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"Two 95 into district as you come off the 11th street bridge headed down toward suitland Parkway in south capitol street single file right through the work zone Rich hunter WT champion traffic We are currently watching a storm system back to the west providing some rainfall and some heavy rainfall at that back towards the areas of the Ohio valley and down toward the Carolinas as well Big time storms too That system make it its way our way and we are going to have a rather stormy Friday It could become a weather alert day if we see any severe thunderstorm watches or warnings Look for high temperatures in the mid 70s and a good chance of storms off and on during the day and into the evening hours Behind that system much better Saturday high of 80 Sunday 84 I'm storm team four chief meteorologist at camera Right now Raleigh region we are looking at attempts in the upper 50s to low 60s where 68° and holding in our nation's capital We stand on the shoulders of the women who came before us.
Warriors beat Mavericks 120-110 to return to NBA Finals
"The warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019 completing a 5 game series win over the Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals one 21 ten all 5 warriors starters and Jordan Poole all scored in double figures led by Klay Thompson's 32 points Just proud of not only my effort but our whole team we really gelled this year at the right time and we have an exciting times ahead of us Andrew Wiggins came up big with 18 points and ten rebounds while kevon Looney added 18 boards and ten points Golden State led by 17 and a half time then pushed the margin into the 20s early in the third quarter Luka Dončić had team highs of 28 points and 9 rebounds for the Mavericks I'm Dave
Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination
"The hurricane zone of three two lead in their second round series following a three one victory over the rangers The Keynes won with special teams as Vince and trocheck scored a shorthanded goal and te V Tara vine and added a rare power play goal for Carolina which has struggled with a man advantage this postseason It's big for us specialty and for big this time of year And that would just kind of talk about your last game I'm just reset and start over Andre swear also scored Beating Igor shishkin with a back hander on a breakaway midway through the third period The hurricanes outshot the rangers 34 17 It starts and stopped 31 shots for the rangers Who host game 6 on Saturday I'm Dave
Husband of teacher slain in Uvalde shooting suffers fatal heart attack: Reports
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting a broken hearted husband dies after his wife was slain in the Texas school rampage A family member says 50 year old Joe Garcia whose wife fourth grade teacher Irma Garcia was killed in her classroom in Tuesday's attack in ivaldi Texas died Thursday of a heart attack His nephew John Martinez told The New York Times Garcia had dropped off flowers at his wife's memorial and pretty much just fell over after returning home The archdiocese of San Antonio and the rushing estes Knowles mortuary confirmed Joe Garcia's death to The Associated Press The Garcia's had been married for 24 years and
Kevin Spacey facing charges of sexual assault in U.K.
"Legal pressure is increasing on Kevin Spacey as he faces sexual assault charges on two continents It was a case of world colliding for Kevin Spacey the day found him in court in New York City testifying in a case in which accuser Anthony rapp says that he sexually assaulted him at a party in the 1980s at the time Spacey denies it meanwhile across the Atlantic authorities in Britain were announcing that they were giving police authorization to charge the House of Cards start with four counts of sexual assault against three men police say he will be charged later and authorities say if he doesn't show up on his own they could seek to extradite him asked about the UK charges neither Spacey nor his attorneys responded to reporters questions in New York
More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices
"The big question on Memorial Day weekend is to drive or not to drive with gas prices painfully high triple-A says about 39 million people plan to travel over the long weekend Andrew gross says 88% of them plan to drive We've never had a Memorial Day travel period where so many people are going to be going by car At the same time you have these high gas prices Dan Johnson and Pennsylvania has a family graduation to attend I didn't have a choice and we just tucked it up and you know whatever the gas price is we have unfortunately we have to pay for Gross says the pandemic is part of the reason people just want to get out and go Oil market researcher Jim burkhart at S&P Global expects no relief from high gas prices through the summer Especially if Americans drive in great numbers which is what's expected to happen And there was little relief for flyers Prices for airline tickets are up to I'm Ed
Charlie Receives a Tsunami of Emails About the Uvalde Police
"We are getting a tsunami of emails, freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Every single person, except one who doesn't necessarily disagree, they're just trying to add a different kind of wrinkle to the argument is agreeing. That the police is one of these emails is just hello, Charlie, this story is infuriating to me 5 exclamation points. Police are trained to handle both armed and unarmed perpetrators. There was an all caps, no excuse for failure to act, fire these worthless swine. They're not worth the money or the respect of the citizens of the small town. The parents should band together and pursue legal action against all the cops present. Also get to who, if anyone, and the police brass prevented the cops from entering the school and at least minimizing some deaths, also if possible all the cops who were present, restraining the parents and doing nothing, otherwise should be punished. Shame the bastards. Can I say that on FCC? I think that's okay. I think that's one of the ones that's fine. Keep up the great work, Greg. Another one says this and I want to make sure I say this anonymously because they asked me to do that, but it's a pretty amazing email. Let me try to find this here. They work for a federal agency. Okay, I work for a federal agency. I can't say which, but we've done active shooter drills and our policies are getting inside and stop shooting as soon as possible. Not waiting for S.W.A.T., no waiting for backup, going fast and engage the gunman to the best of your ability. The police officers created a perimeter. They unintentionally I'm not saying they intentionally did it, but they're cowardice did help the shooter. The shooter got more time to be able to kill more kids because of what the police
Inaction in Uvalde: Did the Police Fail the 19 Children?
"What has happening in uvalde Texas. Now, these reports as they come out, they are usually inaccurate. The rule of kind of breaking news is that it's more likely to be wrong early than right early. But as the as time goes on, usually accuracy starts to improve. So there is a new report out that is shocking and it starts to make sense as to how this evil individual was able to kill so many people and why a border tactical person had to intervene. Now before going further, I want to say police officers are heroes. They're wonderful. But like any profession, there are cowards, and there are bad police officers, bad teachers, there's bad everything. We've said this all along. We do not indict an entire profession. However, there is a theme that seems to happen whenever things start to get very chaotic and very consequential, whether it be Columbine or Parkland, there is a theme of the bystander syndrome. Now you can learn a lot about somebody when shots started to get firing with shots were firing. When the adrenaline starts to pump, unfortunately, a vast majority of people stand and do nothing. It is the rare and the courageous person that springs into action and defends the innocent. A new report is so beyond shocking it will take your breath away. Texas shooter barricaded himself for 40 minutes as police waited. The shooter had killed 19 children and two teachers at rob elementary school meeting from breitbart dot com and Yuval day Texas on Tuesday reportedly barricaded himself inside as police waited outside. For 40 minutes.
The Left's Version of Gun Control Results in Doing Nothing
"Nearly ten years after sandy hook, and ten days after buffalo, our country is paralyzed, he wrote on Twitter, not by fear, but by a gun lobby and a political party that have shown no willingness to act in any way that might help prevent these tragedies. Well, there it is. And as The Wall Street Journal then puts it, leave it to the former president to demonize his political opponents in the wake of an act of madness. It's long past time for action any kind of action. He ended his tweet. Note his default to action any kind of action. It's a very intelligent point made by The Wall Street Journal. Anything apparently will do, as long as it offers the self satisfaction that we are doing something. Even if it turns out to be futile, or counterproductive. Do something. Do something. I would like to do many things, actually, in this regard, as I spoke yesterday, at length. Under the heading of, do we need more gun laws or more fathers?
Gun Laws Should Be Reasonable, Not Politically Convenient
"Telling you about the difference between The Wall Street Journal editorial and those of the others Washington Post New York Times LA times doesn't matter. Theirs is all about guns. By the way, I am receptive to the idea that guns would be available only when you're 21 years of age. Or at least some restrictions, but there is a problem. It is a constitutional problem. The constitution says that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. We have people want to pass an amendment, saying that in that case, it's 21, the danger with that, however, is that there is no instance in the history of the left, that they stop, then it's like civil rights, it all began with the completely morally correct law of not discriminating on the basis of race. The idea that human being because of his or her skin color can not stay at a hotel, is obscene.
