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Tuesday stories on the LAPD demotions
Bratton tries to mollify the Police Protective League, which disagrees with him that clubbing and shooting bystanders and TV camera operators is an embarrassment. Follows to yesterday's rolling of heads in the wake of the LAPD's May 1 melee: LAT, DN
Ever bigger part of the problem
Pseudonymous LAPD cop Jack Dunphy wasn't at MacArthur Park and chastises the politicians for rushing to judgment, but in a piece for the National Review he nonetheless — and predictably — gives the cops who rioted a total pass, misleads his readers by suggesting the victims were law breakers, and blames the subsequent controversy on Bratton and Villaraigosa kowtowing to pols and illegal immigrants. Not exactly a model police officer for this city. NRO
Spotlight on Hilton judge
TMZ's report on a standing ovation in church completely false, he says. LAT
Moving ahead on 76-story tower
Park Fifth would face Pershing Square, be filled with condos and be the tallest skyscraper in town. LAT
Mervyn Dymally, Herb Wesson and other black leaders are trying to anoint Assemblywoman Laura Richardson as the successor to Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald. Breeze
Brodesser ankles TMZ
Claude Brodesser-Akner decides the grass is greener as the Los Angeles bureau chief for Advertising Age.
New media moves site
Local PR person Laura Stegman's PRLosAngelesMediaMoves will try to chronicle movement in the local media for her friends in public relations.
Ken Burns and Latinos
Frank Sotomayor, associate director of USCís Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism, weighs in on Ken Burns documentary at Truthdig.
Trader Vic's lives on
A smaller, less kitschy Vic's has opened near the pool in the Beverly Hilton. Of course, they exist all over the country too. LAT