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…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Republican attacks on Hillary won’t work

The one, and really only, hit angle that the Republican Party has to come at 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton with is the sleaze factor. It goes like this: Hillary, and by extension her husband, Bill, have a long and checkered history of shady dealings, conflict of interest shenanigans, financial nest-feathering and other improprieties. Read More…