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LAPD and college students hope to build bridges, not walls

WESTCHESTER — As a young black man, Makeen Yasar, 21, wants to tackle the issue of police brutality head on.  A senior at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), for the past two years Yasar has worked to bring LMU students and officers from the Los Angeles Police Department together for an open dialogue, through which he Read More…

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Juvenile justice advocates seek ban on pepper spray

LOS ANGELES — Concerned about the use of pepper spray in Los Angeles County juvenile halls and camps, the county Board of Supervisors Feb. 5 proposed more training, more cameras and more mental health resources, while juvenile justice advocates called for an outright ban. A report by the Office of Inspector General found that some Read More…