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After Baltimore riots, some leaders slam ‘thug’ as the new n-word

A term used by President Barack Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to characterize rioters has given new life to a debate over the word “thug.” “Of course it’s not the right word, to call our children ‘thugs,’” Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes told CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.” “These are children who have been set Read More…

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Police Commission approves policy for use of body cameras

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners signed off Tuesday on rules for the use of body cameras for LAPD officers, clearing the way for the department to begin equipping personnel with the device over the coming months. The commission voted 3-1 to approve the policies, with Commissioner Robert Saltzman casting the Read More…

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Larry Elder gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Lawyer-turned-radio talk show host Larry Elder received a unique present for his 63rd birthday Monday, the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Elder thanked a long list of people, including former KABC-AM (790) general manager George Green, “who hired me with five days of experience” in radio. “He had to override Read More…