Criticism Emerges Over LA’s Latest Police Beating

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Cracks have begun to emerge in a relatively united front in Los Angeles's response to last week's televised police beating of a black suspect, says the Los Angeles Times. Yesterday, foes of Mayor James K. Hahn took the opportunity to criticize him and his hand-selected police chief as the mayoral race began to gear up. Since the June 23 beating of 36-year-old Stanley Miller, most black leaders had seemed satisfied that police officials were taking the incident seriously. During a terse exchange at a City Council meeting, Councilman Bernard C. Parks, a black former . . .

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