FROM Richard Winton
Who decides when cops open fire? The LAPD has shot and killed 2 innocent people in the past several weeks during police activity. The tragedies have prompted apologies from the Chief of Police and possible legal action. They have also spurred a broader conversation around when police officers should use their weapons, especially when there are a lot of people around.
Are the shootings at Malibu Creek State Park related? About a month ago, a man was fatally shot in the head while camping at Malibu Creek State Park with his two daughters. The park has been closed since. Last week, sheriff’s deputies received two new reports of shots fired at the park near the campground where the man was killed. Overall, there have been seven reported incidents involving gunfire at Malibu Creek over the last two years.
When some L.A. police quit during car chases The LAPD had more crazy car chases this week. In one chase, the driver of a stolen truck turned onto train tracks and drove into a subway tunnel. He almost got away. In another chase, the driver killed himself by drinking a cyanide solution and crashing into the center divider on the 101 freeway. We talk about how some drivers get away, and why technology might make the cop car chase obsolete.
Pot Farms Raided in Diamond Bar Officials uncover an eighth marijuana-harvesting center in the eastern San Gabriel Valley suburbs. The indoor farm is in Diamond Bar, where homes that are too quiet now attract attention. Guest Richard Winton from the Los Angeles Times follows the story.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.