FROM William Scott
The LAPD Can't Do It Alone in South Los Angeles Yesterday, there was standing room only at the Hamilton United Methodist Church in South Los Angeles, where City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson had called an "emergency meeting." It was all about the recent increase in violent crime.
Watts Riots: Policing Today With LAPD Chief William Parker as their general, soldiers exacted swift and often brutal justice in black neighborhoods. And even after Watts erupted in 1965, policing stayed much the same through the 90s. For a look at what it means to police Watts today, we meet up with the deputy chief of South Bureau, that’s the collection of precincts that cover South Los Angeles.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.