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March 1 2021 Episode 163

How I Metro Mother

Guest host J.T. The L.A. Storyteller (@JIMBO_TIMES) joins the show. One year of COVID — what will things be like six months from now? The fallout from last week’s interview with Cerise Castle and KCRW’s response. Metro goes over budget on policing and pushes back on restoring bus service.

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Los Angeles to Settle Federal Abuse Complaint at LAPD Summer Camp
by Scott Frazier
February 28, 2021

On Monday, the City of Los Angeles is poised to formally authorize a settlement in the amount of $145,000 arising from allegations of child abuse at a 2019 “character building camp” organized and run by the Los Angeles Police Department. The settlement brings to an end a case in which children were said to have been ridiculed and threatened for limited English speaking ability, and made to punch one another as punishment for misbehavior.

The camp in question was part of the LAPD’s “Jeopardy Program,” which is described online as “a gang prevention/intervention program” for minor children “dedicated to helping [them] avoid a life of crime.” According to the LAPD the program is intended to help children “feel safe and develop physically and mentally,” showing them “there are concerned adults who will care about them now and in the future.”

Goals listed include “improv[ing] self-esteem,” “improv[ing] conflict resolution and other life-affirming skills,” and “decreas[ing] violent and other inappropriate behavior.”

All of this stands […]

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March 1, 2021 Episode 163

Guest host J.T. The L.A. Storyteller (@JIMBO_TIMES) joins the show. One year of COVID — what will things be like six months from now? The fallout from last week’s interview with Cerise Castle and KCRW’s response. Metro goes over budget on policing and pushes back on restoring bus service.

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KCRW was not contacted for input or comment prior to publishing.

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February 15, 2021 Episode 161

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