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Speakers compare opioid crisis to ‘80s crack epidemic

LOS ANGELES — Comparisons between the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s and 90s and the current opioid crisis were made by the keynote speakers at the fourth annual Community Coalition People Power event held June 8 at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and CNN Political Commentator Van Jones discussed the Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The wrongful conviction dilemma

The Central Park 5 has been the textbook poster case for the one thing that has consistently and horribly racially disfigured America’s criminal justice system. That is the stain of wrongful convictions. The Central Park 5 have the happy and tragic distinction of being the most celebrated wrongfully convicted prisoners released from prison but in Read More…