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30 Years Later, Rodney King Beating Remains Seminal Part Of LA, US History
March 5, 2021
It was March 3, 1991, and through the lens of his camera, Holliday recorded four white Los Angeles police officers using batons, Tasers and feet to subdue a Black man later identified as Rodney King, whose name quickly became globally synonymous with police brutality. ... read more »
Nearly 40 George Floyd Protesters Sue County, 3 Cities Over Arrest Conditions
March 5, 2021
Nearly 40 people arrested last May while protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police are suing Los Angeles County and three Southland cities, alleging many were harassed through various means, surrounded during processing by maskless officers and at times forced to urinate on themselves. ... read more »
In Four Large Cities, California Homicides Increase
March 4, 2021
Los Angeles recorded over 300 homicides in 2020, a statistical high mark it had not reached in 11 years. ... read more »
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Activists Seek Firing, Meeting After Claims Of Mocking Floyd Photo By LAPD
February 18, 2021
Activists called today for the firing of any Los Angeles Police Department employee who created or circulated a Valentine-themed social media post featuring an image of George Floyd that included the words ``You take my breath away,'' while the police union, the Floyd family attorney and various city leaders decried the post. ... read more »
LAPD, police union outraged by report of Floyd ‘Valentine’
February 15, 2021
A report that Los Angeles police officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format has prompted an internal investigation and drawn blistering condemnation from Floyd’s family, the district attorney and the police union. ... read more »
LAPD Launches Program For Mental Health Clinician To Respond To Some Calls
February 12, 2021
 The Los Angeles Police Department has begun a program to dispatch a mental health response team, consisting of a sworn officer and a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health clinician, to certain mental health calls, Assistant Chief Horace Frank announced today. ... read more »
Diane Edith Watson: The Iconic Living Legend of Los Angeles Politics
February 11, 2021
Diane Edith Watson has lived a full life and shows no signs of slowing down.  On the morning of our interview, the 87-years-young legendary political icon had already been on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was coordinating her pink and green wardrobe for the inauguration of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister, Kamala Harris, and had already spoken with a cadre of Washington D.C. leaders, all in the hopes that the retired congresswoman was feeling up to making the journey to the January Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
National Police Foundation To Review LAPD’s Response to George Floyd Protests
February 4, 2021
The National Police Foundation will hold two listening sessions tomorrow to help independently assess the Los Angeles Police Department's response to the large demonstrations that followed last year's in- custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ... read more »
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Black Lives Matter Activist Sues LAPD for Assault
January 21, 2021
Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist, Fahren James, age 39, filed a lawsuit against Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Michael Moore and the Los Angeles Police Department, for an alleged assault by unidentified Los Angeles police officers. ... read more »
Top Crenshaw & Around Stories of 2020
December 31, 2020
These are the top stories of what happened in Crenshaw & Around this year. ... read more / view gallery »
Earle’s Restaurant Feeds People Through Selfless Acts in the Community
December 3, 2020
Brothers, Cary and Duane Earle brought in their success by observing what works, Cary Earle went into detail about the restaurant's foundation. Earle’s Restaurant is located down the street from the LA Sentinel Head Quarters, on 3864 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90008. They became a destination spot from their earlier years or making American classics. Their comfort food rings true to the traditional taste of a great hot dog, but today, there is a twist of soulful and healthy items that represent the community and has supported their dream from the beginning. ... read more »
L.A. Police Commission Commits to Holding Discussions on Traffic Stop Policies
November 19, 2020
Searches of Black and Hispanic people were less likely to be associated with the recovery of illegal items than searches of White people. ... read more »
Bobby Brown Jr., Son of Bobby Brown, Dies In Encino
November 18, 2020
Bobby Brown Jr., the 28-year-old son of singer Bobby Brown, died today in Encino, police said. ... read more »
RISE With the Rams Brings Together Youth, Pro Athletes, and Police
November 5, 2020
Through the RISE with the Rams program, the Los Angeles Rams has been building bonds between high school students and law enforcement. Last month, the Rams partnered with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) to host their second session of the season. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Seeks to Ban Possession of Laser Pointers at Protests
October 29, 2020
People could soon be banned from bringing laser pointers to protests in Los Angeles, after a City Council committee advanced a proposal today that would create a law to prohibit them at large demonstrations. ... read more »
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