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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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