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What Comes After Peaceful Protests? The Future Generation Weighs In, How Police Can Build Trust




A protesters holds up a placard past City Hall during a march to protest the death of George Floyd under police custody, in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 3, 2020. - Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of George Floyd, a black man who later died, will now be charged with second-degree murder, and his three colleagues will also face charges, court documents revealed on June 3. The May 25 death of George Floyd -- who had been accused of trying to buy cigarettes with a counterfeit bill -- has ignited protests across the United States over systemic racism and police brutality. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
A protesters holds up a placard past City Hall during a march to protest the death of George Floyd under police custody, in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 3, 2020. - Derek Chauvin, the white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of George Floyd, a black man who later died, will now be charged with second-degree murder, and his three colleagues will also face charges, court documents revealed on June 3. The May 25 death of George Floyd -- who had been accused of trying to buy cigarettes with a counterfeit bill -- has ignited protests across the United States over systemic racism and police brutality. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Peaceful Protests, Then What?

As protests reach their 10th day across the country we're asking where do today’s protests sit in the history of demonstrations in this country calling for racial equality, civil rights and social justice? And what's next? We seek to understand the present, where we've been and where the movement goes next.

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High School Voices

We continue hearing from high school students about their experiences these last couple of months staying at home amid the pandemic. Throughout the show, we hear from Katherine Bower, a senior at Campbell Hall in Los Angeles and Miles Kirshner, a senior at Palisades Charter High School and baseball player.

Policing: How to Build Trust

Protests against police violence continue again today…Many have largely been peaceful, but the events of the weekend are still raw for most, amplifying a long history of distrust that communities have of the police, despite efforts by the LAPD to improve. So, how to build trust now? Especially with the young Angelenos we see out there in the streets. 

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Veterans Protest

While President Trump has threatened to deploy the military against protesters in American cities, some in those crowds are former service members themselves. For some Black veterans, the demonstrations against police violence are a chance to find their voice. Megan Verlee reports for the American Homefront Project.

Long Beach Councilman

How does one turn protests into action? Plus, how the city of Long Beach is cleaning up its neighborhoods after looting.

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TBT: Revisiting Malcolm X

We journalists, often refer to history when covering modern-day news, it helps with context and nuance. It can be heartening to see progress over the years...and discouraging when there's still a very long way to go. With that in mind, we'd like to revisit a Throwback Thursday from a few months ago about Malcolm X here in Los Angeles. On May 4th 1962, Malcolm X held a press conference in downtown L.A. in response to a bloody altercation between LAPD officers and members of the Nation of Islam.

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