Michael Moore: It's Time to Repeal the Second Amendment
"Do He was Michael Moore Remember him whopper guy Maybe Big Macs I'm not sure Either way Michael Moore doesn't care about himself much you can tell so definitely doesn't care about you Here's a cut of Michael Moore on MSNBC Talking about it being time now to repeal the Second Amendment Now as you're listening to this I want you to keep this headline in your head From Fox News 2015 Michael Moore's bodyguard arrested on airport gun charge So Michael Moore wants to be sure that your ability to defend yourself via the Second Amendment a Second Amendment disappears You shouldn't have that right But Michael Moore wants to make sure that that right is exercised by others to protect him because you know he's got the dough to pay a bodyguard Here listen to this This is his words not mine MSNBC Michael Moore just coming out and saying it Time to repeal that Second Amendment check this out To nickel and dime this I don't know if that's going to do it I think that we need some really drastic action here We need a moratorium perhaps on gun sales We need who will say on this network or any other network in the next few days it's time to repeal the Second Amendment Or you can't say that Well why not Why not Let me read that headline again Same guy Michael Moore's bodyguard arrested on airport gun charge January 2015
Actor Kevin Sorbo Talks to Dinesh From Israel About His Movie Projects
"Guys, I'm pleased to welcome to the podcast actor director producer Kevin sorbo. You know him for Hercules Andromeda, God's not dead, soul surfer, let there be light. And he's got a whole bunch of projects coming up, which we're gonna talk about Kevin, thanks for joining me. I really appreciate it. You are in Israel. Tell us what you're doing there. I was shooting a documentary, I actually came here about three and a half years ago, I shot a documentary with John Lennox, John Lennox is a retired math professor from Oxford, you know, we as an apologist, he's debated all the great atheists who are like singer and Dawkins and Hitchens and we shot here and it's called against the tie to highly recommend that one. But this time, I'm doing the same type of thing I'm on camera, but I'll be narrating this as well, but it deals with the quest and search for the ark of the covenant. And it's been amazing. I'm working with two gentlemen out here that once worked in an archeological dig right now, which they believe is the site of the Israelites before they lost the Philistines at the site of Shiloh. So they're in an archeological dig in Shiloh right now. And these guys are amazing. I'm really, I'm the audience. I'm the guy that doesn't know most of this stuff, but these guys, I just asked the questions and they just take off. And hopefully it's going to be coming out. Sometime around November. They want to rush and get this thing out there before
Caller: Bad Look for Law Enforcement if NY Times Report Is True
"Retired law enforcement. Just want to make a quick comment. If that New York Times report is true, I pray God it's not what another kick to all law enforcement. And don't think the left won't use us on the news, Mike. It'll be awful. I debated, I debated even. It's a good comment, and I debated even bringing it up because a police do go into danger all the time. That's what they instinctively do. So I'm really worried about even bringing it up. And maybe The New York Times reporting is false. But that's what the report suggests that it was over 40 minutes before the police entered the school, and it was, of course, as we know, a heroic border patrol agent who took, who took the monster out,
NY Times: Uvalde Police Took Over 40 Minutes to Enter School
"There's also a troubling bit of information from Yuval day coming out that the police reportedly, according to The New York Times anyway, and I don't think The New York Times is particularly pro police. So maybe take it with a grain of salt, but the report is that the police took over 40 minutes to enter the building. While he was in there with those terrified children. And we got a mute guys for me. Please mute. The report is that the police, one school safety officer encountered the 18 year old killer. Outside the school, it's not clear according to the reporting if there was gunfire exchanged. There is, and I say this with a heavy heart because I'm pro police. And these are men and women who go to the to go into danger regularly, but you know, one of the catastrophes of Columbine is that those two monsters were able to do whatever they wanted for a long, long period of time. Because the police would not breach the school. And as a result, it is believed that at least one guy bled to death. The teacher, the math teacher, bled out, and he was alive for a long time. And they took forever to get into the building.
Michele Tafoya: To Politicians, Any Compromise Feels Like a Loss
"Right. I mean, it's like a movie. It's like, it's like two immovable objects. You're so right about how we get entrenched in our and I'll tell you why I'll speak for myself why we worry about any wiggle room on the Second Amendment. You got people like Michael Moore just came right out yesterday, said time to repeal the Second Amendment. You've got people like President Biden, who literally said the Second Amendment is an absolute. Now I get that. There is a nuance there and I'm no constitutional scholar. I know the old argument about, well, you can't buy a bazooka and keep in the front yard on the other hand if we let anti gun politicians determine what kind of guns Americans are allowed to keep and bear. We're going to, we're not going to have any guns. Well, that's the slippery slope that everyone's afraid of, right? Right. But my husband and I were discussing this yesterday because it was the same thing that happened in the wake of the roe V wade leak that it was either your pro choice all the way up to 9 months or conception is the start of life. That moment. No, there is nuance to this. There are shades of this. There is a middle ground. Right. And I'm afraid that no one's willing to go there because they don't really want to lose the argument and they feel like any amount of compromise equals losing the argument and letting the other side win. When in fact, if we're going to function as a country, we've got to get together on this. And work hard on the difficult issues. It takes hard work. That better damn well be while you're in Washington because you went there to work hard, not because you wanted to go to the cocktail parties and have a job for life.
Michele Tafoya Expected No Middle Ground Following Uvalde Shooting
"Give me your sort of your perspective as we try to navigate through these very, very difficult times. Sadly, I just knew it was coming in the wake of this horror, I have two kids. I remember they were very young when sandy hook occurred and I just changed my view of what needs to happen in terms of school safety. But I knew this would happen that people would jump in their corners and they'd firmly entrench themselves in their corners and there would be no middle ground. There would be no compromise. And I'm afraid that Congress is not going to do anything because this is an issue around which they can fundraise, which they can battle and point at the other guy and never try to really get something done. So I'm afraid it's going to come down to the locals, the school districts, the states, the cities, the communities, to take care of this issue in the ways that they see fit because Congress is just not going to do anything. I hate the way that one side says you're going to take our guns. Second and second, they're going to take our guns. They want your gun. And the other side simply says, we can't have guns.
US making COVID antiviral drug more available at test sites
"The federal government is trying to make Pfizer's COVID antiviral treatment more accessible The White House announced steps to make the antiviral treatment packs low bid more readily available across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season The nation's first federally backed test to treat site is opening today in Rhode Island providing patients with immediate access to the drug once they test positive More sites are set to open in Massachusetts Minnesota and New York City The drug which has been found to reduce severe disease among 90% of patients is now available at almost 40,000 pharmacies White House coordinator doctor Ashish jha says getting a vaccine and booster shots is still the best way to protect against the virus confirmed infections in the U.S. have quadrupled since late March to more than a 105,000 a day That's a likely undercount because so many rapid tests go unreported but deaths have declined steadily to fewer than 300 per day just as this is the first time those two metrics have not trended together I'm Jennifer King
Dinesh and Debbie Discuss Firearms in the Classroom
"You know, I finally saw on social media. I just wanted those collages of all the faces of those kids. And it kind of hit me because all those kids have families. Just think about it. Babies on either babies. And you know, I was listening to the news this morning where one of the teachers, I think she was a teacher that was near that classroom. And she was sobbing. She was like, you know, we thought we were so scared, we all thought we were going to die. Because of course she heard the gunfire and all of that. And just, you know, I'm a former teacher, as you know, I taught elementary middle school and high school. And the first thing that I would have done, of course, is protect my students because the parents entrust me and doing that. And I think if I had been a teacher today, I would have definitely fought to have a firearm with me at all times. As a teacher, because as you know, I'm a holder and I was trained, I also did tactical training, which really helped me with moving targets and all of that. So I feel like I could have been well equipped to do that. I don't recommend that for somebody that is not careful with the firearm or confident with a firearm. And as you know, when you have a firearm, you are always having to practice. That is one of the things that they say that when you have a gun, you have to make sure that you know how to use it. And that you don't forget because that is something that can happen.
The Truth About Vice President Mike Pence
"Marriage. Now, I never, ever in all these years talked about you and George, because I think people's private lives and their family lives, especially when children are there, are just not on the table for discussion. And so you bury your soul in this book, and people want to read about that can, but I want to go to something I didn't know. And as I read a book, I make my notes, I make my questions, and I wrote when I got to page the first time you mentioned Mike Pence, you were his pollster and political analyst for 5 years. And I wrote down for my notes. To ask Kellyanne, did he do the right thing on January 6th? But then I get the page four 67 and you tell us for a week. The media quote was working overtime to suggest vice president Pence would ruin his reputation to destroy his own political future by exceeding to his boss and refusing to certify the results. So you answered my question before I got to ask the question, that's why you got to read the whole book before you interview someone. Mike Pence is one of the best men I've ever met. And I don't know what his political future is. Are you back working for him, Kellyanne Conway? Well, I've one of the few people in the country who talks to Donald Trump and Mike Pence fairly regularly and I'm very grateful that that team one in 2016 stopped Hillary and her corrupt machine from taking over. And being in power and also just delivered amazing accomplishments. And I think that team is very important to recognize all that they did together as a team. I write about that because it's a good example here, and there are many throughout the book of the media just presuming they know what's going to happen. They always presume they know who someone is. What's in their heart? What's in their mind? What motivates them? And that's just not true. It was not true in that example. It certainly wasn't true about Russia collusion. It wasn't true about Hillary beating Trump handily. And so again, again, they fail upward without accountability. And look, I think that the break between the former president and former vice president is regrettable, but people should remember everything they were able to do together.
