.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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A new Trump administration rule says legal immigrants must forgo all public programs like food stamps and Medicaid if they want to become U.S. citizens.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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