FROM Rebecca Lonergan
The LAPD and the Dodger Stadium Beating Case Giants fan Bryan Stow, brutally beaten in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot following an Opening Day game in late March, remains in serious condition in a San Francisco hospital. Giovanni Ramirez, charged soon after the crime, was exonerated in the case last Friday when new suspects were arrested. Eye witnesses had wrongly identified Ramirez. How could this happen and how often are such mistakes made?
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."