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"Day for me. His memories were still fresh. There were dead people everywhere. And as a bodies, on top of cards on the ground on top of walls. More reports of gunshot victims started coming in and Lisa Allah went to investigate those two. I think after those 25 that I saw, they were more out 40..
"times " Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Hey, what's up? It's Gustav Ariana and it's Tuesday, may 17th, 2022. And today, on the times, daily news from the LA times, we've got border city, chapter 5. In this episode of the podcast from the San Diego union tribune, longtime border reporter Sandra dibble takes us back to the moment when the ariano Felix cartel and no, I'm not related to them by the way. When that cartel took a big hit when its leaders were killed. Rivals from Sinaloa then started jockeying for power and there was corruption at every level of law enforcement in Tijuana. Sandra says no one knew who to trust at the time. But as a cartel fueled violence continued, Sandra and the rest of the city lived their lives. Senator treated her visiting mom to handmade corn tortillas, cafe de Lea and eggs drench in mole. In Tijuana's upscale neighborhood, she took her brother to the famous Mercado Miguel hidalgo, which I've gone to my entire life 'cause it's amazing and they would go by tamales there. And senator even got on stage to play a noblewoman in a Tijuana performance of Romeo and Juliet. Then and now, Sandra says reporting on Tijuana can feel a lot like reporting on two totally different cities. And hey, if you've been liking these border stories, then make sure to find and follow border city on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen. Enjoy. Today, the FBI is placing Ramon Eduardo ariano Felix on our ten most wanted fugitive list. As the gangs enforcer, Ramon decided who got whacked as one U.S. official put it, officials say he once tested a new gun by killing a pedestrian, he happened to pass in his car. Something that from one used to constantly say, we're already damned. We're going to hell anyways. So there's no sense having a conscience about it. And a sunny Sunday afternoon in February 2002, Ramon adeno Felix, the number two men in the arena Felix drug cartel was shot dead. Photographs show his corpse sprawled outside of pharmacy in the Pacific Coast city of mazatlan, a semi-automatic pistol lies a few feet away with a number two painted in red on the handle. Nearby is the body of the cop who shot him. Ramon death and the shocking events that followed that year would eventually lead to the collapse of one of the world's most feared drug cartels, but that kingpin theory, the idea that drug trafficking and violence.
"times " Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"I'm Gustav Ariana. You're listening to the times. Daily news from the LA times. It's Monday, April 11th, 2022. Today, what we breathe when we're on a plane. An LA times investigation found that jet engine oil can leak into the air supply of passenger planes creating a toxic cocktail that can lead to health problems. It happens with an alarming frequency across all airlines. And that's despite the airline industry and its regulators saying otherwise. It's an investigation.
"times " Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Hey, what's up? It's me Gustav ariano. As you know, the times podcast is dedicated to bringing you fascinating stories from entertainment news to climate change developments to the random tales we should care about. With your support, you make shows like the times possible and help independent journalism keep you informed. If you haven't already, consider subscribing at just $1 for 6 months. So go to LA times dot com slash exclusive to subscribe today. Gracias. The 1619 Project began as a work of journalism. Still is. It's still in us, but did you have grander plans from the beginning that you see what it could become? Hell no. No. The original project was a grand plan. Never in the history of the times has a single issue of the magazine, a special section and a podcast series been dedicated to one thing. So even just pitching that was extremely ambitious and it also then came with a great risk. I talk a lot about how in the week before publication I was like sick. I couldn't sleep. I was worried because I had commanded all of these resources from the times as a black woman on a project about slavery. And if no one read it, if no one cared, you know this. That is a long time. It closes the door. So we bear responsibility. If a white journalist teaches something ambitious and it doesn't work out, that reflects on that journalist. But if a black journalist teaches something ambitious and it doesn't work out, it reflects on all of us. The day we laid printed out the entire magazine and put it up on the wall in the room so that we could see it in its entirety in a Wesley Morris and I who wrote the music essay, he was at work that day, and I called him in. And we just embrace each other and started sobbing. I think it's a really powerful message that you don't have to be in some exalted position to start something. And I think that's an example, bleeding from where you are, but still the scope, the resources, all of what went into it, how did you make that happen inside a place like The New York Times? Ancestral intervention? I say that kind of jokingly and kind of not, because I'm agnostic, I'm not. I'm not a religious person, but it's been so strange on this project because I have just felt something like some act of intervention in so many times because there's no reason this project should exist as it does. Knowing everything that we know about the industry to have really unprecedented amount of resources to put into a project about slavery that, by the way, it was like, you know, what made the project powerful was we were unflinching. We were not telling a story that we were worried about. How does the typical New York Times reader respond to this? Will the typical New York Times reader feel comfortable? Which is so often news decisions get driven by who are the consumers of news. And we just didn't do that. It was in response to that question we've all gotten, which is, for everyone's a long time ago, why don't you get over it? Black people are constantly having to answer that question in a country that can't get over slavery. And we were trying to force an acknowledgment of this thing we've treated as an asterisk that has never been asterix, right? Like people are like, oh, everybody knows slavery happened. Yeah, but we act like slavery was like two paragraphs in the story. Over there somewhere. And that the constitution is so divine that we can't even mess with it. It's shapes so much of our policy, our law, you know, you have originalists who think it was like the tablets, the stone tablets. And yet somehow slavery were told has nothing to do with our society today. And that just doesn't, it's not logical. So this project was trying to do that. But I also had to be in a certain place in my career to brightness forth. So you have to work as hard as you can to make yourself undeniable. They might still deny you in the end, but you have to put yourself in a position to be undeniable. And by the time I picked the 1619 Project, I had a track record of showing you could do these long form investigative pieces about racial inequality that infuse a lot of history and people would actually care and read them. So we take the project to book form. 7 new essays, more than a thousand in notes. A list long list, very impressive list of peer reviewers. Yes. What was revised? What was in hand and how did you go about constructing the book? So the beauty of the book is having faith, two years of scrutiny, two years of critique, some of it, much of a bad faith, but some of it good critique, legitimate critique. We were able to use that to really strengthen perfect the project and show our work. So every essay, if you read the original project, every single essay has been expanded significantly. And then we have new essays that go into different areas that we weren't able to talk about in the original project. So for instance, we didn't deal with settler colonialism or India removal in the original project, which I always knew was a gaping hole. You can't talk about slavery without talking about the first people who were enslaved by the colonists, which were indigenous people. And then the fact that you can't expand slavery unless you steal the land. So that was necessary. We have an amazing piece, which I actually think of all the pieces in the book will probably be most surprising to kind of your more casual reader. Because it also talks about the 5 so called civilized tribes who engage in chattel slavery, which we also don't learn about. That there were black folks on the trail of tears, but they were enslaved. We don't talk about that. So there's an essay about that. We have an essay that talks about the patient revolution. And how it impacts the United States as well. The first project, I was very intentional that we weren't dealing with the Diaspora. I always feel like black Americans are asked to hold the weight of the entire black Diaspora and we can never just have our own story. And this was a story about us. But having done that, now in the book form, we were able to expand it out. One thing about me is I do care deeply about the work, the research, my credibility as a journalist. So when all of these people were trying to attack the project and especially that couple paragraphs about the American Revolution, I was like, okay, you don't know me because I would just read more and study more and sharpen and now that section which was a couple paragraphs is.
