Thursday, June 11, 2009

Patt Morrison for Fri, June 12


Friday, June 12, 2009

1-3 p.m.




1:07 – 1:19




1:24 – 1:37

Is LAPD Ready to Shed Consent Decree?

Since 2001, after the Rodney King and the Rampart division corruption cases exposed a pattern of police misconduct, the U.S. Justice Department has governed the policies of the LAPD under a consent decree. Eight years later, the LAPD will ask a federal judge to free the department from the consent decree on Monday. Is it time for the consent decree to lapse, or is more reform still needed?



Gerald Chaleff: Police administrator for the LAPD and Commanding Officer of the Consent Decree Bureau


Mark Rosenbaum: Legal Director of the Southern California ACLU. He doesn’t believe that the consent decree should be lifted



1:43 - 1:55

Is LAPD Ready to Shed Consent Decree?, CONT


Christopher Stone: Criminal Justice Professor at Harvard University. He authored a nine-month study of the LAPD that came out in May finding that the "LAPD much changed from eight years ago"


Ian Ayers: Yale economist. He prepared a report for the ACLU last year that found troubling patterns of racial profiling by the LAPD





2:07 – 2:54

Comedy Congress

Just when politics is enough to make you cry, it's usually best to laugh instead. In its own unique way, Comedy Congress is always up to the challenge. Remember, the truth hurts far less when it's told by comedians.



Aisha Tyler, guest star in various hit TV shows like Friends, Nip/Tuck, CSI & 24, among others; former host of E! Network show Talk Soup; regular contributor to Jane and Glamour magazines. 



David Greene, comedy writer who began his career at "Talk Soup," hosted by Aisha Tyler. He wrote and directed "History of the Joke with Lewis Black" for the History Channel, and is currently executive-producing TV projects with Stephen "Twitch" Boss from "So You Think You Can Dance," and famed watermelon-smashing comedian Gallagher.



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