Investigation Continues Into DIS Where Suspect Was Shot At 34 Times

CBS2LA quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School in a video interview on the recent deputy-involved shooting in Willowbrook. “An interesting opportunity for us to see how seriously the Sheriff’s department takes its own policies and regulations,” says Jody Armour, a USC Law Professor. “If the department policy says don’t shoot at moving vehicles…

Democrat Bullock seizes spotlight after getting left out of presidential debate

Reuters, The New York Times, and Yahoo News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s chances in the 2020 Democratic primary. The low early polling numbers that kept Bullock off the first stage will be tough for the cowboy boot-wearing governor to overcome, predicts political analyst Sherry Bebitch…

LAPD officer killed a man in a Costco store

MSN, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on the recent shooting of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer at a Costco store in Corona. Off-duty police, like private citizens with firearm permits in California, are legally allowed to discharge their weapon in self-defense…

A $1,800 apartment became a $3,300 corporate rental. Is that bad for housing?

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Price School on if extended-stay apartments are hurting the housing market overall. But Green argued the correct policy response isn’t to crack down on the practice, but to allow more housing to be built in the first place. That way, different living arrangements can flourish without…

Week in Politics: Mexican Tariff Shutdown, 2020 Presidential Candidate Check Ins and More

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro of the USC Dornslife School as part of their weekly political roundtable. Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler announced that he’s reached an agreement with the DOJ, ahead of the contempt vote (Airtalk) President Trump’s Mexico tariff deadline is today. Even though Trump announced that the U.S.…

Fearing active shooters, employers turn to workers to monitor their peers

The Washington Post quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on identifying potential shooters in the workplace before incidents occur. “When it comes to attackers, they pick their victims,” said Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent who is now a security consultant and a professor of national and homeland security at the University of Southern…

Digging Into ‘Recomposition’….Composting of Human Remains

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed David Sloane of the USC Price School about a new law in Washington state that will allow the composting of human remains. Would you be willing to consider recomposition as an alternative to more traditional methods if it were ever approved in California? How close is California to approving a method like…

Disruption comes for death

Vox quoted David Sloane of the USC Price School about environmentally-friendly and more cost-effective funeral options. “Cremation is now the normal way to take care of a death for millions of Americans,” says Dr. David Sloane, a professor of urban planning, policy, and history at the University of Southern California and author of Is the…