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"times " Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"And I know it's important to a lot of families. And it's an idea that we have taken and we're going to do something with. It's just one representation of getting closer to community. And I think there are lots of ideas that people have of how we can bridge the gap between us as journalists and those who we want to consume our journalism. Sometimes before you get people to subscribe to you. You have to have them understand you and you understand them. And them to see you. And to know you. And so I think a lot of it even before you get to subscriptions sometimes it's like you have to do that groundwork. You have to lay the groundwork for the subscriptions. Yeah, if we're going to do portraits, let's make sure not to go through Kmart because those portraits get yellow like 20 years later. We have some of the best photographers in the country. So I think we'll be all right. You know it? So what kind of journalism do you want people to come to the LA times four? We're in a time where people seem to want more bias and news, not less. And younger reporters are questioning the very idea of objectivity and journalism. Historically, columns and opinion pieces were about feelings and the rest of the paper was about facts, but some want those walls completely torn down. You know, I think the newspaper, it's really a smorgasbord, a storytelling. You have the opportunity to hit people with a lot of different a range of storytelling. You know, for some people, it's utility. If they want to have the world explain to them, they want to also know where the best hikes are, the best burritos are. They want to know where the wildfires are. They want to know when and how to spot earthquakes. There's a lot you do there. And others, they want really strong local accountability journalism. When you get to opinion, I'm a big fan, I'm a big proponent of extending opinion. More first person essays more commentary in different forms and video and audio, opinion is a catalyst for understanding and to stir debate. And so I think if anything I want the journalists to be even more ambitious, I want us to be more ambitious on the biggest topics that people are paying attention to. And so you have to build a big edifice where you have ambitious journalism and you have a lot of other ways for people to come at storytelling. We could have the most ambition and the best stories around, but it doesn't matter if we're not making money and thank God we have a benevolent billionaire owner, but how are we doing financially right now? We certainly was a tough year, a lot of people have had tough years. $50 million lost in 2020 before you came on. In COVID, a lot of businesses have struggle. That's the reality of it. You have to figure out how to make money and sometimes in the challenging industry. And we have both a mission, you know, we're a civic institution. It's also a business, right? It's not a nonprofit. So we balance that with our civic responsibilities, the sense that we should be there for people to be a place where you can get really good informative information to hold institutions accountable and all of the other things that newspapers traditionally have been. And yet we have to continue to try to build revenue. Last year, The New Yorker did a profile in our owner, doctor Patrick soon, and in it, you said that you and doctor soon still hadn't found a quote cadence, have the two of you at least found a common melody so far? The question I was simply asked was just do I have a regularly scheduled meeting? I see him. I talk to him or text him, communicate with him, as often as I like and him with me. He's a very accessible owner. In my experience, you know, never had one who owned a company and has as many business interests more accessible to him. You know, and I worked with Jeff Bezos, too. So I'm not worried about that. Okay, so what are we going to do in 2022? What are the things that you could tell our listeners to watch out for the times that we're going to do this year to just dominate? We're going to continue to build our podcast slate. We're going to do more to use the term with our IP. We're going to do a lot of ambitious journalism. One of the most undercover topics that we have that cuts across a lot of lines is mental health. You know, I think there'll be a lot more attention to that topic. In terms of ambition, you'll see some new exciting storytelling and some other surprises that I don't want to spoil. Are we sacrificing our journalism, though in this quest to make ourselves more relevant? Not all. I haven't seen any sacrificing of journalism. I think the journalist has really been strong. You know, we have a lot of award winning journalism that we've done, right? I mean, California medical board reporting about that. You know, our coverage of the rust shooting involving Alec Baldwin on set. We've been dominant there. We essentially are reporting pretty much change the whole architecture and how the Golden Globes would perceive. So I see no sacrifice in the journalism and no let down in the journalism. Yeah, I think the reason I ask because I think I see the news of us hiring 15 people for a meme team and expanding events and outsiders will think, well, that's not really journalism. That's just like, you know, trying to boost up our Cred for the youngsters or something. Well, I don't see it that way. I think one of the things that you have to have in today's world. Everybody has a strong social presence. Social media is the way that so many people consume what we do and how our work gets amplified. And you have to create social content. You have to take your journalism and sometimes create work to bring people to it in the platforms where they are. And so it's a big driver. 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"Community in Santana has learned a lot about Alexander in the last ten years. And I think it's because of that persistent unapologetic push for justice that continues against the odds against what seems politically possible. What does a U.S. government officially say about the assassination of Alex O'Day? Well, the U.S. government doesn't say a whole lot. The FBI has been the lead agency in the murder investigation since 1985. And basically what they do year after year every October 11th is reassuring the Arab American community that the investigation is a priority that it is ongoing, and what they don't say is who they believe to be the authors of the crime. They have never publicly named the suspects that there are any that they have. And investigative journalism suggests that they do. I mean, they have a $1 million reward that has been promoted since about 1996 for information leading to a conviction of the crime. But it's just a very peculiar purgatory for the case, and it doesn't seem to break with any new developments over the course of the past few decades. So there is understandably a lot of cynicism within the Arab American community. But some of my most recent journalism suggests that it looks like the FBI has been, at least in the early onset of the investigation, pretty active in terms of trying to prosecute, but there's stymied. And according to my interview with retired lieutenant humi, it wasn't the FBI in 1996 that basically wasn't proactive. It was the State Department official in his recollection that said we need to look at the bigger picture of the U.S. Israeli relations in this case is going nowhere. There's a lot of speculation about oday's killer, but this is speculation that also comes from government statements and actions that sometimes contradict each other in 2016, for instance said, Department of Justice said that the oday family was actually victims of Robert Manning. Who's he? Robert Manning was one of three Jewish defense league members that had been discussed privately according to my reporting and others in connection with the Audi bombing. Never has he been officially named as a suspect we can't even say that. He was extradited in 93 from Israel to the United States in he stood trial for a male contract bombing. He was a hitman in a sense and sent him mail bomb at the behest of the person who paid for the crime, and unfortunately, Patricia wilkerson, a secretary in Manhattan beach, opened up the package and the bomb detonated and it exploded and killed her. So he is serving a life sentence for that crime. A retired FBI agent wanted to question him in the aude case and essentially he denied having been a member of the JD L, which was an extremist Jewish group founded by the late rabbi honey. And essentially, he says, I know nothing I did nothing, so he still in Phoenix Arizona is serving out his prison sentence. So why then does the United States government and Department of Justice say that the uday family is a victim of Robert Manning if they're not saying anything officially that Manning has anything to do with the killing of Alex O'Day? It's just this really peculiar legal predicament. It makes no sense, right? The American Arab anti discrimination committee, which is the group that Alex Audrey belonged to and was the West Coast regional director for, they are also deemed by the DOJ as they told me as victims of Manning's. And how can that be? It clears the way that classification internal classification clears the way for Helena ode to speak at the parole hearing as she did in 2018 in person in Phoenix, and then also in 2020 remotely. And the ADC president is also able to address the parole hearing in those years too as well as a victim of Manning's. But he's never been indicted. He's never been charged. He's never been convicted of that 1985 office bombing. In saint Anna that killed Alex Saudis. So it's a contradiction. It's a paradox. It just doesn't make any sense. What other hints have come out over the years about how much the U.S. government knows about the identity of a day's killers? It's been pretty well reported for the course of 30 plus years. Again, what I was able to do was corroborate a unnamed anonymous source, recounting of the scene in 85 in Santa Ana, where the FBI and LAPD joint terrorism task force members descended on the scene via helicopter and probably pretty dramatically in a little unusual for an Orange County city like that. They got off and they told lieutenant at the time it was the acting captain that day. And at the command center, one of the persons in the group of four basically said these are the people that we've been training, flying from New York to LA. They were lost at LAX. And the three names have been spoken of privately and then publicly and journalism and Andy green, who now goes by bruk Ben Joseph, Keith, Israel fuchs, and then