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The result surprised them; at the top of the list of what residents said they needed most was: Food. Food Justice (The MIT Press, 2010) by Gottlieb and his co-author, Anupama Joshi, is a look at global food production, inequities in food access, farm worker rights, sustainability and food's overall impact on the environment.
Both historical lesson and guide for those looking to get involved in their own communities, the book is written in two parts -- the first is a deep dive into where the American and global food network has been, including a look at the decline of the small family farm in the last century; the second part is a playbook, with examples of what efforts groups throughout the nation are currently making.
Capping a seven-month investigation into an operation that allegedly used chartered jets to ship hundreds of pounds of cocaine to Baltimore in recent weeks, a federal grand jury today indicted 14 defendants on drug trafficking and money laundering charges that could send the defendants to prison for the rest of their lives.
Operation Snow Bird, which was conducted by a task force of federal and local law enforcement authorities, focused on a Hollywood-based drug trafficking ring that allegedly purchased large quantities of cocaine, arranged for the narcotics to be flown on private jets from the Los Angeles area to Baltimore, oversaw distribution of the cocaine in the Baltimore area, and flew suitcases full of cash back to Los Angeles.- by Lori Kozlowski - Los Angeles Times - November 15, 2010 The Los Angeles riots in 1992 spurred a group of UCLA students and professor Robert Gottlieb to survey residents in low-income areas of the city.
As the commission moves to demand swift and tough review of those complaints, however, it should note that the department has traveled many miles toward addressing these concerns.Today's LAPD is a far cry from that of the early 1990s, when some officers openly boasted of hostility toward minorities.Latinos constitute the largest number of officers in the department, just as Latinos compose the largest segment of the city itself.As a subscriber to the White House email list, we want to know what you think about our emails and the White House online program in general, so we put together a short survey.While offering a framework for those new to the farm-to-table concept, the book also explains why food remains central to human rights campaigns. - EDITORIAL - Los Angeles Times - November 16, 2010 The U. Justice Department's stern warning to the Los Angeles Police Department that its system for investigating complaints of racial profiling is inadequate should stir the Police Commission to action.
There is too much history in this city for even isolated incidents of profiling to go unpunished, and the Justice Department has identified troubling instances of perfunctory investigations into serious allegations of abuse.