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“L.A. Confidential” still relevant today

“L.A. Confidential” still relevant today

McKinley Keener, Staff Writers

September 15, 2017

Despite appearances, Los Angeles in the 1950s was not all high-class café society and Hollywood glamour. At least not in Curtis Hanson’s 1997 film “L.A. Confidential,” which follows three Los Angeles police officers: Detective Lieutenant Edmund Exley, Detective Sergeant Jack Vincennes and plainclothes...

Letters from your black friend: another shooting

Jordan Clark ‘14, Guest Writer

March 6, 2015

March 1, 2015, a task force in Los Angeles responded to a call on skid row after receiving a 911 call reporting a possible robbery.  The incident led towards an all too familiar police report of the victim “resisting arrest,” a struggle taking place,and a victim losing their life. The police report...

Christopher Dorner: LA police department hero or villain?

John Kluepfel, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

Five people shot dead. A 10-day manhunt. One final shootout, one burned-down cabin and one ex-cop on a killing rampage. Christopher Dorner, former Los Angeles police officer and United States Navy reservist, killed four and wounded three on Feb. 3 under the pretense of a vendetta with the LAPD. Dorner...