Manning. So it's been an open secret who the investigation has looked at. And again, the FBI, according to the lawsuit documents that I referenced earlier, wanted to question and according to their field director that I interviewed a few years back, did question Manning about the audit crime. So at the bare minimum, you can call Manning a person of interest, and then with the parole hearings, the victimizer of the organization and the family, but in terms of the criminal conviction, something's getting in between. Some things in the middle, the ADC has long wanted to see the extradition agreement between the U.S. and Israel and with regards to Manning to see if there's answers there as to why that gap exists. Robert Friedman was a Village Voice journalist, and wrote a op-ed in the Los Angeles Times in 1990, where he was in Israel. And basically saw green and Manning at that time, and said they're here. They're living freely in these Israeli settlements. One was at that time it was also a particular settlement that followers of kahani would live in and basically they couldn't be arrested if they were in the settlements they had to be in Israel proper. But, you know, Friedman said you can find them there too. So it's not a secret who has been discussed in connection with the case, and it's not a secret and it hasn't been a secret where they are, and with regards to Manning his where belts are well known. He's incarcerated in Phoenix Arizona. We'll have more after this break. Facebook's safety teams protect billions of people each month. They lead the industry and stopping bad actors online. That's because they've invested more than $13 billion in the last 5 years. 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They're passing away, and that's true of a lot of people from the Orange County side of things. You had Charlie stumpf, who was the commander or lead of the bomb squad for the Orange County sheriff's department. He had his team comb this scene of The Office on 17th street in Santa Ana, and they reconstructed the bomb like a big jigsaw puzzle. He passed away. The lead investigator on the case where Santa Anna PD was concerned was feral buckles. And he was the one that had firsthand knowledge up until his retirement in 1996. What was unique about humani is that he was the area commander of that part of the city. And deputy chief dispatched him to take control of the scene. So he was there within 20 minutes. And he witnessed the FBI's arrival within the hour. These guys come out and they come walking over to us and there's a couple of FBI agents and a couple of LAPD joint terrorist task force members. And they came up and they told us that they'd been tracking a couple of guys from New York up in LA and they lost to man LAX and they were probably responsible for the bombing and Ted time. I think you gave us the names of green and Manning. And really he has a firsthand experience of that scene. It was a big case in Santa. And I'm very high profile. And of course, it's a crime of international implications, but he went up into the office. He remembers seeing the destruction and devastation. He remembers the scene very vividly and what he did. And so that's, you know, for historical posterity, it's necessary to get someone like humani on the record. And that's the other challenge in this case is that because it's an open case of cold case and there's still at least on the surface and active investigation, people with knowledge are hesitant or do not have the clearance to speak openly about it. So humani is very valuable in that regard. And he definitely offers new details into that day and the investigation that followed. Lieutenant moon has been retired for nearly 20 years now, but the old days case is always wait on him. The reason we have laws is to punish people who prevent them from doing that again, or is it kind of a warning to others, look, we have lost about this. So when people avoid prosecution, it's annoying. I can't. I'm not going to sleep over it. I'm not going to cry about it. It happens sometimes, but she's we had at 1.57 warrants for guys that were and fled to Mexico. So we knew they were down in Mexico, a lot of when we knew their addresses, but this is big government and they don't care about the little people. It's significant. But matter in the big picture. From your experience, firsthand knowledge of the conversations that happened on the scene and in 1994, you know who did it, you know how they did it. And, you know, you knew where they were. Yeah. Or they came from where they went. All that was no. Everything is no. It was a very solid case. You know, easy to process. You shared with me that when he would walk from the Orange County superior court in saint Anna to the Orange County district attorney's office in the rhythm of his workdays, he would pass by the outer statue. And that kind of served as a reminder to him of this unsolved murder mystery, if you will. And he's always felt that it was. Higher up government institutions that got in the way of a very easily prosecuted case. So it always kind of had a thorn in the side element to it. And it wasn't just a statue. What is interesting is when that statue was first dedicated in 1994 on what would have been Alex 50th birthday, Mooney worked at. So you had Mooney, he said it was a light security day, but it was acrimonious because her Reuben who was as bellicose leader of the JBL was across the street in Santana and crossed the street from the statute dedication and was basically berating the family in the people in attendance of the dedication. And the FBI was there too as well just to keep tabs on everything. So, you know, the case had a way of coming up. So it definitely weighed on him on that day in 1994. In April, when he worked security for the statute dedication, and then in 1996, he goes with Ferrell buckles to the FBI field office in LA, where he got a front row seat in how the investigation was stymied in his recollection by the State Department. And so he has those memories in mind and he's open to speaking about his experience with the case and what he has seen. And as he mentioned to me, he expressed his remorse for the family because they have not been delivered justice for 36 years. Alex how they had three daughters at the time of his death his murder. And they were very young, and he never got to see them grow and get married and lived their lives. And that gnaws at a lawman who likes to feel dissatisfaction of justice being delivered and a case being closed, and surprisingly, it was really unprompted that he deemed out a man of peace. It was definitely the mere opposite of her Reuben. He was not Delacroix. He was not boisterous. He was very soft spoken and very eloquent in his media appearances, but he was a man of peace in that regard. If he found things that were disagreeable about his politics and stances on Palestine and Israel, it was very hard to hate Alex all day, unless, of course, you were embroiled in the JD L extremist mindset. So, you know, he expressed very forthrightly that he believed him to be a man of peace above all, no matter what disagreements there may be politically and it's just another case of justice denied and justice delayed. Audi's case is something that local politicians have never forgotten though. Former Congress member Sanchez press the House of Representatives repeatedly to investigate his assassination and then recently, Congress member Luca ra has continued that work. Absolutely. I spoke to congressman Correa about his resolution, House resolution. And what it seeks to do is basically enter Alexander's memory as a matter of congressional record. And recognize him as a victim of domestic terrorism. And as the congressman mentioned, it also acts to carry on with Sanchez's work before she left the office. And it also seeks to renew attention into the investigation. So it would be very interesting to see how the case develops and going forward, how all of this is going to coalesce because you have the ADC pressing the attorney general Merrick Garland to name suspects to provide details about the case while at the same time in Congress, you know, Rashida Talib has also cosponsored that House resolution. And so there's motion on this case after 36 years, where it all leads to, remains to be seen, but it's easy to be cynical because there has been concerted efforts to renew interest and not let the case grow cold in memory in action, but what really changes at the end of the day is getting closer, but we'll have to wait and see. What's important is that the three folks I mean, many people have passed on who've been involved in the case, but the three people who have been of interest internally in the investigations are still alive, so justice remains a possibility. Finally, what is it about the Audi case that has stayed with activists decades after his killing? It's always been important to the Arab American community, but when I wrote about his case 30 years later, the younger generation of Arab American activists in Orange County and elsewhere throughout the United States almost forgot about them, they had to relearn about him. He was just getting started. He was 41. It's hard to find audio clips of his appearances in the media or video clips because he was really just getting started. He joined the organization only for a few years. And before that was basically also a poet and a lecturer at orange coast college and graduated with a master's degree in political science from Cal state Fullerton. So he was a family man who just started a family and an activist who was really starting to shine and come into his own before his life was taken. So the new generation has had to kind of relearn his legacy over in the West Bank and he's never been forgotten. He's a hero in jifna Palestine, a martyr. And he's basically seen in that role, but also as a native son. Someone that if you traveled to that area, you're going to hear stories about how he was as a person. So his memory is spread between Southern California and the West Bank. Over here, and there's a bit of a renaissance, if you will, because the new generation of Arab American activists are basically taking the baton from their predecessors. And it will be up to them to continue to press for justice in the case. So really what we're seeing is a generational, like I said, passing of the baton. And we're going to see that level of advocacy continue. And in my work, I always try to not just have a focus on the case and the investigation and the persons of interest, if you will in the suspects, but it's always important, not just to ask who killed Alex all day, but it's always important to remember who was Alexander. Gabrielle, thank you so much for this interview..
