Jim Newton

Blueprint

Guest

Editor of Blueprint, a new magazine covering Los Angeles and California, and author of Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made and Eisenhower: The White House Years; former editor-at-large and columnist at the Los Angeles Times (1992-1997)

Jim Newton on KCRW

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton announced    on Tuesday    that he will retire after his nearly five-decade policing career.

Commissioner Bratton to end nearly 5 decade policing career

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton announced on Tuesday that he will retire after his nearly five-decade policing career.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LAPD has received a lot of praise for reducing crime and improving relations with minority communities. But so far, violent crime is actually up 26 percent this year.

Making L.A.: Policing

The LAPD has received a lot of praise for reducing crime and improving relations with minority communities. But so far, violent crime is actually up 26 percent this year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It's been ten months since Ezell Ford was shot and killed by two officers of the LAPD. He was an unarmed, mentally ill black man.

A Decision — but No Final Verdict — in the Killing of Ezell Ford

It's been ten months since Ezell Ford was shot and killed by two officers of the LAPD. He was an unarmed, mentally ill black man.

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

Election officials in LA County want to make voting easier, more accessible, and more secure.

from KCRW Features

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

from Greater LA

Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

from Greater LA

We get the latest on the Saddleridge fire that’s moving fast in the San Fernando Valley.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homeless people around LA are saying that they’re experiencing more hostility from homeowners and renters.

from Greater LA

Are you an EV owner who has trouble finding a charging station? Are you a renter who's hesitant to go electric? Do the environmental benefits outweigh the inconvenience?

from Greater LA

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point