A federal judge has ruled that police officers in Ferguson violated the Constitution by requiring protesters to keep moving rather than stand still during demonstrations following the death of Michael Brown.
The judge issued a preliminary injunction in response to a lawsuit brought against St. Louis County and the superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol by Mustafa Abdullah, an ACLU staffer.
Photo: Demonstrators march during a protest on West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson on August 18. Credit: Michael B. Thomas / AFP/Getty Images

A federal judge has ruled that police officers in Ferguson violated the Constitution by requiring protesters to keep moving rather than stand still during demonstrations following the death of Michael Brown.

The judge issued a preliminary injunction in response to a lawsuit brought against St. Louis County and the superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol by Mustafa Abdullah, an ACLU staffer.

Photo: Demonstrators march during a protest on West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson on August 18. Credit: Michael B. Thomas / AFP/Getty Images

The Supreme Court’s surprising move today to turn down all pending state appeals in gay-marriage cases means that gay marriage will be legal in most of the nation. Here’s a look at where it’s allowed and where it’s not.

The Supreme Court’s surprising move today to turn down all pending state appeals in gay-marriage cases means that gay marriage will be legal in most of the nation. Here’s a look at where it’s allowed and where it’s not.

Over the past year, California ranked among the bottom 10 states in getting middle-aged people back to work. And the state remains behind the national average in digging out from the recession.

The Wu-Tang Clan’s long-awaited album “A Better Tomorrow” will be released December 2, the result of a new deal with Warner Bros. Records, the label has announced.
Photo: Wu-Tang Clan performs at Coachella in 2013. Credit: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

The Wu-Tang Clan’s long-awaited album “A Better Tomorrow” will be released December 2, the result of a new deal with Warner Bros. Records, the label has announced.

Photo: Wu-Tang Clan performs at Coachella in 2013. Credit: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

latimespast:

Let’s try another Know Your City contest (previous installments here).
This one should be fairly easy, although the scene is different today. The clue, printed in The Times in 1955, is below. Your task will be to find the spot, and take your own photo of the area as it appears now. You’ll get to enjoy a historical scavenger hunt, and we’ll all learn about how our neighborhoods have changed.
The first person to correctly identify and photograph the scene will be featured on Tuesday when I post the answer to the quiz. (Anything that isn’t your original picture, including Google Maps screenshots, won’t be accepted.)
To enter the contest, email your answer to matthew.ballinger@latimes.com; include a note giving me permission to publish your photo. And don’t post the answer in the notes and spoil it for everyone else. 
Here’s your clue from Dec. 16, 1955:

KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 29 — Look at that bridge again and you’re almost certain to guess where this was taken. Only one place in town with a span like that. It’s for people, not trains.

See you Tuesday.
— Matt Ballinger
Photo credit: Los Angeles Times / UCLA Library

A little challenge to kick off your weekend.

latimespast:

Let’s try another Know Your City contest (previous installments here).

This one should be fairly easy, although the scene is different today. The clue, printed in The Times in 1955, is below. Your task will be to find the spot, and take your own photo of the area as it appears now. You’ll get to enjoy a historical scavenger hunt, and we’ll all learn about how our neighborhoods have changed.

The first person to correctly identify and photograph the scene will be featured on Tuesday when I post the answer to the quiz. (Anything that isn’t your original picture, including Google Maps screenshots, won’t be accepted.)

To enter the contest, email your answer to matthew.ballinger@latimes.com; include a note giving me permission to publish your photo. And don’t post the answer in the notes and spoil it for everyone else. 

Here’s your clue from Dec. 16, 1955:

KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 29 — Look at that bridge again and you’re almost certain to guess where this was taken. Only one place in town with a span like that. It’s for people, not trains.

See you Tuesday.

Matt Ballinger

Photo credit: Los Angeles Times / UCLA Library

A little challenge to kick off your weekend.

test reblogged from latimespast

This was my friend on the floor … my old friend. All I wanted to do was fall down next to him.
The patient diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in the U.S. on Sept. 20. Now, an area known as the “Ellis Island of Dallas” is at the center of the Ebola scare in the city.
 

The patient diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in the U.S. on Sept. 20. Now, an area known as the “Ellis Island of Dallas” is at the center of the Ebola scare in the city.

 

Head of Secret Service Julia Pierson resigns
But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.
Gov. Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags in stores

The Dodgers have clinched the National League West title with tonight’s 9-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. 

Photos: The Dodgers celebrate after their win over the Giants. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

I want to apologize. We failed to protect you and the other Freedom Riders. In 1961, Montgomery police were not very good to you. But today, we’re a better department.
"We’re in an age now where this kind of technology is expected. It gives us an opportunity to do better."
L.A. County sheriff’s deputies and other California law enforcement agencies are experimenting with body cameras as a way to provide greater accountability.
Photo: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

"We’re in an age now where this kind of technology is expected. It gives us an opportunity to do better."

L.A. County sheriff’s deputies and other California law enforcement agencies are experimenting with body cameras as a way to provide greater accountability.

Photo: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times