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"I don't believe that this date ship tell a parent whether or not a child should be vaccinated. I think that's an intrusion of state power. Thomas jefferson warned about a trading freedom for public safety. And i think he was white. That's california gubernatorial candidate. Larry elder speaking with the editorial board of the l. a. times last month the way california's gubernatorial recall election works. Voters will have two questions to answer by september fourteenth the first one is straightforward should gavin newsom be recalled if it majority of california voters. Choose no then. The second question becomes moot but it's that second question that's getting people simultaneously excited and frightened that one ask voters that if newsome is recalled who should replace them. Forty forty-six people are on that ballot including elder and he has led his rivals by a huge margin ever since he announced his candidacy in july. Those same polls have seen support for newsom shrink over the past year and the idea of elder as governor has a democratic party pleading with its base to reject the recall. Erica d smith. Is my fellow metro columnist at the la times. She like most of us. La times columnist right now is covering the california recall. Erica welcome back to the times. Thanks for having me. So elder says that his upbringing in south central los angeles is what led him to embrace conservativism. even though black conservatives are rare. what's the story. yeah. I mean he's a guy who grew up in south central. La you know as a teenager right after the watts rebellion and so he tells the story of how he was brought up by his parents. His dad was a republican is mom was a democrat. And so he's tell stories in his books about himself about how his household was pretty abusive. He did not get along with his dad at all. His mom was more of the heart of the family but he got busted one point two white school to kind of pursue some studies and came back and was very disappointed. This is according to his book that he wasn't going to get the same opportunities a lot of the white kids and his mom basically responded that you need to find a way around that you know he did succeed he to ivy league school. He ended up in cleveland. Ohio started to show their after being an attorney and starting a firm ended up back in southern california. And is kind of been here ever since antagonizing folks. There was one story that he told l. a. times editorial board that it's been getting a lot of attention about how as a teenager. He got stopped by police. According to him between seventy five and one hundred times just in one year but elder didn't tribu all of that to racism. No he said it was because he looked young. I looked young. That's what the officers said over and over and over again. I look young. And i did look. They were polite once. I showed them the license issue was over. I wasn't beaten wasn't taste. I wasn't thrown against the wall. I was treated politely. Because i responded like and that's one of the problems. I think some of these so-called civil rights leaders so called people who were activists should tell people be polite comply. Jacob land could have been avoided. Had he complied. Eric garner could have been afforded had complied. Michael brown could have been avoided. Had he comply most of these high profile shootings in deaths could have been avoided if the person stop simply head complied. What does that anecdote show about. Elders worldview i think chance does it. It goes out of his way to kind of downplay. The role that race plays in society even at the point of when racism is just so obvious. He pretends that he doesn't see it. And i think that goes back to what he was saying about his parents in about this idea that if hard work and determination can help you get you anywhere. And that racism while it may exist doesn't really preclude you from doing anything that you want in life and i think that this incident where he's literally being pulled over clearly for racist purposes. He just pretends that that's not had nothing to do with it. It's like he created a narrative for himself and no matter what the evidence may show. He's gonna stick to that narrative and in his narrative. Racism is not the big deal. Almost everyone else makes it out to be. No i mean. I think he's a person that doesn't believe systemic. Racism exists at all just by that statement alone. He's basically saying that. Racism has no big role in society that keeps people from getting where they want to be for doing what they wanna do. That's non an obstacle. And i think that that is something that no matter. What the facts show no matter what reality shows. He continues to say that in believed that an exercise at all of his policy decisions that he talks about on the radio and that perspective gave him that career and talk radio. It's lasted what this point over thirty years. And he was a part of wave of southern california talk show host at influence american conservatism. In a big way. We're talking about people like hugh hewitt dennis prager. Who gave larry his first Chance in radio ben shapiro. Larry elder even ended up proclaiming himself the sage from south central but he also was never the biggest star. No he wasn't the biggest star. But i think that he's always aspired to be the biggest star and i think we've seen that particularly in recent years where he's become a regular commentator on fox news he's got his live streaming service in his show that he goes out. He's got a massive Twitter following facebook following on social media. I think he's really ridden. This wave of this link between conservatism and trumpism and you know online social media and honing that audience. And he's done that probably better than most people that are out there right now and i.
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"Let's back up back before the protests before silva's stood on those steps. Gus screamed at to beginning silva's beginning. When he was a baby he was found by lapd. Officers near sixth and san pedro streets in skid row less than a mile from that spot where the young protesters screamed in his face last year. My mom was a crack addict and a prostitute so she was working I was found on top of a dumpster in a car seat Officers had observed me. They contacted a the social services. I was taken immediately What not sure if my mother was arrested but You know further moving. I was put in to a foster home. Because of his biological mother's addiction silva battled with developmental delays from the exposure. I in foster care later. He was adopted in raising a blended family. His mom's white his dad's latino. He grew up in baldwin park and west covina in the nineties and early two thousands and have a lot of latino neighbors and friends but few black ones and as a teenager he says he was racially profiled on multiple occasions by police. I remember certain occasions when i will be walking. And officers would see me and they probably see a black male and they they slow down they look and i kind of like get that uncomfortable feeling like oh crap. I already knew what was going on. I'm being profiled and i kind of my heartbeat would go mar. It's get sweaty just the whole Shebang and i kind of look over. And i kind of wave and what i get back was just a dirty look. And you're kinda like okay. What's going on. And then they pulled over on the street and then you continue walking and then they slowly follow you. That was not on a day to day basis but the happened frequently after high school. Civil was not thinking about becoming a police officer. I you worked at a pizza place. Then at best buy then. He started working as a case manager with homeless clients trying to find them housing that last job he really liked. It seemed important him and it was on the job when silva met. Lapd officer who also worked with people experiencing homelessness that officer told silva he'd make a great cop at first civil wasn't so sure he knew some people and his family would be very skeptical but the more he thought about it the more. It seemed like something he'd like so he took the lead he joined the police department and graduated from the police academy in twenty thousand nineteen and after a probationary period and rampart division. He requested a permanent placement. In the central division the central division is home to some of la's poorest neighborhoods and poorest residents it's also home to skid row where officer silva was found as a baby. He wanted to be there to give back. So let's fast forward now back to the night where that viral video was captured silva normally worked patrol downtown. But that night had been given protests duty. A grand jury in louisville kentucky had declined to charge police officers there in the fatal shooting of a black woman named brianna taylor and some big crowds had gathered downtown. La civil was stationed outside of lapd headquarters. I remember Gearing up Going right there in front of a police headquarters standing on the steps holding my post. I remember all the protesters kind of Walking by the first time and they weren't as rowdy they walked through. They went all the way down spring street and at once they started working their way back. That's when we heard over the radio that hey things are kind of getting out of hand. They were starting to kind of vandalize businesses as the crowd grew in front of headquarters silva moved up and stood near the line of gates. A few young protesters in horror masks came up and they started taunting him tossing out racial slurs and flashing the middle finger and his face. By that time. I've been. I was well trained and i was kind of used to it. But i'm not gonna lie in the beginning i was. Shell shocked because that's something that black individuals don't really use towards each other and especially the way that they said. It was with medicine their voice. So we'll said he watched. The protesters is enhanced for threats but didn't see any from his perspective. They were just venting frustration and anger in an immature way. It was one of a lot of encounters in the past year. And a half in which silva's dual identity as a black man and a police officer has left him straddling one of the nation's most volatile cultural faultlines and feeling criticized for not landing solidly on either side so said he's also had difficult encounters with fellow police officers last year. He was involved in a situation. Where a black man being questioned on the street by an aggressive white officer asked to speak with silva instead and the white officer hit so vaughan arm and referred to the color of his skin. Smacks me on the arm. Here's a black skin officer. Civil said he felt that other officers had said black skinned with disgust. And he said he's had other officers. Tell him to never show any solidarity or compassion or understanding for black lives matter protesters or other activists in the street. He said a lot of activists and a lot of his fellow officers seem to have drawn battle. Lines separating the two groups but he doesn't really see it that way silva doesn't think the lapd should be refunded because he thinks police play an important role in public safety in that l. a. Needs good cops but he also thinks that social service providers people doing work with the homeless he used to do are also incredibly important. Should be funded as well. He doesn't like the way protests turned violent and spurred property damage across the city but he also doesn't dismiss the black lives matter movement wholesale. The message that i get from them when things aren't burning and when it's not as hectic as hey our lives matter to retired we want the same amount equal rights. We want the same amount equal pay. What the same amount of equal opportunities whether it be within school or workplace and our everyday regular lives we want equal and we want it now silva told me that he truly believes that the way to achieve better police community relationships is for police officers and community members to start getting to know each other better to start seeing each other as human beings not just badges or crime statistics. He knows it won't be easy but he remains optimistic about being a police officer. Do we have a long way ahead of us. Yes we do Especially with the protests that we go through day to day on a day to day basis But like. I said it's all about sitting down with black lives matter and kind of reaching a resolution. We can do it old school. Where we hey. Nobody leaves until each side is heard out But at the end of the day were police officers. Who do our job. And we got to serve the community. And we've got to do what's best for everyone Do wanna go home safely and see our family. Yes but We'll we put our life on the line to serve our community. Yes we will. That's what we signed up for the lapd like other agencies. I've covered doesn't always allow individual officers to speak with the media and that can make it hard for journalists like me to capture the perspective of those officers in our coverage. It's also difficult for officers to talk about problems lake racism within their own department because their colleagues don't always have the best reaction at a time. When everyone is trying to figure out a better path forward in american policing i think officers perspectives are worth hearing covering the lapd can be an intense job. People have really strong opinions on issues. I write about and they let me know it. Readers have accused me of blindly loving and defending the police. They've accused me of hating the police and tearing them down unfairly..
