Bending over backwards to let unlicensed drivers keep their cars.
Why is it so hard for the chief of police to follow the law?
With the exception of some serial-killer investigations, I’ve never in my long career seen as much investigative weight thrown into a case.
There was a time in California when the law affected the number of illegal aliens coming over the border. Today it is the number that affects the law.
A first-hand account of the textbook police action that evicted Occupy Los Angeles.
Police Chief Charlie Beck is abetting the lawlessness. Related: L.A. Mayor Offering Farmland and Office Space if the Occupiers Will Just Leave Already
I most fervently hope to avoid the looming confrontation with the Occupiers here in Los Angeles, not least for fear of the reported lice infestation.
Memo to the boss—any boss: arrange your affairs so that you are left with a plausible explanation for trouble other than your own corruption or incompetence.
Yes, it’s expensive to keep people in prison, but Californians may one day rediscover that it's even more expensive to let them out.
To me, it is inconceivable that this operation ever made it out of the first meeting where it was discussed.
DSK may not be a criminal, but he's no gentleman, either.
Whistle past the graveyard all you like, but even if you’re whistling “Rule Britannia,” the graveyard will still be there. (And don't miss Ed Driscoll: "Nobody Mention the Culture War.")
The department arrests the wrong man in the Dodger Stadium beating, but no apologies are necessary.
A proposed law would bar landlords and business owners from inquiring about the criminal past of any prospective tenant or employee.
When you put a case before a jury, you just never know.
“Let’s see if we can make the connection here: slavery, segregation, black codes, Jim Crow, what do they all have in common? Anybody getting scared?"
Will Los Angeles have an effective police force in five years? In ten or twenty? The answers may depend on some crucial decisions to be made at City Hall this month.
The Sacramento Bee would have you believe that if you favor taking a hard line on crime, you are no better than the reprobates from America’s past who argued for slavery.
If on November 6, 2012, you enter the voting booth and remain undecided on how to cast your ballot for president, pause to consider a single Supreme Court decision handed down last week.
The L.A. Times seems surprised by the remarkably litigious officer corps of the LAPD. I'm not.
To Deflect and to Swerve: Inside the not-so-elite ranks of the LAPD's Officers Club.
It was L.A.'s gang culture that killed trendy Westwood Village when a 27-year-old was shot in 1988. Will a recent brutal attack kill a legendary L.A. stadium too?
LAPD officers manning sobriety checkpoints will no longer impound cars discovered to be driven by unlicensed illegal immigrants. Yes, you read that correctly.
Police and firefighter unions are different: there is no private sector market for our services.
There is no carnival so vulgar that it cannot be made more so by the presence of Jesse Jackson, who told ABC News that he found the spirit of the assembled protesters in Madison "infectuous."