Civil Rights

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Actress Daniele Watts Speaks To USC Students After Racial-Profiling Claim

Controversial actress Daniele Watts, who made headlines when she claimed to be the victim of racial profiling by police, spoke to law students at USC on Monday night.

11/03/2014

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Actress Refuses To Apologize To LAPD Over Racial-Profiling Accusation

Actress Danielle Watts, who was handcuffed on Sept. 11 by an LAPD sergeant, says she refuses to apologize for accusing the department of racial profiling, against the demands of civil rights leaders.

09/24/2014

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UCLA To Pay $500K Over Judge’s Claim Campus Police Roughed Him Up

An African-American Los Angeles judge who says he was roughed up and handcuffed by UCLA police has settled his assault and civil rights claim for about $500,000.

07/12/2014

David Diaz caught a CHP officer hit a woman in the face, repeatedly, on Tuesday night. (credit CBS)

CHP Commissioner Promises Swift Action In Investigation Of Officer Who Punched Woman On 10 Freeway

KCAL9′s Kristine Lazar reports Commissioner Joseph Farrow promised the investigation will take weeks rather than months.

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David Diaz caught a CHP officer hit a woman in the face, repeatedly, on Tuesday night. (credit CBS)

Family, Attorney Plan Lawsuit On Behalf Of Woman Seen Repeatedly Punched By CHP Officer

The video went viral and sparked outrage around the city.

07/06/2014

Brian Beaird, 51, was shot by LAPD officers Dec. 13 as he got out of a silver Corvette following a high-speed pursuit. (credit: DMV)

Man Who Watched LAPD Fatally Shoot Unarmed Son On Live TV Sues City For $20M

The Dec. 13 shooting followed a nearly hour-long nighttime pursuit for allegedly reckless driving that ended when the Corvette hit a car in an intersection, seriously injuring the other driver, and then spun onto a downtown sidewalk.

05/15/2014

A statue of Pee Wee Reese (L) and Jackie Robinson, stands after being cleaned of racist graffiti on August 9, 2013 in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Robinson broke the color barrier for Major League Baseball in 1947 when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and Reese was a teammate and supporter. The statue, which was unveiled in 2005, was recently defaced with racist graffitti and the city recently finished restoring the statue using sandblasting and powerwashing to remove the graffiti. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Baseball Marks 67th Anniversary Of Jackie Robinson’s Debut With Brooklyn Dodgers

Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

04/15/2014

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Traveling Negro Leagues Exhibit Honors Black History Month, History Of Baseball

A special exhibit has taken to the road and made a stop in Southern California to educate Angelenos about the history of the Negro Leagues.

02/17/2014

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2 Additional Deputies Charged In Federal Civil Rights Probe

Two additional Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Friday were indicted on federal civil rights charges in connection to alleged abuse at the Men’s Central Jail.

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Court: Gay Juror Was Taken Off Panel Improperly

The ruling extends to gays and lesbians a civil right that the U.S. Supreme Court has previously promised only women and racial minorities.

01/21/2014

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FBI Opens Investigation Into Possible Violation Of Kelly Thomas’ Civil Rights

After two Fullerton police officers were acquitted of killing a homeless man, the FBI says it will look at the evidence for possible further investigation.

01/14/2014

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

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