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Proposition 47 — good idea, bad execution

Proposition 47 — good idea, bad execution

There’s a real need to reduce California’s alarming incarceration levels and free up precious funds that could be better spent on education and rehabilitation. But Proposition 47 isn’t the answer.

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Greg Munks and Steve Wagstaffe: Prop 47 will result in increased crime, less safety in neighborhoods

Sandra Hutchens: Prop. 47 won't reduce crime, increase safety

L.A. Police President Speaks on Ezell Ford Shooting

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 L.A. Police President Speaks on Ezell Ford Shooting

L.A. Police President Speaks on Ezell Ford Shooting

The Los Angeles Police Protective League’s president Tyler Izen and criminal defense attorney Nana Gyamfi appeared on the Front Page with Dominique DiPrima. The topic of discussion was the shooting death of 25-year-old Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles on 65th and Broadway. In case you missed it, check out the video from the show.

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The Latest Rush to Judgment

The Latest Rush to Judgment

After all of the recent high profile cases where the initial reports of an incident did not tell the entire story, one would expect that politicians would not rush to judgment in a case that they know nothing about except for what they read in the Los Angeles Times.
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Picking the wrong target
“Watch out,” Mayor Garcetti said during a downtown news conference on Monday. “We’re going to make sure that we’re coming after you.”

Huh?!?
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Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

Beck mourns loss of LAPD officer; 'today the grief is different'

For the third time in two months, hundreds of police officers filled a downtown Los Angeles cathedral Wednesday morning to bid an emotional farewell to an LAPD officer killed in a car crash.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris were again among those gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, this time to honor Officer Roberto Sanchez, the 32-year-old officer killed May 3 when an SUV struck his patrol car in Harbor City.

Sanchez was one of four LAPD officers to die in a traffic incident since early March, his funeral coming less than a week after a veteran detective was killed off-duty in Beverly Hills.
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Donation Account for Officer Roberto Sanchez

LAPPL declares impasse with City of LA over labor contract

LAPPL declares impasse with City of LA over labor contract

The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) has declared an impasse in contract negotiations with the City of Los Angeles.

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Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Fallen LAPD motorcycle cop is mourned at large downtown ceremony

Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
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Donation account for Officer Christopher Cortijo

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.
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Donation account set up for Officer Lee

Remembering a 'cop's cop' in San Bernardino

Remembering a 'cop's cop' in San Bernardino

The day before his death, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay agreed to a request from his wife, Lynette: He stayed home from work.
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The Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence Girls Basketball Scholarship Fund

John Miller, the former head of the LAPD Major Crimes Division, speaks with two married police officers at the top of revenge killer Christopher Dorner's hit list. [VIDEO]

Hollywood intersection dedicated to 'Onion Field' victim

Hollywood intersection dedicated to 'Onion Field' victim

LAPD Officer Ian Campbell's last breaths were in the dirt of a Kern County onion field. It was March 9, 1963, and he and his partner, Karl Hettinger, had been driven to the area at gunpoint.
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