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This week, my colleague Tim Arango wrote about the rocky, contentious rollout of a new law that requires police departments to make public more records about officers’ conduct.
The law suddenly made California — which has one of the nation’s highest rates of police shootings — among the most open states when it comes to police records. For decades, it has been one of the most secretive.
The change has caused friction between law enforcement agencies and those pushing for transparency, including journalists and family members of people who have been killed by the police.
That’s where Tim picks up the issue today:
More than a quarter of a million dollars to provide public police records?
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department this week told KPBS that it would cost 4,524.22 to provide records on police shootings that the television channel had requested under a new state law.
That response, KPBS said, is “the latest development in a battle between law enforcement agencies and media organizations across the state.”
With lawsuits pending, how much departments can charge to provide records is a new front in what will most likely be a long, multifaceted fight.
Several stories were published this week about departments charging thousands of dollars to meet requests, something the American Civil Liberties Union argues undercuts the intent of the law. In Anaheim, a woman was asked to put down a ,000 deposit when she asked for records from her son’s killing by the Anaheim police in 2009, according to Fox 11. The Voice of San Diego was told by the sheriff’s department it would have to pay 6,759.32 to obtain the records it wants, Sara Libby, the outlet’s managing editor, wrote on Twitter.
Some departments are citing the precedent of a case in which the National Lawyers Guild sued the California city of Hayward to obtain body camera footage. An appellate judge in that case ruled that those seeking records can be forced to pay the labor costs for officers to review records and make redactions.
But the California Supreme Court agreed to review the case, which means it’s no longer a binding precedent, said Alan Schlosser, senior counsel at the A.C.L.U. in Northern California, who is representing the lawyers’ guild in the case.
“Right now the issue is undecided,” said Mr. Schlosser, whose brief for the Supreme Court is due today.
At stake, he said, is the validity of the new law. Depending on its interpretation, the records “could remain secret unless you pay.”
For families who have lost loved ones in police shootings, the new law promised a measure of healing. But the debate means many of those families will have to keep waiting.
“It’s been 10 years now,” said Donna Hernandez, whose son, Kevin Wicks, was killed by the Inglewood police in 2008. “But it’s like yesterday.”
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• President Trump planned to declare a national emergency to get border wall funding after Congress approved a spending bill that doesn’t include the money he was seeking. Representative Nancy Pelosi suggested the president was setting a precedent for future Democratic presidents to act on issues like gun control. [The New York Times]
• After Gov. Gavin Newsom said he planned to significantly scale back the state’s long-looming bullet train project, the president seized on the chance to demand back .5 billion in federal funding for it. Not a chance, the governor replied. (It all happened on Twitter of course.) [Politico]
• Three female janitors from Fresno have sued the nation’s largest janitorial company, ABM, alleging that they endured years of harassment and instances of sexual assault by supervisors. [KQED]
• Wet weather lashed the state, especially the Bay Area, where residents lost power, traffic was snarled and trees were downed. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
• An artist, Lita Albuquerque, lost five decades of work, her home and her studio in the Woolsey Fire. Now, she is grappling with rebuilding her artistic legacy. [The Los Angeles Times]
• “I’d call it a poaching trend.” No, not animals — succulents that grow naturally on the California coast are the new It target for smugglers. [The New Yorker]
• LeBron James was supposed to make the Lakers great, pull them out of a slump. But the behemoth’s body betrayed him, the team has had months of drama and now the question is when things will turn around. [The New York Times]
• Update on the Great L.A. Times French Fry Controversy: There is now a bracket. [The Los Angeles Times]Weekend reads
• Thinking about buying a house with solar panels? Here’s what happened when a journalist did that in Santa Barbara. (Spoiler: Third-party ownership made for a real headache.) [Bloomberg Businessweek]
• “The encampment didn’t have a name. The residents just called it home.” As the state’s housing crisis sends more people into makeshift shelters, public agencies like Caltrans are using taxpayer money to raze them. But where do the residents end up? [The Desert Sun]
• A man tried to get a remote Lost Coast community to use an alternative silver currency. [Topic]And Finally …
This week, our California restaurant critic, Tejal Rao, wrote for Valentine’s Day about falling in love — with Los Angeles. We’ll be off on Monday for Presidents’ Day, so enjoy this extra morsel and enjoy your holiday weekend:
I filed my first restaurant report from L.A. this week, an appreciation of city elders from classic taco stands to prime rib joints and diners. I took plenty of suggestions from readers for where to go, but my essay is by no means comprehensive — L.A.’s culinary history is too rich for that. Take Naka’s Broiler, founded by Katherine Banks in 1956, right across the street from Centennial High, a public school in Compton.
