While America watched as riots tore Los Angeles apart, a nine-year-old Nathan Silver inadvertently reinterpreted the country's turmoil into his first film during his birthday party.
A union official says the new policy "will get officers killed, plain and simple."
The gig has taken on new meaning at a time of heightened national scrutiny of law enforcement.
The knife was allegedly unearthed as many as 18 years ago, but the cop who got a hold of it took the thing home. Now it's being tested—even if OJ can't go on trial for murder again.
Talking to the top cop in Los Angeles about homelessness, police shootings, mental health, and body cameras.
His 1995 murder trial was all about race, sex, and policing—issues that haven't exactly disappeared from the national radar.
In the wake of the San Bernardino attack, the second-largest public school system in America didn't take any chances, but a similar threat in New York City was deemed a hoax by local officials.
He reportedly demanded precisely $250,000, and then threw much of it all over the sidewalk.
Stuart Swezey's Desolation Center shows were illicit desert festivals—drug-addled parties for LA punks which would influence Coachella and Lollapalooza and then disappear as quickly as they came.
Many have reservations about the program, which promises to equip nearly 7,000 officers with body cameras in the coming months.
There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"
Spice first emerged on Skid Row about two years ago, and since then has spread like wildfire because of its affordability and accessibility.
A spate of shootings in South LA since the emergence of the social media slogan—which refers to alleged plans by rival gangs to see who can rack up 100 kills first—has residents on edge.
"After a while, when it kicks in, they get all huggy-buggy," he says.
According to one expert, citizens filming incidents of police brutality could be discouraging cops from enforcing the law.
A similar statue in Disney World was recently removed from public view.
The noir author chatted with us about "the perv zone of greater LA" and why he wishes it could be 1953 again.
City officials who showed up to take questions were the recipients of an outpouring of rage and sadness.
Los Angeles just became the largest city in the country to outfit its officers with cameras, but police reformers say that the department's policies still have a long way to go.
A decade after setting up a special unit to monitor the use of force by cops in Los Angeles, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is importing the idea to NYC.
The killing of a homeless man on Skid Row has raised new questions about one of America's most notorious police departments.
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Known alternately as "Africa" and "Cameroon," the victim of Sunday's LAPD shooting did drugs, but also maintained a deep spirituality and struggled with mental problems.
I've been writing this Bad Cop Blotter column for more than 18 months, and the pre-Ferguson, post-Ferguson divide is palpable—if only in a media-giving-a-shit kind of a way.