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Why Did Santa Monica Police Focus on Protesters Instead of Looters?

As angry residents call for the police chief to resign after last Sunday's chaos, a Santa Monica Police executive officer explains what went down—and what didn't
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L.A. Won’t Criminally Charge or Fine Protesters and Curfew Violators

As criticism of the LAPD's treatment of demonstrators grows, local officials say they're looking to handle protester arrests "outside the courts"
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L.A. Pride Issues Apology for ‘Missteps’ in Planning, Steps Back from Role in June 14 Event

This weekend's event will now be known as All Black Lives Matter Solidarity March rather than L.A. Pride

One Person Killed, Another Hospitalized, in Shooting After Thursday Night’s Protests Downtown

Details are scarce, but witnesses described a gray van and a "big black gun"
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Could This Bill Be a First Step Toward Taking the Police Out of Policing?

As protesters seek to defund and abolish the police, California's CRISES Act would set up community alternatives for vulnerable populations
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Thousands of Peaceful Protesters March Through Hollywood and DTLA

Simultaneous marches across the region brought out what are thought to be the largest crowds yet on the fourth day of anti police-brutality protests
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Police in Van Nuys Detained a Black Family Defending a Local Business, Mistaking Them for Looters

A local TV crew broadcast the incident live, as cops handcuffed the very people that had called the officers over to help them protect the 30-year-old shop
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Actors Who’ve Played Cops on TV and in Movies Are Donating Real Money to Anti-Brutality Campaigns

Hollywood actors who have profited off portrayals of law enforcement are publicly donating to the fight against real-life abuses
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These Black-Owned Restaurants and Shops Are Open for Business

Supporting these L.A. businesses, many struggling to survive the pandemic, feels as vital as ever
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A Look at the ‘People’s Budget’ L.A. Activists Are Promoting

A coalition of activists is calling on the city council to make a last-minute move to reassess city spending priorities