GELFAND’S WORLD--One commonly accepted definition of a mass shooting is 3 or more wounded or dead in a single incident.
HOMELESSNESS POLITICS--On March 24, hundreds of police officers swept Los Angeles’ Echo Park Lake of its unhoused encampments after City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell directed the park’s closure.
AFGHAN WITHDRAWAL-An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come.
‘WHEN DOES IT CHANGE?’--The just-released Chaleff report on the Los Angeles Police Department’s actions during the protests following the George Floyd murder in May 2020 find lack of training and preparedness as the culprit for LAPD’s failures-
PRESIDENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITY-The Biden administration on Thursday laid it right out in the open. It's time to seriously discuss a 60-year problem we've had with treasonous and illegitimate Republican presidents.
THE DOCTOR IS IN--I've never been a fan of bullies and/or bigots, and we're living in a world where those screaming about bullies are too often THEMSELVES the bullies, and those screaming about bigotry are too often THEMSELVES the bigots.
VIEW FROM HERE-Most enterprises have unintended consequences. After harmful results materialize, people often press ahead ignoring the injury they are causing.
PLANNING WATCH-As the homeless crisis gets worse in Los Angeles, California, and the entire United States, two narratives dominate media coverage, both of which blame elected officials.
POLICE KILLINGS-“Get out of the car! Get out of the car now!!”
RACIAL DIVIDERS-Jamil Ford still recalls the disorders of late May. “It was like Baghdad,” he recalls,
AT LENGTH--I find it curious that on the very night that the last Los Angeles City Council District 15 homeless working group held its recent meeting in which they were discussing a possible homeless campsite on Lots E and F on Port of Los Angeles property,
VIEW FROM HERE-When was the last time a sitting Los Angeles City Councilmember in District Four lost his re-election bid? Since 1929, the answer is “never.”