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Teen’s family files wrongful death suit against county

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The parents and the surviving daughter of a black teenager killed in a deputy-involved shooting in February have filed a $10 million federal civil rights lawsuit against Los Angeles County and 10 sheriff’s department employees, the family’s attorneys announced May 2. Deputies shot and killed 16-year-old Anthony Weber on Feb. 4 Read More…

Blogs Najee's Notes Opinion

NAJEE’S NOTES: South L.A. woman’s film impresses at festival

I had the chance to attend the Pan African Film Festival last weekend and watch the movie premiere of “Muslimah’s Guide to Marriage.” It’s a romantic comedy about a beautiful, intelligent African-American Muslim woman who, in the throes of an ugly divorce, tries to save her marriage while love is knocking at her door. The Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: A license to kill with impunity

The slaying of Anthony Weber by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies again casts the ugly glare on something that Sheriff’s Department officials virtually promised would cease. That is the killing under highly dubious circumstances of young African-American and Hispanic males. The word dubious is charitable given that Weber was a high school teen, was not Read More…