Tuesday, February 7, 2012

RE: Patt Morrison for Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

1-3 p.m.




1:06 –1:58:30 OPEN


2:06 – 2:39

Ask the Chief
LAPD has faced criticism for their policies surrounding the impounding of unlicensed drivers’ vehicles. Immigration rights groups say police polices regarding the impounding of vehicles is merely a way to generate revenue, while other critics feel that the law isn’t stringent enough. As for their own fleet of automobiles, LAPD is looking into ways to reduce the number of traffic accidents from its current figure of 1,250 crashes over the last three years. An average of one crash a day is endangering city residents and running up significant repair and legal bills. LAPD is also facing criticism for running what critics feel is a case of entrapment involving a police sting in the San Fernando Valley involving a stake out and the use of a “bait car” to entice criminals to steal. LAPD’s sexually exploited child unit is conducting an investigation of a music magnet teacher at Hamilton High School. The suspect is facing allegations that he showered with several students at a local gym. Children face threats from other sexual predators as well - authorities are also looking into accusations that a former entertainment industry worker was using his position in the business to victimize children with aspirations in the television and movie industries. Chief Beck will provide an update in the grisly investigation into the discovery of body parts in Bronson Canyon last month. The LAPD is also embroiled in a murder of their own - for the first time ever, a LAPD officer stands accused of murder in a 1986 case involving Stephanie Lazarus, a 26-year veteran of the LAPD who was arrested in 2009 and charged with the murder of her ex-boyfriend’s wife. The Chief joins us for our regular Q&A on these issues and more. What would you like to ask Los Angeles’ top cop?


LAPD Chief Charlie Beck


2:41:30 – 2:58:30

Internet freedom: Who should govern the net?
The information super-highway, with a few exceptions, is virtually unregulated, but this relatively new frontier may soon be restricted and manipulated by powerful governments and corporations. As a result, a global struggle for control of the World Wide Web is currently underway, according to author and self-proclaimed Internet freedom activist Rebecca MacKinnon. “It is time,” MacKinnon says, to “address the more fundamental and urgent question of how technology should be structured and governed to support the rights and liberties of all the world’s Internet users.” In her book “Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom,” the former CNN journalist provides a framework for concerned citizens – or “netizens as she calls them – to understand the complex and often hidden dynamics that impact cyberspace. MacKinnon explains that a convergence of unchecked government actions and company practices threatens the future of democracy and human rights around the world. How are governments and corporations controlling or attempting to control the Web? How could manipulation of the Internet impact personal liberty and freedom? If necessary, what can be done to protect the rights of Internet users?


Rebecca MacKinnon, author of “Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom”







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