LAPDCommanding officer of the internal affairs group of the LAPD.
FROM Commander Stuart Maislin
LAPD to Pilot Racial Profiling Mediation Program The LAPD gets thousands of complaints that officers have engaged in racial profiling. Former Chief Bill Bratton called it impossible to get into the brain of an officer to determine whether drivers or pedestrians were stopped and even arrested because of race, ethnicity or religious attire. But complaints continue, and now the Police Commission has approved current Chief Charlie Beck’s proposal for mediation.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?