Connie Rice

Advancement Project in Los Angeles

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Civil rights attorney and a recent appointee by President Obama to a White House task force on 21st Century Policing; author of Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones; Co-Director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles, a policy and legal-action group founded by three lawyer-advocates from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Chair of the School Construction Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee

Connie Rice on KCRW

Los Angeles police officers fatally shot 19 people last year, according to the  Guardian . That’s more than any other police department in the country.

Will 'de-escalation' policy reduce police shootings?

Los Angeles police officers fatally shot 19 people last year, according to the Guardian . That’s more than any other police department in the country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Here in L-A, we remember police brutality well, witnessed by the lens of camera, and the awful aftermath.

To Protest and Serve, Repeating History

Here in L-A, we remember police brutality well, witnessed by the lens of camera, and the awful aftermath.

from The Mixer

Video of police misconduct wasn’t as common 25 years ago as it is today.

Is 'Warfare' a Thing of the Past at the LAPD?

Video of police misconduct wasn’t as common 25 years ago as it is today.

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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