Over big diner breakfasts and double chili-cheeseburgers, Ms. Banks doled out life advice to her customers, many of them kids who went to school across the street, and later earned the nickname Mama Naka for nurturing her community. Naka’s was pioneering for another reason: It was one of the first African-American-owned restaurants in the city. As David Fisher, who took over the business from Ms. Banks, told The Compton Herald, “People should know this started as a black establishment, and still is.”
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Jill Cowan grew up in Orange County, went to school at U.C. Berkeley and has reported all over the state, including the Bay Area, Bakersfield and Los Angeles — but she always wants to see more. Follow along here or on Twitter, @jillcowan.
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2016香港73期马会资料【沈】【怜】【笑】【道】：“【不】【知】【道】【为】【什】【么】，【每】【次】【看】【你】【跟】【天】【朗】【天】【晴】【相】【处】，【总】【觉】【得】【你】【似】【乎】【是】【有】【过】【孩】【子】。” 【她】【这】【话】【也】【不】【知】【道】【故】【意】【的】【成】【分】【高】，【还】【是】【开】【玩】【笑】【的】【成】【分】【更】【高】。 【小】【星】【随】【意】【道】：“【我】【当】【年】【是】【怀】【过】【孕】，【但】【是】【后】【来】【因】【为】【生】【病】，【孩】【子】【没】【了】，【之】【后】【我】【再】【孤】【儿】【院】【做】【义】【工】【很】【多】【年】，【所】【以】【对】【于】【怎】【么】【跟】【孩】【子】【相】【处】，【我】【很】【明】【白】。” 【其】【实】【这】【会】【儿】【她】【的】【心】【里】【是】
【玄】【神】【境】【自】【爆】，【那】【该】【有】【多】【恐】【怖】？ 【若】【是】【在】【其】【他】【星】【辰】，【恐】【怕】【连】【同】【星】【辰】【都】【爆】【炸】【了】。 【但】【是】【地】【球】【不】【一】【样】，【这】【里】【的】【秩】【序】【压】【制】【了】【自】【爆】【的】【范】【围】。 【楚】【浩】【很】【冷】【静】，【看】【到】【自】【爆】【范】【围】【被】【压】【制】，【他】【猜】【想】，【肯】【定】【是】【昆】【仑】【之】【母】，【在】【观】【察】【这】【一】【切】。 【又】【是】【自】【爆】。 【三】【位】【幽】【冥】【眼】【轮】【回】【出】【来】【的】【人】，【全】【部】【死】【于】【非】【命】。 【只】【剩】【下】【七】【绝】【玄】【神】【的】【首】【领】【一】【个】
【肖】【遂】【锡】【越】【来】【越】【用】【力】，【知】【道】【苏】【暖】【暖】【有】【些】【喘】【不】【过】【气】【来】，【轻】【微】【的】【嘤】【咛】【声】【打】【断】【了】【肖】【遂】【锡】【的】【动】【作】。 【紧】【接】【着】【苏】【暖】【暖】【咳】【嗽】【起】【来】，【肖】【遂】【锡】【轻】【轻】【地】【拍】【着】【她】【的】【后】【背】【给】【她】【顺】【气】。 【把】【床】【头】【柜】【上】【的】【温】【水】【端】【过】【来】【递】【到】【苏】【暖】【暖】【的】【嘴】【边】，【小】【口】【小】【口】【的】【喂】【她】。 “【还】【要】【不】【要】【再】【喝】【一】【点】？”【肖】【遂】【锡】【温】【柔】【的】【问】【她】。 【苏】【暖】【暖】【眼】【睛】【也】【没】【睁】【开】【的】【摇】【头】，【偏】【过】
