‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained For ‘Basic Police Work,’ LAPD Says

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained For ‘Basic Police Work,’ LAPD Says

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times A Los Angeles police official defended the actions of officers who detained "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts as "basic police work" amid c ...

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Scary, Open Secret: Parents Of Black Sons Believe Troubles Seek Their Boys

Scary, Open Secret: Parents Of Black Sons Believe Troubles Seek Their Boys

By David E. Early, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It's the time of year when hundreds of thousands of American parents are shipping their children off to college for th ...

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Police Shooting Tests South L.A.’s Fragile Goodwill Toward Cops

Police Shooting Tests South L.A.’s Fragile Goodwill Toward Cops

By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Police Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger sat with increasing unease at a church in South Los Angeles as residents ros ...

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Missouri To Change Tone Of Response To Ferguson Unrest, Governor Says

Missouri To Change Tone Of Response To Ferguson Unrest, Governor Says

By Matt Pearce, Lauren Raab and Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, addressing the urgent situation in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, said he was making "a n ...

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Before Ferguson: Deaths Of Other Black Men At Hands Of Police

Before Ferguson: Deaths Of Other Black Men At Hands Of Police

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK -- Amadou Diallo. Manuel Loggins Jr. Ronald Madison. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. And now, Michael Brown. All of them were black men who died ...

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Prosecutor Says Probe Of Fatal Missouri Police Shooting Needs To Take Its Course

Prosecutor Says Probe Of Fatal Missouri Police Shooting Needs To Take Its Course

St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. -- Law enforcement officials on Wednesday asked for patience to allow the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown to take its course ...

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ACLU Reports Consensual Police Search Disparities

ACLU Reports Consensual Police Search Disparities

By Jeremy Gorner and Matthew Walberg, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO -- Police across Illinois have made little progress combating racial profiling, searching the cars of black and Latin ...

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More Protests Over Missouri Shooting; Cop Who Shot Teen Won’t Be Named

More Protests Over Missouri Shooting; Cop Who Shot Teen Won’t Be Named

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. -- As demonstrators gathered for the fourth straight day Tuesday, the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said that because of death threat ...

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Tense Standoff Reflects Simmering Tensions In Wake Of Fatal Missouri Shooting

Tense Standoff Reflects Simmering Tensions In Wake Of Fatal Missouri Shooting

By Matt Pearce, Maya Srikrishnan, and David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. -- The protesters, almost all of them black, raised their fists and chanted: "We shall not be ...

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Teen Shot In Missouri Had Struggled For Officer’s Gun, Police Say

Teen Shot In Missouri Had Struggled For Officer’s Gun, Police Say

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times An unarmed black teenager fatally shot Saturday by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., had been struggling for the officer's gun, law enforce ...

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