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…

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…

The lengthy history of white politicians wearing blackface — and getting a pass

The Washington Post quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the use of blackface to dehumanize and devalue black people. But for almost as long, there has been opposition to blackface, especially by people who thought that efforts to portray black people as lazy, stupid or hypersexual dovetailed with efforts to strip them…