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"We'll have more after this break. Frank carson was a criminal defense attorney who spent years accusing police and prosecutors of corruption. Then they charged him with murder. I'm christopher gothard writer and host of the l. a. times podcasts. Dirty john and detective trap. I'm inviting you to follow and listen to my new podcast. That trials of frank carson. This eight episodes series is a story of power politics and the law. In california's central valley new episodes of the trials of frank carson are available to find them search for the trials of frank carson. Wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you trey who took a smallest role in blood in blood out an experienced that allowed him to return to san quentin for the first time since he was an inmate. There this time as an actor during filming he was able to roam almost freely inside a facility that for him was the site of so many horrors early passages in the book describe mortal dangers lurking around every corner at san quentin and in a state of full circle. He even got to shoot a few scenes inside c. five five zero his actual former cell in the prisons south block. I consider my life a complete gift from god. cut remember nineteen sixty eight. I made a deal. I said you know what if you let me die with dignity. I'll say your name every day. And i'll do whatever i can for my fellow inmate. I said inmate. Because i never thought i was getting out of jail a year later. He left prison for good. And despite many bumps along the road tranquil transformed into a dedicated recovery counselor and sponsor recovery ultimately is the driving force of the memoir. Trae who has more than four hundred credits to his name. Now a remarkable achievement for someone who could hardly have imagined a film career as he prayed at soledad prison and nineteen sixty eight today he recognizes how far hollywood has to go to expand opportunities and roles beyond tough prisoner number one on the topic of latino representation the subject of a recent series of stories in the times trae who says he welcomes the growing advocacy. But what's needed to move the needle. He argued is more direct investment from high powered producers of latin american descent specifically. Everybody we were were not represented were not represented not represent you know. I have to say the reason. We're not represented. Is that people on top not caucasian. Latin american people do not want to produce phil but your point about the the representations issue that we just don't have enough latino financiers of films producers is what you're saying exactly you know and it's stop clients.
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Luckily i look back on it. I get goosebumps. So sit back. Relax and enjoy stories of south west fifty years of flying. Because you never know who. You'll meet the next time you hear. Is this seat open trae. Who grew up in the bario culture of the san fernando valley in the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixty s from an early age. He understood the true distance between the glitter of nearby hollywood and his world of drug dealing and bare knuckle. Violence grabbed you by the throat and threaten threatening to break every bone in. Your body was abused. I didn't know giving marijuana when you were eight. Was sharing it stuff like this. Trae hall writes that eventually got him hauled into a police station for the first time at the age of ten from that point on. He spent years engaging in criminal mayhem in the san fernando valley and up and down the state cycling through juvenile and state prisons and never expecting to come out alive but over the course of trails life. His experience with criminality would collide with hollywood one. Crystallizing episode came when trump. Who was wayne offers to appear in two films in the early nineteen ninety s one was american me to be directed by edward james olmos. The other was blood in out by taylor. Halford both sought to tell the story of the founding of the mexican mafia trae ho with his chest of tattoos and years of time served would have been a great fit in eater film. There was a problem though. The mexican mafia or ma is highly secretive and torius for its ruthless. Executions word was already getting around the penitentiary system. That the american meese script took some offensive narrative liberties related to prison rate into the ms fraternal codes. In order that we're upsetting real world. Gang leaders the proposed film would also explicitly use the term. Na which is another big no-no you ever. Jeans is great actors. Unbelievable actor but you gotta. We walked into into jerry's deli in encino okay. He walks in worrying county jail shirt but to the opening and do look like like an easterly. Chiloe and so. I'm trying to figure out dow's doing this to be my friend or i didn't. I didn't understand that kind of getting into character. The first question we asked was. Hey did you get permission from joe to do. The job organ was the leader of the mexican mafia and the mexican mafia l- was was not like the john gotti who wanted to be in the papers. Okay just before a second meeting with almost tranquil. Got a message. Joe morgan the guy trae who warned about wanted to talk to him the infamous joe quote unquote. Peg-leg morgan incarcerated at the time at county jail was then the living dawn of the according to traco. Joe morgan doesn't call people unless he saying you're dead. Who took the call the home phone of his friend eddie. Bunker an old industry insider who he met in prison. Joe morgan got right down to business on. Never forget it. He had to be the age old. What's up and he goes down. You know what medicine serious owns understand. Europe for that movie of american me and yeah. I'm up for both of them up for a month for blood in blood out do. He's which are you gonna do. I says you gonna do blood in blood out on. Never forget joe morgan's oh yeah oh. That's a cute one this movie about about mexican killers and said quinton. That's the cute one so we talked needs to even to daddy you. Don't you could do the other one. you could do. American me of you want nothing would happen. But i know i wouldn't israel. I wouldn't disrespect the people that i know almost not respond to a request for comment about the passage in the book or about trucco statements for this story in the book trek. Oh emphasizes again. His admiration for almost and his advocacy for latinos and people of color in hollywood almost made american me as a morality. Play to warn you about the dangers of prison life. Yet the stories ripple effects in the real world were unmistakable to consultants. Who worked on the film were killed including a beloved gang intervention worker named anna lisa. I think four people got killed out here directly because that movie and about eight or nine killed in prison directly behind that move..
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"One of the most fascinating and honestly bad ass figures in hollywood today. Danny trae ho. What i had was this look of a criminal. I had the look of a bad guy. You know guys that bad guys. Tell me well. You really look like a pack. We spoke over. Zoom treacle wore a cap and he and of seventy seven. He's one of the most beloved genre actors around even over the pandemic distance trae who's fierceness onscreen as the perpetual prisoner or inmate is evident in conversation. He spoke with emotion and sometimes snorted a rubbed his face with both hands. It was as if he was bracing himself against the pain of experience in the state penitentiary system. That took up half his life. I was doing a film. With mickey rourke and we were doing in new mexico and i played this insane killer and and it was strange. The direct route say okay. Let's do that we do it. And he's a danny hon. You do it. It's like you go to this maniac and then all of us. I watch you and you go what i say. Cut you immediately. Go over and play with your kids. And he says most accurate they get into that zone and they want to stay there. When i'm playing that insane crazy person. It's like i been there. I've seen that. I've lived that you know i don't i don't want to be there. There's times that. I've been acting. And then i stop and i'm gonna throw up because that place that you can go to is is very very real. It's like i love working with like all the wanna be tough guys and convy killer in hollywood because you look at a menu. No as tough as you are you would be paying protection to some little five foot six mexican. That's how tall danny trae. Ho really is by the way. But it's his face that captures people's attention. It's famously mangled. By the years. He spent in prison offering an ideal expressive palette for the actor he became he can convey rage and humor like few other villains on screen. Some of these stories have been told. The many have informed his wildly prolific word and the most important are collected in his new memoir. Trae ho my life of crime. Redemption and hollywood he co authored with his longtime friend and fellow. Actor donal lobe. You know if there was a group of us standing on a corner. When i was young the cops into lovey with a you compare always just i just had the phaser the body that stuck out but as far as hollywood. I don't think i ever been discriminated against. I work all the time. And i was a inmate number one bad guy and i didn't know that i was being stereotype. I just do. I was working in fact the young lady probably fresh out an interview school. You know she asked me a danny. Don't you think you're being typecast. And i didn't know what that was about. What what do you mean. Well you're always playing the mean. Chicano dude with tattoos and thought about as i am the means chicano due to adapt dues trae who got his break in the business after visiting a film shoot in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. He was there to help someone onset. Who's battling through addiction addiction recovery. Then his career took off at first quietly with a string of tiny rolls as prisoner inmate or tuck inmate run but by nineteen ninety-five pray ho shared a riveting death scene with robert deniro in michael mann's movie heat one of my all time favorites and one of many displaying trae skill at portraying someone on the brink of death he says even deniro wasn't crises death of the century so funny when i was doing that to get a compliment from robert deniro and he helped me up off the ground. There's a lot of talk in the hollywood community about the constant use of the gangster. Trowell kind of bob ewell stories but at the same time some actors will say well. That's giving us work. We're training in our craft were reflecting the streets. Where do you lie on that argument. And how do you some of these films. You know that you were under leader career in today's mindset days as long as the bad guy dies or goes to prison. I don't care okay. You know what i mean. It's like i won't do a movie or the best guy lives in. I got ninety six deaths. Now i think and i got the record for death in film you know just. I worked a lot for me. Is i like yeah. Let's tell those stories. Yeah let's let's get them right you. Let's get right. it's you know what. Why do you. Why or why are prisons full of african american and mexican. Because you know jobs aren't available. There's a lot of things going on that. They're putting us in prison right now. I honestly believed that. Probably fifteen percent of the people that are in prison belong in prison. You know what i mean. We could do other things with with with the other. Fifteen percent you said percentage fifteen hundred eighty five percent of people in prison. Don't don't need to be there. Yeah i honestly believe that we could do something else. Non-violent drug addicts do not belong in prison most of the dealers they got in prison. Were dealing to support their habits. You don't mean it was like you got a i got a quarter. I'm going to cut it up. And i'm going to sell this. I'm going to use this. You know don you know it's like i. I know some of the big dealers that were in prison. Why do you think people still want to see these kinds of films and love. Even american people still watch it. People watch blending dow On your in withdraw. Their people want identify with violence. First of all secondly they wanna see heroic characters and like. I said as long as the bad guy loses. I'll do it in one thousand nine hundred five legendary filmmaker robert rodriguez gave trae a ho a signature role in desperado. He played a colombian assassin. Contract to kill antonio banderas is character and in two thousand one. Rodriguez specifically created four trae. Ho the role of marceca in spy kids a role that eventually became a franchise on its own that established perhaps the only character in film history to straddle the genres of children's adventure and grind house horror trickles role as much as iconic but his tough guy movie roles seemed to be just a fraction.
