Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: 2024 Olympics are a win-win for L.A.

The big question that nearly everyone asks these days about hosting the Olympic Games is why do it. After first saying yes, and then no, and then maybe to host the 2024 games, Boston finally said no. It ultimately declined for the same reason that so many other American cities say no: the cost. The Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Katrina’s message on the poor still unheard

There was a very fleeting moment in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina debacle, Aug. 29, 2005, that the message that there are a lot of poor in New Orleans and America who are routinely ignored, neglected and reviled had gotten through. In that very fleeting moment there was a torrent of new studies and Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: When should police use non-lethal force?

The recent slaying of an alleged knife-welding suspect in South L.A. again raises the perennially troubling issue of what, when and how Los Angeles police officers should use non-lethal force to take down a suspect. The official version is that the woman, who was a suspect in a reported robbery attempt, was slain after officers Read More…