SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by V.N. Trinh
The strategy of encouraging private business development, without seriously reforming police, fixing public schools, or addressing poverty, proved unequal to the task of promoting justice in LA.
by David Helps
Rather than a mistake or an isolated instance of excess, a notoriously brutal and destructive LAPD raid on an apartment complex in 1988 should be seen as part of a political attack on the city's Black poor, enabled by cultural stereotypes of families of color.
SOURCE: New York Times
George Holliday's fortuitous purchase of a camcorder inaugurated the era of civilian video evidence of police abuse, though accountability has followed only rarely.
by Max Felker-Kantor
The history of liberal law-and-order reveals that procedural reforms implemented on top of a structure of policing that has been empowered to protect property and control “disorder” are not only doomed to fail but will produce the conditions for more protest and resistance.
SOURCE: The Independent
LA confidential: The world's most storied police force opens up its photography archive - and the result is worthy of Hollywood
"The LAPD photographs were originally documents... but if you select them carefully today, they become a piece of art."
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