Archive | August 19, 2014

Mayor Garcetti Promises ‘Full Investigation’ Into Death Of 25-Year-Old Killed During Police Encounter

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES ( —  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised a “full investigation” into the death of a 25-year-old manfatally shot during a police encounter last week.

Ezell Ford was killed August 11 in South Los Angeles after an officer-involved shooting near his home. Ford was unarmed, and according to witnesses, was face-down.

As his family continues to protest, CBS2’s Kristine Lazar reports Garcetti on Monday attempted to assure activists investigators will look thoroughly into the case.

“My thoughts are with the Ford family who are grieving. I will ensure that there is a full investigation of this incident. I understand the passion stirred within the community and fully respect the right of the people to assemble and be heard. I ask that all Angelinos to respect each other during this time through the practice of peace,” Garcetti stated.

The mayor’s remarks came as Ford’s body…

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Civil Rights Data

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In a new survey of schools, the US Department of Education finds that students of color face much harsher discipline. Additionally, the survey finds that students of color are often taught by lower-paid and less experienced teachers. 

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If want to learn how the District of Columbia stacks up with other school systems in the afore-referenced regards, you can visit the following website:


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