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Najee’s Notes: Political foes almost come to blows

All hell nearly broke loose Aug. 16, when former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley and political activist Basil Kimbrew nearly came to blows at the Southern California Ceasefire peace rally and water giveaway in Compton. Bradley and Kimbrew have been political adversaries for years and there is definitely bad blood between them, but no one could Read More…

Lead Story West Edition

Protesters seek legislation to reduce law enforcement violence

LEIMERT PARK — Local civil rights leaders promised to take their fight from demonstration to legislation as protesters shut down Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards for five minutes April 30 while honoring the memory of Freddie Gray and other victims of police brutality. Gray, 25, died April 19 after sustaining a fatal spinal Read More…

Lead Story News West Edition

Group calls for probe of LAPD after Venice shooting

VENICE — Another controversial shooting death of a homeless black man, this time in Venice, has a local civil rights group calling for a federal investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department. The Los Angeles chapter of the National Action Network held a press conference Wednesday afternoon outside LAPD headquarters downtown and called on Mayor Read More…