AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake However, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has praised the panel as an influential force for reform, and civil rights leader Mack has been a prominent local voice on the issue of racial profiling. The panel voted to forward its comments to the City Council, which will decide how to proceed. The independent monitor overseeing the federal consent decree governing the LAPD said last week that stop data has been difficult to decipher but that racial and ethnic minorities may be subject to disparate treatment. The monitor, Michael Cherkasky of Kroll Inc., suggested adding cameras to all LAPD patrol cars, something the department has long considered but found too costly and logistically difficult. Meanwhile, the city has paid $300,000 to Analysis Group Inc. to crunch the stop data. A new city report recommended narrowing the scope of work to save money and focus on research areas where clear results are more likely. Commissioners Shelley Freeman and Anthony Pacheco both said that the money could be better spent on police car cameras, although installing video equipment in every LAPD car could cost $25 million. Barbara Garrett of the Chief Legislative Analyst’s Office said the data is potentially revealing. “I think a statistical analysis can help you identify things people wouldn’t necessarily complain about, where you’re identifying a pattern or practice,” she said. “I believe it will be a value. I don’t believe it will answer the question yes or no.” The Police Commission also heard an update on the status of the computer system for tracking misconduct – a key component of the consent decree compliance. The system, known as TEAMS II, should be in full use by next May, officials said. A federal judge will decide in June whether to extend the consent decree, but oversight officials have said they want to see reforms like TEAMS in place for a substantial period of time before signing off. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles should abandon its long-running effort to analyze reams of data on traffic and pedestrian stops and find a better way to determine if the LAPD engages in racial profiling, several Police Commissioners said Tuesday. Charging that years of costly number-crunching is producing results of questionable value, the commissioners said the money could be better used putting cameras in police cars. “I don’t think we’re anywhere close to where we need to be getting on this issue,” said John Mack, the commission president. “Are we going to continue to go down this slippery slope?” The LAPD’s stop-data analysis is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office and City Council, so the Police Commission does not have jurisdiction over the project.
The United States breezed into the final of the 2017 Gold Cup after second half goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey secured the hosts’ 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Saturday.Altidore broke the deadlock after 72 minutes when he clipped the ball past advancing keeper Patrick Pemberton following a lovely through ball from substitute Dempsey.Dempsey himself got the second 10 minutes later with a sublime free-kick that curled low round the wall and inside Pemberton’s left-hand post.It was Dempsey’s 57th goal for his country, taking him equal with Landon Donovan on the United States’ all-time leading goalscorers’ list.The goals, however, were rare moments of excitement in what was a poor game, particularly for Costa Rica, who rarely troubled Tim Howard in the US goal.U.S. forward Jordan Morris hit the post after 13 seconds but that was the highlight in a dire first half.Both sides improved in the second period, but the home side were far hungrier, with Howard, Altidore and Dempsey, three players who joined the squad after the group games, proving key additions.The win takes Bruce Arena’s run to 13 games without loss since taking over from Jurgen Klinsmann last November. They now face either Mexico or Jamaica, who meet in the second semi-final on Sunday, in next Wednesday’s final in Santa Clara, California.The United States have won the tournament five times since it was first held in 1991.
zoom Total seaborne cargo throughput at Germany’s Port of Hamburg reached 138.2 million tons in 2016, representing a growth of 0.3 percent, or 347,000 tons, compared to the previous year.The increase was attributable to general cargo throughput, which in 2016 represented a 67.5 percent share of the total, after 67 percent in the previous year.In the year under review, throughput of general cargo, both containerized and conventional – at Hamburg terminals totalled 93.3 million tons, an advance of one percent or 922,000 tons on the previous year, driven by the container throughput.As in the two previous years, in 2016 the Port of Hamburg’s index figure for containerization, or containerized general cargo’s proportion of the general cargo total, was around 98.4 percent. At 91.7 million tons, in 2016 containerized cargo throughput was up by 1.1 million tons or 1.2 percent on the previous year.In 2016 throughput of non-containerized general cargo totalled 1.5 million tons, a downturn of eleven percent.The positive general cargo throughput trend sufficed to compensate for a fall in bulk cargo handling. After a strong performance in the previous year, this fell by 1.3 percent or 575,000 tons to 44.9 million tons in 2016.With a throughput of 22 million tons slightly down on the previous year, the grab cargo category dominated this segment.