Los Angeles County Supervisor, Mark Ridley-Thomas has joined the chorus of voices calling for improved oversight of the L.A County Sheriff's Department. It follows the arrests of 18 current and former deputies on charges of abusing inmates and jail visitors.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime? San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim is proposing to eliminate this question of virtually all job applications in San Francisco. Kim would like to amend the city’s current ban by expanding it to include most private employers, publicly funded housing providers and city contractors.
The U.S. intelligence community has been under scrutiny this year like never before. Leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have shed light on the wide expanse of power the country's top spy agencies have both abroad and over their own citizens.
Journalism is dead, long live journalism. The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street have taught the world that “news” needs no longer be something “gathered” by foreign journalists from prestigious international news operations, that it is often most engaging and effective when stories are told by people from the inside—by those who live it, breathe it and know it like no one else.