Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Jeb Bush uses calculated racial insult

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush knew exactly what he was doing when he insulted African-American voters by alleging that the Democrats buy their votes with “free stuff.” In fact, it was no accident that he hurled his slur at Democrats at a campaign stop in South Carolina. Bush is wallowing in single digits in the Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: LAPD should release body cam footage

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is adamant that body cam video footage will not be released automatically to the public. His rationale is simple. The footage could compromise an investigation and potentially taint evidence. But the Seattle Police Department wildly differs with Beck. In March, Seattle police officials not only said they would release Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Well-known blacks also can be profiled

The mugging and arrest of one-time top-ranked tennis pro James Blake, an African-American, by a New York undercover cop is no aberration. In his 2006 book “The Audacity of Hope,” President Barack Obama ticked off the standard checklist of slights and abuses that he had routinely faced: security guards tailing him as he shopped in Read More…