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Attorney files $20 million claim for teen shot by L.A. police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53XkL7wyLnk&feature=youtu.be LOS ANGELES — An attorney for a 15-year-old boy who was mistakenly shot by police in South Los Angeles after one of his companions was spotted with a replica handgun an officer thought was authentic filed a $20 million claim against the city April 8. Attorney John Harris said police showed “callous disregard” for Read More…

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Young black contractors file suit against county, Metro

LOS ANGELES — The Young Black Contractors Association (YBCA) has filed a lawsuit against the county Board of Supervisors and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for allegedly hindering construction work opportunities for African Americans by failing to enforce federal and state laws. “We’ve been asking these guys to work with us for a couple of years Read More…

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Group protests killings by law enforcement

LOS ANGELES — Community organizers, frustrated by a lack of official data, Tuesday provided a name-by-name listing of 617 people killed by law enforcement in Los Angeles County since Jan. 1, 2000, a number later confirmed by the District Attorney’s Office. More than 200 community advocates, many of them carrying cardboard signs in the shape Read More…