【他】【刚】【刚】【接】【完】【美】【国】【医】【院】【那】【边】【打】【来】【的】【电】【话】，**【民】【恢】【复】【得】【特】【别】【好】，【已】【经】【能】【独】【立】【下】【床】【走】【动】，【听】【他】【的】【意】【思】【是】【想】【月】【底】【就】【回】【国】。 【公】【司】【里】【的】【事】【唐】【礼】【照】【看】【着】，【刚】【开】【工】【不】【算】【太】【忙】，【一】【切】【也】【有】【条】【不】【紊】【的】【开】【展】【着】。 【安】【子】【航】【和】【安】【妮】【在】【初】【四】【就】【已】【经】【回】【美】【国】，【下】【个】【月】【正】【式】【和】【时】【美】【签】【合】【作】【合】【同】【的】【时】【候】【他】【们】【会】【再】【过】【来】【一】【次】。 【期】【间】【宋】【子】【涵】【打】【过】【两】【个】2016香港73期马会资料“【这】【是】”【克】【里】【苏】【望】【着】【水】【晶】【上】【那】【画】【面】【一】【脸】【稀】【奇】，【惊】【讶】【道】：“【何】【等】【璀】【璨】【的】【奥】【术】【文】【明】！” 【男】【孩】【白】【眼】【一】【翻】，【直】【接】【没】【有】【理】【他】，【而】【是】【缓】【缓】【的】【靠】【近】【水】【晶】，【看】【着】【里】【面】【一】【切】【画】【面】，【喃】【喃】【道】：“【低】【科】【技】【时】【代】？【怎】【么】【会】【这】【样】？” “【低】【科】【技】？”【克】【里】【苏】【一】【愣】，【愣】【愣】【道】：“【不】【是】【奥】【术】【吗】？” 【这】【些】【能】【驱】【使】【钢】【铁】【的】【能】【量】，【还】【有】【艾】
【大】【军】【队】【伍】【前】，【何】【备】【一】【马】【当】【先】，【身】【后】【是】【几】【个】【阿】【赫】【木】【旦】【将】【领】，【以】【及】【随】【军】【而】【来】【的】【谋】【士】【神】【怀】【都】。 【神】【怀】【都】【是】【文】【人】，【不】【过】【以】【前】【衣】【食】【无】【忧】，【身】【体】【素】【质】【比】【起】【普】【通】【的】【文】【士】【强】【上】【不】【少】，【加】【上】【是】【骑】【马】【行】【军】，【他】【的】【马】【术】【又】【很】【是】【不】【错】，【现】【在】【已】【然】【逐】【渐】【适】【应】。 “【前】【方】，【是】【沧】【澜】【边】【界】，【再】【翻】【过】【一】【座】【山】，【能】【看】【见】【沧】【澜】【城】【了】！” 【这】【一】【日】【多】【来】，【何】【备】
【夜】【晚】，【星】【星】【黯】【淡】【无】【光】，【无】【数】【的】【黑】【烟】【伴】【随】【着】【不】【间】【断】【的】【惨】【叫】【声】【出】【现】【在】【风】【贝】【城】【中】。 【大】【祭】【司】【威】【尔】【站】【在】【城】【头】【上】【望】【着】【底】【下】【的】【惨】【剧】，【一】【波】【又】【一】【波】【的】【人】【被】【拉】【到】【街】【道】【两】【旁】【砍】【杀】，【无】【数】【的】【尸】【体】【被】【堆】【积】【成】【山】，【随】【后】【泼】【上】【兽】【油】【用】【火】【点】【燃】。 “【该】【死】【的】【混】【蛋】，【我】【们】【已】【经】【投】【降】【了】【啊】…【为】【什】【么】【还】【要】【屠】【城】？【他】【们】【对】【你】【们】【没】【有】【任】【何】【威】【胁】【啊】…” 【被】【魔】【兽】
“【轰】【隆】【隆】！” 【距】【离】【前】【线】**【还】【有】【三】【十】【多】【公】【里】【的】【时】【候】，【亚】【伦】【听】【到】【了】【一】【阵】【打】【雷】【一】【般】【的】【轰】【鸣】【声】。 “【雷】【暴】？” “【不】，【是】【炮】【击】！” 【之】【前】【给】【亚】【伦】【端】【了】【热】【茶】【的】【俄】【罗】【斯】【士】【兵】【说】【道】。 “【听】【声】【音】【像】２Б１１【式】１２０【毫】【米】【榴】【弹】【炮】，【那】【玩】【意】【应】【该】【是】【直】【升】【机】【运】【过】【去】【的】！” “【你】【对】【这】【些】【炮】【很】【熟】【悉】？”【亚】【伦】【好】【奇】【道】。 “【差】