Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Garcetti’s mid-term report card shines

There was a touchy moment for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti the day before the Los Angeles Police Commission was scheduled to announce its decision on whether the LAPD slaying of Ezell Ford in August 2014 was justified. In the days before the commission decision, Garcetti came under heavy fire for allegedly saying and doing Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: KKK skeletons in Los Angeles’s closet

They marched and rode in open flat-bed trucks in full Ku Klux Klan regalia. They were greeted with a mix of awe and admiration by many spectators. Meanwhile, police kept a respectful distance from the Klan paraders. The march and parade was not staged in a rural Alabama or Mississippi city or town. It was Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Long Beach needs to rename school

At last count, there were 22 elementary schools in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri named after the top Confederate general Robert E. Lee. There’s a perverse logic to elementary schools in those states named after Lee. For more than a century, he was the South’s runaway hero and legendary icon. His superb Read More…