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August 3 2020 Episode 132

Through a Sassafras Darkly

Who threw a law enforcement party at a Hollywood bar? What is a “Community Safety Partnership Bureau” and why does LAPD want to start one? Does any LA law enforcement department not have gangs? Did City Council vote to resume sweeps? Did you feel the earthquake? Why was Karen Bass talking about Scientology?

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A news podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Hayes Davenport, Scott Frazier, and Curbed’s Alissa Walker.

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by Scott Frazier
July 21, 2020

In the early morning of July 18, during one of a series of recent confrontations between residents of Portland, Oregon and the federal government, reporters in the field captured one of the most impactful images to date of the popular protests that have riveted the United States since the May 25 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

In photos that have now appeared in print nationally, a woman, who appears to be either white or white-passing and cisgender, sits upright in the glare of the headlamps of a police SUV, naked on the asphalt with her head masked and covered, legs abducted from her midline. Her arms rest on her knees, palms facing upward in a gesture of offering. 

ImagePhoto from the Twitter feed of Donovan Farley

The pose suggests itself as yogic, but I don’t know whether it is or what its meaning might be if so. What transcends the pose is the way the body is opened […]

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August 3, 2020 Episode 132

Who threw a law enforcement party at a Hollywood bar? What is a “Community Safety Partnership Bureau” and why does LAPD want to start one? Does any LA law enforcement department not have gangs? Did City Council vote to resume sweeps? Did you feel the earthquake? Why was Karen Bass talking about Scientology?

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July 28, 2020 Episode 131

Scott, Hayes and Alissa are joined by COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON of Council District Eight for a conversation about LA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, future possibilities of relief for tenants, possibilities for reimagining public safety in LA, and the city’s new political reality thanks to the Black Lives Matter protests.

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July 13, 2020 Episode 129

The LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner defies Sheriff Villanueva’s orders. Three LAPD officers are charged with falsifying data. LA hits another peak in its COVID-19 outbreak. UTLA votes against reopening schools. Should the City Council be removed from land use decisions? And ALBERT CORADO returns to talk about the recent activity of the People’s City Council and this Sunday’s march to honor of the two-year anniversary of Mely Corado’s death.

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