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"The circle of cars and trucks surrounding are seeing the crowd of officers. That were near the body disperse. Until it's just Lindsey myself and the officer that brought us back to the body. Everyone just vanished. It's eerily quiet now. I've been a little too busy slipping on my heavy duty blue surgical gloves to take a look at the body. Well that's not entirely true. I haven't taken a look at the body because I'm terrified of what I was about to see. I'm thirteen. I don't have any experience with genital mutilation so I'm not sure how I'll respond seeing it up close. It doesn't really sound like my cup of tea. I hope I don't faint when I get up. Close I've fallen blood once my gloves. Her on the stretcher has been lowered. Lindsey grabs disaster pouch and we walked closer to the body. She throws me a small water. Plastic out of pocket and says put these on their shoe coverings. Lindsey watches me. Slip THEM OVER MY LEATHER SOLED Steve Madden Lace Up. Cap Does and tells me you don't want to get anything on your shoes and take it home with you. Your dog will lick the blood off the souls. What Yak given the amount of blood leaking out of this man's body on the pavement? I'm glad she brought these. I don't want my dog lapping up. This guy's blood off my shoes. Carter's a good way. He wouldn't mess with them. I think seeing all the blood around the body I think to myself. How are they going to clean this up? Surely they can't just leave it here once we take the body right. I'm standing over the body with Lindsey. Now our feet covered in plastic or both in his blood. There's a faint chemical smell coming off the blood or the body. Although it's barely cutting through the smell of the cheeseburgers which smells less appetizing. The closer I get to the body. This is my first look at our foreign exchange student friend and the site just about knocked me out. I exhale sharply. Lindsey looks at me concerned I take in my surroundings about six feet away from me as a medium sized black man with designer wool pants pulled around his ankles. Laying near a storm sewer on the side of Lake Street. Shoes are still on. That's creepy do you suppose. He was dead when his pants were slid off. There's so much blood on his body and on the ground it's difficult to tell what happened. Clearly there giant stab wounds and slices all over his body. The man's navy polo shirt had so many holes in it. It's impressive stayed on while his body was being pushed out of the car. I look at the man's right hand and see stab wounds on his palms and slices on his fingers. Did he try and grab the knife? When do you suppose he gave up? Fighting was it before or after his pants were off inevitably. My eyes are drawn to the man's paint us or what I think it's being penis again. There is so much blood. It's hard to make out details. But his pianist definitely had deep slices an and was barely recognizable as a human penis. Lindsey must have seen me staring in horror trying not to imagine what it would be like to have. My penis repeatedly sliced by a random stranger. She tells me to grab the man's feet. This was nice of her. Normally veteran funeral directors. Make the new guy do the heavy lifting but Lindsay Catella was having difficulty processing the situation. So she did me a solid and took the heavier bloodier end. Lindsey opens the Disaster Pouch and places in next to the body she grabs the shoulders starts moving the body and finally get a look at the man's face for the first time my mouth must have hit the ground. I've never seen anything like this before. Sure at someone's face but aside from a Barau line nose and mouth. This man's face had more in common with the deflated basketball covered in broken teeth and ground. Meat this man had the thickest black is coagulated blood coming out of his eyes mouth and however many stab wounds were in his face and head. You heard me right. This guy must have had a dozen stab wounds to his head. It's weird you don't ever see that in movies. Everyone gets stabbed in the body but in the real world I can assure you there are apparently no MPA guidelines for knife-wielding killers had stabbings. Are Real thing the overpowering smell of hot and fresh cheeseburgers mixed with the site of this man's brutalized face? Made me wish I was at the beach with a Mandawa right now in made me wish I was anywhere or maybe I'm just hungry for a cheeseburger. Edano no one Lindsay says all right. Let's move him. I grabbed the man's ankles. His lower legs and feet are in perfect non stabbed condition. The Sky could be shorts model if you to do well if he wasn't dead. It's kind of weird that his lower legs weren't touched at all right. The person who did this was pretty thorough. So I'm surprised. He didn't shoot for full body coverage maybe he did. And I just can't tell we put the body in the bag and ZIP it up as we're moving the body to the stretcher. I see a firefighter in full uniform. Connecting a fire hose to a hydrant Lindsey points at them and says they can write a hose. This place down. Oh so that's what they do with all that blood we load our body into the back of the van. Get in and buckle ourselves up for our trip back to the funeral home. Wow it's only nine thirty Lindsay. Says she points across the street and says hot and fresh meals pretty good. You WanNa take our buddy to get a burger. She laughs secretly. I'm disappointed that she wasn't serious. I could really go for a burger. We found out later that weekend that our foreign exchange student was actually stabbed seventy seven times. The entire left side of his face was crushed by a weapon or instrument of some sort and to top it off. The tip of his penis was cut off. And his scrotum was crudely ripped open by a serrated blade and it was all done by a complete stranger as far as. I know they never found the person who did it. They're probably still driving around in that ninety six. Lancer. It's Labor Day night. I'm getting ready for bed. I'm brushing my teeth and thinking about my presentation tomorrow. I can't talk about this murder. I want to. But it's not really. Pg I'd get enough for sure or Mrs Jones. May actually snap and staff may seventy eight times for telling my classmates about my weird encounter with a dead foreign exchange student right by the hot and fresh this weekend. I don't know what to do. It's Tuesday morning. I was awake six minutes before my mom came in and woke me Of being completely unsure of what I was going to present my class in eight period had me tightly wound from the jump so when my mom came in and open my blinds I was a little less than pleasant my stomach was in Nazi? Entire ride to school. What can I talk about movies? I saw or music. I listened to over the summer that fun trip. I took to the amusement park. How about genital mutilation just kidding? That wouldn't go over. Mrs Jones already hates me because of my awfulness last year so I need to think fast. Otherwise I'm going to be completely fucked for the next one hundred and eighty days until high school since I can't tell the story from this weekend. Maybe I'll just talk about what it's like working at the funeral home. Yeah like day to day. That's interesting right now. It's boring. I walked into the cafeteria just after six period feeling completely sick walking up to the lunch line I always usually pretty excited for launch because like I mentioned before we always carry out since we're a small Catholic middle school. There isn't really enough funding for anything. Not to mention whatever money it would take to properly staff maintain a cafeteria kitchen so essentially we get baths food. Every day as I get closer to the front of the line where the parent volunteers handing out lunch. I get a waft of whatever it is. They're passing out. It's of familiar delicious. Smell I feel my saliva. Glands activate tangle and then the foreign exchange students crushed Izhak at pops into my head for a moment at breath classmates standing in front of me turns us. We're both inching our way forward in line and ask. What are you giving your presentation on before I can even open my mouth? She says my family and I went to the billboard mansion over the summer you know the place where they filmed richie rich sliding forward barely listening. I think to myself I'm fucked. I don't know I sternly say to my classmate abruptly ending her blabbering stupid fucking rich mansion. I get.