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Budget proposal adds funds for LAPD computers

LOS ANGELES — Police Chief Michel Moore said that extra money earmarked for new computers and digital technology in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed budget will result in a significant boost to the percentage of time officers spend in the field. Garcetti’s proposed 2019-20 budget includes $14 million for new computers and other tech for the Read More…

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Community groups want Metro pulled from South L.A.

LOS ANGELES — A dozen community organizations Feb. 5 called for the removal of an elite Los Angeles Police Department division from South Los Angeles in response to a report that the unit oversaw a surge in traffic stops involving African-American drivers. In a letter addressed to the mayor, LAPD chief and the Police Commission, Read More…

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‘Has MLK’s dream for equality for all been realized yet?’

STREET BEAT Lisa Jackson Hollywood  “No, we’re going backwards. Look who’s in the White House now. It seems like Jim Crow is being reinstated. The more we protest and fight for equality, the worse it gets for us.”  Damian McCully Los Angeles  “Certainly not. However, there have been strides made from the time of Dr. Read More…