Los Angeles

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer
Video footage of the incident contradicts official reports from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Black Lives Matters protesters demonstrate at the South LA Sheriff's Station hours after Dijon Kizzee was shot to death by deputies. (Photo: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
"That means he was unarmed," said a neighborhood resident following the police...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A driver and passenger wear face masks as Uber and Lyft drivers with Rideshare Drivers United and the
 Transport Workers Union of America conduct a 'caravan protest' outside the California Labor Commissioner's office amidst the coronavirus pandemic on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The drivers called for California to enforce the AB 5 law so that they may qualify for unemployment insurance an for receiving back wages they say they are owed. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
"This is a resounding victory for thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers who are...


Last week, the LAPD became the country's largest police department to acquire surveillance drones - though their PR-savvy announcement carefully uses the term "unmanned aerial vehicles" - when they accepted as gifts two Draganflyer X6 drones rejected by angry Seattle residents who had cited privacy concerns, "the militarization of our streets and now the air above them," and the fact "we dont trust you with the weapons you do have." The LAPD, which was recently blasted for surveillance over...