Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Mayor should slap another moratorium on Fire Dept.

Mayor Eric Garcetti did it once and he should do it again. The “it” is the moratorium he slapped on the Los Angeles City Fire Department in March 2014 to block new hires. He should slap another moratorium on the department. He should do it for the same reason that he imposed the moratorium on Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Compton Fire Dept. flap is embarrassing

Compton Fire Chief Jon Thompson undoubtedly means to keep his pledge “that it’ll never happen again.” The “it” is the recent bombshell revelation that nearly one out of four Compton firefighters do not have a valid emergency medical technician (EMT) certificate. The revelation was beyond an embarrassment for the department. It posed the potential danger Read More…