FROM Scott Christopherson
New Film, 'Peace Officer,' Explores the Expansion of Police Militarization SWAT teams were first created here in Los Angeles after the 1965 Watts riots. Since then, the use of SWAT teams has increased across the country. The so-called “militarization” of the police became controversial after we saw scenes of officers in armored vehicles facing down protesters in Ferguson, Missouri last year.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.