Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Drought slams South L.A. residents

The severe and prolonged drought that has slammed California is not just an academic exercise in discussing climate control and water conservation measures. Nor is it yet another opportunity to level hefty fines for chronic water wasters. It’s a calamity that like so many other looming catastrophes slams South Los Angeles residents harder than in […]

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Black-on-black violence has many causes

A day after 19-year-old Tavin Price was gunned down at a South L.A. car wash; I got a call from a local television reporter. He was miffed that civil rights leaders demand arrests, prosecutions and long jail sentences when a white cop guns down a young black but are deafeningly mute when young blacks wantonly […]

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Alesia Thomas case goes to trial

Here we go again. Another African-American is a victim of police over use of deadly force. The police officer accused of using the deadly force against the victim is charged and winds up in a court docket. A jury that is lacking African-Americans on it will decide the officer’s fate. And there’s a crack defense […]