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 flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.