Opinion

Opinion: Why predictive policing is fundamentally unjust

Opinion: Why predictive policing is fundamentally unjust

What happens when we give technology the power to magnify and hyper-exploit our biases?  The question of algorithms outpacing their utility and perpetuating structural violence is no longer a dystopian hypothetical, but rather a terrifying reality of contemporary...

Remembering former OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens

Remembering former OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens

Taking over a corrupted sheriff’s department tarnished with sex scandals and prisoner abuse, becoming Orange County’s first woman sheriff and bringing it back from the brink in a style that Donald Trump acknowledged as “legendary” is the legacy that former Sheriff...

Man in costume kills two in Quebec on Halloween night

Man in costume kills two in Quebec on Halloween night

The tradition of celebrating Halloween dates back thousands of years to a time when it was not so much a celebration as it was a ritual to ward off ghosts. Now, in the 21st century, the day has become one of fun and adrenaline for children and teenagers throughout the...

Toy Giveaway in the Northeast Police Station

Toy Giveaway in the Northeast Police Station

In order to give back to the community, the residents of the Northeast area held a children toy giveaway event at the Northeast LAPD station last Christmas. They received many donations from the Children’s hospital, Tuned in Tokyo Car Club, New Life Vision Church, Go...

Commentary: When to shoot

Commentary: When to shoot

On Sunday, Nov. 26, police filled the parking lot of Kahler Russell Park in a standoff against Daniel Navarro, a 22-year-old man who was holding his infant daughter hostage in a car. Police treated it as a dangerous situation because of Navarro’s possession of a...

My message: I don’t want to be another hashtag

My message: I don’t want to be another hashtag

Dear future president, I am scared to grow up. I am scared to not be in the protection of my mother and father. I am scared that when its time to go to college, thousands of miles away from my parents, I'm going to be harassed by a police officer. I see African...