UPDATE: Photos from the scene, courtesy of USC student Christopher James. Multiple USC students were detained after approximately 70+ Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a noise complaint at a student party early Saturday morning on 23rd and Hoover streets, according to several student accounts. At approximately 2 a.m., the LAPD officers arrived at […]
Former Chief Carey Drayton assumes a new position after his seven-year tenure.
Three incidents of police violence caught on tape that emerged last week have renewed a decades-long controversy over how the Los Angeles Police Department conducts itself. One incident, captured on a cellphone, involved 20-year-old Ronald Weekley Jr., who police officers said was skateboarding on the wrong side of the street in Venice. Weekley refused to […]
As tragic as the Trayvon Martin case is, Americans should not allow it to cloud support for the constitutional right to self-defense.
In Oakland, Calif., big brother is watching. Police officers in certain cities around the country are now allowed to wear video cameras the size of pagers on their chests. It seems like a good enough idea; police actions with the public will be subject to monitoring, and evidence can now be provided in the utmost […]
Two Daily Trojan writers explore whether small cameras on police officers are an invasion of privacy.